G.Skill has built a new memory form factor which it calls "double capacity," that offers up to 32GB stick. They're almost double the height of traditional sticks of memory and will only be supported by some motherboards, but it means that those boards that can, can have up to 64GB of RAM in just two slots.
"Up until now, 16 DRAM ICs per module was the maximum quantity of memory chips on standard UDIMM memory solutions. For this major technological limitation breakthrough, G.Skill worked together with the Asus ROG team to develop a brand new customized PCB solution that doubles per module capacity to 32 DRAM ICs," G.Skill said in its release.
Only select Asus Z390 motherboards will come with support for this new double capacity RAM feature at launch, specifically the ROG Z390 MAXIMUS XI APEX, ROG Maximus XI Gene, and ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING motherboards. That support may expand in the future though if the modules prove popular.
The new kits don't scrimp on features just because they're double the size either. In fact, their speeds and timings would be impressive in any memory kit, double capacity or not. There will be one kit running at 3,000 MHz with timings of 14-14-14-34, another that has the same timings with a frequency of 3,200MHz, and a third with that same higher frequency, but slightly looser timings of 14-15-15-35.
Performance differences between all three will be negligible, but there is at least a little room for some pricing options for consumers who aren't interested in the absolute maximum speed available.
No word yet on pricing or availability, but we'll update you with that information when it's revealed.