Does anyone know what skylake max RAM will be?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by xmichaelp, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

    xmichaelp

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    It's been at 32 GB max for iMac chips for a long time. I'm just wondering if it will go up to 64 next time. Not that I need it or anything but if I buy the next retina iMac I will want it for 5 years or so and by that time 64 GB won't be implausible pricewise. It would be good for future proofing.
     
  2. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Most of the Skylake lineups will support DDR4 and DDR4 will enable more dense chips via 3D stacking, so you can get 16GB and 32GB DDR4 sticks for sure.

    As far as I know, Skylake Xeon is supposed to support up to 32GB per stick but I haven't seen what it would be for the mobile or consumer desktop series.
     
  3. xmichaelp thread starter macrumors 68000

    xmichaelp

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    Thank you but I was more looking to find out how much the CPUs will actually be able to support. It is my understanding that even if denser ddr3 chips were available the current Haswell chips could only support 32 GBs of RAM. I was wondering if skylake would increase that.
     

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