AMD motherboards are about to get a massive memory upgrade

AMD motherboards are about to get a major BIOS update that will introduce 24GB and 48GB DDR5 RAM module support, improve decades of memory capacity allocation, and crack the brains of math nerds everywhere.

Traditional RAM modules have long followed the power of the 2s capacity scheme, so 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and so on. This is related to the way computers store data using binary numbers – the classic zeros and ones of the digital age – but this has long been more of a memory capacity convention than some sort of hard requirement. Some of the best SSDs are 500GB in capacity, which is 12GB less than the clean 512GB you’d get from a pure binary display.