MSI Bringing DDR5 CAMM2 Memory To Desktop PCs With Upcoming Z790 Project Zero Plus Motherboard

MSI is the first desktop motherboard manufacturer to unveil its upcoming DDR5 CAMM2 memory-ready Z790 motherboard which paves the way for the future.

MSI Yet Again Brings Another Layer of Innovation Into The Motherboard Markets Through Z790 Project Zero, Integrating DDR5 CAMM2 Memory

The Project Zero lineup by MSI is indeed something interesting to look at since, with this, the firm intends to bring innovation into associated products. The trend initially started with MSI’s B650M Project Zero motherboard, where they decided to position all power connectors at the back to enhance cable management.

Now, MSI has teased their next product, the Z790 PROJECT ZERO PLUS, which features the newer and unique DDR5 CAMM2 memory onboard, with the aim of reducing size, along with ensuring high speeds.

The MSI Z790 Project Zero Plus motherboard is built in collaboration with Kingston, where MSI utilizes their Kingston FURY Impact DDR5 CAMM2 prototype module to show the effectiveness of changing the memory type.

Developments surrounding CAMM2 memory for desktops have recently taken a new high, especially after the announcement of JEDEC, which said that next-gen CAMM2 modules will feature DDR6 & LPDDR6 onboard with super-fast speeds beyond 20,000 MT/s, and also announced plans for desktop PC adoption as well.

For now, the “teased” MSI Z790 PROJECT ZERO PLUS is a concept by the company, and while we do expect CAMM2 memory type to be adopted massively moving into the future, it will slowly take time to make its way into the mainstream industry. You can note in the teaser that the modules are screwed into the motherboard which is something that might seem like an inconvenience compared to the current latching mechanism which we have become accustomed to on existing board but it looks like future versions of CAMM2 DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory will eliminate the need for screws as mentioned in JEDEC’s following slide:

Memory manufacturers such as  Micron, Samsung, and SK hynix have already unveiled their newest CAMM solutions, which are expected to fuel the use of the memory type, and could potentially replace the traditional “DIMM” modules, given that they can offer adequate speeds and quality.

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