MSI Teases Upcoming Z790 Project Zero Plus Motherboard; Will Bring DDR5 CAMM2 Memory To Desktop PCs

MSI is the first desktop motherboard manufacturer to introduce its upcoming Z790 motherboard, ready for DDR5 CAMM2 memory, setting the stage for the future.

MSI’s Project Zero lineup is certainly intriguing, as the company aims to introduce innovation into its products. This trend began with MSI’s B650M Project Zero motherboard, which features all power connectors positioned at the back to improve cable management.

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MSI has now teased their upcoming product, the Z790 PROJECT ZERO PLUS, which incorporates the innovative DDR5 CAMM2 memory. This design aims to reduce size while ensuring high speeds.

The MSI Z790 Project Zero Plus motherboard is developed in partnership with Kingston, using their Kingston FURY Impact DDR5 CAMM2 prototype module to demonstrate the benefits of this new memory type.

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Recent advancements in CAMM2 memory for desktops have gained momentum, particularly following JEDEC’s announcement that next-gen CAMM2 modules will include DDR6 and LPDDR6 with ultra-fast speeds exceeding 20,000 MT/s, along with plans for adoption in desktop PCs.

Currently, the MSI Z790 PROJECT ZERO PLUS is a concept. While CAMM2 memory is expected to see widespread adoption in the future, it will gradually transition into the mainstream industry. The teaser shows the modules screwed into the motherboard, which may seem inconvenient compared to the familiar latching mechanism on existing boards. However, it appears that future versions of CAMM2 DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory will eliminate the need for screws.

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Memory manufacturers like Micron, Samsung, and SK hynix have already introduced their latest CAMM solutions. These advancements are expected to drive the adoption of this memory type and could potentially replace traditional “DIMM” modules if they can provide sufficient speed and quality.

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