I am looking at these memory specifications for an Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor.
Specifically I am interested in the following which have these tool-tips. The first seems reasonably clear, but the second does not.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity (in GB) supported by the processor.
Intel® processors come in four different types: a Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode.
Am I correct in the following?
- Max Memory Size is the maximum amount of RAM this CPU will work with. E.g. I could plug in 64GB RAM, but only 32GB will be used.
- Memory Type is the supported RAM configurations, where "1333/1600" is the supported MHz of the RAM. E.g. attaching some DDR3 2400MHz won't provide any additional performance above 1600MHz.
I've done a bit more digging by comparing to the Intel Datasheets.
The interesting thing to note here, is that for the i7-920 the technical specification refers to MHz,
DDR3 speeds of 800/1066 MHz supported
Whilst for the i7-4790K, the specification refers to MT/s.
Memory data transfer rates of 1333 MT/s and 1600 MT/s
So its not especially clear which units Intel are actually using.