Originally Posted by cdesewell
Unlikely as capacitors (high performance ones) aernt getting much smaller and the smaller they get the more they leak making them unreliable
That would be unfortunate. I guess alternative is if motherboard makers manage to pull off some trick making it possible to use more than one stick of DDR4 per channel. As it stands I would already today like to have ability to install more than 16 - 24 gigs on consumer board. I'm afraid 8 gigs will not quite cut it for me 3-4 years down the road.
While 16 or 24 gigs are not directly useful for running some single application on average more RAM does speed up the system performance, as it acts as hard disk buffer in all modern op systems so for example it helps a lot in gaming (loading times) if your entire game installation fits into spare RAM. No need to mess with HD random reads if you can do it in the RAM.