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G.Skill today announced two new top-tier memory kits in its Trident Z Royal Elite series of luxury memory products. The new kits boast even tighter memory timings than ever before, bringing new performance levels to both AMD and Intel-based systems.
G.Skill said that it improved the latency of some of its most popular high-end memory. The Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-4000 kits will soon be available with CL14-15-15-35 timings, and DDR4-3600 kits will soon be available with even tighter CL14-14-14-34 timings. G.Skill said it used Samsung 8Gb B-die ICs to achieve these speeds.
If ultra-high performance is your primary goal, the DDR4-4000 kits are much faster than the DDR4-3600 kits. However, if you're looking for high capacity, you may be a bit disappointed. G.Skill offers its DDR4-4000 CL14 modules in 8GB and 16GB configurations and is selling them in pairs.
TeamGroup has just announced its next-gen DDR5 memory modules with the introduction of the new TeamGroup DDR5 Elite series memory.
The new DDR5 memory comes in single-stick 16GB DDR5-4800, with a basic, no-frills design and black PCB without a heat sink. TeamGroup points out that its new DDR5-4800 RAM has 1.1V ultra-low working voltage, and supports on-die ECC (Error Checking and Correction).
TeamGroup also has an internal gaming division with T-Force, which has teased it is working on next-gen DDR5 aimed at overclocking. T-Force has shipped out some overclocked DDR5 memory to motherboard partners including ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE, and MSI.
XPG has just announced its next-gen DDR5 memory modules, with the new members of its high-end Caster memory family lineup launching in Q3 2021.
ADATA's gaming division and its freshly-announced XPG DDR5 Caster memory looks slick, similar to the company's existing Spectrix DDR4 memory. XPG's new DDR5 Caster memory will come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB kits with speeds varying between DDR5-6000 and DDR5-7400.
ADATA will be offering the new XPG DDR5 Caster memory in both RGB and non-RGB versions, with the RGB-lit DDR5 modules being slightly taller because of the RGB diffuser on top of the RAM. We should see ADATA launch its new XPG DDR5 Caster memory later this year in Q3 2021, with both overclocking and gaming DDR5 on the way.
GeIL has just stepped up and into the DDR5 memory ring with the announcement of its next-generation DDR5 RGB high-performance gaming memory: Polaris RGB.
The new GeIL Polaris RGB DDR5 memory will be dropping in Q4 2021 and arrive in capacities starting from 16GB (single stick 1 x 16GB DDR5 module) through to 128GB kits (4 x 32GB DDR5 modules). GeIL has been working closely with motherboard makers when it comes to its next-gen Polaris RGB DDR5 memory and compatibility, and reliability on Intel and AMD's next-gen CPUs and chipsets.
GeIL will be kicking things off at 4800MHz with CL40-40-40 at 1.1V, while higher-end 6000MHz CL32-36-36 and 6400MHz CL32-36-36. There'll be 6800MHz CL36-44-44 and then the flagship 7200MHz CL36-44-44, you'll also be able to buy non-RGB versions of GeIL's new DDR5 memory.
Corsair has said that it is preparing for the next generation of memory -- DDR5 -- in a new post on its website. The company said that DDR4 has "had a great run" with its DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB, VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL, and VENGEANCE LPX memory kits.
But, the next-gen DDR5 memory standard is on the way and has some major improvements for the PCs of today, tomorrow, and into the future. Corsair begins by explaining that DDR5 will be increasing the memory speed cap that is on DDR4, right up to the huge DDR5-6400 with 51GB/sec of bandwidth -- up from DDR4-3200 and its 26GB/sec of bandwidth.
Not only that, but the single DIMM capacity is pretty insane when it comes to DDR5 where you can have 128GB in a single stick... incredible stuff, up from the 32GB single stick DDR4 and 8GB single stick DDR3. Imagine 8 x 128GB DDR5 memory sticks in your PC for a total of 1TB system RAM.
Kingston has announced that it has sent overclockable DDR5 memory modules to its motherboard partners, so that the qualification process of next-gen DDR5 memory can begin.
The company has engineered its high-end DDR5 modules with a preset XMP profile, but Kingston is also letting motherboard makers manually adjust the power management integrated circuit (PMIC) beyond the actual DDR5 spec with 1.1V which allows the ramp up of DDR5 memory speeds through overclocking.
Kingston says that it expects to ship its DDR5 solutions in Q3 2021, while it explains the memory validation process as requiring "cooperation of the entire computing ecosystem and Kingston has forged close ties with the leading motherboard manufacturers and chipset makers throughout its 33-year history. This step continues the critical process of bringing leading high-performance and overclockable memory solutions to market later this year".
Asgard is teasing some gigantic, super-fast next-gen DDR5 memory kits for 2022 -- with some plans for its new DDR5 memory kits teased all the way through to 128GB DDR5 kits.
Jiahe Jinwei's own gaming brand is Asgard, which has received their first Micron DDR5 memory chips for trial mass production. The Chinese memory manufacturer has confirmed it has successfully completed those tests, and is ready to begin planning next-gen DDR5 kits of memory.
The company is already pumping out 16GB and 32GB kits of DDR5 memory at speeds of up to 4800MHz, the standard speed for DDR5 -- but we're seeing 8400MHz speeds, 10,000MHz+ speeds, and now gigantic 128GB kits of DDR5 memory at 5600MHz and 6400MHz which is insane.
We are experiencing the worst GPU shortage in history, HDD and SSD prices are expected to rise because of storage-related crypto mining, next-gen consoles are still impossible to find -- and now RAM prices are expected to jump by 18-23% in Q2 2021.
TrendForce is predicting that DRAM prices will increase 18-23% quarter-over-quarter in Q2 2021, with global chip shortages hurting DRAM supply, and now TrendForce is attributing further RAM price increases to a 7.9% boost in laptop manufacturing which is affecting DRAM demand.
TrendForce explains: "On the other hand, prices are likewise rising across various DRAM product categories in 2Q21, including DDR3/4 specialty DRAM, mobile DRAM, graphics DRAM, and in particular server DRAM, which is highly related to PC DRAM and is therefore also undergoing a higher price hike than previously expected".
It feels like we're hearing a lot about next-gen DDR5 memory right now, with news from today seeing Chinese memory and flash company Netac teasing some gaming-focused DDR5 RAM that has speeds that breach an insane 10,000MHz.
Netac has reportedly received their first batch of new DDR5 RAM from Micron, allowing the company to begin developing new DDR5 RAM for consumers, gamers, and everyone in between. Micron sent Netac DDR5 RAM with a product code of IFA45 Z9ZSB with ES ICs according to Micron's own website.
DDR5 RAM starts things off at 4800MHz so Netac teasing new gaming-grade DDR5 memory at speeds of 10,000MHz and beyond is alluring as hell. It might sound crazy but DDR4 kicked off at 2133MHz and is seen at up to 5000MHz and beyond these days.
GALAX has just teased the world by posting on its own Facebook page that it is working on next-gen DDR5 modules for overclockers.
The company teased some next-gen GALAX DDR5 memory modules for overclockers, with the Facebook post simply teasing "DDR5 Memory module is coming soon..." We won't be using DDR5 memory for a while yet, but when we do we'll see Intel with it first when its next-gen Alder Lake platform and 12th Gen Core CPUs launch.
AMD will support DDR5 with its big upgrade in the new Zen 4 architecture and Ryzen 6000 series CPUs launch, sometime in 2022. What we do know about the GALAX DDR5 memory here is that they are using Micron D8BNJ chips, which we know nothing about because Micron hasn't published any information on them just yet.