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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.
G.SKILL has just announced their new super-fast DDR4-5333 RAM which has been hand-crafted to run side-by-side with Intel's new Z590 chipset and the flagship Rocket Lake-S processor in the Core i9-11900K.
The new G.SKILL DDR4-5333 CL22 16GB (2 x 8GB) launches alongside some other new speeds of memory including: DDR4-4800 CL17 16GB (8GBx2), DDR4-4800 CL20 32GB (16GBx2), and DDR4-4600 CL20 64GB (32GBx2) in G.SKILL's continually expanding Trident Z Royal, Trident Z RGB, and Ripjaws V series RAM.
G.SKILL's new flagship DDR4-5333 memory was installed into the new ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI, ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX, and MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY motherboards and validated at these speeds powered next to the new Intel Core i9-11900K processor.
We know that DDR5 memory is coming and it will be the next big jump for RAM inside of servers, workstations, and gaming PCs with China now kicking off mass production of DDR5 memory.
Jiahe Jinwei is the fourth-largest memory manufacturer in China and the company has now just announced it has started mass producing DDR5 RAM from Micron. Guangwei and Asgard RAM brands are owned by the company, which announced its first-gen DDR5 memory comes at up to 4800MHz speeds and 128GB capacities.
Intel will be the first with support for next-gen DDR5 memory with its upcoming Alder Lake-S platform, speaking of which Intel just launched its new Rocket Lake-S platform with our reviews on the Intel Core i9-11900K here and Intel Core i5-11600K here. Intel will have support for both DDR4 and DDR5 memory with its next-gen 600-series chipset, making it much easier for gamers to transition over to DDR5 over time.
Samsung has just announced it has made the world's first 512GB DDR5 memory module, using High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology.
We have 7200Mbps speed here with the DDR5 module, double the performance of DDR4 -- all while using 13% less power. Samsung says its DDR5 has lower leakage, more performance, and it's not even the first time the company has worked with HKMG material. Samsung used HKMG process technology in its GDDR6 memory back in 2018.
Samsung's new 512GB DDR5 memory module is using through-silicon via (TSV) technology in order to stack 8 x 16Gb DRAM chips. Don't expect DDR5 in your gaming PC anytime soon, as the first destinations for this next generation technology for cloud-based datacenters, big networking systems, AI, supercomputers, machine learning, and more.
ADATA is laying down the groundwork for the big launch of the next-gen DDR5 memory standard, working with motherboard manufacturers GIGABYTE and MSI.
In a new press release, the company explains that it has been working with the two motherboard makers on ensuring that consumers get an "optimized experience through ensuring synergies between ADATA's DDR5 modules and their latest Intel platforms".
ADATA wants to see a world of DDR5 overclocking with its new RAM on GIGABYTE and MSI motherboards for enthusiasts and gamers. ADATA has been closely collaborating with the two companies to make sure they will be launching DDR5 modules and DDR5-capable motherboards simultaneously with high-performance for the enterprise, gamers, creators, and everyone in between.
Viper Gaming by Patriot released a new series of Viper Steel memory, which now features RGB illumination. The new memory modules are optimized for the latest Intel and AMD platforms. They're also compatible with all major motherboard RBG solutions.
Viper Gaming's new Viper Steel RGB memory modules come in two speeds and a variety of capacities. Patriot's new memory modules are available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, and the company offers the modules individually or in dual channel kits with two sticks. Each retail configuration is available in 3200MHz or 3600MHz variants.
Patriot said the new Viper Steel RGB memory modules feature aluminum heat spreaders with black pearlescent paint and scratch-proof finish. The heat shield includes an embedded diffused lightbar, which illuminates with five individually addressable lighting zones.
TEAMGROUP is the first to have consumer-grade DDR5 memory ready, and is proudly working with motherboard makers as it enters the validation phase of its upcoming next-gen DDR5 memory.
TEAMGROUP has its first batch of DDR5 memory ready, with the first stick being a single 16GB DIMM of DDR5-4800 memory at 1.1V. The company is working with ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE, and MSI -- where TEAMGROUP provides some memory and then the companies collaborate between their respective R&D divisions for validation testing.
The best part about DDR5 is that you will get kick ass next-gen speeds out of the box, without having to overclock it like DDR4. You will be able to buy a new kit of DDR5 memory, if you motherboard is compatible that is, slot it in and enjoy an instant upgrade in speed.
G.Skill announced new Trident Z Neo series memory kits optimized for AMD's new Ryzen 5000 processors. Whether you need high-speed, low-latency, or high-capacity, G.Skill has kits for each scenario.
G.Skill has tested its memory modules with AMD's new Ryzen 5000 processors, and the company discovered that it can now push the limits of its memory even further. G.Skill developed three Trident Z Neo memory kits for use with AMD's new platform.
If you're looking for high-frequency memory, G.Skill introduced a Trident Z Neo DDR4-4000 kit CL16-19-19-39 modules. If 32GB isn't enough RAM, G.Skill offers a 64GB option, but the extra capacity comes at the cost of latency. These larger modules are rated CL18-22-22-42.