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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.
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.