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v-color is a brand you might not have heard of, but the company is out of Taiwan and has just announced its new Manta XPrism RGB DDR5 gaming memory.
The new v-color Manta XPrism RGB DDR5 gaming memory comes in a 32GB DDR5 memory kit, with multiple speeds: DDR5-5600, and DDR5-6400. You've got a few kits here with speeds kicking off at 5600 CL36-36-36-76 1.2v, and topping out at 6400MHz CL32-39-39-102 1.4v.
DDR5 memory is exclusive to Intel's 12th Gen Core CPUs and the flagship Z690-based motherboards, with the 32GB kits coming in 2 x 16GB, if you fill most boards with 2 kits you'd have 64GB of DDR5 memory ready to go. The new v-color Manta XPrism RGB DDR5 gaming memory is available in both white and black, and is XMP 3.0 ready for optimal frequencies out of the box with a few BIOS adjustments.
Dell has just introduced CAMM (Compression Attached Memory Module) which is a new memory form factor... ready for DDR5 technology.
The new CAMM modules are up to 57% thinner than regular SO-DIMM memory that goes into laptops and mini-PCs, with dual-sided CAMM memory capable of pushing 128GB of DDR5 memory... insanity... perfect for super-fast portable workstation laptops.
This means that instead of using 4 x 32GB DDR5 memory modules into a laptop, Dell can configure its latest Precision 2022 series laptops with a 128GB DDR5 CAMM module instead. That's an incredible achievement, and it's not something that's exclusive to Dell -- the company may have patented CAMM, but it was made in collaboration with memory companies including Intel.
ZADAK has just announced the launch of its new SPARK RGB DDR5 desktop gaming RAM, marking ZADAK's very first entry into the DDR5 market.
The new ZADAK SPARK RGB DDR5 gaming memory comes in both 16GB and 32GB kits, with speeds of between DDR5-5200 and DDR5-6400. ZADAK is using a matte white look with a frosted texture, with "gem-like" decorations.
ZADAK explains: "The SPARK RGB DDR5 gaming memory module features a matte white exterior with a frosted texture. The top of the module features a slender aluminum alloy dissipation array that releases heat from the heat sink. And the staggered design of the materials presents a hollow light-guide effect with gem-like decorations. The eye is inevitably drawn to the gem shape set in the center of the heat sink, which shows off the dynamic multi-zone RGB lighting. This stunning aesthetic will give it a place of honor in any high-end gaming rig".
Intel has been enjoying the spoils of having DDR5 on its consumer platform for a few months now, with the high-end Z690-based motherboards rocking DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 support, and now AMD is talking up what it has in store for DDR5.
In a recent Meet the Experts webinar, AMD's in-house memory expert said that its next-gen Zen 4 "Raphael" CPUs would have feature optimizations for DDR5 memory overclocking. AMD has been working with Samsung on these new DDR5 enablement on the server side of things, and it looks like we're all going to benefit from this collaboration.
Joseph Tao, Memory Enabling Manager at AMD explained: "Our first DDR5 platform for gaming is our Raphael platform and one of the awesome things about Raphael is that we are really gonna try to make a big splash with overclocking and I'll just kinda leave it there but speeds that you maybe thought couldn't be possible, may be possible with this overclocking spec".
Sabrent is really expanding out right now, with the storage giant bursting into the RAM scene with its first-ever memory: the new Sabrent Rocket DDR4 RAM.
The new Sabrent Rocket DDR4 RAM is only available in SO-DIMM right now, with the new high-performance SO-DIMM memory coming at DDR4-3200 CL22 speeds. Sabrent is offering its new Rocket DDR4 RAM in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB kits.
It wouldn't be a slick new product from Sabrent if it didn't have a kick-ass thermal design, with Sabrent offering its label as not just a label -- but rather a copper heat spreader that covers both sides of the memory. Something that's quite important for high-performance RAM in a small space like this.
Samsung has just teased some future tech, with In-Memory Computing being part of the future of technology that will use next-gen low-power AI processing and now Samsung has demonstrated MRAM for In-Memory Computing using a novel 64 x 64 crossbar array based on MRAM cells.
In a new paper, researchers published to Nature titled "A crossbar array of magnetoresistive memory devices for in-memory computing" they explained that the key architectural innovation by the research team at Samsung tested a 64 x 64 crossbar array based on MRAM cells that "overcomes the low-resistance issue with an architecture that uses resistance summation for analogue multiply-accumulate operations".
For this demonstration, Samsung's novel technology used a 64 x 64 array integrated with readout electronics in 28nm CMOS technology. There were researchers from both the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Samsung Electronics Foundry Business and Semiconductor R&D Center -- using the new MRAM technology -- and checked its AI computing performance.
GIGABYTE has unleashed its new AORUS RGB DDR5-6000 32GB memory kit, with beautiful RGB lighting and surely going to slot in and look absolutely perfect with a next-gen AORUS Z690-based motherboard.
The new AORUS RGB DDR5-6000 memory includes DDR5 XMP Booster, and with the XMP 3.0 User Profile on a GIGABYTE Z690-based motherboard, with its "copper-aluminum heat spreaders with a nano-carbon coated thermal design to offer next-level performance efficiency with premium stability, especially dissipating heat effectively under extreme high-speed operations".
Inside, you've got 2 x 16GB DDR5 XMP 6000MHz dual-channel memory with 40-40-40-76 timings. As for the "DDR5 XMP Booster" function, this will see GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards detecting the brand of memory ICs -- so in this case, the new AORUS RGB DDR5 memory -- and boosts the native DDR5 or XMP DDR5 memory speeds to boost performance. It will also let you create and store customized XMP profiles, which is another nice touch for enthusiasts and overclockers.
ASUS has just demonstrated a very interesting new device: a DDR5 to DDR4 converter, that allows people to buy a new Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU and Z690 motherboard that requires DDR5 RAM, and use their existing DDR4 RAM.
Why? Well, DDR5 memory is next to impossible to find and even if you do find it, it's hella expensive. Now there's at least a solution on the way, which has been teased by what is thought to be an ASUS ROG staffer using an ASUS Z690-based motherboard with the new DDR5 to DDR4 memory converter card.
ASUS has reportedly been prototyping the DDR5 to DDR4 card, which would plug into the Z690 motherboard and then you'd plug your DDR4 RAM into it. Kind of like the Sega Genesis when you'd stack your Action Replay in with your game, and then into the console. There are some more technical things going on inside, as DDR5 handles power management per modules -- DDR4 relies on the motherboard for power management -- now it's done inside of the carrier card.
ADATA's new XPG CASTER DDR5 memory has been unveiled, with speeds of up to DDR5-7000 on offer -- and with 16GB modules thrown into the mix -- we have some big kits of super-fast DDR5 memory for your new gaming PC.
That is, if you can buy DDR5 RAM at the time of purchase.
We first heard about ADATA's next-gen XPG CASTER DDR5 RAM back in May 2021, but now it's closer to being real. The company has donned the XPG CASTER DDR5 memory in steel gray heat sinks, with beautiful RGB lighting that will ensure any gaming PC looks awesome lit up.
ADATA will be joining the DDR5 party with its XPG CASTER DDR5 RAM, but it won't be the only DDR5 memory that ADATA sells as they've got the XPG HUNTER DDR5 memory as well as XPG HUNTER DDR4 memory on the way. The new XPG HUNTER DDR4 RAM will come with speeds of up to DDR4-5200 and improved thermal solutions.
We've all been hearing about DDR5 memory shortages, but now a much bigger player has stepped up and talked about it. Micron has now detailed some of the issues with DDR5 shortages.
Micron said that DDR5 memory module shortages are because of PMIC and VRM component shortages, with the company saying non-memory component shortages are the main reason DDR5 memory hasn't been properly adopted. Intel has recently launched its 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs with the 600-series chipset, supporting DDR5 -- but there are DDR4 boards based on Z690, too -- but then whatever DDR5 supply there is, it's hella expensive.
There's something worth highlighting here: PMIC and VRMs were moved from the motherboard to the DDR5 modules -- and now that DDR5 modules are in scarce supply -- well, there are now more problems to deal with. Moving the PMIC and VRMs is a smart move from a technological perspective, but from a supply perspective, it sucks for DDR5.