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GIGABYTE unleashes AORUS RGB DDR5-6000 memory, available in 32GB kits

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 10, 2022 7:37 PM CST

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.

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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.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE unleashes AORUS RGB DDR5-6000 memory, available in 32GB kits (full post)

ASUS teases DDR5-to-DDR4 memory adapter, works on Z690 motherboard

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 1, 2022 9:25 PM CST

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.

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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.

Continue reading: ASUS teases DDR5-to-DDR4 memory adapter, works on Z690 motherboard (full post)

ADATA's new XPG CASTER DDR5 RAM breaking speed records at 7000Mbps

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 27, 2021 7:28 PM CST

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.

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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.

Continue reading: ADATA's new XPG CASTER DDR5 RAM breaking speed records at 7000Mbps (full post)

Micron confirms DDR supply issues: PCIM and VRM shortages are hurting

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 22, 2021 7:02 PM CST

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.

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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.

Continue reading: Micron confirms DDR supply issues: PCIM and VRM shortages are hurting (full post)

Corsair unveils DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5 RAM kits, up to DDR5-6400

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 17, 2021 5:35 PM CST

Corsair has just unveiled its new high-performance DDR5 memory kit, with the introduction of the DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5 high-performance memory offered at up to DDR5-6400 speeds.

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The company will have two new 32GB kits with the first being the DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB 6400MHz, and DOMINATOR PLATINUM 6200MHz -- both dual 16GB kits. You'll need a new Intel Alder Lake CPU and Z690 motherboard, ready to rock and roll with the new DDR5 standard. AMD will have DDR5 on its motherboards in 2022, but for now you're on Team Blue for DDR5 (and PCIe 5.0).

It wouldn't be a new kit of DDR5 RAM from Corsair with RGB lighting without customization, with Corsair's latest version of its iCUE software with XMP Manager now available for download and offers an "unparalleled level of control and customization to enthusiasts with the latest CORSAIR DDR5 memory. XMP Manager enables onboard voltage regulation of DDR5 memory through iCUE, delivering more precise, stable overclocking with custom Intel® XMP 3.0 profiles that can be saved directly to the module, to easily tailor performance to specific tasks".

Continue reading: Corsair unveils DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5 RAM kits, up to DDR5-6400 (full post)

SK hynix announce 24Gbit DDR5 modules, huge 48GB and 96GB capacities

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 16, 2021 1:26 AM CST

SK hynix has announced new 24Gbit DDR5 memory modules with massive 48GB and 96GB capacities, with samples shipping to its customers now.

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The new SK Hynix 24Gb DDR5 modules are based on the cutting-edge 1anm technology that uses the EUV process, with the density of the 24Gb per chip -- up from 16Gb on 1ynm DDR5, with improved production efficiency and speeds that are up to 33% faster.

Not only that, but SK Hynix has reduced power consumption by up to 25% compared to previous-gen products, as well as lowering energy use when manufacturing the new 24Gb DDR5 memory modules through "enhanced production efficiency". The new 48GB and 96GB modules will be used in cloud data centers first, and then high-performance (HPC) servers, and big data processing systems like AI and machine learning... oh, and of course we can't forget the new buzzword: metaverse.

Continue reading: SK hynix announce 24Gbit DDR5 modules, huge 48GB and 96GB capacities (full post)

Micron and MediaTek validate LPDDR5X for next-gen smartphones, AI

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 21, 2021 9:55 PM CST

Micron and MediaTek are the first to validate Micron's new low-power double data rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM for the just-announced MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC, which you can read more about here.

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The new MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC has the most advanced mobile memory in the industry, with the first batch of samples of LPDDR5X already inside of smartphones for testing. The faster LPDDR5X-based DRAM will super-speed artificial intelligence (AI) and "5G innovation".

The new Micron industry-leading 1α-based LPDDR5X "solidifies its product innovation and leadership in the mobile ecosystem, following industry-first launches for LPDDR5, 1α-based LPDDR4X, 176-layer NAND-based UFS 3.1 and uMCP5 solutions".

Continue reading: Micron and MediaTek validate LPDDR5X for next-gen smartphones, AI (full post)

Samsung's next-gen DDR6 memory: DDR6-12800 and can OC to DDR6-17000!

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 19, 2021 9:29 PM CST

Man, you can't even buy DDR5 memory for a new Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU and Z690 motherboard because there's a global shortage... and now we're hearing about totally next-gen DDR6 RAM.

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Samsung teased next-gen DDR6 memory during its Samsung Tech Day 2021 event, teasing that JEDEC still has to formalize the DDR6 standard itself but the company did tease that it will have blistering fast DDR6-12800 RAM. Consider this: DDR5 kicks things off at around DDR5-4800 to DDR5-5200, while DDR4 is found for the most part in the DDR4-3200 standard. DDR4 @ 3200 to DDR6 @ 12800... insanity.

But Samsung wasn't finished there with its DDR6 leg tease at DDR6-12800 speeds but said that we should Samsung to have DDR6 memory at insane overclocked speeds of DDR6-17000. So let's do that comparison once again -- DDR4 @ 3200 through to DDR6 @ 17000. Wowzers.

Continue reading: Samsung's next-gen DDR6 memory: DDR6-12800 and can OC to DDR6-17000! (full post)

Sorry, but DDR5 RAM is virtually impossible to buy right now

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 18, 2021 8:31 PM CST

If you're trying to build yourself a new Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU, and a new Z690-based motherboard then you're going to have some trouble finding some DDR5 RAM.

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Finding DDR5 RAM is hard because of the PMICs (Power Management Integrated Circuit) are facing "severe shortages" according to 12chip. The site reports: "Currently, there is a shortage of DDR5 sticks in the market, and sources from Boardchannels say that the main reason for the shortage is that the DDR5 memory is equipped with a power management chip PMIC, which is currently in very short supply".

"Sources said that the PMIC chip is currently in very short supply, while the purchase price of the PMIC chip to be used in DDR5 memory is 10 times more expensive than the corresponding chip in D4, and the procurement cycle is at least 35 weeks".

Continue reading: Sorry, but DDR5 RAM is virtually impossible to buy right now (full post)

Samsung unveils industry-first 14nm-based 16Gbps LPDDR5X memory

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 10, 2021 10:34 PM CST

Samsung has just unveiled its latest LPDDR5X DRAM, the successor to its current LPDDR5 RAM where it is the first 14nm-based 16Gb LPDDR5X (Low Power Double Data Rate) DRAM.

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The new Samsung LPDDR5X DRAM is super-speeded for the future of 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and the latest buzzword: metaverse. SangJoon Hwang, Senior Vice President and Head of the DRAM Design Team at Samsung Electronics explains: "In recent years, hyperconnected market segments such as AI, augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse, which rely on extremely fast large-scale data processing, have been rapidly expanding".

"Our LPDDR5X will broaden the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones and bring new capabilities to AI-based edge applications like servers and even automobiles".

Continue reading: Samsung unveils industry-first 14nm-based 16Gbps LPDDR5X memory (full post)

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