SK hynix has announced the fastest DDR5 server memory modules - it has 8000 MT/s (or 8 Gbit/s).This is about 80% faster than the standard DDR5-4800 modules used in the server segment.The key feature of SK hynix DDR5-8000 server memory is Multiplexer Combined Ranks (MCR) technology, developed in collaboration with Intel and Renesas.By using a special chip developed by Renesas that acts as a data buffer, SK hynix has made it possible to simultaneously use two memory ranks (chips on both sides of the module) to increase the data channel width to 128 bits instead of the usual 64 bits.The Renesas chip acts as an intermediate between the CPU and the RAM module, as shown in the diagram below. The new memory architecture provides the ability to simultaneously route twice as much information to the CPU as conventional DRAM modules.As a result, achieved a significant increase in the speed of the modules without the need to increase the frequency of the memory chips themselves.According to the vice president and general manager of memory interface development division in Renesas, Sameer Kuppahalli (Sameer Kuppahalli), the development of the data buffer took three years of intensive work.Intel, on the other hand, says it is looking forward to the application of MCR technology by future Xeon platforms.SK hynix expects that the new memory will be in demand in the HPC-segment, but it has not yet announced the date of mass production of MCR DIMM memory.
Gigabyte has shown how its Intel Z790 motherboards overclock DDR5 memory to 8000, 8333 and even 9300 MHz
Gigabyte has announced that some of its motherboard models on the Intel Z790 chipset for Raptor Lake processors have gained support for Intel XMP 3.0 profiles to automatically overclock DDR5 memory to effective frequencies of 8000 and even 8333 MHz.In addition, the Taiwanese company has shown support for manually overclocking memory up to 9300MHz.Image source: GigabyteThe manufacturer notes that the Z790 Aorus Tachyon motherboard for Intel Raptor Lake processors has successfully tested the DDR5-8333 modules using Intel XMP 3.0 profiles.It also demonstrated the ability to manually overclock the RAM to an effective frequency of 9300 MHz.Z790 Aorus Xtreme and Z790 Aorus Master models were tested with Intel XMP 3.0 profiles for DDR5-8000 RAM.Gigabyte has confirmed its words with screenshots of DDR5 memory modules overclocking tests. A set of memory modules overclocked manually to an effective frequency of 9300 MHz demonstrated the ability to run at CL46-58-58-62-120 timings on Z790 Aorus Tachyon motherboard. Automatically overclocked with Intel XMP 3.0 profiles, DDR5-8000 RAM set was tested with CL36-45-45-75-120 timings on Z790 Aorus Master board. The DDR5-8333 overclocking profile (shown in the picture above) on the Z790 Aorus Xtreme motherboard passed the test with CL38-48-48-78-126 timings.
Intel has confirmed that the flagship Core i9-13900K supports DDR5-7600 memory modules
At the Innovation 2022 event, Intel confirmed that its 13th generation Core processors support RAM up to DDR5-5600 standard without overclocking.Now we know that the flagship Core i9-13900K processor also announced support for DDR5-7600 memory, but overclocked with Intel XMP 3.0 profiles.Image source: VideoCardzIntel XMP technology allows you to automatically select the best memory profile for your intended use, determining the frequency and latency values when booting up the system.Overclocking memory tweaks can usually take hours to complete and test results, and Intel has offered to save time with default memory tuning profiles from the RAM manufacturer.Intel has a list of XMP 3.0 profiles which specify the optimal settings for certain memory modules to be overclocked.Recently Intel has updated this list.The fastest memory modules listed in the XMP 3.0 profiles are G.Skill's ones that were tested on ASUS Z790 ROG Maximus Hero and Apex motherboards.The lists indicate that DDR5-7466 and DDR5-7600 standard RAM modules can run at 1.4V and CL36 timings, as part of configurations with a Core i9-13900K processor.Below is a list of memory modules that work at these settings:G-Skill DDR5-7466 CL36 - F5-7466J3648G16GX2-TZ5RKG-Skill DDR5-7466 CL36 - F5-7466J3648G16GX2-TZ5RKG-Skill DDR5-7600 CL36 - F5-7600J3648G16GX2-TZ5RK Image Source: IntelWe should clarify that currently the fastest DDR5 memory kit available from G.Skill is the Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6600.As for the RAM kits listed above, they have not yet gone on sale.
AMD: optimal memory for Ryzen 7000 is DDR5-6000
AMD Technical Marketing Director Robert Hallock in the company's official Discord channel said which memory configuration would be the most optimal for the Ryzen 7000 series processors.From his point of view it is DDR5-6000, but there are nuances.Image source: AMDThe technician said that the best choice of DDR5 memory for enthusiasts will be modules with a speed of 6000 MT/s (million transfers per second).By \"best choice,\" Hallock means the option that offers the best cost, stability, performance, availability and ease of use.In addition, he recommended that users use two RAM modules because four, while supported, would make signal routing difficult, compromising maximum performance.AMD previously confirmed that the Ryzen 7000 processor series officially supports DDR5-5200 memory for peer and dual-peer configurations with one DIMM module per channel.With two DIMM modules per channel, the officially supported speed drops to 3600 MT/s:According to earlier rumors, X670 motherboards formally support a maximum FCLK (Infinity Fabric frequency) of up to 3000 MHz.However, the default configuration is 1733 MHz.Given Hallock's statement, users are allowed to leave FCLK in the AUTO position.For the Ryzen 7000 series, the 1:1:1 frequency ratio for FCLK, UCLK and MCLK is not as important as before.The main thing to pay attention to is the memory to controller frequency ratio - it is better if it is 1:1.Successful Ryzen samples can overclock up to 2000 MHz in FCLK, but such configurations are not a priority for AMD.In the originally supported DDR5-5200 mode, all three clocks will run at a 2:1:1 ratio and 1730:2600:2600 MHz. Image source: AMD DiscordThe Ryzen 7000 processors will go on sale on September 27.AMD X670 (Extreme) chipset motherboards will start selling the same day.
AMD introduced EXPO technology for easy overclocking of RAM on Socket AM5 platform
During the nightly presentation of Ryzen 7000 processors and new Socket AM5 platform, AMD also officially introduced new technology that is designed to make overclocking of DDR5 RAM much easier.It is named AMD Extended Profiles for Overclocking or AMD EXPO for short.Image source: AMDEXPO is an alternative to Intel XMP 3.0 technology.It is specifically designed for Socket AM5 platform and Ryzen 7000 processors, and allows the user to easily select the desired speed of RAM operation within RAM profiles, announced by the manufacturer.According to AMD company, using EXPO technology allows to easily increase the gaming system performance at 1080p resolution by up to 11%, and reduce the memory lag to around 63 ns. AMD said it aims to distribute EXPO under a free and royalty-free license, which will accelerate its adoption by memory manufacturers.The company said that many manufacturers have already adopted AMD EXPO and are about to release more than 15 bundles of EXPO memory modules with effective frequencies up to 6,400 MHz.These companies include ADATA, Corsair, GeiL, G.Skill, Kingston and others, for example. The first DDR5 RAM modules with support for overclocking profiles have already been introduced.For example, such solutions were announced by GeIL, Corsair and G.Skill.
Silicon Power announced XPower Zenith DDR5 RAM up to 6000MHz
Silicon Power announced XPower Zenith DDR5 UDIMM RAM modules and kits based on them, designed for use in high-performance desktop computers and gaming stations.Image source: Silicon PowerThe products will be offered in 5200 MHz (CL38), 5600 MHz (CL40) and 6000 MHz (CL40) versions.In the first two cases the supply voltage is 1.25V, in the third - 1.35V.The individual modules have capacities of 8, 16 and 32 GB.Available in bundles of two with a total capacity of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, respectively, they are equipped with an aluminum heat sink for improved cooling and are available in white or black.Customers can choose between multicolor RGB backlighting and non-backlit versions.PMIC (Power Management System) ensures uninterrupted power supply.To unleash the full potential of DDR5, the XMP 3.0 expansion modules offer additional overclocking options.The modules are thoroughly tested and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Transcend introduced DDR5 modules for laptops, desktops and servers
Transcend has announced new DDR5 standard RAM modules for a wide range of equipment.This can be desktop PCs, laptops, media centers, as well as business-class devices.Image source: transcendBe available in desktop DIMM and ECC DIMM, mobile SO-DIMM and ECC SO-DIMM, as well as Registered DIMM solutions for servers and desktop workstations.Depending on the modification, the modules have a capacity of 8, 16 and 32 GB.The operating frequency starts from 4800 MHz at a supply voltage of 1.1 V.Currently organized by the mass production of products, in addition, are carried out comprehensive compatibility tests.It should be noted that the DDR5 modules contain a built-in power management integrated circuit (PMIC) for accurate data transfer and improve energy efficiency.Transcend DDR5-4800 DRAMs come with a lifetime warranty.Price is not disclosed.
DDR5 modules in the last six months noticeably fell in price in the global market
Prices of DDR5 standard RAM modules are still significantly higher than DDR4 memory, but over the past six months have fallen to more or less acceptable values.That's according to Tom's Hardware, which analyzed offers from major U.S.computer stores like Newegg and Amazon.Image source: ComputerBase.deIt makes sense that low-speed DDR5 modules with high timings are more affordable.In this case the price for 1 GB of memory will be around $6-7 or $120-130 for a set of two modules with a total of 16 GB.This is considerably less than the price, which sellers were asking for memory of the new standard at the start of its sales.Sets cheaper than $ 500-1000 at that time to find in the free sale in principle not possible.Fortunately, the manufacturers of DDR5 memory chips optimize their production, the lack of components weakened, and it is only natural that the modules of the new memory standard began to get cheaper.At the same time, Tom's Hardware notes that the decline in prices is observed not only in the U.S., but also in Europe.The data confirms the German portal ComputerBase, which reports that the average price per gigabyte of DDR5 memory on the European market has dropped to nearly €5.In the U.S., the most affordable sets of DDR5 memory with a total capacity of 16 GB offered by brands Crucial, Kingston and Patriot.Variants with a frequency of 4800 MHz and CL40 timings can be purchased for $110-120.Faster kits with 5200-5600 MHz and CL40-CL36 timings are available for $120-180.Sets of two DDR5 RAM cards of 16 GB each (32 GB total) at 5200 to 5600 MHz and CL34-CL36 timings can be found for less than $250.Image source: Tom's HardwareFor even higher speed modules with 6000 MHz and CL32-CL36 timings you would have to pay over $300.This is still very expensive, but much cheaper than a few months ago.For example, back in December last year, a 32GB set of G.Skill Trident Z DDR5-6000 CL36 RAM was offered for $4000 (four thousand dollars).In January, its price dropped to $800.And today the exact same memory and even with lower latencies can be found \"only\" for $380.It is very likely that by the release of Ryzen 7000 processors, which will work exclusively with DDR5, memory modules will fall even further in price.
Corsair releases fastest RAM - Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 with 6600 MHz
Corsair has announced the fastest commercially available Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-6600 RAM modules.They are offered in kits of two 16GB modules.Thus, the total volume of the kit is 32 GB.Image source: CorsairThe manufacturer notes that the memory modules Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-6600 work with low timings 32-39-39-76, at a voltage of 1.40 V.Like all models of Dominator Platinum RGB series, new items are equipped with high aluminum radiators with RGB-lighting.32 Gb Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-6600 DRAM kits have already appeared in Corsair's official online store.The manufacturer values them at $430. The company notes that not all 12th-generation Intel Core processors support memory with such high frequencies, so it recommends using a Core i9-12900K chip with them.And, preferably, a select sample.In addition, it points out the need to use a flagship motherboard, such as ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F or ROG Maximus Z690 Hero.
Kingston presented memory modules FURY Beast DDR5 RGB with frequency up to 6000 MHz and capacity up to 32 GB
Kingston Technology has presented RAM modules FURY Beast DDR5 RGB.New products will be available as single modules with capacity from 8 to 32 GB, as well as two-channel kits of two cards with a total capacity of 16 to 64 GB.Image source: KingstonAll presented RAM modules support Intel XMP 3.0 overclocking profiles.Available versions with a guaranteed effective clock frequency of 4800, 5200, 5600 and 6000 MHz.The claimed operating voltage range is 1.1-1.35V, depending on frequency.The company indicates that Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 RGB memory works with CL38 and CL40 timings.For modules, standard DDR5-4800, it is declared possible to automatically overclock to the highest supported frequency.All novelties are equipped with radiators with RGB-lighting with the possibility of its synchronization with other components of the system.The size of the modules is 133.35 × 42.23 × 7.11 mm.The company did not report anything about the cost of novelties.
TeamGroup introduced memory modules T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 with high frequency and low latency
TeamGroup announced new memory modules T-Force Delta RGB standard DDR5: products are designed for gaming desktop PCs.New products combine high frequencies and relatively low latency, and completes the picture RGB backlight - this is a component for gaming PC.Image source: TeamGroupA choice of solutions with a frequency of 6600 MHz and latency CL34, as well as 6000 MHz and even lower latency CL30.The modules have already been provided to all major motherboard manufacturers for testing.Both variants will be available in kits of two modules with a capacity of 16 GB each.In this way, the kits will have a total capacity of 32 GB.As it should be DDR5 modules, T-Force Delta RGB series novelties have a built-in power management integrated circuit (PMIC) for better energy efficiency.A specially designed aluminum alloy heat sink utilizing silica gel is claimed to ensure efficient heat dissipation.This ensures good operational stability and durability.The top part of the modules provides effective multicolor backlighting.About the price of the new memory modules T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 not yet reported.
GeIL unveiled the world's first DDR5 memory modules with two integrated RGB fans
GeIL announced EVO V DDR5 RGB Hardcore Gaming Memory modules designed for high performance gaming computers and systems for overclockers.Image source: GeILThe presented products are the world's first memory modules equipped with an aluminum radiator, in which two small fans are integrated for additional cooling.Such design significantly increases the efficiency of heat dissipation at high loads.They feature multicolor RGB backlighting and will be available in versions ranging from 4800 to 6600 MHz, operating at voltages from 1.10V to 1.35V.Customers will be offered with 32GB and 64GB kits.The modules feature built-in Power Management Integrated Circuitry (PMIC) for precise data transfer and improved power efficiency.ECC (On-Die Error Correction Code) feature automatically corrects memory cell errors.It also supports Intel XMP 3.0 profiles and will be available for sale in July.No information about approximate price is available at the moment.
Lexar announced Ares DDR5 OC memory with 5200 MHz
Lexar announced Ares DDR5 OC memory modules designed for gaming desktops and performance workstations.Image source: LexarThe products operate at 5200 MHz at 1.25V supply voltage.Declared CL38-38-38-74 timings.Support for overclocking profiles Intel XMP 3.0.It is noted that the modules are thoroughly tested.They are equipped with an aluminum cooling radiator, and the operating temperature range extends from 0 to plus 85 degrees Celsius.The products have a built-in integrated power management circuit (PMIC) to improve energy efficiency.The ECC (On-Die Error Correction Code) feature automatically corrects memory cell errors.The modules have a capacity of 16GB.The modules will be offered in a set of two with a total capacity of 32 GB.The approximate price of the kit will be $370.
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