Showing posts with label RAM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RAM. Show all posts

11.02.2022

Gigabyte has shown how its Intel Z790 motherboards overclock DDR5 memory to 8000, 8333 and even 9300 MHz

Gigabyte has shown how its Intel Z790 motherboards overclock DDR5 memory to 8000, 8333 and even 9300 MHz

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.

10.03.2022

Intel has confirmed that the flagship Core i9-13900K supports DDR5-7600 memory modules

Intel has confirmed that the flagship Core i9-13900K supports DDR5-7600 memory modules

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.

9.05.2022

AMD: optimal memory for Ryzen 7000 is DDR5-6000

AMD: optimal memory for Ryzen 7000 is DDR5-6000

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.

8.30.2022

AMD introduced EXPO technology for easy overclocking of RAM on Socket AM5 platform

AMD introduced EXPO technology for easy overclocking of RAM on Socket AM5 platform

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.

6.10.2022

Silicon Power announced XPower Zenith DDR5 RAM up to 6000MHz

Silicon Power announced XPower Zenith DDR5 RAM up to 6000MHz

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.

6.06.2022

Transcend introduced DDR5 modules for laptops, desktops and servers

Transcend introduced DDR5 modules for laptops, desktops and servers

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.

6.04.2022

DDR5 modules in the last six months noticeably fell in price in the global market

DDR5 modules in the last six months noticeably fell in price in the global market

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.

6.01.2022

Corsair releases fastest RAM - Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 with 6600 MHz

Corsair releases fastest RAM - Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 with 6600 MHz

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.