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Set a game for memory? Maximum exposure of DDR5 128G at 7000MHz


Hi everyone, I'm Xiao Jiang. The 12th generation Core Alder Lake desktop processor, which will be officially released later in year, will be first product to open up consumer market to DDR5 memory. The Intel 600 series chipset will naturally support DDR5 memory for the first time.

However, it is worth noting that some motherboard models still support DDR4 memory, and specific product planning strategy is determined by motherboard manufacturer. According to recent external network consultation trend, Z690 level motherboards can only support DDR5, H670 and B660 level motherboards also have DDR4 and DDR5 models, and H610 level motherboards only support DDR4.

AMD is considering waiting for Intel to first open up DDR5 memory market and then officially release a fully customized Zen4 architecture Ryzen processor to take advantage of competition.

Summarizing, we see that this time DDR5 is finally coming, and main equipment manufacturers are actively preparing for this. Recently, manufacturers such as Corsair and Jinbang have also made preliminary preparations. Corsair has popularized some major changes and improvements to DDR5 memory, most notably lowering standard voltage from 1.2V to 1.1V.

Secondly, maximum capacity per die has increased from 32GB to 128GB, and density per die has increased to 64GB.

JEDEC's maximum frequency has doubled from 3200MHz to 6400MHz, and major memory vendors have even set an initial target frequency for DDR5 at 8400MHz.

In fact, when memory specification reaches DDR5-6400, bandwidth reaches 51 GB/s, which is almost twice that of DDR4-3200.

The most important thing to mention is that one DDR5 memory is dual-channel and supports ECC error checking, which was previously only available on professional-grade platforms. Given that currently maximum capacity of a single DDR5 memory is 128 GB, and dual channel can be achieved, perhaps in future we will see perfect miniature motherboard with a single memory slot (ITX enthusiasts are delighted).

At same time, we can also expect AMD and Intel to officially open support for four memory channels on mainstream desktop platforms. It is recommended to quickly move to release of a dual-socket quad-channel ITX motherboard.

Let's look at frequency of DDR5 memory. Jinbang has now announced that its DDR5 memory will be released in fourth quarter of this year under name Polaris RGB. The capacity is not as drastic as Corsair's but ranges from lowest single 16G to highest 128G pack consisting of 4*32GB.

The standard frequency of Goldbang DDR5 memory starts at 4800 MHz, timings CL40-40-40, voltage 1.1 V. The bottom line is that specifications of its overclocking version directly update DDR5 frequency records declared by various memory manufacturers. In total, four highest performances reached 7200 MHz Cl36-44-44.

A Goldbang official said: Our DDR5 memory is stocked enough to be released at any time. We are currently actively working with major motherboard manufacturers to ensure best compatibility and features on latest Intel and AMD platforms.