XPG is the brand of ADATA whose acronym stands for “Xtreme Performance Gear” or extreme performance equipment, and as such its first DDR5 RAM memories are designed to deliver the maximum possible performance in this new generation of memory. It will surely surprise you that the manufacturer is already talking about the potential of 12,600 MHz overclock, but it is not so because for months now there has been talk of DDR5 RAM at 10 GHz, so surely if they have said it it is because they have already tried it and it is more than possible to get it.
XPG CASTER, ADATA’s first DDR5 RAM
The new XPG memory modules will come in two variants as you can see in the image above, one without lighting and one with an RGB LED light bar. Despite this difference, which obviously modifies the height of the modules, both share an aluminum heatsink with a cohesive industrial design, transmitting a feeling of depth and textural contrast with the use of two surface treatments: one glossy and the other matte. For added depth, the matte surface of the heatsink is beveled to add an additional element of texture and a futuristic look, and of course this design is finished with an XPG branded silkscreen on the sides.
These new ADATA XPG DDR5 RAM memory modules are configured to provide any gaming system with a notable improvement in terms of performance over any previous generation memory; as such, they have operating frequencies that will range from 6,000 MHz to 7,400 MHz base, and also operating at only 1.1V for greater energy efficiency and less heat generated. As if this weren’t enough, these RAM memories are built with Power Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Error Correction Code (ECC) technology to improve efficiency and stability.
For now, the manufacturer has not given more information regarding the launch or the price, so beyond the fact that they will be available in kits of 2 × 8 GB and 2 × 16 GB at speeds of 6,000 and 7,400 MHz, we have no more data. We assume that there will also be kits of 64 GB (4 × 8 GB) and maybe even 128 GB (4 × 16 GB), and we also assume that they will be sold at intermediate speeds between those announced 6,000 and 7,400 MHz (in fact they will surely also end selling at higher speeds if the manufacturer’s overclocking forecast is true). Regarding the price, they have not said a word, but they have confirmed that they will be on the market in this third quarter of the year, so we will not have to wait long.