That DDR5 is going to be the biggest step out of all the RAM versions so far is clear. The changes are significant and therefore new IMCs and new motherboards are needed to simplify the scheme. What is shown by ADATA shows that the current potential and before going to the market is enormous, which in a couple of years will mean a devastating jump compared to DDR4.
A performance and frequency increase not seen before
Keep in mind that the DDR5 standard is set at 4,800 MHz, which is more than double what its predecessor DDR4 did in its day. Even so and being an incredible performance jump, the 4,800 MHz will be very short for us shortly, since for example ADATA itself will launch kits at 6,800 MHz with CL46 latencies and 1.35V voltage and curiously DDR5-5200 to CL38 and 1.25V.
As we have always said and repeated hundreds of times, latencies are a secondary factor compared to frequency, since currently of high-performance devices as components of a PC, RAM is undoubtedly the bottleneck both on desktop and on server.
The first ADATA kit will arrive shortly, but they are already showing us that it is capable of making a set of two memories with XMP a 6,800 MHz totally standard, and the results are surprising …
XPG Overclocking Lab, the first to reach 8.118 MHz
ADATA with XPG at the helm as its division for gaming and overclocking has released an official statement on this milestone in the industry:
XPG, a fast growing provider of systems, components and peripherals for gamers, esports professionals and tech enthusiasts, today announces that its XPG Overclocking Lab (XOCL) has overclocked its upcoming DDR5 memory module to a clock rate of 8,118. MT / s. XPG is the first DRAM vendor to reach this milestone with a memory module. This achievement highlights XPG’s knowledge and experience to push memory modules to their full potential. The record milestone was achieved with a memory module with a standard clock speed of 4,800 MT / s.
The data offered is not many and stability tests have not been seen as such, but we can say that these 8,118 MHz DDR5 they have achieved it with latencies of 50-50-50-160-210 2T And it is rumored to have been made possible by a GIGABYTE motherboard, although the model has not been leaked.
If this is impressive, what is to come is no less. And it is that this month we will have the first ADATA modules on the street, but also the company has said that they will achieve speeds of up to 12,600 MHz with a voltage between 1.1V and 1.6V with 64 GB capacity before the end of the year! With which, this brand will be pulverized shortly, at least in theory.