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Team Group sampling DDR5

by on15 December 2020

Ready in Q3 2021 for Intel and AMD

It was rumored for a while that the Alder Lake platform expected in the latter part of 2021 has support for DDR5. Team Group is now reporting that they have successfully developed consumer-grade DDR5 memory validation. The company announced the beginning of validation.

Team Group already talked about DDR5 earlier this year, expecting to have its DDR5 memory modules ready by Q3 2021. It is also working closely with both players, Intel and AMD, on sinking things out, which might also implicate that the upcoming 2H 2021 Zen 4 might have DDR5 support as well.

Team Group has developed the first engineering sample of consumer-grade DDR5 memory. It is hoping to be ahead of the competition with the new DDR5 generation for consumers worldwide.

Team Group is working hard at producing its first batch of DDR5 memory with the tentative specifications of 16 GB, 4800 MHz, and 1.1 V for a single module.

The company collaborates with major motherboard manufacturers, such as ASUS, MSI, ASRock, and GIGABYTE, providing memory and working together with their R&D divisions to perform validation tests.

Through the collaboration of R&D teams, Team Group accelerated the development of its DDR5 memory by adjusting the initial parameters. The successful completion of the validation phase will confirm that the frequencies of standard DDR5 products surpass those of overclocked DDR4 products and represent another big step forward in the evolution of computer memory.

The speed update after getting a platform DDR 5 should be immediately noticeable as 4800 MHz sounds like a great start, and the fact that ECC is now on the chip level will help the reduction of voltage to 1.1v.

Roughly 1.5v is needed to reach 4800 MHz with 2x8GB while 2x16GB modules hardly go over 4000MHz with 1.35v. Team Group itself never reached higher than 4000 MHz with its Dark Z FPS memory, but it offers XTREEM DDR4 gaming memory with 4500MHz speeds. One needs to go in the direction of G.Skill to get their TridentZ Royal memory to get to 4800 MHz. Corsair has the Vengeance LPX at 5000 MHz C18, but it wants 1075 Euro for 2x8GB.

Based on the tentative specifications of 16 GB, 4800 MHz, and 1.10v. one can soon expect DDR5 memory over 5000MHz with just a slight voltage advantage. We must admit it is time to slowly default shift for 2x16GHz kits even for overclockers as nowadays 2x8GB memory might not do the job.

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