AMD reveals its EXPO DDR5 overclocking technology
AMD has a new rival to XMP, and it will make the memory market a lot more confusing
Published: 30th August 2022 | Source: AMD |
The memory market just got complicated - AMD EXPO promises Ryzen-tuned DDR5 overclocking
Alongside their Ryzen 7000 series processors and their AM5 motherboard platform, AMD has just revealed a new DDR5 memory overclocking technology called AMD EXPO. EXPO stands for Extended Profiles for Overclocking, and effectively acts as AMD's version of XMP, allowing users of Ryzen processors and EXPO memory to achieve higher levels of memory performance using Ryzen-optimised profiles.
With AMD's EXPO technology, Ryzen 7000 users can unlock the potential of their DDR5 memory by utilising aggressive frequencies and timings to enable smoother performance across various applications. EXPO is a user-friendly DDR5 memory overclocking technology, which can easily activated by users of AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors and AM5 motherboards.
In a sense, AMD's EXPO technology AMD's version of Intel's XMP technology, but AMD takes a step beyond by offering users "rich memory testing documents" that will allow users to verify the hardware compatibility of specific memory kits, look at detailed memory settings and compete memory specifications. In other words, EXPO memory kits will be a very transparent when it comes to memory specifications.
When AMD's Ryzen 7000 series launches, over 15 DDR5 memory kits will be available with AMD's EXPO technology. Memory modules will come from manufacturers like ADATA, G.Skill, Corsair, Geil, and Kingston.
Through EXPO, AMD's helping AM5 users to get the most out of their Ryzen 7000 series systems through the use of optimised memory profiles that can maximise performance. Through EXPO, AMD has stated that up to a 11% enhancement in gaming performance can be achieved, and memory latencies as low as 63ns can be delivered.
At launch, AMD EXPO memory kits with speeds of up to DDR5-6400 will be available.