Corsair highlights the perks of DDR5 as it teases 6400MHz modules

Corsair highlights the perks of DDR5 as it teases 6400MHz modules

Corsair highlights the perks of DDR5 as it teases 6400MHz modules

The CPU market will soon transition to DDR5 memory, offering PC builders higher frequencies, heightened efficiency, and many useful features to both mainstream and enterprise users alike. Corsair is preparing for this transition, and to prepare their fans, they have released a DDR5 Primer. 

DDR5 is due to reach the consumer market with Intel’s 12th Generation Alder Lake CPU platform, which is due to launch later this year. While most companies are focusing on DDR5’s frequency gains over DDR4, Corsair has commented on DDR5’s increased per-DIMM capacities, a factor that will allow 64GB and 128GB UDIMMs to be easily produced. 

Corsair highlights the perks of DDR5 as it teases 6400MHz modules  
With DDR5, frequencies of 6400MHz should be possible on mainstream PC platforms. Doubling the performance of today’s 3200MHz DDR4 DIMMs is no small feat, and this additional bandwidth will open the door to some interesting software developments. If you give developers more of something, they will eventually find a good use for it. 

DDR5 is about more than boosted frequencies

With DDR5, several critical aspects of DDR memory have been re-architected to deliver increased security, performance, and larger per-module capacities. With DDR5, ECC (Error Correction Code) will become an integral part of the memory standard, decreasing the likelihood of errors. Beyond that, features like Single Kank Refresh will reduce memory idle times and decrease effective latencies by utilising DDR memory more effectively.   

As CPU core counts continue to increase and software developers start to utilise the throughput of these additional cores, high-end PCs will start crying out for more memory bandwidth. This will be the main draw of DDR5 moving forward, especially as competition continues to heat up between AMD and Intel within the CPU market. 

Corsair highlights the perks of DDR5 as it teases 6400MHz modules  

Corsair has pledged to share more about its DDR5 memory offerings in the coming months. Still, the fact that the company is already teasing speeds of 6400MHz should indicate the company’s drive to transition to the latest memory technologies. 

You can join the discussion on Corsair’s DDR5 teaser on the OC3D Forums. 

Corsair highlights the perks of DDR5 as it teases 6400MHz modules