HWiNFO teases XMP 3.0 for optimised DDR5 memory performance

HWiNFO teases XMP 3.0 for optimised DDR5 memory performance

HWiNFO teases XMP 3.0 for optimised DDR5 memory performance

While most PC builders take it for granted, Intel’s XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) technology and its AMD equivalent have enabled PC users to utilise memory speeds that are significantly faster than JEDEC’s standards. 

With DDR4, XMP 2.0 enabled DRAM manufacturers to create memory kits that can reach speeds of over 5,000 MHz. These specifications far exceed JEDEC’s maximum DDR4 specifications. Based on JEDEC’s standards, 3200 MT/s DDR4 with CAS 20-24 timings is as fast as DDR4 officially goes, but unofficial XMP speeds have allowed for higher performance levels, both in terms of clock speeds and CL latencies. 

Within Hardware Info’s (HWiNFO’s) upcoming changes list, “added support of Intel XMP 3.0 for DDR5” is listed. This suggests that Intel is making changes to its XMP technology, and hopefully, that means that XMP will enable tighter timings controls with DDR5 memory. In addition, Intel’s XMP technology delivers a form of automatic memory optimisation. With DDR5, we hope that Intel can enable DDR5 memory modules to function with fully optimised performance levels by enabling XMP 3.0, requiring no further tweaking from end-users to access optimal DRAM performance.  

HWiNFO teases XMP 3.0 for optimised DDR5 memory performance  
HWiNFO’s upcoming changes log also lists a number of useful changes, such as early support for AMD’s Zen 4 processors, per-core temperature monitoring for Zen processors, and support for Nvidia’s new LHR RTX 30 series, RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs. 

HWiNFO – Upcoming Changes

– Added LHR variants of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 3070 and 3060 Ti.
– Fixed reporting of memory clock and some other parameters on Rocket Lake 6c/4c.
– Enhanced early support of some Zen4-based systems.
– Added workaround for systems with stuck SMBus causing large delays.
– Added VRM monitoring on ASRock Z590 Extreme, Z590 Phantom Gaming 4, H570 Phantom Gaming 4, H570 Steel Legend, B550 Extreme4, B550 PG Velocita.
– Added several NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti card models.
– Download pre-release: v7.05, Build 4490
– Enhanced sensor monitoring on GIGABYTE X570S series.
– Added option to use RFC 3339 or ISO 8601 date formats for sensor logging.
– Added support of Intel XMP 3.0 for DDR5.
– Added per-core temperature monitoring for AMD Zen CPUs.

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