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AMD Ryzen 7000 series chips to support impressive DDR5 memory speeds out of the box

Ryzen 7000 "Raphael" chips will support DDR5 memory. (Source: AMD)
Ryzen 7000 "Raphael" chips will support DDR5 memory. (Source: AMD)
AMD's Ryzen 7000 series desktop process and EPYC Genoa server chips based on the Zen 4 architecture will support DDR5 from the get-go. Zen 4's DDR5 capabilities are reportedly so good that DDR5 memory overclocking on Ryzen 7000 CPUs will achieve speeds never seen before.

AMD is set to launch its Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” CPUs in the second half of 2022, promising major increases in performance over the current Ryzen 5000 series chips.  One of the things that will contribute to these performance gains is DDR5 support. To that end, Team Red is hyping up Zen 4’s DDR5 overclocking ability, calling it a “big splash” when it comes to memory overclocking.

A table posted by Apacer, a company that produces memory modules, has now given us a hint about the DDR5 capabilities of Zen 4. According to the table, Zen 4 will support DDR5-5200 out of the box. In essence, Zen 4 chips like the Ryzen 7000 desktop processors and EPYC Genoa server CPUs will have more robust DDR5 support than the Intel 12th gen Alder Lake processors.

Moreover, Intel’s upcoming 4th gen Xeon Scalable processors codenamed “Sapphire Rapids” will match Intel Alder Lake by supporting DDR5-4800. Per Tom’s Hardware, DDR5-5200 will enjoy an 8.3% improvement in peak memory bandwidth over DDR5-4800. Coupled with the rumored groundbreaking overclocking spec of AMD Raphael chips, Ryzen 7000 could really give Intel’s 13th gen Raptor Lake parts stiff competition when it comes to memory overclocking.

Although the table posted by Apacer doesn’t mention the memory specs of Intel’s 13th gen Raptor Lake chips, we won’t be surprised if Intel Raptor Lake CPUs support DDR5-5200 out of the box, just like Ryzen 7000 processors.

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Table listing memory spec of different Intel and AMD CPUs. (Source: Apacer)
Table listing memory spec of different Intel and AMD CPUs. (Source: Apacer)
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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-04-28 (Update: 2022-04-28)