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Corsair teases its upcoming line of DDR5-based memory products

Corsair touts the benefits of DDR5. (Source: Corsair)
Corsair touts the benefits of DDR5. (Source: Corsair)
Corsair has announced that it will start switching to DDR5 in its next-gen modules. It hails the upcoming standard as a significant upgrade for memory, as well as for PCs in general, due to its increased bandwidth, maximal density per die and speed compared to its predecessor.

Corsair's latest official blog-post confirms its plans to upgrade to DDR5 for the memory modules of its future desktop memory components. The OEM highlights many of the impending DDR4 replacement's advantages, which include a baseline bandwidth that easily doubles that found in the old standard (4,800 MT/s, compared to 2,133MT/s in DDR4, although it has climbed up to a max of 5,133MT/s since).

Corsair asserts that this spec "allows for more efficient use of the memory bus in systems with high core count CPUs". DDR5 also boasts double the JEDEC-standard maximum frequency (6,400MHz) compared to DDR4 (although it can overclock to 5,333MHz), as well as 4 times the capacity per die (128GB), thanks to its 64-bit density (as opposed to 16-bit in DDR4)/

DDR5 is also more power-efficient, needing 1.1V whereas DDR4 needs 1.2V. This might be much more relevant for laptops and smartphones, however. Despite all this hype, Corsair is still no closer to announcing a launch for its DDR5 desktop memory, or of hinting at which lines might get this update. Then again, the OEM hints at more details forthcoming in the next few months.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05-16 (Update: 2021-09-16)