Galax looks to have very similar plans to those of ADATA, which just two days ago announced that it will exhibit its next memory and storage solutions at CES 2023. Two teasers that previewed CES 2023’s intentions were made public. The company will launch DDR5-8000 memory and PCIe Gen5 SSD storage.
The Chinese media reports that a DDR5-8000 kit in a 2x16GB configuration will be part of the HOF (Hall of Fame) branded memory. The price of this memory would be 5000 RMB, which is equivalent to $716 USD. According to rumors, the memory might be launched even before CES 2023, as further teasers are expected to be released in the coming days.
Through the XMP 3.0 profile, this type of memory will most likely be supported by platforms based on Intel’s 700-series chipsets. Despite this, GALAX is not able to confirm at this moment which platforms are supported. Since proper signaling is necessary for high-speed DDR5 memory, support for this type of memory is typically only available on premium motherboards.
What’s more significant is that GALAX is now working on preparing its PCIe Gen5 SSD storage based on the NVMe 2.0 protocol. The SSD might reach speeds of up to 12 GB/s in read, and it’s expected to go by the name HOF Extreme 50. This storage will require active cooling, as evidenced by the use of a little fan.