A few days back, the news regarding the start of mass production for DDR5 memory modules made rounds on the internet. Today, the specification for these DDR5 RAM modules have also been revealed. Moreover, the Chinese manufacturers have started validating their DDR5 memory modules with board partners like ASUS, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte, etc.
The upcoming desktop DDR5 RAM modules will be offered in 16GB and 32GB RAM variants. They will provide speeds of up to 4800 MHz along with CL40 timings while operating on 1.1V. We can expect speeds in the range of 5000-5400 MHz from high-end brands like G.Skill, Corsair.
Memory manufacturers will offer better DDR5 modules with time and will offer DRAM-based modules in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities during 2021 and 2022. The modules will operate on 1.1V and the timings will hit CL46. We can also expect 128 GB modules to arrive during 2021-2022, but manufacturers expect the arrival in mid-2022 with 5600 MHz speeds, 1.1V, and CL46 timings.
During the time period of 2022-23, we can expect the max standard frequency to increase to up to 6400 Mhz in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities. The improved modules will have 1.1V operational voltage and CL52 timings.
The speeds and timings can be improved through overclocking kits along with the help of binned DDR5 DRAM ICs. Reportedly, DDR5 RAMs capable of 10,000 MHz speeds are in the research phase.
DDR5 will surely provide a 2x performance increase compared to DDR4 RAMs, as observed in previously leaked benchmarks.