In 2022, DDR5 RAM will appear on the desktop computer market. These have already entered the production phase and that is why we have decided to make this article, so as to provide our readers with all the necessary information on this new generation of RAM memory.
Technology as well as anything else tends to evolve over time, getting better and better. Today is the turn of RAM memory, an acronym for Random Access Memory.
It is a type of memory present in every computer, within which certain data useful for starting and using a program are stored.
RAM memory is a random access memory unlike the hard disk which in turn is referred to as sequential access memory. RAM is considered volatile memory because every time the PC is turned off, all stored data is deleted.
Currently still in production and unused are the DDR4 modules and due to the increase in production costs, hardly anyone will buy the new DDR5 modules. However, it is right to talk about it, answering certain questions (e.g. efficiency, speed, etc.)
DDR5 RAM | All You Need To Know
PLEASE NOTE: This product has yet to enter the market, therefore there are no official data issued by companies yet. We are currently relying on leaks issued by super-reliable sources. The information in this article should not be considered 100% true.
How Efficient Will The New DDR5 RAM Be?
The DDR5 RAM will have an efficiency significantly higher than its predecessors since the operating voltage of the chips has been lowered, in fact the stock DDR4 RAMs work at 1.2V VDD / VDDQ and 2.5V of VPP, now the new DDR5 modules work at 1.1V VDD / VDDQ and 1.8V of VPP.
This “small” change will bring a significant improvement in terms of consumption. It must also be taken into account that the largest chip manufacturers are working on new production processes, precisely reducing the number. This will lead to lower energy consumption and greater efficiency.
All of this not only benefits RAM banks but also motherboards. By improving the efficiency of RAM memory, motherboards will require less powerful and not necessarily high quality voltage regulation modules.
How Fast Will The New DDR5 RAM Be?
One of the most interesting aspects is certainly speed. The new DDR5 RAM has taken a significant step forward, improving in several respects. In addition to frequency (MT / s), general latency also increased. This was predictable, seen in every generation.
As time goes by, there will be new improvements that will allow you to minimize timing, CAS etc. The minimum recorded frequency is 4800 MT / s while the maximum is 8400 MT / s. The latency instead exceeded 50 (obviously depends on the model).
In addition to the frequency, the bandwidth has also increased by implementing a new architecture with 2 channels for each DIMM, which stands for double-sided linear memory module and an increase in the bank group. Specifically, we will have 32 bits for the data flow and 8 bits for the Error Correcting code.
In addition to the bandwidth and frequency, there will also be an increase in density. This means that the RAM modules are moving from a density of 8Gbit (for DDR4 memory) to a density of 16Gbit (DDR5), which allows for higher capacities.
This will allow to obtain RAM banks with higher capacities at significantly lower prices. To confirm this, Samsung has officially registered a 512 GB DDR5 RAM memory.
All this has been made possible thanks to the use of Through-silicon-Via technology, which allows you to make a vertical electrical connection that passes completely through a wafer or a silicon matrix.
As we said at the beginning of this article, these new memories are not yet available, in fact we should also wait for the release of new Motherboards with the corresponding sockets. Intel and AMD will have to completely redo the look to adapt the new DDR5 RAM memory.
Not only motherboards but also CPUs will need to be able to support these new modules.