Again in December 2020, TeamGroup introduced its intentions for the swap to DDR5 reminiscence on future platforms. Throughout Computex 2021, TeamGroup claims it has ‘efficiently taken the lead over competing PCB producers’, with the primary of its introduced merchandise for DDR5, the Elite DDR5-4800 16 GB module. Again at CES 2021, ADATA claimed that it has a DDR5 module in hand, but it surely despatched us rendered pictures. We in the end disapprove of this observe – do not state you’ve it in hand till you’re prepared to offer us actaul images of the factor. Sadly, TeamGroup has accomplished the identical right here, offering renders. not images.
The Street to DDR5
During the last yr, we have highlighted sure features of DDR5 reminiscence and what customers can count on, together with options, reminiscence latency, and technological developments over the present DDR4 reminiscence. A few of which may be seen under:
TeamGroup’s announcement hasn’t come as a shock given how lengthy DDR5 has been speculated and mentioned during the last yr. One of many first platforms to supposedly function DDR5 assist is Intel’s Alder Lake microarchitecture, which is anticipated to land in This autumn 2021/Q1 2022. The primary collection of DDR5 from TeamGroup will probably be primarily based on its ‘Elite’ reminiscence collection, with the primary equipment to function speeds of 4800 MT/s, sub-timings of CL40-40-40-77, and can function an working voltage of 1.1 V.
One of many major options of DDR5 is built-in on-die ECC, which is designed to enhance general system stability (however is definitely extra to do with yield). That is completely different to module-wide ECC, which DDR5 doesn’t assist by default (you continue to want a module-wide ECC module to assist ECC expertise). The knowledge supplied by TeamGroup say the Elite DDR5-4800 has double the banks in comparison with DDR4, with an all-black PCB. It’s unclear whether or not or not the Elite DDR5-4800 will function heatsinks, or they are going to function with a naked PCB. We additionally know that it’s going to function 16 GB of capability and can seemingly be bought as a dual-channel equipment, and maybe individually.
At current, there is no info on latency timings or how a lot the Elite DDR5-4800 16 GB module will price, however TeamGroup does state that will probably be unveiling its ‘new technology’ of merchandise in September 2021.