Monday, May 31st 2021

XPG to Launch New DDR5 Gaming Memory Modules in Third Quarter of 2021

XPG, a fast-growing provider of systems, components, and peripherals for Gamers, Esports Pros, and Tech Enthusiasts, today announces that it will launch its new DDR5 gaming memory modules in Q3 2021. The new product series will be known as the CASTER series. The modules will deliever frequencies ranging from 6000 to 7400 MHz and come with capacities of 8, 16, or 32 GB. XPG has been working closely with its motherboard partners, including GIGABYTE, MSI, ASUS, and ASRock, to ensure the highest level of compatibility and ability to realize extreme overclocking performance.

The new DDR5 modules will come in two variants, with and without RGB. Despite this difference, they share a cohesive industrial design. The products' designs convey an understated sense of depth and textural contrast with the use of two surface treatments, one glossy and one matte. For added depth, the matte surface of the modules are beveled for an additional textural element and futuristic look. To communicate the XPG brand, the modules sport diagonal intersecting lines and grooves that form geometric forms and X shapes that play off the XPG brand name and visual identity.
XPG's new DDR5 modules are set to give gamers and PC enthusiasts a noticeable improvement over DDR4 modules. In addition to higher frequencies of above 4800 MHz, the modules will also be more energy efficient, operating at 1.1 V compared to 1.2 V. What is more, the modules will come built with a Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Error Correcting Code (ECC) technology for enhanced efficiency and stability.
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16 Comments on XPG to Launch New DDR5 Gaming Memory Modules in Third Quarter of 2021

#1
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
AleksandarKIn addition to higher frequencies of above 4800 MHz, the modules will also be more energy efficient, operating at 1.1 V compared to 1.2 V
Mean while every new iteration of GDDR video memory consumes more power and require cold plate to cool them
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mtcn77
Solid State Soul ( SSS )Mean while every new iteration of GDDR video memory consumes more power and require cold plate to cool them
at twice the speed.
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Solid State Soul ( SSS )
mtcn77at twice the speed.
DDR4 started at 2133, now DDR5 will go above 4800mhz from launch.
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#4
docnorth
It's the first time I read about 8gb DDR5 modules.
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#5
mtcn77
Solid State Soul ( SSS )DDR4 started at 2133, now DDR5 will go above 4800mhz from launch.
Not more than 10GHz, though.
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stimpy88
I wonder if "Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Error Correcting Code (ECC) technology for enhanced efficiency and stability." will prevent any kind of serious overclocking on these modules, and DDR5 in general?

Also, I would like to know the bandwidth and latencies on these kits...

I think DDR4 FTW for the next couple of years.
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#7
mtcn77
stimpy88I wonder if "Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Error Correcting Code (ECC) technology for enhanced efficiency and stability." will prevent any kind of serious overclocking on these modules, and DDR5 in general?

Also, I would like to know the bandwidth and latencies on these kits...

I think DDR4 FTW for the next couple of years.
Overclocking is a byproduct of power mismanagement.
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#9
Chomiq
Solid State Soul ( SSS )DDR4 started at 2133, now DDR5 will go above 4800mhz from launch.
mtcn77Not more than 10GHz, though.
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#10
80251
Solid State Soul ( SSS )DDR4 started at 2133, now DDR5 will go above 4800mhz from launch.
I don't think that's the point being made.

Since GDDR5, GDDR5x, GDDR6, GDDR6x are quad data rate they transfer twice the data of DDR solutions per cycle.
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#11
Max(IT)
the very definition of "gaming" memory makes me laugh... it is because of RGB, right ? And we all know RGB is improving frame rate :D
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#12
mtcn77
Max(IT)the very definition of "gaming" memory makes me laugh... it is because of RGB, right ? And we all know RGB is improving frame rate :D
Don't you know that RGB rays encrypt the memory signals and make them less susceptible to probing lasers. /s
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#13
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Max(IT)the very definition of "gaming" memory makes me laugh... it is because of RGB, right ? And we all know RGB is improving frame rate :D
Gaming memory predates RGB by a long time, i think you can find gaming memory since DDR2 that are just dimms with glorified heat spreaders
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#14
Max(IT)
Solid State Soul ( SSS )Gaming memory predates RGB by a long time, i think you can find gaming memory since DDR2 that are just dimms with glorified heat spreaders
Did you miss the sarcasm? :confused:
I should add /s next time ... :D
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#15
ThrashZone
Hi,
As always high frequency comes at what cas latency costs, too high and high frequency is pointless.
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#16
Operandi
XPG isn't a name I have a ton of faith in as brand (yet) but I have to say these are some of the best looking DIMMs I've ever seen and the low profileness will be great for compact builds.
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