Monday, October 25th 2021

GIGABYTE AORUS DDR5 Memory Pictured

GIGABYTE is ready with its first AORUS-branded DDR5 memory kits. Pictured below is the first of its kind, which should give you an idea of the design for the series. The one pictured below is a DDR5-5200 two-module kit with 16 GB DIMMs, making up 32 GB, which is this generation's mainstream memory amount, as 16 GB (2x 8 GB) was for DDR4, and 8 GB for DDR3 (2x 4 GB). It features XMP 3.0, letting you effortlessly enable the advertised frequencies on a Z690 chipset motherboard. It's likely that the company designs other models with 8 GB DIMMs that have higher frequencies, or even 64 GB kits using "dual-rank" 32 GB DIMMs.
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13 Comments on GIGABYTE AORUS DDR5 Memory Pictured

#1
LTUGamer
Just one more brand, and zero new products. It would be big surprise if it is soldered by Gigabyte, not OEM manufacturer.

I prefered those times when Gigabyte offered graphics cards and motherboards, while memory was manufactured by clasical brands, such as Corsair, Kingston, AData, Crucial, Patriot etc...

In the best case scenario, badge engineering creates pointless overpriced products, in the worst case scenario - PSU explosions
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#2
SiJiL
Aorus kit looks so good, then they ruin it with that stupid "Team up fight on" slogan :(
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#3
Sithaer
SiJiLAorus kit looks so good, then they ruin it with that stupid "Team up fight on" slogan :(
Yup, not sure whats up with such slogans on various hardware and even on some smart phones in Asia but I also find them 'cringe' and sometimes I would rather pick a different product cause of that.
Like I bought a Realme 8 6/128 4G phone not long ago and only the punk black color variant came w/o that 'Dare To Leap' text on its back, luckily I found 1 shop selling that color in my country but still I wouln't mind a different color w/o the text if it existed.

Dunno maybe its a thing over there and maybe ppl like it but I'm really not a fan of such. 'brand names/logos are fine with me tho'
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#4
Caring1
Very similar to their DDR4 Ram which I had until recently.
Only reason I don't have it now is I built a system out of parts I had for a friends son.
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#5
Blaylock
You won't see it once it's installed. It's not my bag either but in this case, it wouldn't stop me from buying it. What would stop me is G.Skill has a better product and will likely be at a better price.
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#6
Mysteoa
SiJiLAorus kit looks so good, then they ruin it with that stupid "Team up fight on" slogan :(
Realistically, you wouldn't be able to see it, but you would know.
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#7
watzupken
LTUGamerJust one more brand, and zero new products. It would be big surprise if it is soldered by Gigabyte, not OEM manufacturer.

I prefered those times when Gigabyte offered graphics cards and motherboards, while memory was manufactured by clasical brands, such as Corsair, Kingston, AData, Crucial, Patriot etc...

In the best case scenario, badge engineering creates pointless overpriced products, in the worst case scenario - PSU explosions
I was gonna ask, will it explode?
Jokes aside, I generally would buy or refer people to buy RAMs from say Samsung, Micron, SK Hynix, etc, who produce these RAM chips. There are a lot of companies just buying their NAND and RAM and slapping their brand and giving it a cosmetic change (RGB and heatspread) that's all. And for these cosmetic changes, they are charging a premium for it.
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#8
R-T-B
SiJiLAorus kit looks so good, then they ruin it with that stupid "Team up fight on" slogan :(
G.Skills "Go Beyond Limit!" stickers were always a hoot. Just sayin'
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#9
Prima.Vera
BlaylockYou won't see it once it's installed. It's not my bag either but in this case, it wouldn't stop me from buying it. What would stop me is G.Skill has a better product and will likely be at a better price.
You're kidding right? G-Skill are the most over priced memories ever in existence.
Personally I am waiting for Patriot to release good quality DDR5 RAM sticks.
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#10
Blaylock
Prima.VeraYou're kidding right? G-Skill are the most over priced memories ever in existence.
Personally I am waiting for Patriot to release good quality DDR5 RAM sticks.
I'm not kidding. G.Skill is certainly not the cheapest. I'm not suggesting that either. A quick search on PCPartpicker shows Corsair is the most expensive in most of the speeds I chose. I'm sure there will be a couple of areas where G.Skill is at the top but you do need to compare apples to apples.

I have a set of Patriot DDR3 and they work fine at stock setting but don't overclock worth a hoot. If it's a set-it and forget-it build like my Plex server they do well. For my gaming and benching rigs though, I prefer something that I can overclock and/or reduce latency.
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#11
Prima.Vera
I think now with DDR5, oc RAMs will became less and less viable...
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#12
Blaylock
You very well could be right. Even with DDR4, Ryzen had its sweet spot and Intel had diminishing returns past a certain point. Unless you are running synthetic benchmarks there's very little reason to go above 3600MHz with Ryzen and what is Intel's around 4000MHz IIRC? I haven't had an Intel build for quite some time now.

From what I've read DDR5 4800MHz C40 is actually slower (read/write) than DDR4 3600MHz C16 but will still cost more. I'm just speculating here but I think lowering latency will provide more gains with DDR5 than actual overclocking. In a way, it reminds me of DDR2.
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#13
Sabishii Hito
watzupkenI was gonna ask, will it explode?
Jokes aside, I generally would buy or refer people to buy RAMs from say Samsung, Micron, SK Hynix, etc, who produce these RAM chips. There are a lot of companies just buying their NAND and RAM and slapping their brand and giving it a cosmetic change (RGB and heatspread) that's all. And for these cosmetic changes, they are charging a premium for it.
You're not taking into account the fact that they test the ICs for overclocks individually and bin them for various XMP profiles. Buying standard JEDEC modules and trying to get some golden sticks is like playing the lottery.
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