Shenzhen-based memory manufacturer Asgard is one of the first to announce DDR5 memory. The news was shared by a contributor at Chinese hardware outlet IT Home, whose report clarified that Asgard hasn’t actually begun producing its new DDR5 memory yet. Mass production is expected to begin when Intel’s 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” and 600 Series motherboards are listed, however.
“According to official information, the voltage of Asgard DDR5 memory is 1.1 V, the timing is 40-40-40 , and the capacity is 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB,” IT Home reported. “Compared with DDR4 memory, this memory can increase the speed by nearly two times, reduce energy consumption by 20 percent, and is more stable.”
“IT House previously reported that Intel’s 12th-generation CPU and 600 chipset are expected to support DDR5 memory. Another manufacturer Team Group has previously announced that it has developed its first consumer-grade DDR5 memory engineering sample, which is being tested with motherboard manufacturers.”
Intel’s Sapphire Rapids server and Tiger Lake-U mobile platforms, as well as AMD’s “Van Gogh” and “Rembrandt” APUs, are also expected to carry DDR5 support. DDR5 boasts frequencies from 3200 to 8400 Mbps and a lower operating voltage of 1.1 V (vs. DDR4’s 1.2 V) for power efficiency.