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DDR5 RAM: Preparing for the Next Generation of Memory

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DDR4 memory has had a great run with our excellent kits like our DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB, VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL, and VENGEANCE LPX offering high performance and outstanding looks. With that said, DDR5 memory is on the horizon, bringing with it some key improvements for your current and future computing needs.


What is DDR5?

Better, faster, and more efficient! DDR5 aims to raise the cap on memory speed and capacity in a big way, pushing bandwidth up to 51 GBps (for DDR5-6400 at the time of writing).


And raising the theoretical capacity of a single stick of RAM up to a whopping 128GB!


Why Do We Need DDR5?

More bandwidth allows for more efficient use of the memory bus in systems with high core count CPUs, while the denser capacities will allow your system to tackle even more at once, which is great for streaming and content creation (just to name a few applications).


When will DDR5 come out?

Soon™! There is no current DDR5 release date set in stone, however you can expect to see more DDR5 products as new partner platforms come out near the end of the year! The industry is hard at work on bringing the next generation of memory to a desktop near you and we at CORSAIR have been in the memory game for a long time. To stay up to date, check out our DDR5 landing page and sign up for future DDR5 updates as they come!


To join the discussion about CORSAIR memory products, join our community over on the CORSAIR User Forums, Reddit, and Discord!


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