DDR5 RAM memory
RAM is one of the key components of your computer that must be compatible with your device's motherboard. With a certain number of motherboard slots, you can easily increase your computer's performance by adding or replacing a RAM die. DDR5 is the successor to DDR4 technology, which has been waited for quite a long time. However, the new RAM dice are created with future-proofing in mind, so to take advantage of them, your hardware must be equipped with a next-generation motherboard.
DDR5 vs. DDR4 - what's the difference?
DDR4 RAM dice are currently the most popular version of RAM, featuring a good combination of key performance and energy efficiency. It is characterised by higher clocking, up to 3200 MHz and good bandwidth, while reducing power consumption to the 1.05-1.2 V range. DDR4 dice with the lowest possible CL parameter (CAS latency) guarantee minimum latency in relation to the time from sending a request to reading data.
DDR5 is the latest technology that involves increasing hardware performance. Therefore, it started by increasing the communication channels. DDR4 RAM dice had each module assigned a single channel, in DDR5 dice they are dual channels, assuming the same data transfer bandwidth. With this solution, instead of using a DDR4 dual channel bone, you can use a single DDR5 bone. If, on the other hand, you decide to go with dual channel DDR5, you will gain a quad channel mode previously unavailable in standard solutions.
DDR4 dice could feature ECC - Error Correction Code - which allowed real-time capture of errors within bits and replacement, thus contributing to the stability of the hardware, unfortunately at the expense of performance. DDR5 dice also offer a choice of non-ECC or ECC versions, depending on the intended use.
DDR5 memory - what parameters does it offer?
The new DDR5 RAM technology is a long-awaited revolution. First of all, DDR5 dice offer significantly larger capacities - up to 2 TB in total. The clock frequency for DDR5 dice reaches up to 7200 MHz. The new RAM dice are equipped with 288 pin connectors. However, higher performance means more heat generation, which is why DDR5 RAM dice can have suitable heatsinks to ensure good passive cooling.
Energy efficiency in the case of DDR5 has been increased in relation to the DDR4 RAM version - the dice operate at 1.1V, which makes them suitable for server applications where continuous, long-term operation of the device requires energy optimisation. One of the most important parameters of RAM memory is CL (CAS latency), which indicates the time between sending a request and reading data.
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