The very slow and steady pace that the PC world has taken to adopt DDR5 RAM is finally looking to pick up. Between shortages that make it difficult to acquire, prices that remain higher than DDR4, and several tests that make us wonder if it’s worth it, the new memory format has been slow. But that seems sure to change, potentially sooner rather than later.
Finally, we’re starting to see hardware take advantage of DDR5 with significantly lower latency and faster frequencies than before. While supplies are still having issues, it’s good to see more brands like Sabrent, best known for SSDs like the 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, join the cause.
Spotted by Guru3D, Sabrent launches its own range of DDR5 RAM. These new memory modules are expected to come in 8, 16, and 32 GB options with the default DDR5 speed of 4800 MHz. The sticks will also come in DIMM and SO-DIMM form factors and should therefore work with a variety of devices.
Most of the other strengths listed seem to be fairly standard advantages of DDR5. Features like lower power consumption than DDR4 and higher bandwidth sound good, but they’re also what you’d expect when upgrading. As always, if you’re looking to buy new RAM, especially DDR5, be sure to check to see if your other hardware will be compatible with the new technology.
Sabrent’s SSDs are known to be quite fast and perform well in real world tests. Although they are not always the cheapest or the fastest. Sabrent is also launching an exciting 8TB variant of the Rocket Plus, which is the maximum capacity supported by the underlying Phison E18 controller.
The participation of another reliable PC parts manufacturer in the DDR5 initiative will hopefully help bring down prices, which may increase as DDR5 enters more of the market. There are rumors that AMD’s AM5 will not support DDR4 and will require DDR5 RAM at launch. Additionally, we know that the Ryzen 7000 is configured to support DDR5-5200, so fast DDR5 is likely to become very desirable in the near future.