DDR5 RAM has been on the market for over a half year now, but most brands still don’t have higher capacity memory kits in stores. After some quick online browsing, I could barely find any stores with actual available 64GB or higher capacity kits. However, having said that, one brand did come up quite often … and that’s Crucial, which is not only a respected brand but also one of the least expensive.
Crucial was so kind as to send us a 32GB x2 kit of the latest DDR5-4800 memory kit, so we can check how fast it is and if the dual-rank design makes a difference in the latest RAM generation.
Let’s look at the specifications and features, while later, we will focus on the test results.
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Faster load times and file transfers
Crucial DDR5 Desktop Memory can empower your computer to transfer 50% more data than DDR4 at launch, resulting in faster load times, file transfers, downloads, refresh rates, and less lag time. Due to higher bus efficiency, DDR5 technology is not just faster than the previous generation, it’s better.
More responsive multitasking
Crucial DDR5 offers 50% faster speeds than DDR4 at launch, empowering users with extreme performance right out of the box. Even more impressive, Crucial DDR5 is optimized for enhanced performance and multitasking, not just during testing, but in real-world conditions. Opening more browser tabs and switching between apps now feels more responsive than ever.
Extreme innovation for stable performance
Crucial DDR5 takes an extreme step forward in engineering over the previous generation with two independent 32-bit channels per module for optimized performance. Designed with on-die ECC (ODECC) at the component level for long-term stability, Crucial DDR5 is engineered to maintain the same reliability as the previous generation, even with the rigorous demands of next-gen computing.
Optimized power efficiency
For improved efficiency and stability, Crucial DDR5 introduces on-module voltage regulation with a power management integrated circuit (PMIC), which was on the motherboard with older memory technologies. This results in improved signaling and cleaner power for the modules (DIMMs). Moreover, DDR5’s on-module operating voltage is only 1.1V compared to DDR4’s 1.2V.
Micron® quality – tested reliability you can trust
As the vertically integrated consumer brand of Micron, Crucial is trusted by millions for reliability, performance, and compatibility. Unlike module assemblers, our unique relationship with Micron involves a deeper level of engineering collaboration to squeeze every ounce of performance from our products without compromising reliability. With Micron’s 43+ years of manufacturing excellence and Crucial’s 25+ years of consumer product development, Crucial DDR5 is backed by our limited lifetime warranty and delivers the powerful performance you can trust. When it comes to memory, don’t settle for less.
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