In letter : Intel is expected to unveil its professional-grade Alder Lake processors in the coming weeks, and motherboards are already appearing at some retailers. The good news is that there will be a variety of DDR5 memory kits to choose from, but the pricing and availability may disappoint enthusiasts who want to switch to the new platform.
RAM makers are scrambling to release DDR5 memory kits in time for the Intel Alder Lake line of processors, which is expected to break coverage in the coming weeks. Some, like TeamGroup, have been trying to sell their DDR5 kits since June, but uptime has mostly worked against them. PNY is preparing DDR5-4800 kits that will arrive in the coming weeks, but that’s about all we know about it.
The latest manufacturer to join the race is GeIL, which was so excited about the latest DRAM standard that it started selling Polaris DDR5-4800 memory modules on Amazon and Newegg ahead of their official announcement earlier in the day. The company says its new Polaris RGB DDR5 line is aimed at early adopters of Intel’s Alder Lake and AMD’s Zen 4 platforms.
GeIL’s Polaris RGB DDR5-4800 CL40 modules will operate at 1.1V and will be available in 8 gigabyte, 16 gigabyte and 32 gigabyte variants. These strictly adhere to the JEDEC standard, which means they will not offer any XMP profiles. For people who want more speed, the company will soon release a 16-gigabyte DDR5-5200 CL34 module running at 1.15V and a 16-gigabyte DDR5-5600 CL38 module running at 1.25V, as well as dual kits. channel. These will come with XMP 3.0 support for easy overclocking.
The new DDR5 memory modules will come with red, titanium gray, and white heat sinks, along with the usual RGB lighting, and GeIL says they won’t interfere with most CPU coolers. As for pricing, a 32-gigabyte DDR5-4800 kit will set you back $ 349.99 and can be found on Amazon and Newegg. If that sounds expensive, be aware that at least Z690 motherboards from Asus will be offered at relatively acceptable prices and Alder Lake processors won’t be much more expensive than their Rocket Lake counterparts.
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