While there are no more platforms using DDR5 RAM for a few months (in principle, it will be released in Intel’s next generation announced for the end of this year), memory makers are already pushing hard for a few months their efforts to have the first memory kits ready as soon as possible, and luckily they did because with the shortage of components that we are experiencing, imagine if Intel launches its new platform and it does not there is no RAM by then RAM memory to be able to use the.
This is the price of the first DDR5 RAM kits
Just a few days ago, manufacturer TeamGroup already announced that it had the first DDR5 memory kits ready, so in essence we already knew almost all the details; The brand’s first DDR5 family will be part of the Elite product family, but as you can see from the images in this article, these will be pretty straightforward U-DIMMs, with a black PCB that doesn’t even wear heat sink.
The fact that they don’t have a heat sink is something we can take as almost normal, as being the first memory kits their speed is not overclocked at the factory and therefore they run at 4800MHz ex works. , in this case with quite high latencies (CL40 – 40-40-77) and at a voltage of only 1.1V, so they shouldn’t heat up at all once we put them into use.
But we’ll leave ourselves with some preambles and get to the heart of the matter, the price of these DDR5 memory kits. According to TeamGroup, they will initially only release a 2 × 16 GB kit (i.e. the minimum capacity will be 32 GB) at 4800 MHz for a price of $ 399.99, which will likely result in a price in Europe of around 400 dollars. They will be available in major online stores like Amazon from the end of June or beginning of July.
Now, is this price expensive? If we compare it to a “standard” kit (without overclock and without RGB lighting which could increase its price) of 32 GB of DDR4 RAM in two 16 GB modules, we can find the Corsair Vengeance LPX as one of the products. the cheapest. 3,200 MHz for a price that barely exceeds 200 dollars, which means that this first DDR5 RAM memory kit from TeamGroup will cost almost double the current DDR4.
Initially this is normal, because we are dealing with new memory technology and at the beginning it always tends to have a rather high price; We will have to wait until the rest of the manufacturers launch their DDR5 RAM memory kits to see if the price stabilizes or if, really, investing in the new Intel platform which requires switching from RAM to the new generation will be more expensive by account. Admittedly, currently having 16GB DDR4 kits for less than $ 100, paying $ 400 for new RAM technology (even if that’s double the capacity) seems pretty expensive.