DDR5 is the new RAM memory standard on the market. The technology had its final technical specifications published in July 2021, and is expected to start appearing in end-user products later this year. At first, the novelty will allow combs of up to 128 GB and speeds of 4,800 MHz, promising to double the bandwidth available in current DDR4.
Adoption is expected to be higher on PCs with the arrival of Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's Zen 4 architectures in the coming months. It is worth remembering that, in cell phones, the technology has already started to be used. Check out more details about DDR5 below and find out when it should appear on common PCs.
Definition of final technical specifications and launch of new processors should start the process of adopting DDR5
DDR5 is the successor to the current DDR4 on the market. Valid for both cell phones and computers, going through a multitude of different devices, the DDR5 should combine greater performance with greater energy efficiency than current technology.
In general terms, the JEDEC consortium, responsible for creating and implementing technical standards for this type of component, defines DDR5 memory based on the promise of double the bandwidth compared to what is possible in DDR4 - this even with reduced consumption power. Adoption of the technology is expected to start in the coming months due to the general technical specifications that manufacturers must comply with when producing their DDR5 chips and memory modules.