Intel will launch XMP 3.0 specification for DDR5 memory

At present, high-frequency memory on desktop computers will basically be equipped with XMP function, which is the abbreviation of Extreme Memory Profile. Yes, this is Intel’s standard. It is the memory certification standard introduced by Intel in September 2007. It is suitable for DDR3 and DDR4 memory. It has now been developed to the XMP 2.0 version. You can think of it as an automatic overclocking gear. When it is not turned on, the memory will run at the JEDEC standard frequency, timing, and voltage. After turning on, the motherboard will automatically read the memory preset settings and work at a higher frequency. The timing is also optimized by the manufacturer. Compared with the default setting, memory performance will be greatly improved after XMP is turned on.

In the HWiNFO software’s upcoming update list, Intel seems to be preparing to launch XMP 3.0 on DDR5 memory, and the new memory will arrive with the Alder Lake platform at the end of the year. The current JEDEC specification DDR5 memory has a starting transfer rate of 4800MT/s, and the highest can reach 6400MT/s. At present, the JEDEC specification of DDR4 memory can reach 3200MT/s, but the desktop memory exceeding 2666MT/s will basically support XMP, because this can provide better timing and bring lower latency.

In fact, memory manufacturers have announced that their DDR5 overclocking memory can range from 7200 MT/s to 10000 MT/s. It is estimated that these memories must support XMP 3.0.

As for why Intel will get XMP 3.0, it is estimated that DDR5 has changed too much compared to DDR4 memory. The original XMP 2.0 set is not suitable anymore. There may be more small parameters to be changed. Back then, XMP 2.0 seemed to accompany DDR4, but now it’s no surprise that DDR5 comes out with XMP 3.0.