Micron launches Crucial Pro series DDR5-6000 memory
Last year, Micron recalibrated its sales strategy in the consumer market, electing to prioritize the Crucial brand and ceasing the production and sale of Ballistix/Crucial Elite memory. However, Micron did not abandon its proprietary memory offerings. This year, they unveiled the Pro series under the Crucial brand, encompassing both DDR4 and DDR5 products, thereby broadening their product range.
The Crucial Pro series of memory is available in a myriad of specifications, including DDR4-3200 and DDR5-5200/5600. All are fitted with black heat spreaders, devoid of RGB lighting. The former boasts a green PCB, while the latter features a black PCB, mirroring the aesthetics of the previous Classic series. Micron has now augmented the Crucial Pro series lineup with the introduction of a higher frequency DDR5-6000 memory. However, it is currently only available in a 48GB kit (24GB x2), priced at $166.99, maintaining the previous design ethos.
Diverging from the standard Classic series, the Pro series memory embraces official overclocking capabilities. The DDR4 products support Intel XMP 2.0, while the DDR5 products are compatible with Intel XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO, offering users enhanced performance. While Micron’s Pro series memory largely adheres to JEDEC standards and seemingly leans towards professional-grade products, its design also caters to gaming enthusiasts.
The timings for the newly introduced Crucial Pro DDR5-6000 48GB (24GB x2) kit are set at CL 48-48-48, and it operates at a mere 1.1V. This is somewhat lower compared to many products of the same frequency that run at 1.35V, suggesting a potentially higher overclocking capability.