Micron will launch a new generation of DDR5 memory modules. Micron’s new DDR5 memory will be optimized for Intel’s 13th generation Core and AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors, support XMP 3.0 and EXPO technology
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Micron’s new-generation DDR5 memory complies with DDR5-5200 and DDR-5600 standards, with an operating voltage of 1.1V and a latency of CL46. Among them, the single capacity of DDR5-5200 is 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB, and the single capacity of DDR-5600 is not only the traditional 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB, but also 24GB and 48GB are available for users to choose.
In general, 24GB and 48GB are considered the sweet spot for new-generation servers and workstations, as systems can more precisely balance memory capacity and processor core count, while also potentially resulting in lower costs. For example, building a workstation or HEDT platform requires four-channel or eight-channel DDR5 memory, and using 24GB of DDR5 memory will be cheaper than 32GB. With support for XMP 3.0 and EXPO technologies, these DDR5 memory modules are also aimed at gamers.
Micron has not yet provided the price of these DDR5-5200 and DDR-5600 memories and the specific release time. Due to the decrease in PC demand in the first quarter of 2023, the price of DDR5 memory is expected to drop by 18% to 23%. Micron has even reduced the products of memory chips to cope with market changes. These new DDR5 memory modules from Micron are expected to be relatively inexpensive despite their higher capacity and higher performance.