Planning for the next-generation of processors, ADATA has sent us a render of its first DDR5 module at CES 2021, with supported speeds of up to DDR5-8400.

Memory partners and manufacturers during 2020 started to outline their plans for DDR5, including specifications and architecture. This includes announcements from the big three memory giants, including SK Hynix, Samsung, and Micron. ADATA has gone one step further and unveiled a render of what its DDR5 module could potentially look like, with a generic green PCB, with eight memory chips in two banks of four. This is despite the fact that we have already seen DDR5 engineering samples in the wild.

ADATA's DDR5 Module render for CES 2021

ADATA states that it has has teamed up with both MSI and GIGABYTE to test its new DDR5 memory. This is to ensure that it has compatibility for DDR5 ready processors that will be announced. ADATA states its DDR5 memory can support speeds of up to 8400 MT/s, although this is likely to be at the launch and is in the upper range of what is expected on DDR5. Similarly with its 64 GB per module claim - this is DDR5 specification, and ADATA hasn't shown us anything to suggest that initial modules will start at 64 GB capacities.

For more information about DDR5, check out the following:

ADATA hasn't revealed which memory chips it intends to use for its modules, but all we know for now is that it will release DDR5 memory, and it will follow official specifications. 

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  • FatFlatulentGit - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    " ADATA has sent us a render of its first DDR5 module at CES 2021, with supported speeds of up to DDR4-8400"

    Pretty sure that's a typo.
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    "Pretty sure that's a typo."

    Thanks. Old habits die hard.
  • Samus - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    Bonsoir, Elliot.
  • MadAd - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    If that isnt a hint that we need to move off ATX as a platform (with all that entails, including dumping full size 288pin ram) then I dont know what is?
  • Duwelon - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    Do wot now? ATX is a form factor, not a platform.
  • TeXWiller - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    I'm thinking you are thinking about the new memory spec in the CXL specifications. Microchip is a board member in the CXL consortium. That is the same company that manufactures OMI memory buffers for IBM POWER10. Along that, the it would be nice if pluggable EDSFF SSDs and accelerators could gain a foothold in the consumer market and gain the lower prices through scale.
  • Brane2 - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    So what ?
    What c/w/ould you do with it ?
  • edzieba - Friday, January 15, 2021 - link

    I just know that nearly-centered DDR5 keying is going to drive people up the wall in the same insert-flip-insert-flip-insert way that USB A did. Except with a higher chance of mangling a DDR slot in the process.
  • NancyShannon - Monday, November 8, 2021 - link

    I'm pretty sure that near-centered DDR5 keying will drive folks insane in the same way that USB A did with its insert-flip-insert-flip-insert-flip-insert-flip-insert-flip-insert-flip-insert-flip-insert-flip-insert-flip-ins Except there's a better possibility you'll muck up a DDR slot.

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