Talk of next generation hardware is about ready to pick back up again in the CPU and memory space. Intel may be launching its Rocket Lake CPUs next week, but the real promise of power lies in its 12th generation 10nm Alder Lake CPUs due out later this year. DDR5 memory support will play a part in moving performance forward when that time comes, and T-Force plans to be ready with overclockable memory from the start.
The company announced today that it has successfully created U-DIMM and SO-DIMM products that will be compatible with the top motherboard manufacturers. That includes MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock, and ASUS for now. T-Force advertises that its memory modules will allow for greater voltage adjustments, due to the upgraded power management of integrated controllers in the DDR5 memory spec. How high can it go? Apparently to 2.6V thanks to how DDR5 handles voltage conversion in the memory module as opposed to the motherboard. It all results in reduced voltage wear, reduced noise generation, and far more overclocking headroom than previous generations.
T-Force is making some bold claims when it comes to the overclocking potential, as that sounds pretty hefty. We do know that other memory manufacturers are already creating exceptionally speedy modules though. Adata already announced its own kit that will feature 8400MT/s. With that considered, we should see some similarly impressive results from T-Force among others.
That’s great but what about the framerates
It’s still too early to determine how significant DDR5 will be for gaming without seeing it in action. The top DDR4 memory kits on the market today already exceed Intel and AMD’s official specs and make the higher frequency kits a bit difficult to justify. Fortunately, DDR5 memory support in new motherboards and CPUs will finally raise the bar by a significant margin. Once Intel’s Alder Lake (and presumably AMD’s Zen4) arrive alongside DDR5 memory, there will be plenty of benchmarking to start on.