News The First DDR5-4800 32GB RAM Kit Hits the Market for $310

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CL 40? lol
Official DDR4 timings were horrible when compared to readily available DDR3 when DDR4 initially hit the mainstream too. The first ~18 months going into a new memory standard are usually a write-off as far as net performance gains within a remotely reasonable budget are concerned. You usually need to wait until somewhere around the second anniversary mark of new memory hitting mainstream platforms before performance per dollar reaches parity with decent old stuff.
 

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4800 CL40 gives 16.6 ns latency. Mine 3600 CL18 are 10ns or 3466 CL16 which are 9.2ns.

Not sure is this increase latency cause of ECC. But for almost double price does it makes sense?
 

BTM18

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"Not sure is this increase latency cause of ECC. But for almost double price does it makes sense?"

Have you looked at prices for 4800mhz ddr 4 ram ? Oh wait. apples and oranges
 
Have you looked at prices for 4800mhz ddr 4 ram ? Oh wait. apples and oranges
This RAM is not likely to perform anywhere close to a DDR4-4800 kit in terms of memory performance, or even on the level of a relatively inexpensive DDR4-3600 kit for that matter, due to its slow latency. The clock rates might be 33% higher than DDR4-3600, but the absolute timings work out to be around 50-67% slower than what is typical for DDR4.

Maybe there will be some room for overclocking and/or tightening the timings, and the increased bandwidth may provide some benefit for certain tasks despite the higher latency, but in general I would expect this kit to be outperformed by many relatively inexpensive DDR4 kits. A kit with these specs is to DDR5 a bit like what early DDR4-2133 kits were to DDR4. This is pretty much as low as the specs go for DDR5, so someone building a performance system may want something faster.
 

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