Chinese Memory Module Maker Netac Planning to Introduce DDR5 Gaming Memory Offering Speeds Beyond 10,000 Mhz

Netac DDR5

A Chinese memory maker by the name of Netac has claimed that they are working on DDR5 memory modules that will offer gaming-grade DDR5 memory with speeds beyond 10,000 MHz. The company OEM announced yesterday that like several other memory manufacturers, they too have received their first patch of DDR5 DRAM.

According to ITHome, Netac informed that they have received their first batch of DDR5 DRAM from Micron. This will officially start Netac’s development stage of DDR5 DRAM-based memory products. The DDR5 DRAM that Netac received has the IFA45 Z9ZSB product code which is ES ICs based on information from Micron’s website.

Each DRAM has a 2Gx8 capacity and is rated to operate at CL40 timings. The DDR5 DRAM chips are based on the 1znm node and measure at 11x9mm or 99mm2. Netac currently offers a few DDR4 memory products but they are claiming to offer gaming-grade DDR5 memory with speeds beyond 10,000 MHz.

Netac DDR5

As DDR5 has a base speed of 4800 MHz, going to 10,000 MHz means offering twice the speeds. It is not impossible since DDR4 memory started at 2133 MHz and we have seen several manufacturers offering kits that are rated at up to DDR4-5333 MHz that can further be pushed beyond DDR4-6000 MHz with some overclocking expertise.

According to T-Force, DDR5 memory has far greater room for voltage adjustment when it comes to overclocking support. This is primarily due to the upgraded power management ICs (PMIC) that allows for voltages over 2.6V. It is also detailed that existing DDR4 memory modules handled their voltage conversion through the motherboard but that changes with the new DRAM standard.

The components that are required for the voltage conversion are now moved over to the memory DIMM itself, reducing voltage wear and noise generation while simultaneously offering increased room for overclocking.

DDR5 memory support is first coming to Intel’s Alder Lake 12th Gen CPUs later this year. and we will most probably see DDR5 support in the Z690 chipset for the Alder Lake CPUs.


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