PNY announces that its next-generation XLR8 gaming DDR5-4800 memory kit will be ready for Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake processor.Although we have seen Alder Lake chip with DDR5-4800 Benchmarking, this is the company’s first confirmation that Alder Lake will support DDR5.
The manufacturer stated in its press release, “With the launch of Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs at the end of 2021, Intel’s CPUs will be the first to support the DDR5 standard, but as other CPU manufacturers support more and more, by 2023, DDR5 May be more popular than DDR4.”
With any DDR5 memory, XLR8 Gaming DDR5-4800 memory module will run under 1.1V, and is equipped with on-chip single error correction (SEC) ECC support and built-in PMIC (power management IC) and voltage regulator module (VRM), designed to improve overclocking and voltage adjust.
PNY did not disclose the specifications of the memory, but confirmed that the initial capacity of the memory module is 16GB. Assuming it is a dual-channel memory kit, we expect the total capacity to be 32GB (2x16GB). The CAS latency (CL) can be 34, 40, or 42 clocks, depending on the bin.
Barring any accidents, PNY expects that its XLR8 Gaming DDR5-4800 memory will undergo compatibility testing in the third quarter of this year. Therefore, mass production may start in the fourth quarter. On the other hand, there are rumors that Alder Lake will be available in late 2021 or early 2022, so PNY’s XLR8 Gaming DDR5-4800 memory should be unveiled in time to coincide with Intel’s release.