AMD Says DDR5 on Ryzen Will Hit ‘Speeds You Maybe Thought Wouldn’t Be Possible’

AMD is making some bold claims about the performance of its upcoming Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ desktop CPUs. in a recent webinar over DDR5 DRAM (detected by WCCFTech), AMD reps explained how, with Samsung’s help, they are confident that very high clock speeds are in sight.

“Our first DDR5 gaming platform is our Raphael platform, and one of the amazing things about Raphael is that we’re really going to try to make a big hit with overclocking,” said Joseph Tao, memory enablement manager at AMD. “And I’ll leave it at that, but speeds you might not have thought possible might be possible with this overclocking spec.”

We started getting excited about these Zen 4 Ryzen CPUs since they were revealed earlier this year at CES 2022 (look at that heatsink!). The desktop Ryzen 7000 processors will arrive in a 5nm process node with PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 support in a new LGA 1718 socket.

AMD is currently using Samsung’s latest DDR5 technology for its next-generation EPYC Genoa enterprise servers. DDR5 has twice the capacity and nearly four times the density of DDR4 memory with reduced power consumption, which would help to increase gaming performance.

Some people will be happy to hear any mention of overclocking on Raphael. latest from AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Processor it does not have overclock supportwhich came as a surprise to people hoping to get as much performance out of the expensive Zen 3 chip as possible.

It would have been nice to see some numbers because “speeds you might have thought weren’t possible” is a great quote, but it gives us little idea of ​​how fast we’re actually talking here. And without numbers, there’s no way we can start speculating about prices, but so far we’re thinking: It’s not cheap. Although, if that World record DDR5 overclocking speed by any measure, the potential for speeds above 9,000 megatransfers per second already exists. (That’s too fast).

As AMD’s Zen 3 era draws to a close and Zen 4 begins, we’re excited to see what Team Red has in store for PC gaming.

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