DDR5 for Ryzen 7000: AMD explains the advantages

DDR5 for Ryzen 7000: AMD explains the advantages

from Valentin Sattler
In a YouTube video, AMD explains what the company expects from DDR5 memory in combination with the new Ryzen 7000 processors. The core points are higher efficiency and better performance.

After Intel switched to DDR5 and PCI-Express 5.0 with the Alder Lake processors in 2021, AMD is now following. The upcoming Ryzen 7000 CPUs should also support both interfaces, and AMD recently published a video that emphasizes the advantages of DDR5 memory.

DDR5 and Ryzen 7000

In the almost three-minute clip, Robert Hallock, who heads technical marketing at AMD, explains what AMD expects from DDR5. In addition to a general explanation of how RAM works – that it only holds data during operation and serves as main memory – AMD specifically mentions performance and efficiency advantages.

Specifically, the company expects that the use of DDR5, in contrast to DDR4, will be particularly exciting for overclockers in order to benefit from the higher possible transfer rate. As a comparison value, it is mentioned here that DDR4 should only manage 4,000 mega transfers per second, whereas DDR5 is said to have 7,000 mega transfers. Games in particular should also benefit from this.

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With regard to notebooks, however, Hallock speaks of a higher efficiency that can be achieved with DDR5. However, as with the previously mentioned performance advantages, it does not provide any concrete figures. It remains to be seen whether the switch to (fast) DDR5 memory will actually bring noticeable or not measurable advantages for the Ryzen 7000 processors. Here, the first tests for the launch of the CPUs will have to provide the relevant data.

Source: AMD