Kingston has announced that its DDR5 UDIMMs were recently given Intel’s Platform Validation. This makes the brand’s memory modules some of the first DDR5 memory to be recognised and given validation, ahead of the Alder Lake CPU lineup and its accompanying Z690 motherboard series.
In conjunction to the validation, Kingston also announced that it is providing more than 10000 samples of its DDR5 RAM to major motherboard manufacturers and other technology partners, in support of Intel’s platform launch.
Kingston’s DDR5 RAM comes in two capacities, 16GB and 32GB, and in kits of two. As per JEDEC specifications, both variations will ship out running at a frequency of 4800MHz and a voltage requirement of just 1.1V. Further, the CL timings should be rated at 40-39-39 across the board. As for the chips on its modules, it is expected that Kingston’s DDR5 RAM will be using chips supplied by SK Hynix.
Earlier in the week, Intel officially gave the world a glimpse of its Alder Lake CPU, as well as providing confirmation that the lineup will be announced during the Intel Innovation event, scheduled to begin on 27 October. More importantly, the 12th generation Intel processors and their platform will be the first in the industry to use the new DDR5 memory standard.