DDR5 is finally relevant for PC gaming

Memory manufacturer, G.Skill, has just announced the first DDR5 memory sticks with a sub-30 CAS latency. The new DDR5 memory will appear under the Trident Z5 RGB, Trident Z5, and Ripjaws S5 brands, and will be available as 32GB (2x 16GB) and 64GB (2x 32GB) kits. You’ll also get to pick from DDR5-5600 and DDR5-5200 frequencies, with both frequencies offering a CAS Latency of 28.

As the latencies drop, the real-world CAS latency of these kits actually challenges the responsiveness of decent CL16 DDR4 kits, and that means that we should start to see a benefit in-game. We’ve seen a push for higher frequencies recently but we need those latencies to come down as well.

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