Memory manufacturer TEAMGROUP has announced today its first-to-market DDR5 memory in the form of its new Elite U-DIMM DDR5 RAM for desktops. The model has been rated to do 4800 MT/s at 1.1V with a CAS Latency of 40-40-40-77. In terms of capacity, it's a 16GB module and comes in a standard dual channel kit for 32GB in total. The new memory also supports on-die ECC that should lead to a generally more stable system than previous-gen DDR modules.
Back in December, the firm announced that its DDR5 modules were entering the validation phase and it seems the hardware is finally ready for wider deployment. In fact, TEAMGROUP has confirmed that its new Elite DRAM is compatible with the 600 series chipset. This means the new Elite DDR5-4800 kits will work on Intel's upcoming socket LGA 1700 that will be introduced with Alder Lake-S.
The upcoming Alder Lake platform should be exciting for PC and desktop enthusiasts due to multiple aspects. It will not only be the first to market with DDR5 compatibility but it will also debut with the new big.LITTLE design or, as Intel calls it, the "Big-Bigger" architecture. The top-end Alder Lake-S processor is rumored to pack 16 cores, 24 threads where half would be the bigger Golden Cove cores (that have hyper-threading), while the other half would be smaller Gracemont ones (lacking hyper-threading) . There is also a slim chance that we finally see ATX12VO taking off with Alder Lake-S.
There is no word on compatibility with AMD's motherboards as AM5, which is expected to support DDR5 and still appears to be some distance away. The Elite DDR5-4800 is said to be available worldwide within the next few weeks. You can read the official press release here.