It won’t be long before Alder Lake will arrive. When it arrives, the next-generation CPU architecture will usher in the era of DDR5 memory in the mainstream market segment. Kingston is ready for the new era, and it claims that at least two kits are the first to pass the Intel Platform Verification Program.
This basically means that these kits meet certain standards and will eventually be used with the integrated memory controller in the Alder Lake processor, and possibly with the included Z690 motherboard.
Intel provides a High-level overview the process of. The memory manufacturer sends the module for testing, and then checks and tests it. If they pass, they will be verified, and companies like Kingston can choose to yell on the top of the mountain, as is the case here. If problems occur, Intel and the memory manufacturer will try to resolve these problems before retesting.
Generally, memory manufacturers will not bother to announce platform verification. However, this is a somewhat different situation, DDR5 is just getting ready to start running. In addition, Kingston stated that it has a lot of DDR5 memory on hand, implying that there will be no shortage.
“We look forward to launching our latest DDR5 product portfolio and investing heavily in upcoming products,” Chen You said, Vice President of Kingston’s DRAM Business Unit. “By procuring components early during global shortages to enhance our production infrastructure with the latest DDR5 platform, we are able to support high-volume demand.”
The verified components include a 16GB DDR5-4800 module (KVR48U40BS8-16) and a 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5-4800 memory kit (KVR48U40BD8-32). Both comply with the official JEDEC specification for DDR5 RAM.
Kingston also made it clear that these are the first of more DDR5 memory products to be launched. It plans to follow up with these high-performance modules-probably modules over 4,800 MT/s (possibly under its Fury brand), as well as low- and high-capacity kits and multiple form factors (meaning SO-DIMMs for laptops).
Although Kingston claims that it is the first company to be verified by Intel, it is not the only one.Twitter user @momomo_us Draw attention to the recently published Intel Document (PDF) An overview of more than a dozen validated DDR5 kits. Kingston’s kits appear in the list, as do Crucial, Micron, Samsung, and SK Hynix kits. All of these are in line with JEDEC’s baseline specifications.