DDR5 was surprisingly hard to come by at launch, and even up until about two months ago it was still a challenge. The chip shortage has eased somewhat, and we’re starting to see manufacturers on their second gear with new speeds, lower latency, and of course RGB. Today we get our first look at a new entry from KLEVV, a fairly new player in the space. Dubbed CRAS XR5 RGB, this new memory kit aims to reach over 6,200 MT/s and take a new approach to lighting. Let’s watch his video:
While they did include a press release, I feel like they buried the clue. This new RAM kit also includes ECC. If you’re not familiar, this is Error Correcting Code, a technique that allows memory to handle an error without creating a blue screen or crashing an app or game. As you can see in this video, this is built right into memory, something you absolutely want, but hopefully never have to use or see.
There are some additional advantages that DDR5 brought to the market, and hardware manufacturers have been able to implement them under a banner called XMP 3.0. This “extreme memory performance” profile adds some additional checksums to help the memory reach higher speeds while remaining stable, as well as additional voltage controls to help with overclocking. The best news is that if your motherboard supports it, you can enable all of this with a single switch.
Coming back to the CRAS XR5, it will support XMP 3.0 and is rated in two packages: 6000 MT/s or 6200 MT/s or a speed option, and will only be available in 16×2 kits for 32 GB of total memory. While they may be new to the space, they’re also shipping this new hardware with a limited lifetime warranty, so you have peace of mind on top of what appears to be very solid engineering. While initially shipping in Europe, we can expect the CRAS XR kits to hit the US market in the coming months. We reached out to KLEVV for official pricing and will update with that and US availability when it becomes available.
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