ADATA at COMPUTEX 2023 showcased their latest DDR5 modules for gaming, creators and up to industrial applications.
For gaming, ADATA and their XPG line has the CASTER and LANCER modules. The CASTER isn RGB enabled module with a CNC milled heat-spreader design. Speed is rated up to 7000 MT/s while capacity is at 16 GB per kit.
The LANCER is yet another ADATA XPG product with the ROG branding slapped on it. This one is a little bit faster with 7200 MT/s of data rate. Finally, it is available in either 16 GB or 32 GB kits and could also be had in a White colorway or in a limited MERA edition.
Both the CASTER and LANCER comes with the XPG Prime software along with support for other RGB lighting software from various brands. They are also Intel XMP and AMD EXPO certified.
The ADATA ACE DDR5 are meant to appeal for those aligned with minimalistic components. Also geared for creators, the ACE DDR5 comes with 6400 MT/s data rate in a 32 GB kit.
The industrial products are ADATA’s bread and butter. What interest me the most here is the CAMM which is short for Compression Attached Memory Module. If memory serves me right (no pun intended), ASUS already had the same technology applied to their latest ZenBook. They call this as SoM or System-on-Module design. Anyway, the apeal of this module is its LGA like interface, allowing for better performance compared to your traditional SO-DIMM and even soldered DRAMs. CAMM is slated to complete its JEDEC standardization this coming end of 2023.
Yet another interesting design is the MR-DIMM which is a DDR5 memory able to achieve 8400 MT/s of data rate and an astounding capacity of up to 192 GB. It supports Intel’s Granite Rapids server platform.
Other memory products worth mentioning at ADATA and XPG booth are the CXL (Compute Express Link) memory modules and the CKD (Clock Driver on Module) DDR5 memory which is slated for the upcoming 14th generation Intel platform.