DDR5 DRAM is expected to control markets by 2023 and absolutely dominate them by 2026, according to a new report. Double data rate (DDR) baseline numbers are always improving, hence why we’re on four right now. But soon, DDR5 will become the lion.
It’s only a matter of time before DDR5 takes over, as that’s how numeric installments work. Hence why Yole Développement’s estimate that the paradigm shift is starting now is as good a guess as anyone’s.
Yole Développement went on to point out that the incoming takeover of the latest and greatest DRAM iteration is inevitable. Data-intensive apps require better performance, the likes of which DDR4 is struggling to provide. “The new specification brings lower voltage and moves Power Management ICs (PMICs) onto the memory module,” the report states. “It doubles the maximum data rate and increases the die density by a factor of 4 (up to 64Gb).”
In other words, if you thought you had the latest and greatest memory in your rig, think again; it’s already outdated because DDR5 is about to go mainstream. However, that just means the best DDR4 RAM for your gaming PC is about to get cheaper. Hopefully.