Looking for DDR5 sources without getting scalped!

les_garten

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I just got an i9-12900K and an Asus Maximus Hero board. I need 64GB DDR5 around 5600-6000.

Anybody have any sources? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
 

chameleoneel

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I just got an i9-12900K and an Asus Maximus Hero board. I need 64GB DDR5 around 5600-6000.

Anybody have any sources? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
I don't think those speeds will be available to the general public, until the end of the month. And I don't expect good supply.
 

Comixbooks

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Yeah I guess I have to wait I was going to buy a DDR4 MB untill I saw a 15FPS increase with DDR5 on a recent Youtube video.
 

dasa

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Yeah I guess I have to wait I was going to buy a DDR4 MB untill I saw a 15FPS increase with DDR5 on a recent Youtube video.
There is some games where 3200c14 is a bit faster than 6600c36 and others where 6600c36 is a fair bit quicker but on average they perform similar.



If you were to get DDR4 4800C17 I don't doubt that it would spank current DDR5 kits on average.
One day there will be faster DDR5 kits but that may also require IMC improvements.
 
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chameleoneel

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Another thing about it, is the DDR4 3200 is running in gear 1 mode.

DDR5 runs in gear 2, which has twice the starting latency.

Gear 1 is stable to about 3733mhz. I still haven’t seen anyone compare at least DDR4 3600 to any DDR5.
 

therealjustin

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I'm still debating whether to use my DDR4 3600 CL16-19-19-39 kit, or just wait for DDR5. Certainly not going to pay $1000 for a kit off eBay.
 

les_garten

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I'm still debating whether to use my DDR4 3600 CL16-19-19-39 kit, or just wait for DDR5. Certainly not going to pay $1000 for a kit off eBay.
If I didn't want the Asus Hero board for connectivity, it would be a No brainer to get a DDR4 board for me. The reviews show DDR4 3200 working as well as DDR5 6000
 

therealjustin

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Man, am I getting tired of looking for DDR5 memory...
Same. Debating whether I should just return my 12700K.

Whatever stock does show up will be instantly scalped, and most DDR4 boards seem to suck...on purpose I suspect. I cannot use any of the ASUS boards due to their VRM clearance issues, and Gigabyte is very unstable.
 

les_garten

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Same. Debating whether I should just return my 12700K.

Whatever stock does show up will be instantly scalped, and most DDR4 boards seem to suck...on purpose I suspect. I cannot use any of the ASUS boards due to their VRM clearance issues, and Gigabyte is very unstable.

Exactly. I would hold on till after Cyber Monday at least. The DDR4 Asus board doesn't do it for me either.
 

jmilcher

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The early adopter tax. Everyone pays it who jumps on board initially. That’s basically how it has always been and with the current shortages I don’t see that changing.
 

les_garten

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The early adopter tax. Everyone pays it who jumps on board initially. That’s basically how it has always been and with the current shortages I don’t see that changing.

I ain't got any problem with that. Just wish I could find 'em.
 

hititnquitit

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Man, am I getting tired of looking for DDR5 memory...
Its going to be like trying to find a gpu last year. You and everyone else under the sun are competing for the same few kits. The moment they hit web sites they are instantly out of stock.
 

Thug Esquire

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Nobody's buying DDR5 because the RAM is faster. People want DDR5 because it's the only way to run Alder Lake on decent motherboards.

I'd stick with DDR4 if they made feature-complete DDR4 motherboards, but they don't.
 

les_garten

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Nobody's buying DDR5 because the RAM is faster. People want DDR5 because it's the only way to run Alder Lake on decent motherboards.

I'd stick with DDR4 if they made feature-complete DDR4 motherboards, but they don't.

^^^^^^^^This^^^^^^^^^
 
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