Intel is expected to unveil its popular Alder Lake processors in the coming weeks, and the motherboards are already showing up at some retailers. The good news is that there will be a variety of DDR5 memory combinations to choose from, but the price and availability may disappoint those who want to upgrade to the new platform.
RAM makers are working on the timely release of DDR5 memory blocks for the Intel Alder Lake processor family, which are expected to be banned in the coming weeks. Some, like TeamGroup, have been trying to sell DDR5 groups since June, but more availability worked against them. PNY is preparing DDR5-4800 kits to enter the market in the coming weeks, but that's all we know.
The latest maker to join the competition is GeIL, which has been beaming with the latest DRAM standards. Polaris DDR5-4800 memory component sales at Amazon and New York ahead of its official announcement earlier today. The company says the new Polaris RGB DDR5 line is intended for early users of Intel's Alder Lake and Zen 4 AMD platforms.
GeIL's Polaris RGB working modules DDR5-4800 CL40 is at 1.1V and comes in 8GB, and all 16GB and 32GB variants follow the JEDEC standard, which means there are no profiles that don't provide XMP. For those who want more speed, the company will soon have a 16GB DDR5-5200 CL34 module operating at 1.15V, and a 16GB DDR5-5600 CL38 module operating at 1.25V, as well as dual channel firing kits. These come with XMP 3.0 support for easy overclocking. The new DDR5 memory modules come with red, titanium gray, and white heatsinks as well as regular RGB lighting, GeIL says it overlaps with most CPU coolers for the price, and the DDR5-4800 32 kit costs $349.99 per GB and is available on Amazon and Newg . If that sounds pricey, know that at least Asus Z690 motherboards are affordable, and Alder Lake CPUs won't be more expensive than their Rocket Lake counterparts.
GeIL launched DDR5-5600 memory kits, and they are now sold out