DDR5 is FINALLY HERE… and I’ve got it

October 26, 2021 by 28 Comments

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You might think DDR5 is just another iteration on the same memory concept we’ve had since the beginning, but THIS is unlike any RAM you’ve ever used. Let’s see what makes it tick, and how it can power the next generation of motherboards and CPUs.

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0:00 Intro
0:57 DDR5’s physically different
2:29 DDR cash money
3:10 Advantages over DDR4
4:04 Why not just go faster?
5:25 Getting around the bottlenecks
7:07 This isn’t dual channel
7:51 In-chip bit flip protection (no, it’s not “real” ECC)
8:40 DDR4 is FASTER??? Overclock time! +RGB


28 Replies to “DDR5 is FINALLY HERE… and I’ve got it”

  1. The Skeptic says:

    i dont understand this

  2. john smith says:

    I feel like we are gonna finally feel the exponential growth of technology reaaaaally soon

  3. Great video! Really love the more technical stuff you guys do! That being said, the switching backgrounds were way too distracting. It was impossible to read the text without pausing the video, and it needlessly distracted from the audio content as well. The previous, smoothly changing "LTT" circles were much better.

  4. mmanjj says:

    Loving the music!

  5. Mr B says:

    HI DDR5 will be the PRice of RTX 3000 Cards , Due to Scalpers

  6. Can‘t wait to Download DDR 5 Ram

  7. Paul Brooks says:

    If it’s not expected to be faster upon release and it’s more expensive, then any early adopters may be downgrading their systems if a platform only supports DDR5.

  8. Tomas Dipple says:

    Dance dance Revolution? Really?

  9. Fossillarson says:

    Hay hay now my hyperX ddr3 black fans never failed lol 😆

    Very loud I think idk bc I had 9 old louder fan's 😅 🙃 😳 💀

  10. ً says:

    RGB is a waste of silicon 😎

  11. Paul says:

    I'm really proud of you, Linus.

  12. Carlos O says:

    I'm a determined user when building a pc

  13. Charls Space says:

    Great and detailed information! Thanks, I'm hyped!

  14. Tony Zhu says:

    Pistol Size Shotgun D-Eagle? The Taurus Judge.

  15. wait ddr4 came out in 2014? thought it was 2016-17

  16. Wow not even a year has passed since I upgraded to ddr4…
    But fun fact, I'm the only one in my family and friends that uses ddr4, they all still have ddr3 lol

  17. Finally we have ddr5 but no GPUs in sight thanks silicon lottery 👏👏👏👏👏

  18. "Money can't buy you time"
    DDR5: What did he say!

  19. Skogis :D says:

    I'm from the (even further) future. Thought I should tell that DDR67 is the real deal.

  20. Jake Harris says:

    Hopefully this means better inter-compatibility. No more mismatched RAM sticks because one runs at 1.3V and another at 1.1V.

  21. Jason Carto says:

    Can't wait for DDR6!

  22. Greg Kite says:

    Still using ddr3…

  23. 3xrd says:


  24. Karrick says:

    Fuck. I remember being excited by ddr 3.

  25. Nicola Zane says:

    shit I'm waiting for those 10ghz 512gb ram sticks