Will DDR5 Improve Gaming? Here's What We Think

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DDR5 is rumoured to pack a serious punch, which will likely improve your gaming epxerience, however, as we all know it's not as straight forward as it might seem.

There are a number of factors you'll need to consider before you go rushing off to bag some DDR5 RAM hot off the shelves, so let's take a look at what you can do to prep for release.

Will DDR5 Improve Gaming?

Improving your PC's gaming performance depends on various factors, ranging from the installed GPU, CPU, your monitor's display resolution, and even the specific game engine or game.

Some of these factors can be improved by DDR5, while others may see little-to-no change in performance.

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If the installed graphics card limits your PC, then upgrading your RAM may increase the FPS by a minimal amount but won't dramatically change your game's performance.

If the game's engine requires a large amount of RAM and a faster CPU speed to run efficiently, upgrading your system to use DDR5 instead of DDR4 will substantially increase your PC's gaming performance!

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DDR5 News and Rumors

DDR5 may not have an official release date at the time of writing but is expected to be available towards the end of this year, 2021.

This expected release date is due to a rumor that Intel's 12th generation processors offer support for DDR5 RAM, which would need to have consumer modules readily available for purchase.

If you are looking to upgrade soon and don't feel like waiting for DDR5, then head on over to Gfinity's best Ram of 2021 for some top picks available right now.

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