First Native 3200 DDR4 Unveiled By Century Micro; Memory Card Works Best For Plug-And-Play Optimization

First Native 3200 DDR4 Unveiled By Century Micro; Memory Card Works Best For Plug-And-Play Optimization
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Noted Japanese company dropped the first-ever native DDR-4 3200 in the market today. This is the best plug-and-play option for people who don’t want to tinker with memory modules.

For context, memory kits that are sold in the market are designed to run at high speeds. However, most products still follow the JEDEC standard of 2133 for the DDR-4. The JEDEC stands for Joint Electron Device Engineering Council, which has around 300 members.

The JEDEC released the baseline standard mostly for compatibility. There are even products in the market to analyze whether your SDRAM is running a JEDEC standard.

In this way, the memory kit will work with most GPUs and motherboards. Nevertheless, there’s a way to shore up the memory speed by simply enabling the Extreme Memory Profile/AMD Memory Profile.

You can also manually calibrate the memory, although this is not recommended for people who have no experience with computers.

This is why the native DDR-4 3200 is a significant step for people who want plug-and-play optimization. The Century Micro’s memory kit features 3200 MHz right out of the box. Of course, you have to look at the manual if your motherboard is included in the list of compatible brands.

Nevertheless, the default setting for the DDR-4 3200 is CL 22-22-22-52. You still need to calibrate it to improve the latency. One way is to overclock while also setting it to lower timing. Note that the product comes with the 1.2V standard voltage. The CL refers to the number of cycles it takes for the RAM to provide the necessary data required by the CPU.

You can certainly bring the numbers down to CL 16-18-18-38 or CL 16-18-18-36. But it will still depend on the settings recommended on your motherboard. For most games, however, these numbers won’t make any difference. For some online games, the goal is to get the lowest ping as possible to get an edge over the competition. You need a good online connection, as well as a powerful build for that.

In terms of potential, however, Century Micro announced that the product features an 8-layer circuit board. That means there’s a lot of room for you to play around to improve the timing.

The DDR-4 3200 launches on July 7. Consumers can choose from the 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB lineup. There’s no price point yet for the vaunted memory kits.