PNY unveils three new DDR5 memory modules to prepare PCs for Intel's 12th Gen CPUs

Ddr5 Xlr8 Mako Desktop Module Top 4
Ddr5 Xlr8 Mako Desktop Module Top 4 (Image credit: PNY)

What you need to know

  • PNY announced three DDR5 memory modules to help PCs prepare for Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs.
  • Overclocked XLR8 Gaming MAKO RGB, XLR8 Gaming MAKO, and PNY Performance DDR5 modules will ship before the end of 2021.
  • DDR5 can provide significant performance boosts for video editing, photo editing, 3D modeling, and multi-frame rendering.

PNY announced three new DDR5 memory modules today, the XLR8 Gaming MAKO RGB, XLR8 Gaming MAKO, and PNY Performance DDR5. With Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs here, many people will want to pick up DDR5 memory modules when building their PCs. The PNY Performance DDR5 will be available in mid-November. The PNY XLR8 MAKO and MAKO RGB will arrive at some pointing Q4 2021. PNY has not shared pricing details at this time.

Both the XLR8 Gaming MAKO and MAKO RGB feature aluminum heat spreaders. They also show the XLR8 logo and silver lines that are machined into the heat spreader. Both XLR8 modules come overclocked.

The MAKO RGB has RGB LEDs that are diffused with a geometric polymer light pipe. PC owners will be able to control these lights with motherboard RGB control and sync software from several manufacturers, though PNY did not specify which motherboards will support controlling colors.

The PNY Performance DDR5 focuses on the performance benefits of DDR5 without the visual flair. It also doesn't come overclocked out of the box.

DDR5 can provide up to 32% faster video editing, up to 36% faster photo editing, up to 37% faster 3D modeling, and up to 100% faster multi-frame rendering performance.

PNY worked with ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and other partners to ensure compatibility. The XLR8 Gaming MAKO modules were pushed up to 6400MHz by PNY.

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