Crucial DDR5 Desktop Memory

Crucial DDR5 Laptop Memory


Next-gen CPUs need Crucial DDR5 RAM

Crucial DDR5 is a new groundbreaking technology that's engineered to handle the skyrocketing processing demands of next-gen computers, taking a giant leap forward in speed and performance from the previous generation.

Micron quality – tested reliability you can trust

As the vertically integrated consumer brand of Micron, a leader in DDR5 development with a reputation for proven engineering excellence, Crucial is trusted by millions for reliability, performance, and compatibility. Unlike module assemblers, our unique relationship with Micron involves a deeper level of engineering that delivers powerful performance you can trust. When it comes to memory, don’t settle for less.

Next-gen CPUs need DDR5 RAM

Next-Gen CPUs Need DDR5 RAMDDR5 is a new groundbreaking technology that’s engineered to handle the skyrocketing processing demands of next-gen computers9, taking a giant leap forward in speed and performance from the previous generation.

Crucial works with top-tier CPU and motherboard vendors to ensure quality and compatibility.

DDR5 RAM from Crucial = next-level performance

The phenomenal speed of DDR5 means you can have multiple Chrome tabs open while watching YouTube, editing family photos, and chatting with friends on social media. To work not just faster but also better, DDR5 is engineered for efficiency so you can load, transfer, and download files faster, with less lag time. 

DDR4 vs DDR5 concurrent operations comparison.

Two independent 32-bit channels per module for twice the concurrent operations 

DDR4 vs DDR5 banks comparison

2x banks and bank groups increase data bus efficiency 

DDR4 vs DDR5 data rate comparison

Doubling the burst length to 16 enables higher data rates and bus efficiency 

DDR5 RAM = optimized stability and increased efficiency

Crucial DDR5 provides the same lasting reliability as DDR4, even with the rigorous demands of next-gen computing. With improved stability and efficiency, DDR5 provides stronger signaling and cleaner power.


On-die error correction code (ODECC) offers long-term stability 


Power management (PMIC) moves from the motherboard to the module 

DDR4 vs DDR5 voltage comparison

Module voltage is reduced from 1.2V to 1.1V 

Future DDR5 speeds and densities

As DDR5 technology matures over its five to seven-year lifespan, new products will become available that are even faster, in more densities.

Future DDR5 products will reach speeds up to 8400 MT/s

Products with speeds of 4800MT/s will launch in late 2021. When the technology matures, new products will reach speeds up to 8400MT/s, which is 2.63x faster than DDR4 

DDR5 future densities up to 4x DDR4

Products in densities of 8, 16 and 32GB will launched in late 2021. When the technology matures, new products will reach densities of 128GB, which is 4x larger than DDR4 

The latest on DDR5

What will Crucial's DDR5 bring?

What makes DDR5 possible and what advantages does it bring over DDR4?    

DDR5 memory FAQ

  • When will DDR5 come out?

    We expect to see DDR5 memory and supporting hardware by the end of 2021. Working closely with Intel, AMD, and motherboard manufacturers, Crucial is well positioned to support this exciting launch!

  • DDR4 vs DDR5, which RAM is better?

    DDR5 RAM launch speeds will deliver nearly double the bandwidth of DDR4. But it's not just faster, it's better at channel efficiency, power management, and is optimized to scale with your demanding multi-core workloads or games. DDR5 translates to a better experience across the board.

  • How much faster is DDR5 memory than DDR4?

    Crucial DDR5 RAM will start at 4800MT/s at launch. This translates to nearly 1.5x the maximum standard DDR4 speed.

  • What densities are available for DDR5 memory?

    Crucial DDR5 memory will be available in 8, 16, and 32GB at launch.

  • Can I use DDR5 RAM on a DDR4 motherboard?

    No. DDR5 memory and DDR4 motherboards are not compatible.

  • Is DDR5 RAM good for gaming?

    Absolutely! To make sure a graphics card (GPU) does not bottleneck, optimal performance between the CPU and RAM is vital. DDR5 provides the massive bandwidth per CPU core needed for the next generation of multi-core CPUs. Along with better channel efficiency, this bandwidth feeds the GPU to support up to 360 frames per second (FPS) on next-gen monitors that are specifically designed to eliminate screen tearing and provide a better user experience for professional gaming and esports. 

  • Is DDR5 RAM available for PC?

    CPUs and motherboards that support DDR5 RAM for Desktop PCs are expected to be available by late 2021. Crucial DDR5 RAM for Desktop PCs will be available as soon as the first CPUs are available. We are engaged with Intel and AMD, as well as all motherboard vendors and laptop manufacturers for its launch and will make our Crucial DDR5 RAM for Laptop PCs available as soon as the CPUs are available.