G.Skill’s AMD EXPO DDR5 Memory Kits Cost The Same As Intel XMP Modules In Japanese Retailer Listing

G.SKILL Unleashes AMD EXPO-Infused Trident Z5 Neo & Flare X5 DDR5 Memory Kits For Ryzen 7000 CPUs 1

Japanese retailer, OCWorks, has listed several G.Skill DDR5 kits with AMD EXPO certification and the price is more or less the same as the Intel XMP kits.

No Pricing Difference Seen Between AMD EXPO & Intel XMP DDR5 Memory Kits As Per Japanese Listing

The retailer has listed a total of 14 G.Skill kits which are part of their DDR5 Trident Z NEO (RGB) & Flare X5 series. All of these kits are certified with AMD EXPO supports which provide the best OC capabilities, profiles, and support on the AM5 platform. AMD has stated that using an EXPO DDR5 memory kit can yield up to 11% better performance compared to the native JEDEC speeds that are supported by the AM5 platform.

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The G.Skil kits listed by the retailer range from DDR5-5600 up to DDR5-6000 and 32 GB capacities (16 GB x 2). The timings are rated as low as CL28 and as high as CL36. In the table below, you can see how the prices compare between the AMD EXPO and Intel XMP memory of the same specs by the same retailer:

G.Skill AMD EXPO & Intel XMP DDR5 Memory Kits Price Comparison:

G.Skill DDR5 SeriesAMD EXPO Memory Kit SpeedTimings / VoltageModel NamePricing (Converted to USD)Intel XMP Memory Kit SpeedTimings / VoltageModel NamePricing (Converted to USD)Difference
Trident Z5 Neo RGBDDR5-6000 CL3030-38-38-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3038F16GX2-TZ5NR$362 USN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Trident Z5 Neo RGBDDR5-6000 CL3232-38-38-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3238F16GX2-TZ5NR$325 USDDR5-6000 CL3232-38-38-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3238F16GX2-TZ5RK$319 US+2%
Trident Z5 Neo RGBDDR5-6000 CL3636-36-36-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3636F16GX2-TZ5NR$288 USDDR5-6000 CL3636-36-36-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3636F16GX2-TZ5RK$282 US+2%
Trident Z5 Neo RGBDDR5-5600 CL2828-34-34-89 @ 1.35VF5-5600J2834F16GX2-TZ5NR$308 USDDR5-5600 CL2828-34-34-89 @ 1.35VF5-5600J2834F16GX2-TZ5RK$302 US+2%
Trident Z5 Neo RGBDDR5-5600 CL3030-36-36-89 @ 1.25VF5-5600J3036D16GX2-TZ5NR$297 USDDR5-5600 CL3030-36-36-89 @ 1.25VF5-5600J3036D16GX2-TZ5RK$291 US+2%
Trident Z5 NeoDDR5-6000 CL3030-38-38-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3038F16GX2-TZ5N$343 USN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Trident Z5 NeoDDR5-6000 CL3232-38-38-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3238F16GX2-TZ5N$305 USN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Trident Z5 NeoDDR5-6000 CL3636-36-36-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3636F16GX2-TZ5N$269 USDDR5-6000 CL3636-36-36-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3636F16GX2-TZ5K$263 US+2%
Trident Z5 NeoDDR5-5600 CL2828-34-34-89 @ 1.35VF5-5600J2834F16GX2-TZ5N$291 USDDR5-5600 CL2828-34-34-89 @ 1.35VF5-5600J2834F16GX2-TZ5RK$302 US-4%
Trident Z5 NeoDDR5-5600 CL3030-36-36-89 @ 1.25VF5-5600J3036D16GX2-TZ5N$280 USN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Flare X5 / Ripjaws S5DDR5-6000 CL3232-38-38-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3238F16GX2-FX5$288 USDDR5-6000 CL3232-38-38-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3238F16GX2-RS5K$288 US0%
Flare X5 / Ripjaws S5DDR5-6000 CL3636-36-36-96 @ 1.35VF5-6000J3636F16GX2-FX5$252 USN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Flare X5 / Ripjaws S5DDR5-5600 CL3030-36-36-89 @ 1.25VF5-5600J3036D16GX2-FX5$263 USDDR5-5600 CL3030-36-36-89 @ 1.25VF5-5600J3036D16GX2-RS5K$263 US0%
Flare X5 / Ripjaws S5DDR5-5600 CL3030-36-36-89 @ 1.20VF5-5600J3636C16GX2-FX5$230 USN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

As you can see from the table above, the difference between Intel's XMP and AMD's EXPO memory kits from G.Skill is little to none. The 2% difference between a few kits is going to be normalized at launch. As for whether these will be the official prices, then do note that the US regional pricing will be much lower since these include Japanese taxes. As such, we can expect most of these kits under or close to $200 US which is decent given their performance and specifications. G.Skill isn't the only vendor which plans on offering AMD EXPO optimized DDR5 memory kits. There are several others who have been working on their own kits.

AMD announced that their memory partners such as ADATA, Corsair, GeIL, G.Skill, and Kingston, will have a total of 15 kits at launch with speeds of up to DDR5-6400 while DDR5-6000 is going to end up as the targeted "Sweet Spot" for the Ryzen 7000 CPUs. The AMD EXPO DDR5 kits will launch alongside the Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs and AM5 motherboards on the 27th of September.

News Source: Momomo_US

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