STH: Not long after our Building 3x Intel Xeon W-3400 Workstation and Servers with the ASUS Pro WS W790E SAGE SE article and video, a company called V-Color reached out to us about their memory kit.V-Color 256GB 8x 32GB DDR5-6400 RDIMM Kit Overview
This kit, at the time of writing this review, was not on the QVL list for memory modules on this motherboard, but V-Color has 16GB RDIMM-based DDR5-6400 kits on the list as well as 32GB RDIMMs at DDR5-6000. Other QVL vendors are Kingston and G.Skill. It was impressive that V-Color was on the list for such a high-end platform.
The big question was, would they work, and at the rated speeds?
V-Color 256GB 8x 32GB DDR5-6400 RDIMM Kit Performance Example
Luckily the installation was super simple. We could just use the XMP profile and the DDR5 kit worked at DDR5-6400 out of the box.
Just for some sense, we had done an AIDA64 run on what would be our “standard” 512GB configuration using 8x 64GB SK hynix DDR5-4800 RDIMMs that we buy for servers.
SK Hynix AIDA64 512GB DDR5 4800 Configuration
Putting the new memory modules in halved our capacity, but we were a bit shocked at how much more bandwidth they provided. It was not the theoretical 33% increase, but it was very noticeable.
V Color AIDA64 256GB DDR5 6400 Configuration
Full review and final conclusion: