ONE OF THE FEW DDR5-6600 OPTIONS OUT THERE
We recently took a look at some DDR5 memory from v-color, which was a 32 GB SCC Kit of the company’s Manta XPrism memory, rated for 6200 MT/s at CL36. Today we are raising the DDR5 performance level considerably, as v-color has sent over a 6600 MT/s CL34 kit for our inspection. This kit is part of the Manta XSky RGB series, and the 6600 MT/s speed is the highest currently offered for DDR5 RAM by v-color – or anyone else (as of this writing, anyway). Thankfully, we had a motherboard that could support it, and set about seeing what sort of performance impact the faster speed might have on our Z690 system.
It turns out that getting to 6600 MT/s CL34 at 1.4v on our updated MAXIMUS Z690 HERO board was as simple as enabling X.M.P. profile 1. No arguments here.
We didn’t perform a bunch of gaming tests at 720p to show scaling or anything excruciating like that, but I at least ran the same tests as with the last DDR5 kit we looked at, a DDR5-6200 kit also from v-color. Performance with this faster kit was expectedly higher; though you will rarely see nice linear scaling like this outside of synthetic benchmarks.
In closing, I really don’t have any complaints about the XSky RGB memory we looked at. Unlike the previous DDR5 kit we received from v-color, which offered a pair or “dummy” RGB-only modules in addition to the DIMMs, this XSky RGB kit is all business. Just two 16 GB DIMMs providing the latest memory standard at the industry’s fastest speed right now.