Review: DDR5 SK Hynix A-die 16 GB 5600B single rank


After a first test of the A-die chips on a dual rank kit from SK Hynix, we move today to the single rank version. It is a 2×16 GB kit which should be able to reach more than 8000 Mt/s on Intel platform. Let’s see if these A-die chips in single rank offer high level performances as expected.

We are here on the first chips available for purchase (in China), designed and manufactured directly by SK Hynix. It will be very difficult to get them without contact on the spot. But count on around 400 € for a 2×16 GB kit. Retails kits are gradually arriving on the market from Teamgroup or V-color at prices above 400 €. CornerJack received its first A-die kit this Friday, it is the Teamgroup Delta RGB 7200 Mt/s CL34.

For the kit tested today, no XMP, but only JEDEC profiles peaking at 5600 Mt/s CL46 for 1.1 V with the promise to reach frequencies and performances never seen before (we have already seen 7800 Mt/s CL32 here in 2×16 GB).

As CornerJack is not testing this kit, I could not compare it to other previously tested kits. However, we leave you free to look and compare it with the results obtained on its Z690 APEX.

Small summary of the kits previously tested by Cornerjack :

Although this is not a comparative test, we did run a kit with an XMP 6000 Mt/s CL40 so you can get an idea of the performance. A performance comparison with the overclocked kits in game and bench will be released soon as well.

  • 32 GB Kingston Fury Renegade 6400 Mt/s CL32 (Hynix)
  • 32 GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 6400 Mt/s CL38 (Hynix)
  • 32 GB Teamgroup Delta RGB 6600 Mt/s CL34 (Hynix)
  • 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 6600 Mt/s CL32 (Hynix)
  • 16 GB Kingston Fury Beast RGB 6000 Mt/s CL40 (Hynix)
  • 32 GB Corsair Vengeance 5600 Mt/s CL36 (Samsung)
  • 32 GB Teamgroup Delta RGB 6400 Mt/s CL40 (Hynix)
  • 32 GB Dominator Platinum RGB 5600 Mt/s CL38 (Samsung)
  • 32 GB Kingston Fury Beast 4800 – 5200 Mt/s CL40 (Micron)
  • 32 GB GSKill Trident Z5 5600 Mt/s CL36 (Samsung)
So, a little comment on the choice of the unit for the memory frequency. For several months now, manufacturers and many of our colleagues no longer use MHz to talk about the frequency of the memory. Either some use MT/s or Mbps. For our part, we will switch to MT/s at the moment while waiting to see what the new standard will be.
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