Sabrent enters DDR5 arena with 4,800MHz CL40 kits

A new player has joined the game.

Sabrent is continuing its expansion into the RAM business by launching its first DDR5 memory kit.

Known for its high-performance M.2 NVMe SSDs, today Sabrent has unveiled Rocket DDR5 memory kits in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities running at 4800MT/s while maintaining a reasonable CL40 latency.

Full timings sadly haven’t yet been divulged, yet these sticks are reasonably petite measuring 133.35mm (L) x 31.25mm (W) x 2.27mm (H), in part thanks to the fact that they don’t carry any LED lighting, much to the delight of RGB detractors.

Its 1.1V operating voltage alongside onboard power management should help minimise power consumption and heat output, and we’re told similar Rocket DDR5 kits will also be made available in laptop-friendly SO-DIMM format.

Commenting on the launch, Sabrent says these “DDR5 kits simply plug and play, install your memory kits of choice, enter the BIOS and hit Auto, and reboot. For those that want to OC these kits, there is plenty of headroom to advance speeds if you want.”

We’ll need to test those overclocking claims for ourselves, but another manufacturer entering the fray should at the very least help make DDR5 prices more competitive in the long run. That’s the hope, but Sabrent is keeping tight-lipped on Rocket DDR5 pricing, stating only that pre-orders will be available shortly.