AMD will introduce AMD RAMP profiles for the AM5 platform
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AMD will introduce AMD RAMP profiles for the AM5 platform – an analogue of Intel XMP 3.0 for overclocking DDR5

AMD will introduce the AMD RAMP (Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile) automatic memory overclocking tool for the AM5 platform. The technology will be the successor to solutions such as A-XMP and AMP (AMD Memory Profile) and an analogue of the XMP 3.0 profiles that Intel uses to automatically scale DDR5 memory beyond the declared JEDEC specifications in Alder Lake systems overclock

Image source: AMD

Image source: AMD

Immediately after AMD demonstrated a sample of the Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) desktop processor based on the Zen 4 architecture at CES 2022, rumors about the development of AMD RAMP began to circulate. He shared some more detailed information in a conversation with the portal computer base one of the developers of the program for monitoring the health of the PC HWiINFO. In the latest beta version of this software (7.17), preliminary support for AMD RAMP has been added. The author of the application pointed out that AMD RAMP stands for AMD Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile. According to him, the feature is designed to overclock DDR5 memory modules similar to Intel XMP 3.0 profiles.

Image Source: HWiINFO / ComputerBase

Image Source: HWiINFO / ComputerBase

With most RAM manufacturers adding support for Intel XMP profiles to their products today, we can expect the AMD counterpart to perform similarly. In addition, it is very likely that both technologies will be interchangeable. In other words, DDR5 modules that receive AMD RAMP support will likely work with Intel XMP 3.0 profiles as well. However, AMD is also likely to enlist the support of some RAM manufacturers to release exclusive memory modules for it, as it has in the past.

G.Skill Fortis and Flare X. Image Credit: G.Skill

G.Skill Fortis and Flare X. Image Credit: G.Skill

In the past, AMD’s A-XMP and AMP (AMD Memory Profile) profiles for RAM weren’t as widely used as Intel’s XMP. Because of this, some motherboard manufacturers have developed their own memory overclocking solutions for AMD platforms. For example, ASUS uses DOCP profiles (Direct Overclocking Profile), while Gigabyte uses EOCP (Extended Overclocking Profile). In many other cases, Intel XMP profiles are used for automatic memory overclocking, which work fine not only on Intel motherboards, but also on AMD motherboards.

Whether AMD RAMP will be popular with manufacturers depends primarily on how popular the entire AMD AM5 platform and Ryzen 7000 processors in general become. Recall that their release is expected in the second half of this year.

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