You may be wondering what is AMD EXPO DDR5 Memory and whether such ‘One-Click Overclocking’ assistance is required for newer Zen 4 processors. Our researchers have answered below and defined what are the advantages for both Intel and AMD users.
AMD EXPO is a new name for One-Click Memory Overclocking on the latest AM5 platform, works as an alternative to XMP (Intel extreme memory) which benefits newer AMD-Ryzen motherboards. The official press conference of AMD declared “AMD’s EXPO DDR5 Memory One-Click Overclocking Profiles For Ryzen 7000 CPUs” technology will be available in the “Zen 4,” with the launch of the Ryzen 7000 desktop CPU.
AMD EXPO DDR5 Memory One-Click Overclocking
It appears that motherboard vendors are attempting to make it easier for users to obtain the best memory regardless of certification. EXPO originally comes from AMD and it is regarded as compatible with both Intel and AMD hardware, offering ‘One-Click Overclocking’ better value than previous Intel’s XMP memory.
If a user unintentionally purchases an EXPO DDR5 memory kit for an Intel motherboard, he will not encounter any compatibility issues. Motherboard manufacturers like MSI and ASROC have confirmed the launch of rumored EXPO technology for easy memory overclocking that is compatible with both Intel and AMD chipsets.
EXPO is simply the XMP equivalent for the new Ryzen AM5 platform, which has huge market gathering even from the initial ‘sneak-peak’ presentation.
- AMD’s EXPO is an “Extended Profiles for Overclocking” standard designed for simple memory OC on AM5 motherboards.
- EXPO is distinct from XMP, Intel’s “eXtreme Memory Performance” feature from the specific memory module.
- AMD EXPO DDR5 memory is backward compatible with both Intel and AMD motherboards, making Overclocking easier.
- AMD expects only DDR5 memory for Zen 4-based CPUs, and users can boost performance by using AMD EXPO Memory.
- EXPO is extremely fast, with a boost clock speed of over 6400 MHZ, takeovers Intel’s DDR5-4800 standard speed for Intel’s current DDR5 platforms.
How many Memory Vendors are Offering AMD EXPO Kits?
The new AMD EXPO technology is like Intel’s XMP technology, and is also free of licensing or royalty fees, providing even more incentives for memory makers to get on board and maintain a low cost for high-quality, high-boost memory kits.
According to AMD, when EXPO launches alongside the Ryzen 7000 chip family, more than 15 kits from various manufacturers who have partnered with AMD’s red team should be available.
The EXPO is an initiative for O.C DDR5 memory DIMMs that these manufacturers will support from the day one launch of the Ryzen 7000s, and that will be available on September 27.
“The 15 participating memory makers include G.Skill, ADATA, Corsair, Kingston, Geil, and ten others.”
AMD claims that the standard DDR5 speed for Ryzen 7000 processors will be DDR5-5400, while the top-clocked kits will reach DDR5-6400 MHz boost.
EXPO Compatibility and XMP Equivalent
Intel’s XMP Updated to Version 3.0 and it is Compatible with AMD EXPO Memory
If you use an EXPO-ready memory kit in your AMD Ryzen 7000 PC build, you can go to the BIOS of an AM5 motherboard, enable the appropriate EXPO profile, and you’ll have one-click memory overclocking.
AMD EXPO is Suitable for the AMD AM5 Platform and it is Compatible with Intel’s XMP (Extreme Memory)
If you have Intel hardware and have purchased AMD EXPO memory, you can enable XMP Profile in the motherboard BIOS and it will work for EXPO Memory to have one-click memory overclocking on Intel desktops.
- There are no obvious drawbacks to purchasing an AMD EXPO certified DDR5 memory kit for an Intel CPU platform; however, for AMD hardware, this is the best option for getting additional performance for new Ryzen 7000 CPUs with an EXPO profile.
- According to the red team, EXPO provides the best long-term performance and support for upcoming hardware and software for AMD PCs. Having said that, all AMD AM5 motherboards support AMD EXPO DDR5 memory kits, allowing for a significant performance boost.