V-Color Manta XPrism DDR5 6200 MHz CL36 32 GB (2x 16 GB)
Will it be as the devil-fast as a ray in tropical seas?
V-Color, a Taiwanese company has been established in 2006 (but not so widely known) has presented a new series of the DDR5 memories; it’s the Manta XPrism . All of the kits come in 32 GB kits (2 x 16 GB), and their frequency is higher than the base 4800 MHz (5600-6400 MHz). We are checking the V-Color Manta XPrism 6200 MHz CL36 DDR5 kit today. It’s not the best of the series (but it’s close), as even the 6400 MHz CL32 is available.
A quick reminder – DDR5 is the newest technology to hit the market, make headlines, and break world records. DDR5 already set spectacular results in overclocking (of course using the LN2), as 8888 MHz and even 9560 MHz. DDR4 RAMs operate on a single 64-bit bus, while DDR5 has two 32-bit buses (plus, in both cases, there is an additional 8-bit for ECC). As a result, a single module is identified as Dual Channel, while two are identified as Quad Channel. However, the solution itself does not match the throughput of HEDT platforms with processors with a four-channel controller. The internal (A / B) channels of DDR5 RAM also share the RCD (Register Clock Driver), which provides more output signals and more extended pulse reading (8 vs. 16). The DDR5 comes with a Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) from the most important things you need to know. It’s responsible for controlling voltage changes, optimizing the energy draw, and making it less demanding for the motherboard controller. The DDR4 nominal voltage is 1.2 V; for the DDR5, it’s 1.1 V. Typical XMP voltage for the older type of memory is 1.35V (sometimes 1.45 V); now, it’s mostly 1.25 V. Speaking of the XMP, till now, it was 2.0 revision, with the introduction of the DDR5 we’ve got the rev 3.0. The main difference is that the number of profiles has increased from three to five (three for the manufacturer settings and two placeholders for the users).
After this short introduction – let’s present a bit of the review sample. It’s one of the highest frequency kits available from the Manta XPrism series is a 6200 MHz clock, CL36-36-36-76, at 1.3V. V-Color also has the following kits:
Memory Capacity (units per pack)
All versions are available in 2 x 16 GB – but that shouldn’t be an issue as 32 GB is enough for the majority of the users. The variants with SCC 2+2 KIT (with two dummy RGB modules) are also available in black and white, filling unused DIMM slots. The height of the memory module is 41 mm, so it’s a relatively low-profile form, which should make the problems with the (air) CPU coolers very rare. As for the compatibility – there’s an Intel Z690 chipset given, as AMD didn’t release the compatible CPU/chipset yet.
There are two color versions, black and white (which we’ve received). The MANTA XPRISM is equipped with the RGB, so the LED enjoyers should be happy. We’ll check the kit only on one platform, with Z690-based motherboards (Asus Z690 Maximus Apex) combined with the Intel Core i9 12900K. We are traditionally going to try and squeeze something more out of it, so the standard 6200 MHz probably is not the last word here (or at least we might manage to fine-tune the latencies). You can always stay on the safe side and stick to the advertised frequency and latencies using XMP 3.0. The default parameters look great, and so are the visual aspects – we need to check the performance then. A limited lifetime warranty backs the Manta XPrism series. The price is ~ 720 USD. Ok, next page, please.