NeoForza MDK5 DDR5 6000 MHz CL40 2 x 48 GB review

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Final Words & Conclusion


The Neo Forza MDK5 6000 CL40 2x 48 GB kit offers users a good out-of-the-box performance. It looks rather attractive, and still – there’s no RGB for the lighting fans (so they can be disappointed). The frequency range is extensive, from 4800 to 7800 (but it should be even 8000 MHz). We got the 6000 MHz variant but with a significant 2 x 48 GB capacity. There’s no color selection; it’s only black (like Ford T back then). 4 x 32 GB kits are available from the MDK5 series. Everyone should find a match in the Neo Forza offer.


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Aesthetics

Neo Forza has made MDK5 relatively attractive with a low profile (38 mm/1.5 inches). There’s no RGB. Overall, we’re pleased with what Neo ForzaMDK5 has to offer.

Tweaking

The memory chips used here come from Hynix, M-Die. As we usually state, the reproducibility of overclocking capabilities is never guaranteed, and your results may vary. We achieved a nice tweaked CL34 with 6600 Mhz at 1.45 V (1.3 V is the baseline value). You can always lower the latencies further (CL30-32?) and leave the standard 6000 MHz frequency. Still, you’d better try to cool the memory down with some active cooling for the best results.


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Conclusion

Neo Forza MDK5 is a very well-designed memory series. The stock performance is within the expected range. The Neo Forza kit we checked provides a default frequency (6000 MHz) that will be enough for practically all (both AMD and Intel) users, and the AMD EXPO/XMP 3.0 profiles should make life easier. There’s some headroom still available, so if you want more, you can try to overclock the memory even further (6600 CL34 was possible for our sample). It’s a great result; remember that those are 48 GB modules. The low-profile heat spreader (38 mm/1.5 inches), so you shouldn’t encounter clearance problems with more extensive air CPU coolers. The 96 GB option is a great choice for the most hardcore users, as usually, the 32 GB should be enough for most people (and becoming a standard in DDR5-based gaming setups. The current price for the DDR5s is becoming close to the DDR4, and sometimes even lower (usually offering higher performance). The build quality is good, with aluminum-made heatsinks on both sides of the PCB that use thick thermal pads. The PIMC has a dedicated thermal pad, which is great to see, as that chip tends to heat up during overclocking and high-voltage operation.
We want to give Neo Forza a “Guru3D Silver” award for this kit as it’s nice looking, low-profile (which shouldn’t cause air cooler compatibility issues), fast, overclockable, and capable, with a big capacity of 96 GB. The MSRP is 263 USD, and that’s an attractive price. The temperature is relatively low, and the effective aluminum heat spreaders are. You don’t get the RGB here, but when looking at the capacity of 96 GB, most certainly, the gamers won’t be the target. The people who use VMs (Virtual Machines) or content creators/streamers should buy it. As it’s “only” 6000 MHz, you shouldn’t have any issue running it with the AMD Ryzen 7000 series (for that, it’s a “sweet spot” frequency) and the Intel CPUs without the Z-series motherboards or higher i7/i9. 

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