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09 Dec 2023
Highly Recommended : MDK5 96GB DDR5 6000MHz


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 Forza MDK5 has to offer. Build quality is good, with aluminum-made heatsinks on both sides of the PCB that use thick thermal pads. The PMIC has a dedicated thermal pad, which is great to see, as that chip tends to heat up during overclocking and high-voltage operation. The low-profile heat spreader at 38 mm/1.5 inches, so you shouldn’t encounter clearance problems with more extensive air CPU coolers.



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.



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 overclock the memory even further (6600 CL34 was possible for our commercial sample).

It’s a great result; remember that those are 48 GB modules (and dual ranked per stick at that too).  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 temperature is relatively low, proving the aluminum heat spreaders are effective. 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. And 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. 

We award Neo Forza a “Guru3D Silver” award for this kit as (a) it’s nice looking, (b) low-profile (which shouldn’t cause air cooler compatibility issues), (c) fast, (d) overclockable, and (e) capable, with (f) a big capacity of 96 GB, and (g) the attractive MSRP being 263 USD.

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