Adata to debut new DDR4 memory, XPG “gaming” SSD, and more at CES 2019

In case you've somehow lost track of time amid the holiday break, CES is a week away. As Seth noted, we'll be at the show, although this humble news-writer in particular is staying home. The first pre-CES announcement we've received comes from Adata, who we'll meet up with in Vegas. But the company already outed some of its new products.

Adata's SX8200 M.2 SSD

Naturally, Adata's CES release remarks that the company will be showing off the highlights of its current lineup. Those include the Spectrix RGB D80 "liquid-cooled" RAM, as well as the XPG Gammix S11 Pro and SX8200 Pro SSDs. To these seasoned eyes, the "Pro" variants of those SSDs appear to be nearly the same products as before, but perhaps we'll see some more notable differences once we get details at CES.

Adata's bringing some new hardware along, too, though. Another line of XPG Spectrix DDR4 memory is on the way, and it seems this series has some of the most, erm, extravagant RGB LED lighting we've ever seen on a memory module. Folks who prize RGB LEDs will surely be pleased, and everyone else can enjoy the delightful "shurichicken" logo on the side.

The company's also bringing a new XPG "gaming SSD" to the show. The M.2 drive will hook up to NVMe by way of PCIe 3.0 x4, and Adata says users can expect sequential read speeds up to 3500 MB/sec. That's on par with the aforementioned SX8200—which is the company's fastest SSD—and so this may be a close relative of that drive with an RGB LED-festooned heatsink attached.

Adata says that the SE800 External SSD supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, allowing the Type-C-connected SSD to read and write at up to 1000 MB/sec. The company's release doesn't explicitly say so, but we presume those numbers are for sequential accesses. The SE800 is joined by the HC770 external hard drive. We didn't get any details about the HC770's technical specifications, but it will apparently include RGB LED lighting.

Finally, while primarily known for memory products, Adata sells a small selection of gaming peripherals. Folks at CES will get to see a new version of the company's gaming headset, called the EMIX H30 SE. There will also be an as yet unnamed mechanical keyboard. While this won't be Adata's first mechanical keyboard (that would be the Infarex K20), it will be the first one to use Cherry MX switches. Greens, to be specific.

We'll surely see all of this and more at the big show in Vegas. Stay tuned for more CES news.

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    • hiki
    • 10 months ago

    I hate unnecessary LEDs on my PC

    Would not buy

    • chuckula
    • 10 months ago

    Companies starting with A launching products at CES?

    Good.

    Just make them products that will put Intel out of business *cough*7nm 16-Coar Ryzen2*cough*.

      • DPete27
      • 10 months ago

      N also.

      • Krogoth
      • 10 months ago

      There isn’t enough glue though…..

    • homerdog
    • 10 months ago

    Cool but too much RAM on those sticks taking up room for RGBs.

      • Wirko
      • 10 months ago

      Sooner or later someone will start selling RGB that fits in 1151 socket.

    • sweatshopking
    • 10 months ago

    GUIZE I NEED THAT COLORFUL RAM IT LOOKS SOOO FAST

      • James296
      • 9 months ago

      I hear RGB lighting adds another 100mhz

    • DPete27
    • 10 months ago

    When do we transition to DDR5?

      • gmskking
      • 10 months ago

      Probably immediately following us all buying a DDR4 RAM system.

        • DPete27
        • 10 months ago

        I was hoping to just skip DDR4 altogether 🙂

          • Wirko
          • 10 months ago

          I somehow managed to skip DDR3, so … when do we jump to DDR6?

          • gmskking
          • 10 months ago

          I was too, but Zen 2 looks like my next upgrade.

        • alloyD
        • 10 months ago

        Getting in an early “Fish you fool!”

        • jihadjoe
        • 10 months ago

        Ditto. My next build is probably gonna be in 2020. It’ll be time to retire my Win7 workstation as the OS goes out of support so hopefully DDR5 will be out by then.

      • JosiahBradley
      • 10 months ago

      My prediction is when AM5 roles around from AMD. It would be a great differentiator for Zen2+ if it supported PCIe4/5 and DDR5 on a new socket than just say another process optimization.

      • Rand
      • 10 months ago

      2020-2021 seems the likely timeline, I imagine Intel gets there first (Mid-late 2020?) as AMD is sticking with AM4 through 2020. Although I guess they could introduce a processor with a DDR4/DDR5 memory controller to cover both new/old systems. I doubt it however, as such a memory controller would have a pretty short shelf life before AMD5 came along and it’s DDR5 only.

        • jts888
        • 10 months ago

        If anything, the Zen chiplet design enables AMD to go to DDR5 first, even if there is diminished motivation to do so in its consumer platforms. Milan servers will still come in 8ch DDR4 SP3, but DDR5 platforms can start rolling out without needing to be tied to the compute chiplet release cycle.

      • albundy
      • 10 months ago

      oh, that’s easy. first, you create a bubble where you fool people into believing that there is a typhoonado that attacked central inland china, causing massive production delays. then you manipulate the market and jack up the price to $500+ a stick by creating fake reviews showing massive performance gains to hype it up, even before it is released. then you use a scapegoat similar to cryptocurrency to jack up the price twice as high.

      • Krogoth
      • 10 months ago

      Starting in the 2020s when AMD moves to Zen3 and Intel finally irons out their 10nm/7nm and release their first major CPU architecture overhaul since Skylake.

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