In the area of computer memory enthusiasts, the name v-color may not ring a bell to many people, but they are not a new company – founded in 2006 – and they have a lot of experience on the server market (as well as ODM to brands like Gigabyte).
Searching v-color on Newegg reveals a number of references, and among these you may soon find their new Mantra series DDR5 desktop kits, launching today.
“Available in dual-channel 32GB (2x16GB) kits utilizing carefully curated Hynix ICs for superior overclocking performance, the Manta XPrism RGB DDR5 is designed for the latest 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and motherboard of the Intel Z690 chipset and is XMP 3.0 ready for easy overclocking.To fully complement PC builds, v-color also offers the patented SCC 2+2 KIT, available in black and white, to fill unused DIMM slots.
As evidenced by the PR quote above, v-color is transparent as to the manufacturer of the ICs found in these modules, with Hynix listed for each variant of the Manta XPrism RGB DDR5 series. These kits are offered with speeds ranging from 5600 MT/s (CL36-36-36-76, 1.2v) to 6400 MT/s (CL32-39-39-102, 1.4v).
Our 6200 MT/s sample provides timings of 36-39-39-76 at 1.3v, which is a bit higher latency than the impressive CL32 for the high-end 6400 kit, but like our test bench. Z690 has so far been equipped with DDR5 -4800 CL40, this v-color DDR5-6200 kit should offer a nice performance boost. How much? Well, let’s find out!