In the realm of enthusiast computer memory, the name v-color might not ring a bell for many people, but they are not a new company – founded in 2006 – and they have a lot of experience in the server market (as well as ODM to brands like Gigabyte).
Looking up v-color on Newegg reveals quite a few SKUs, and among these you may soon find the new DDR5 desktop kits in their Mantra series, launching today.
“Available in dual channel kits of 32GB (2x16GB) using carefully sorted Hynix ICs for superior overclocking performance, the Manta XPrism RGB DDR5 is designed for the latest 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and Intel Z690 chipset motherboard and is XMP 3.0 ready for easy overclocking. To fully complete PC builds, v-color also offers patented SCC 2+2 KIT, available in black and white, for filling 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 as our Z690 testbed has thus far been outfitted with DDR5-4800 CL40, this v-color DDR5-6200 kit should offer a nice performance boost. How much? Well, let’s find out!