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8GB DDR5 RAM discounts may be coming soon after Crucial introduces new and improved option

Last Updated on March 12, 2024
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Is 8GB DDR5 RAM not enough for your computing needs, but 16GB and 32GB are too much? Well, you’re in luck because Crucial may have heard your pleas for a new option that strikes the perfect balance between affordability and performance. Retailing at £40.49, Crucial has introduced a 12GB DDR5 RAM option that’s not only budget-friendly but also much better than the minimal 8GB alternative.

Initially spotted by Twitter/X insider Momomo_US, the 12GB RAM stick is now up for pre-order on Amazon UK. Unsurprisingly, Crucial‘s US store also has the individual 12GB offering currently unavailable. However, with its release date listed as March 31, you may not have to remain patient for long to get your hands on it. It is worth noting, though, that Amazon US has a 24GB DDR5 RAM kit up for sale. So, if you don’t want to wait any longer and don’t mind splurging, you can opt for the more expensive dual alternative instead.

Crucial to introduce 12GB DDR5 RAM option

Crucial’s new 12GB DDR5 RAM offering boasts a speed of 5600 MT/s, so you can enjoy rapid read/write speeds no matter the task. If your system only supports 5200 MT/s or 4800 MT/s, you won’t have to worry; you can downclock this device, giving different types of rigs plenty of maneuverability. Of course, since this option is only slightly less powerful than its 16GB and 32GB counterparts, it still performs at its best for Intel Core 13th Gen. and AMD Ryzen 6000 Series laptop CPUs and above.

Before you place a pre-order for your device, however, you’ll need to keep in mind that this RAM can only be used with a DDR5-enabled laptop. But if you don’t mind shelling out more money for a top-tier option, you may be better off getting this B560M mobo bundle instead that comes with a whopping 64GB RAM.

Nico is a Tech News Writer for PC Guide. He is also adept at finding a good deal every now and then, stemming from his days penny-pinching as a broke college kid.