Crucial PRO Overclocking 32 GB DDR5-6000 Memory Kit Review: Now In White!

The DDR5 memory segment has been seeing a lot of action as it gets standardized across all PC platforms. With memory prices dropping and the latest platforms becoming affordable, memory makers are offering new solutions all the time with some focusing on high-end specifications. In contrast, others focus on strengthening their gaming product portfolios.

Last year, Crucial (Micron) introduced its first desktop-ready DDR5 UDIMMs, offering up to 5600 MT/s speeds. These were designed following JEDEC specs to make sure that they were compatible with all PC platforms. More recently, Crucial introduced its Pro Overclocking lineup & the specs have seen a slight bump along with added features. The DDR5-6000 spec can be seen as the baseline for the latest PC builders as it offers the best performance ratios available. Platforms such as the AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs can benefit from such speeds and OC support will allow users to gain an extra punch.

We tested the Crucial PRO Overclocking kit a few months back but now, the company has a brand new variant with a sleek white design. So for today’s review, we will again test out the PRO Overclocking DDR5-6000 memory kit which comes in 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) modules.

Crucial Pro Overclocking 32 GB DDR5-6000 Memory Kit Specifications

In terms of specifications, the Crucial DDR5 Pro Memory: Overclocking Edition builds upon the previous series by updating the speeds to 6000 MT/s. All kits are Intel XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO compliant which means that they will run great on either of the two platforms without any major issues. Furthermore, these DIMMs are designed for overclocking support and come with tighter memory timings of CL36 (36-38-38-80) with a voltage of up to 1.35V.

 

The biggest change to the Crucial DDR5 Pro Memory: Overclocking edition is the addition of slim heatsinks that now feature a white color tone (they are already available in black color tones from the start). The aluminum heat spreader allows users to tune the memory with higher clock speeds without worrying about heat. The following are the main features of the lineup:

Cool look and feel

Our overclocking DDR5 Pro memory features an aluminum heat spreader with a unique, origami-based design that is both cool to the touch and an aesthetic win for any rig.

Accelerated performance for more wins

Since every millisecond gained in fast-paced gameplay means the difference between winning and losing, seize the advantage with 25% lower latency4 for higher frame rates per second.

Intel and AMD compatible

Crucial DDR5 Pro Memory for overclocking is compatible2 with Intel Core 12-14th Gen and AMD Ryzen 7000 series and higher desktop CPUs.

Flexibility is our flex

By supporting both Intel XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO on the same module, Crucial offers you ultimate flexibility with your build and a tactical advantage. Keep your options open by starting with Crucial DDR5 Pro for overclocking.

Micron quality and reliability

With 45 years of memory expertise, Micron delivers cutting-edge engineering and superior component and module-level testing for all Crucial DRAM products.

According to Crucial, its DDR5 Pro Memory will first be available in 16 GB densities per DIMM with plans to introduce 24 GB densities later in 2024.

Intel Z790 Test Setup

For testing, I used the latest Intel Core i9 14900K processor along with the MSI MEG Z790 ACE MAX motherboard which can support higher frequencies memory but even high-end motherboards like these require a bit of tuning to get the modules to work at their rated XMP speeds.

DDR5 Memory Test Platform 2024:

Processor Intel Core i9-14900K
Intel Core i9-13900K (Stock) (DDR5/DDR4 Memory)
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z790 ACE MAX
Gigabyte Z790 AERO G (DDR5)
ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A (DDR4)
Power Supply: ASUS ROG THOR 1200W PSU
Solid State Drive: Samsung SSD 980 PRO M.2 (1 TB)
Memory: TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan ECO 32 GB (16 GB x2) DDR5-6000 CL38
KLEVV CRAS V RGB 32 GB (16 GB x2) DDR5-7600 CL36
Crucial 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-6000 CL36
Netac Z RGB 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-6200 CL32
TeamGroup Xtreem 48 GB (24 GB x2) DDR5-8200 CL36
KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-8000 CL38
V-Color Manta XSky RGB 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-7200 CL36
TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-7200 CL34
TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-6000 CL40
TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan A 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-6000 CL38
G.Skill Trident Z5 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-6000 CL36
G.Skill Trident Z Royal 16 GB (8 GB x 2) DDR4-4400 CL18
Case: Cooler Master C700M
Video Cards: MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X
Cooling Solutions: MSI MEG S360 AIO
OS: Windows 11 64-bit

DDR5 Memory Kit Performance Tests

I have separated the performance tests into two sections. The first section consists of synthetic and general workload tests while the second section focuses on gaming performance and how different games are affected by higher-clocked memory sticks.

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T-Force Xtreem DDR5 48 GB CL38 8200 1.40V

KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 32 GB CL38 8000 1.55V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 32 GB CL36 7400 1.45V

T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 32 GB CL34 7200 1.40V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 36 GB CL36 7200 1.45V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6400 1.35V

Netac Z RGB DDR5 32 GB CL32 6200 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V

Crucial Pro OC White DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

Crucial Pro OC DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

T-Force DELTAα RGB 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force VULCANα DDR5 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6000 1.35V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL46 5600 1.1V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL42 5200 1.1V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB DDR4 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V

T-Force Xtreem DDR5 48 GB CL38 8200 1.40V

KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 32 GB CL38 8000 1.55V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 32 GB CL36 7400 1.45V

T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 32 GB CL34 7200 1.40V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 36 GB CL36 7200 1.45V

Netac Z RGB DDR5 32 GB CL32 6200 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6400 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V

Crucial Pro OC White DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

Crucial Pro OC DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

T-Force DELTAα RGB 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force VULCANα DDR5 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6000 1.35V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL42 5200 1.1V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL46 5600 1.1V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB DDR4 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V

SuperPI

Super PI is used by many overclockers to test the performance and stability of their computers. In the overclocking community, the standard program provides a benchmark for enthusiasts to compare “world record” pi calculation times and demonstrate their overclocking abilities. The program can also be used to test the stability of a certain overclock speed.

T-Force Xtreem DDR5 48 GB CL38 8200 1.40V

KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 32 GB CL38 8000 1.55V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 32 GB CL36 7400 1.45V

T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 32 GB CL34 7200 1.40V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 36 GB CL36 7200 1.45V

Netac Z RGB DDR5 32 GB CL32 6200 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6400 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V

Crucial Pro OC White DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

Crucial Pro OC DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

T-Force DELTAα RGB 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force VULCANα DDR5 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6000 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB DDR4 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL46 5600 1.1V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL42 5200 1.1V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

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T-Force Xtreem DDR5 48 GB CL38 8200 1.40V

KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 32 GB CL38 8000 1.55V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 32 GB CL36 7400 1.45V

T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 32 GB CL34 7200 1.40V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 36 GB CL36 7200 1.45V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6400 1.35V

Netac Z RGB DDR5 32 GB CL32 6200 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V

Crucial Pro OC White DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

Crucial Pro OC DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

T-Force DELTAα RGB 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force VULCANα DDR5 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6000 1.35V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL46 5600 1.1V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL42 5200 1.1V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB DDR4 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V

Gaming Performance Tests

Gaming applications generally don’t see huge gains with different memory kits but DDR5 has enabled a huge gain in memory frequency which can impact gaming performance. Moving from the stock 2133 Mbps (DDR4) to 6000+ Mbps can have a huge effect on performance and the improved CAS timings on some of the high-end SKUs can result in better overall FPS and system responsiveness.

T-Force Xtreem DDR5 48 GB CL38 8200 1.40V

KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 32 GB CL38 8000 1.55V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 32 GB CL36 7400 1.45V

T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 32 GB CL34 7200 1.40V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 36 GB CL36 7200 1.45V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V

Netac Z RGB DDR5 32 GB CL32 6200 1.35V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6400 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V

Crucial Pro OC White DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

Crucial Pro OC DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

T-Force DELTAα RGB 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force VULCANα DDR5 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6000 1.35V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL46 5600 1.1V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL42 5200 1.1V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB DDR4 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V

T-Force Xtreem DDR5 48 GB CL38 8200 1.40V

KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 32 GB CL38 8000 1.55V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 32 GB CL36 7400 1.45V

T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 32 GB CL34 7200 1.40V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 36 GB CL36 7200 1.45V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V

Netac Z RGB DDR5 32 GB CL32 6200 1.35V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6400 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V

Crucial Pro OC White DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

Crucial Pro OC DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

T-Force DELTAα RGB 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force VULCANα DDR5 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6000 1.35V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL46 5600 1.1V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL42 5200 1.1V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB DDR4 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V

T-Force Xtreem DDR5 48 GB CL38 8200 1.40V

KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 32 GB CL38 8000 1.55V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 32 GB CL36 7400 1.45V

T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 32 GB CL34 7200 1.40V

V-Color Manta XSky RGB DDR5 36 GB CL36 7200 1.45V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V

Netac Z RGB DDR5 32 GB CL32 6200 1.35V

  T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6400 1.35V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V

Crucial Pro OC White DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

Crucial Pro OC DDR5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.35V

T-Force DELTAα RGB 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force VULCANα DDR5 32 GB CL38 6000 1.25V

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 6000 1.35V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL46 5600 1.1V

Crucial Micron DDR5 32 GB CL42 5200 1.1V

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)

G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB DDR4 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V

Conclusion – Crucial DDR5 PRO OC Ready-DIMMs, Now In White

Crucial is now offering PRO overclockers and enthusiasts a little more choice when it comes to selecting its DDR5 PRO Overclocking series. The new kits come in white colored design but with the same specs as we have tested before. The PRO Overclocking series works great on both Intel and AMD platforms and we had no trouble running it at its default XMP/EXPO profiles on either setup. The performance was right where we expected, falling in line with the rest of the similar spec’d kits that we have tested before.

Going from a heatsink-less to a heatsink design is a big upgrade for Crucial’s DDR5 memory lineup and it makes sense to have a heatsink on these DIMMs considering they are catered towards the overclocking segment. But that’s where all the fun ends, the heatsink is very slim and should only be worthwhile when running the modules at default specs. They utilize the Micron D-die which can be overclocked to a respectable DDR5-6400 at the same CAS timings but the gains aren’t that huge and worth your time and effort.

In terms of pricing, Crucial (by Micron) has finally adjusted the prices of its DDR5 PRO OC lineup to a more reasonable $99.99 US for the 32 GB (16GB x 2) kit while the white version comes with a slight premium of $114.99 US. There are not a whole lot of white memory options available on the market and if you can get them for around $100 US like the standard black-colored modules, they can be a decent option.

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