CES 2023: Mushkin shows off PCIe 5.0 storage, DDR5 RAM, and more!


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On day two of CES 2023, we started out at the Mushkin suite, where we saw several exciting items. From the custom-built PC in a hardened case (to show off the new Lumina/Lumina X RAM), to the first glimpse of their PCIe 5.0 NVMe drive, there was seemingly something cool to see on every table/tv stand in the room.

Mushkin CES 2023 Demo PC
Mushkin CES 2023 Demo PC

 

Lumina Memory

The new Lumina (DDR4) and Lumina X DDR5 RAM hails from the Redline performance line. The former comes in capacities of up to 64GB  and speeds up to 4133 MHz. The latter comes in speeds up to DDR5 6000 with a CL rating of 36 or 40 and capacities of up to 128GB. Mushkin updated the heat spreader and RGB feature, explaining they work more in a reverse flow on each side of the PCB, using their own hardware to enable control over five different zones. The look through the frosted diffuser was bright and saturated and would look good inside any chassis. Mushkin showed the sticks off in a custom-built, hardened plastic case that was a treat to see.

Sneak Peak at PCIe 5.0 Drive

The real winner was our first look at a PCIe 5.0 drive in the flesh. Though they don’t look any different from the previous generation, these have been mythical creatures only seen by a select few. We don’t have too much information about the Epsilon except that it comes in 2280 format and uses an unnamed Phison controller. Pricing wasn’t mentioned, but we’ll see these on the market later this year. Also pictured is the Carbon X, a new external PCIe 5.0-based hard drive, and the new Vortex LX PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SKU, as well as several existing models in varying formats, including 2.5″ SATA-based storage.

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JLK03F150

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Wouldn't mind seeing reviews of the new Mushkin DDR4&5 RAM and PCIe gen 5 NVMe drives at some point in the future.

I'm still running a DDR3 Redline kit in my FX8320 [email protected] rig.

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BugFreak

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It would be nice to see Mushkin get back into the enthusiast memory game. I used to love their memory but they just couldn't compete with Team or Gskill imo.

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JLK03F150

What have I done! Member

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Yeah, the BH5 was truly a legendary RAM from the DDR1 days. I think they dabbled in the infamous D9 chips in the DDR2 days as well. My DDR3 1600 CL9 kit has been running 1866 CL9 without missing a beat, good stuff in my book.

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BugFreak

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I still have a set of the D9 stuff around here somewhere. Reefa swiped up my BH-5 set some years ago though. Great stuff for sure.

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freakdiablo

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I remember their mSATA SSDs were too hawt for my X220. Grabbed a little 64GB drive for some added storage and I had to turn off write caching or else it'd disappear from Windows if I moved over more than half a gig at a time :D

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