Intel® Extreme Memory Profile

Last Reviewed: 07-Feb-2017
Article ID: 000007239

To address the growing need for memory performance in high-end gaming and performance computing, Intel engineers developed the Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP). Intel co-developed the specification for Intel XMP with its memory partners, which enabled performance tuning of DDR3 memory beyond the standard JEDEC SPD specifications.

Intel XMP profiles defined by the specification are extracted by the BIOS to tune the memory controller for optimal memory performance.

NoteRequires the use of DDR3 modules that are Intel XMP compatible.
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