Memory

In a bit of a surprise move, SK hynix this week has announced a new variation of LPDDR5 memory technology, which they are calling LPDDR5T. Low Power Double Data Rate 5 Turbo (LPDDR5T) further ramps up the clockspeeds for LPDDR5-type memory, with SK hynix stating that their new memory will be able to clock at high as 9.6Gbps/pin, 13% faster than their top-bin 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X. According to the company, the memory is sampling now to partners as a 16GB part, with mass production set to begin in the second half of this year. SK hynix is positioning LPDDR5T as an interim memory technology to cover the gap between LPDDR5X and the future development of LPDDR6, offering what amounts to a half-step up in memory bandwidth...

Micron to Pay Intel $1.3B to $1.5B for IM Flash Stake

Earlier this year, Micron announced their intention to buy out Intel's stake of their memory technology joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Now, as the process gets underway, Micron is...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

SK Hynix to Start Using 2nd Gen 10nm-class DRAM Process Technology in 2H 2019

As part of their Q1'19 earnings announcement, SK Hynix has disclosed that the company will both increase its output of DRAM made using its 1st generation 10 nm-class manufacturing...

4 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

HyperX Releases Two New Predator 16 GB Memory Kits: DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600

HyperX has unveiled two new kits of DDR4 memory from its Predator range, offering speeds of DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600. The new kits come in 2 x 8 GB sets...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/25/2019

The G.Skill Royal Storage Box, Now On Sale: For All Your Royal Memories

Throughout the years we've seen the evolution of the Trident Z range from G.Skill which currently offers users with three different designs of DDR4 memory to choose from. This...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/12/2019

Intel To Align 3rd Generation Optane DCPMM with DDR5: R&D in New Mexico

At Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Day, Intel clarified with us where it sits in relation to its Optane DC Persistent Memory Strategy.

25 by Ian Cutress on 4/10/2019

Pricing of Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules Leaks: From $6.57 Per GB

At least two retailers from the US on Friday have started to take pre-orders on Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory modules and therefore had to reveal their prices. Today...

59 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

Kingston Reveals DDR4-2933 Registered DIMMs for Cascade Lake-SP

Coinciding with the launch of Intel’s Xeon ‘Cascade Lake-SP’ platform, Kingston on Tuesday announced its new Server Premier registered DIMMs designed for the latest servers. The modules offer data...

1 by Anton Shilov on 4/2/2019

Samsung Develops Smaller DDR4 Dies Using 3rd Gen 10nm-Class Process Tech

Samsung has completed development of its 3rd-generation 10 nm-class manufacturing process for DRAM as well as the first 8 Gb DDR4 chip that uses the technology. The 1z-nm process...

28 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

Samsung HBM2E ‘Flashbolt’ Memory for GPUs: 16 GB Per Stack, 3.2 Gbps

Samsung has introduced the industry’s first memory that correspond to the HBM2E specification. The company’s new Flashbolt memory stacks increase performance by 33% and offer double per-die as well...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 12 GB LPDDR4X for Smartphones

Samsung said late on Wednesday that it had started volume production of 12 GB LPDDR4X-4266 memory for high-end smartphones. The chip is the highest-density DRAM for mobile applications. The...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2019

SK Hynix Details DDR5-6400

SK Hynix this week revealed some additional technical details about its upcoming DDR5-6400 memory chip at the International Solid State Circuits Conference. The die size of the company’s 16...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2019

Advantech Unveils 32 GB SQRAM DDR4 DIMMs for HPC

Advantech, a maker of server-grade memory, storage, and other components and solutions, is introducing a new lineup of 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules. Designed for high-performance computing (HPC...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2019

Corsair 192 GB DDR4 kits for W-3175X Listed Online: Up to $3000

Corsair has released a range of 192 GB DDR4 kits to complement the workstation-focused Intel Xeon W-3175X processor which features 28 cores. The top kit from the new line-up...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/12/2019

Keysight Reveals DDR5 Testing & Validation System

Keysight, an electronic measurement company, has introduced the industry’s first off-the-shelf testing and validation system for DDR5 DRAM. The N6475A DDR5 Tx compliance test software is aimed at developers...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2019

G.Skill Unveils Trident Z Royal Hexa-Channel 192 GB DDR4-4000 Kit for Xeon W-3175X

G.Skill has released the industry’s first hexa-channel DDR4 memory kits designed specifically for Intel’s 28-core Xeon W-3175X processor for extreme workstations. The top-of-the-range kit features a 192 GB capacity...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2019

GIGABYTE Adds Support for 128 GB of Memory to Z390 & C246 Motherboards

GIGABYTE has released UEFI BIOS updates for its motherboards based on Intel’s C246 and Z390 chipsets that enable support for 32 GB unbuffered memory modules from Samsung. This enables...

28 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2019

Double Height DDR4: 32GB Modules from G.Skill and ZADAK Reviewed

Two memory module companies, G.Skill and ZADAK, have developed a new memory format with double capacity DDR4 memory. These new modules put the equivalent of two standard modules onto...

52 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/23/2019

ASUS Z390 Platforms Now Support 128 GB of Memory

ASUS has released a new UEFI BIOS version for its ROG Maximus XI Hero motherboard that enables support of up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory platform using 32...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2019

CES 2019: GIGABYTE Aorus RGB Memory Hits DDR4-4000 with SK Hynix ICs

GIGABYTE last year entered the memory market with its Aorus RGB and GIGABYTE-branded DIMMs, designed for enthusiasts. To some degree the project was experimental with conservative DDR4-2666 and DDR4-3200...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2019

CES 2019: ADATA Spectrix Memory & SSDs Get More RGB

RGB lighting has become a major selling point for hardware aimed at gamers and performance enthusiasts. After all, since modern CPUs, GPUs, DRAMs, SSDs, and other components offer plenty...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2019

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