Samsung intros 30nm, low-power DDR3 memory

By Matthew
Feb 1, 2010
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  1. Samsung's 30nm DDR3 DRAM chips have successfully completed customer evaluation and will enter mass production in the second half of this year -- before rivals. PCWorld reports that while IM Flash Technologies, owned by Micron and Intel, is ahead of Samsung with 25nm technology for flash memory, the company doesn't make DRAM.

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  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,699   +586

    Something tells me that DDR2 is going to get mighty expensive from here on out.
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,019   +83 Staff Member

    I haven't checked in a while but I recall it being pricier than DDR3 for a bit late last year.
  4. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel Newcomer, in training Posts: 94

    "can be produced at more than double the cost-efficiency"
    That means cheaper memories, right?

    @dividebyzero
    It will be exactly as it was with ddr1 after ddr2 appeared.
    A little more than one year ago a 1 gb ddr1 module was twice the price of a 1 gb ddr2 module.
    Here in Romania, ddr3 is still more expensive than ddr2. Not by much, but a bit more expensive.
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,019   +83 Staff Member

    Cheaper to produce, supposedly, yes. Whether or not that is passed on to the consumer is another story :).
  6. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel Newcomer, in training Posts: 94

    Maybe we won't see a price drop in a week or two but I am sure that prices will continue to decline.
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