After only 17 months in development, a group of the world's largest memory makers has announced a new solution that is expected to greatly improve performance over standard DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM while simultaneously reducing power consumption.
Memory standards group JEDEC has published the final specifications for DDR4 SDRAM, promising more performance, reliability and efficiency than today's DDR3 parts. DDR4 touts a per-pin data rate of 1.6GT/s to 3.2GT/s (giga transfers per second), though JEDEC notes that…
Posted May 7, 2012, 12:30 PM by Shawn Knight | Filed in Hardware
Micron has announced development of their first fully functional DDR4 DRAM module. The company has already started sending out samples to major vendors and will be applying feedback to use in a final product that is expect to ship in 2013.
Posted April 4, 2012, 5:30 PM by Shawn Knight | Filed in Hardware
Intel will reportedly introduce DDR4 into the market starting first with high end server CPUs, according to one source as reported by VR Zone. Desktop systems likely won’t see next generation memory until 2015 with new microarchitectures.
Posted June 27, 2011, 6:09 PM by Matthew DeCarlo | Filed in Hardware
With PC technology progressing so rapidly, system builders generally attempt to time their purchases strategically so they get the best bang for their buck. Diving into the market too soon ensures you'll pay an early adopter tax, but waiting too…
Posted January 4, 2011, 12:18 PM by Emil Protalinski | Filed in Hardware
Samsung Electronics has announced that it completed development of the industry's first DDR4 DRAM module last month, using 30nm class process technology, and provided 1.2V 2GB DDR4 unbuffered dual in-line memory modules (UDIMM) to a controller maker for testing. The…