DRAM

Over the course of Computex, manufacturers of memory modules and motherboards alike took to the show to showcase the latest developments in high-speed quad-channel memory configurations. Powered by Intel’s new Skylake-X CPUs, manufacturers have been able to get quad-channel data transfer rates running at 4000 MT/s and higher. This increased memory bandwidth should, in turn, help Intel’s new Core i7 and i9 processors offer significantly higher performance than predecessors in applications that heavily rely on memory transactions. Quad-channel memory sub-systems on Intel’s high-end desktop processors have always provided vast amounts of memory bandwidth to multi-core CPUs, even without running DRAM at high data rates. A 256-bit memory sub-system using DDR4-2400 modules has a throughput of 76.8 GB/s. To match it, a 128-bit (dual-channel) memory sub-system...

SK Hynix Advances Graphics DRAM: GDDR6 Added to Catalogue, GDDR5 Gets Faster

SK Hynix has added GDDR6 memory chips to its product catalogue, revealing their general specifications and launch timeframe sometimes in Q4 2017. As expected, the new GDDR6 ICs will...

16 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2017

CORSAIR Unveils Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque 32GB DDR4 Memory Kits

Corsair has just launched a flamboyant new addition to its flagship Dominator Platinum memory series in the form of two 32GB DDR4 kits that have apparently been designed to...

17 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/16/2017

G.Skill Announces 16 GB DDR4-4333 Memory Kit for Intel Kaby Lake CPUs

G.Skill on Friday announced its new top-of-the-range DDR4 memory kit for dual-channel PCs running Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. The new Trident Z kit for operates at 4333 MT/s (DDR4-4333)...

23 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2017

G.Skill Announces Trident Z RGB DDR4 Kits with 16 GB Modules, Up to 128 GB

G.Skill has recently launched new Trident Z RGB memory kits, this time aimed at Intel X99 platforms, and following the RGB trend they give owners of high-end desktops an...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2017

JEDEC: DDR5 to Double Bandwidth Over DDR4, NVDIMM-P Specification Due Next Year

JEDEC made two important announcements about the future of DRAM and non-volatile DIMMs for servers last week. Development of both is proceeding as planned and JEDEC intends to preview...

37 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2017

Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 Memory Modules with LEDs Now on Sale

Corsair last week started to sell its first Vengeance RGB memory modules, equipped with full sets of RGB LEDs that can change their colors using OS software. Right now...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2017

Micron 2017 Roadmap Detailed: 64-layer 3D NAND, GDDR6 Getting Closer, & CEO Retiring

At Micron's 2017 Analyst Conference yesterday in Scottsdale, Arizona, Micron executives provided updates on the status and future plans for all their major business units. While no new products...

44 by Billy Tallis on 2/3/2017

SK Hynix Lays Out Plans for 2017: 10nm-Class DRAM, 72-Layer 3D NAND

SK Hynix this week announced financial results for its fiscal year 2016 and also revealed general plans for 2017. As expected, the company intends to start volume production of...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2017

G.Skill Announces Trident Z DDR4 DIMMs for Kaby Lake CPUs

G.Skill on Wednesday introduced its new high-end DDR4 memory modules tested for compatibility with Intel’s new Core processors featuring the Kaby Lake microarchitecture. The new Trident Z modules come...

1 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2017

SK Hynix to Build a New NAND Fab, Upgrade Existing DRAM Fab

SK Hynix on Thursday announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility to produce NAND flash memory in South Korea, and also upgrade its DRAM production plant in China...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2016

Micron Completes Acquisition of Inotera Memories

Micron this month completed acquisition of Inotera Memories, a DRAM production company it has co-owned for eight years controlled its output for three years. The acquisition is designed to...

1 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2016

Memory Frequency Scaling on Intel's Skull Canyon NUC - An Investigation

Overclocking has generally been the domain of enthusiasts with desktop rigs. However, increasing the CPU frequency beyond the official specification is not the only way to extract more performance...

32 by Ganesh T S on 8/29/2016

G.Skill Shows Off Trident Z 8x8 GB and 8x16 DDR4-3333 Memory Kits

When Intel launched its new Core i7 Broadwell-E processors for high-end desktops earlier this year, all leading makers of motherboards released their new breed of Intel X99-based products that...

0 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2016

SK Hynix Adds HBM2 to Catalog: 4 GB Stacks Set to Be Available in Q3

SK Hynix has quietly added its HBM Gen 2 memory stacks to its public product catalog earlier this month, which means that the start of mass production should be...

43 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2016

Patriot Adds Two Dual-Channel DDR4-3733 Memory Kits into Lineup

Patriot this week unveiled two new DDR4 kits rated to run at DDR4-3733. The dual-channel kits are designed for Intel’s latest platforms and belong to Patriot’s Viper Elite and...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/29/2016

Price Check Q3 2016: DRAM Prices Down Over 20% Since Early 2016

Slow sales in the first half of 2016 have negatively affected suppliers of virtually all of PCs, tablets and smartphone components. Producers of DRAM typically suffer more than others...

37 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2016

Corsair Unveils Vengeance LED Modules: DDR4 Gets Lighting, 4333 MT/s Data-Rate

Corsair has introduced its Vengeance LED family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts of high-performance PCs and modders. The fresh range of Corsair’s memory combines new design featuring LED...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2016

Kingston Updates HyperX DDR4 Lineup with DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200 Modules

Following Intel’s announcement of the new Core i7 Broadwell-E lineup of HEDT processors with six, eight and ten cores, Kingston has recently refreshed its HyperX family of DDR4 memory...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2016

Patriot to Release Viper DDR4-2400, DDR4-2800 SO-DIMMs for Laptops

Patriot Memory has introduced its first enthusiast-class DDR4 SO-DIMMs for high-performance-notebooks and small form-factor PCs. The new Patriot Viper modules will combine fairly high clock-rates with decent capacities, thus...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/2/2016

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