DRAM

In the midst of a global DRAM shortage, Digitimes reports that the market prices for graphics memory from Samsung and SK Hynix have increased by over 30% for August. This latest jump in memory prices is apparently due to the pair of DRAM manufacturers repurposing part of their VRAM production capacities for server and smartphone memories instead. As Digitimes’ sources report, this VRAM pricing is expected to increase further in September, impacting graphics card and gaming notebook manufacturers. Consumers have already felt the pain through skyrocketing DDR4 prices, and TrendForce/DRAMeXchange expects the upward trend of PC DRAM chips to continue to 2018. Generally speaking, this production prioritization is not new. Late last year, the top three memory suppliers, Samsung (55% market share), SK Hynix (35%...

G.Skill Unwraps Flare X 32 GB and 128 GB DDR4 Kits for AMD Threadripper: Up to 3600 MT/s

G.Skill has announced its lineup of DDR4 memory kits compatible with AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The Flare X quad-channel kits are offered in 32 GB and 128 GB...

22 by Anton Shilov on 8/11/2017

SK Hynix: Customers Willing to Pay 2.5 Times More for HBM2 Memory

SK Hynix was the first DRAM manufacturer to start producing HBM Gen 1 memory in high volume back in 2015. However, the company is somewhat behind its rival Samsung...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/4/2017

EagleTree and Partners Acquire Majority Stake in Corsair for $525 Million

EagleTree Capital, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario (IMCO), and the Honeywell pension fund on Wednesday announced that they had reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2017

Patriot Publishes List of AMD Ryzen Compatible DIMMs: Up to DDR4-3400, 64 GB

Patriot has published a list of its memory modules that are verified and compatible with AMD Ryzen processors. This includes the Viper 4 and Viper Elite modules that are...

3 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 7/13/2017

Samsung’s Multi-Billion Fab in Pyeongtaek Starts Production of 64-Layer V-NAND

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had started mass production of 64-layer V-NAND memory in its newly build fab in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and the first batch had already...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

G.Skill Announces Quad-Channel DDR4-4200 Kit for Intel Skylake-X CPUs

G.Skill this past week has formally announced its quad-channel memory kits designed for the latest Intel Core i7 (Skylake-X) CPUs and the Intel X299 platform. The flagship 64 GB...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2017

DRAM and Motherboard Makers Demonstrate Quad-Channel DDR4-4000+ Operation

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...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

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...

17 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

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