Memory

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 new types of memory and expand production capacities. What is noteworthy is that the company will primarily invest in the expansion of NAND flash manufacturing capacities, rather than the expansion of DRAM production, in the short-term future. DRAM: 21 nm Ramping, 18 nm(?) on Track for 2H 2017 SK Hynix began to make DRAM using its 21 nm fabrication process in late 2015. The manufacturer has been gradually expanding usage of the technology as well as improving its yields since then. By now, SK Hynix makes a wide range of its products (including mainstream DRAM, mobile DRAM...

Corsair Announces Dominator Platinum Special Edition and Vengeance LED Memory Modules

In the last 10 years, Corsair has greatly expanded its product lineup and nowadays it produces virtually the whole range of hardware and accessories for enthusiasts with the exception...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2016

Corsair Launches Dominator Platinum Memory Modules for ASUS ROG Systems

Corsair has introduced its new custom-built kit of Dominator Platinum memory modules, which are specifically designed for ASUS ROG motherboards. The new DDR4 modules contain an exclusive SPD profile...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2016

G.Skill Reveals 2x8GB DDR4-4266 C19 and 4x16GB DDR4-3466 C14 Kits

Until recently enthusiasts who would like to use the fastest DDR4 memory with their Skylake-S processors had to use 4 GB DIMMs based on 4 Gb chips, typically sold...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2016

Crucial Announces 16GB Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 SO-DIMMs

This week Crucial is introducing its first DDR4 SO-DIMMs for enthusiasts, designed for high-performance notebooks and small form-factor PCs. The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT PC4-19200 SO-DIMMs are available in...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

G.Skill Unveils New Trident Z DDR4: Five New Colors

G.Skill has introduced new additions to its Trident Z family of DDR4 memory modules, which are designed to simplify the lives of anyone who wants to color-coordinate their PC...

20 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2016

Micron Confirms Mass Production of GDDR5X Memory

Micron Technology this week confirmed that it had begun mass production of GDDR5X memory. As revealed last week, the first graphics card to use the new type of graphics...

59 by Anton Shilov on 5/12/2016

Samsung Begins To Produce DDR4 Memory Using '10nm Class' Process Tech

Samsung Electronics has started to manufacture DDR4 memory using its new '10nm class' production technology. '10nm class', by definition, implies sub-20nm but without fully disclosing the methodology, similar to...

36 by Anton Shilov on 4/7/2016

Micron Begins to Sample GDDR5X Memory, Unveils Specs of Chips

This past week Micron has quietly added its GDDR5X memory chips to its product catalogue and revealed that the DRAM devices are currently sampling to partners. The company also...

37 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2016

Price Check: Price Gap Between DDR3 and DDR4 Memory Almost Gone

Around a year ago DRAM manufacturers ended up pinning a lot of their hopes on DDR4 as a way to improve their profit margins. In the cutthroat and highly...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2016

Micron Reports on GDDR5X Dev Progress - Volume Production This Summer

Engineers from Micron Development Center in Munich (also known as Graphics DRAM Design Center) are well known around the industry for their contribution to development of multiple graphics memory...

17 by Anton Shilov on 2/9/2016

Corsair and G.Skill Introduce 128 GB (8x16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kits

An average personal computer nowadays is equipped with 8 GB or less of DRAM, according to analysts from DRAMeXchange. Due to the requirements of Microsoft Windows 10 operating system...

10 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2016

JEDEC Publishes HBM2 Specification as Samsung Begins Mass Production of Chips

The high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technology solves two key problems related to modern DRAM: it substantially increases bandwidth available to computing devices (e.g., GPUs) and reduces power consumption. The first-generation...

42 by Anton Shilov on 1/20/2016

G.Skill Introduces 64GB DDR4-3200 Memory Kits

Back in the days, enthusiasts of high-end personal computers had to make a choice between capacity and performance of their memory sub-systems. This year G.Skill, Corsair and a number...

8 by Anton Shilov on 12/22/2015

Intel Announces Optane Storage Brand For 3D XPoint Products

At IDF 2015 this year Intel has announced that their forthcoming 3D XPoint technology based products will be sold under a new brand for the company, Optane. The Optane products...

50 by Ryan Smith on 8/18/2015

Rambus To Go Into Fabless Chip Production, Announces RB26 DDR4 DIMM Chipset

Since its inception in 1990, DRAM technology company Rambus’s business model has been an unusual one, focused on the creation and licensing of technology as opposed to selling finished...

20 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2015

Analyzing Intel-Micron 3D XPoint: The Next Generation Non-Volatile Memory

The current mainstream memory technologies, namely DRAM and NAND, have been around for decades. While clever engineering work has allowed the two to scale below 20nm geometries, both technologies...

80 by Kristian Vättö, Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 7/31/2015

G.Skill Announces DDR4-4000 and DRAM in Dual Channel Kits

At this point in time, the only commercial platform that runs DDR4 is the Haswell-E processor combined with the X99 chipset. For that platform, the processor has a quad-channel...

25 by Ian Cutress on 7/29/2015

ASRock Rack Announces EP2C612D24 and 4L: Dual Socket Haswell-EP with 24 DDR4 Slots

Two things jumped out at me when I received this press release. Firstly the name, which comes out as a mouthful – it isn’t something you could casually mention...

48 by Ian Cutress on 5/23/2015

Corsair Now Retailing 128GB UDIMM DDR4 Kits, Starting at $1755

Not much exciting happens in the land of DRAM I know – usually the most exciting things occur when we get a standards change, or when capacities increase. Luckily...

39 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2015

GeIL Launches the ‘Super Luce’ DDR4 Line with Heartbeat LEDs

An inescapable part of the world of self-building a personal computer is customization and aesthetics. For most users, and even some gamers, the box under the desk is built...

16 by Ian Cutress on 4/26/2015

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