DDR4

SK Hynix this week announced that it has completed development of its latest-generation DDR4 memory chips. The new DRAM chips are made using the company’s second-generation 10 nm-class fabrication technology (1Ynm) and feature a number of enhancements designed to cut-down die sizes, reduce power consumption, and improve their frequency potential. At a high level, the new 8 Gb DDR4-3200 chips consume 15% less power than the company's first-generation (1Xnm) DDR4-3200 devices. The process node bump means that their die size has also been reduced by around 20%, which will eventually help to drive down their costs. Initially, SK Hynix will use its 1Ynm technology to make memory chips aimed at servers and client PCs, but eventually the same tech will be applied to LPDDR memory...

G.Skill Unveils 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 Kits for HEDTs

Coinciding with today’s launch of Intel’s HEDT “Skylake-X/Basin Falls Refresh” family of CPUs, G.Skill today announced its new 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 kits designed for high-end...

1 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

U.S. Government Indicts Chinese DRAM Maker JHICC on Industrial Espionage; Bans Exports To Firm

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week banned U.S. exports to a China-based maker of DRAM. The DoC believes that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian...

57 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2018

Silicon Power Enters Market of Enthusiast-Class DRAM with DDR4-4133

Silicon Power currently offers a broad range of products that span from memory cards to SSDs and from power banks to headphones. For several years the company has been...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

Samsung Shows Off 256 GB DDR4 RDIMM: Coming to Servers Soon

Samsung this week demonstrated its first 256 GB memory module for upcoming servers. The new Registered DIMM (RDIMM) is based on Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4 memory devices introduced earlier...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2018

Intel to Support 128GB of DDR4 on Core 9th Gen Desktop Processors

One of today’s announcements threw up an interesting footnote worthy of further investigation. With its latest products, HP announced that their mainstream desktop platforms would be shipped with up...

24 by Ian Cutress on 10/15/2018

G.Skill Announces DDR4-4800 and DDR4-4500 Kits for Z390 Boards

Every major CPU platform announcement brings a host of new motherboards and faster memory modules to the market. The launch of Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors and Z390 chipset...

30 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2018

G.Skill Unveils 32 GB Trident Z RGB DC DDR4: Double Height, Double Capacity Memory

G.Skill has announced its new 32 GB “Double Capacity” memory modules. The Trident Z RGB DC DIMMs are compatible only with select Z390 motherboards from ASUS, and while they...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2018

Colorful Enters DRAM Module Business: Generic Colorfire & Custom iGame DIMMs

Colorful has introduced its first memory modules, officially adding a new product category that will complement its graphics cards, motherboards, and SSDs. The initial lineup consists of generic DIMMs...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/1/2018

Double Height, Double Capacity DDR4? ZADAK's New 32 GB UDIMMs

ZADAK, a maker of memory modules from Taiwan, has reportedly published photos of its upcoming unbuffered memory modules featuring a 32 GB capacity. The UDIMMs and SO-DIMMs are the...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/28/2018

Team Group's Quick Memory: T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 / DDR4-4500 CL18

Team Group has introduced its new dual-channel DDR4 memory kits for overclockers - the new T-Force Xtreem kits operate at 4300 MT/s and 4500 MT/s data transfer rates. Team Group’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2018

Samsung Adds 32 GB UDIMMs to Memory Lineup

Samsung has quietly added 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules to its lineup of products. The UDIMMs are based on the company’s 16 Gb chips, which were introduced earlier...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family for 2018: More CPU Cores, DDR4, & Same Form Factors

A surprising no-show at this year’s Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference was any kind of hardware refresh for Apple’s Mac products. While WWDC is first and foremost a software...

103 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2018

Zen and Vega DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD's APUs

We have previously explored the importance of memory scaling within AMDs Ryzen CPUs: the question being answered today is how much of an effect on performance does the memory...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2018

Colorful to Branch Out to Memory Modules

One of the surprises that this year’s Computex brought was renewed interest of various hardware suppliers towards memory modules. We saw GIGABYTE and Antec launching their Aorus and Antec...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

G.Skill Trident Royal Crystalline DRAM: Premium Gemstone Glamour

Despite virtually everything in the consumer world being unnecessarily stuffed to the gills with RGB LEDs, they seem to sell like hotcakes. I was told earlier this year by...

30 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Building for Apache Pass: Why Some Skylake Servers Already have 8 DIMMs Per Socket

If you don’t have a hand in a server day in and day out, it was perhaps not obvious why some Skylake servers when launched had eight memory slots...

15 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Antec Announces Its First Memory Modules

In a rather unexpected move, Antec announced its first memory modules at Computex. The Antec Memory DDR4 DIMMs are meant to stretch Antec’s designs to DIMMs, increasing the company’s...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of 64GB RDIMMs Using 16Gbit Chips

Back in March, Samsung first demonstrated their next-generation 64GB DDR4 Registered DIMMs. Based on Samsung’s new 16Gbit DDR4 memory chips, these new RDIMMs would offer 64GB of memory capacity...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/11/2018

G.Skill’s DRAM Extremes: DDR4-4000 on AMD Ryzen, DDR4-5066 on Intel Core i7

In the constant race to one-up the other memory vendors in the highly commoditized DRAM market, at Computex last week G.Skill demonstrated its Trident Z RGB memory modules running...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

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