DRAM

Though the formal specification has yet to be ratified by JEDEC, the memory industry as a whole is already gearing up for the upcoming launch of the next generation of High Bandwidth Memory, HBM3. Following announcements earlier this summer from controller IP vendors like Synopsys and Rambus, this morning SK Hynix is announcing that it has finished development of its HBM3 memory technology – and according to the company, becoming the first memory vendor to do so. With controller IP and now the memory itself nearing or at completion, the stage is being set for formal ratification of the standard, and eventually for HBM3-equipped devices to start rolling out later in 2022. Overall, the relatively lightweight press release from SK Hynix is roughly equal parts...

Gordon Moore’s Desk at Intel: 50 Years of Silicon Wafers

Today was Intel’s Data Center Tech Summit, where the first Optane-based memory modules are officially disclosed, although a full launch is set for later this year. The Summit did...

37 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2018

Samsung Unveils 32 GB DDR4-2666 SO-DIMMs

Samsung on Wednesday introduced its first consumer products based on its 16 Gb DDR4 memory chips demonstrated earlier this year. The new SO-DIMMs are aimed at high-performance notebooks that...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2018

Cadence and Micron Demo DDR5-4400 IMC and Memory, Due in 2019

Cadence this week introduced the industry’s first IP interface in silicon for the current provisional DDR5 specification developed by JEDEC. Cadence’s IP and test chip us fabricated using TSMC’s...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2018

Chinese DRAM Industry Spreading Its Wings: Two More DRAM Fabs Ready

Two more DRAM makers based in China, Innotron Memory and Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, are gearing up for volume production of computer memory in the coming month. Both...

22 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2018

Corsair Unveils "Pearlescent White" Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast DIMMs

Corsair this week introduced its new Dominator Platinum series memory modules designed for modders and enthusiasts primarily interested in style. The new Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast DDR4 DIMMs...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/13/2018

Samsung Demos 64 GB RDIMM Based on 16 Gb Chips, Promises 256 GB LRDIMMs

Samsung is demonstrating its 64 GB DDR4 memory module based on 16 Gb chips this week at the OCP U.S. Summit. The 64 GB RDIMM that the company is...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2018

Samsung Preps to Build Another Multi-Billion Dollar Memory Fab Near Pyeongtaek

Samsung has begun preparations to build another semiconductor production facility near Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The fab will produce various types of memory as the market demands, and if unofficial...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2018

Chinese Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors Starts to Sell DDR4 Chips and Modules

Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors, a memory producer based in China, has started to sell DDR4 DRAM chips and modules that were developed and made in-house. This is the first time...

30 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

G.Skill Unveils 16GB DDR4-4700 Trident Z RGB DRAM Kit: Samung B-die & RGB LED

G.Skill announced today a new Trident Z RGB kit which is now the fastest DDR4 memory kit in their product stack. The new dual-channel kit is designed for Z370...

7 by Joe Shields on 2/6/2018

SK Hynix Lists GDDR6 Memory as ‘Available Now’, Publishes Final Specs

SK Hynix has updated its product catalogue and now lists its GDDR6 memory chips as “available now”. In addition, the company published final specifications of its GDDR6 product family...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2018

AMD to Ramp up GPU Production, But RAM a Limiting Factor

One of the more tricky issues revolving around the GPU shortages of the past several months has been the matter of how to address the problem on the GPU...

34 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2018

SK Hynix’s Product Catalog Lists 16 Gb DDR4 Chips, Opens Doors to 256 GB DIMMs

SK Hynix has recently added single-die DDR4 memory chips featuring 16 Gb capacity to its product catalog. The benefit of the increase in single-die capacity is two fold: not...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2018

Samsung Updates on GDDR6 Portfolio: 8 Gb and 16 Gb at Multiple Speeds

Samsung has issued an update to the GDDR6 announcement earlier this month. The company’s GDDR6 lineup will include chips featuring 8 Gb and 16 Gb capacities as well as...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2018

Micron, Rambus, & Others Team Up To Spur GDDR6 Adoption in Non-GPU Products

For regular AnandTech readers, the drums of GDDR6 have been beating loudly for most of the last year now. The new memory standard replaces the venerable GDDR5 memory, which...

15 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2018

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 16Gb GDDR6 Memory ICs with 18 Gbps I/O Speed

This week, Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of its GDDR6 memory chips for next-generation graphics cards and other applications. The new chips will be available...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2018

HyperX at CES 2018: Fury SSD with RGB, for Bling

LAS VEGAS, NV - At CES, HyperX had on display its new HyperX Fury RGB SSD which adds RGB LEDs to the Fury based line of drives. These drives...

15 by Joe Shields on 1/18/2018

ADATA at CES 2018: Jellyfish DRAM

LAS VEGAS, NV – Over the years, DRAM heatsinks have gone from non-existent, to gaudy, to death traps with jagged edges, to some form of LED hell. In the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ADATA Unveils New XPG RGB DDR4 Kits: Spectrix D60 4600MHz & Spectrix DS40 SO-DIMMs with LEDs

LAS VEGAS, NV — At CES 2018 this week, ADATA is showcasing two new XPG DDR4 memory models with RGB LEDs: the Spectrix D60 RGB DDR4 and Spectrix DS40...

7 by Nate Oh on 1/10/2018

Speedy SO-DIMMs: G.Skill Launces 64 GB Kit at DDR4-3466 CL17

Over the past couple of months Corsair and G.Skill have introduced multiple 32 GB enthusiast-grade SO-DIMM memory kits for ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac motherboard, gradually increasing the data transfer rates from...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2018

Keeping it Quick: G.Skill Launches a 32 GB Quad-Channel DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM Kit at CL18

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac is the only Mini-ITX motherboard for Intel’s latest Core i7/Core i9 processors, and also the only consumer motherboard that requires enthusiast-class quad-channel SO-DIMM kits. The appeal of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 12/21/2017

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