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...

SK Hynix Reveals DDR4-3200 Memory Chips with 4 Phase Clocking

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...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/16/2018

SK Hynix Develops First 16 Gb DDR5-5200 Memory Chip, Demos DDR5 RDIMM

SK Hynix on Thursday announced that it had completed development of its first DDR5 memory chip. The new chip offers a capacity of 16 Gb and is said to...

29 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2018

In The Lab: Double Capacity 2x32GB DDR4 from G.Skill and ZADAK

One of the interesting things to come out of the news in recent weeks is the march to double capacity memory. In today’s market, memory modules for consumer grade...

19 by Ian Cutress on 11/9/2018

Micron Kicks Off Mass Production of 12 Gb LPDDR4X DRAM Chips

Micron this week announced that it had started mass production of its first LPDDR4X memory devices using its second-generation 10 nm-class process technology. The new memory devices offer standard...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2018

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...

58 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2018

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

Cadence & Micron DDR5 Update: 16 Gb Chips on Track for 2019

Earlier this year Cadence and Micron performed the industry’s first public demonstration of next-generation DDR5 memory. At a TSMC event earlier this month the two companies provided some updates...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

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

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

Micron to Expand Its Fab 6 in Virginia, Build New R&D Center

Micron this week announced plans to expand production of DRAM and NAND memory at its fab in Manassas, Virginia. In total, Micron intends to invest $3 billion into the...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Nanotubes as DRAM from Nantero, a Live Blog

Lots of different types of 'RAM' have been in the news, most noticably Intel's Optane memory and a couple of weeks ago at Flash Memory Summit we had the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

SK Hynix Set to Build a New Memory Fab

SK Hynix last week announced plans to build another semiconductor fab near its headquarters in Icheon, South Korea. The production facility is not going to be as big and...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/30/2018

Samsung Announces First LPDDR5 DRAM Chip, Targets 6.4Gbps Data Rates & 30% Reduced Power

Samsung has been on a roll lately with memory & storage-related announcements, and that roll is continuing today with a new DRAM-related announcement out of the juggernaut. This afternoon...

13 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2018

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...

74 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2018

Micron Begins Mass Production of GDDR6

This morning Micron is announcing that they’ve kicked off production of their next-generation GDDR6 memory. This next step in production comes on the heels of their internal qualification, which...

29 by Ryan Smith on 6/25/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 48: Computex 2018

Wrapping up Computex 2018 with discussions about AMD's Threadripper 2 with 32 cores, Intel's new limited edition Core i7-8086K, and that really odd 28-core 5 GHz demo where Intel...

23 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

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...

32 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...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Corsair Announces Vengeance RGB Pro Memory: Up to DDR-4000, 10 RGB LEDs

Corsair on Monday introduced its latest family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts and modders. The Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 DIMMs bring together rather high performance and style: they...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

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