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In late April, research firm TrendForce sounded alarm bells when it projected that soaring PC demand would mean bad news for PC DRAM prices. At the time, the company showed PC DRAM prices increases of 23 to 28 percent during Q2 2021, with an increase in the average selling price (ASP) jumping by as much as 23 percent. However, the firm is singing a different turn for its Q3 2021 projections. It now forecasts that PC DRAM prices will only increase by 3 to 8 percent quarter-over-quarter. According to TrendForce, “most of these brands are still carrying about 8-10 weeks’ worth of PC DRAM inventory,” which accounts for the smaller price increase for Q3. We should note that PC DRAM... Read more...
The first commercial DDR5 modules are now available, but there's only one problem. There are no motherboards or processor platforms to support them… yet. TeamGroup announced earlier this month that its Elite DDR5-4800 modules would be available to purchase by the end of June, and the company wasn't kidding. Both Amazon and Newegg are currently carrying the Elite DDR5-4800 kit, which includes two 16GB 288-pin ECC unbuffered DIMMs (Part Number: TED532G4800C40DC01). As previously reported, these modules operate at 1.1 volts with timings of CL40-40-40-77. As with all DDR5 modules, the voltage regulator module (VRM) is integrated along with the Power Management IC (PMIC). This kit doesn't come... Read more...
As we inch closer to the launch of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors, many companies are touting their blazing fast DDR5 memory portfolios that will be available. One company that has been at the forefront of DDR5 development is TeamGroup, and it just announced the upcoming availability of Elite Series DDR5 modules for the consumer market. TeamGroup will sell the modules in a 16GBx2 kit (32GB), and they are rated fresh out of the box for 4800MHz speeds. These speeds compare to the standard 3200MHz rating for DDR4 modules. Those DDR5-4800 speeds are with timings of CL40-40-40-77, running at 1.1 volts. As with all DDR5 memory, power management (PMIC) is now handled on-module instead... Read more...
As we fast approach the launch of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake-S desktop processor platform, memory manufacturers are becoming a bit more comfortable talking about their DDR5 product portfolio. One such company is XPG, which today announced its new Caster DDR5 memory family, which will launch during Q3 2021. According to XPG, Caster modules will be available in either a standard gray/black finish or with RGB flourishes for those who want to show off their gaming rig's internals. In addition, the modules will be available in 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB configurations. With the launch of DDR5 memory, 32GB modules will become commonplace for enthusiasts, meaning that your typical consumer motherboard... Read more...
As we inch our way closer to the much-anticipated launch of Intel’s Alder Lake processors, hopefully by year’s end, we are hearing more and more about the next-generation CPU. Back in February, a 16-core 24-thread Alder Lake CPU hit GeekBench with some competitive numbers. Now, it seems another CPU variant in the family has made its way to that same benchmarking platform. On Friday, an Intel 0000 CPU identified as “GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 154 Stepping 0” made several appearances in GeekBench’s results browser. What we know now as Intel’s “Alder Lake Client Platform,” came with a healthy 14-core and 20-thread configuration but a seemingly... Read more...
There are some potentially exciting processor launches coming up later this year (Alder Lake-S) and presumably early next year (Zen 4). Next-gen platforms from AMD and Intel will bring some new and upgraded technologies to the forefront, and as it applies to the former, some information about its upcoming AM5 platform for Zen 4 has seemingly leaked out. AMD has not been shy about mentioning Zen 4 by name, and even said more than a year ago that, on the server side, it's Zen 4 "Genoa" EPYC processors will "support next-generation memory and I/O sub systems for AI and HPC workloads." It has also not been bashful about putting out public roadmaps highlighting Zen 4 in the distance, like this one...... Read more...
Do you think memory makers are antsy for next-gen platforms from AMD and Intel to arrive? There is no doubt about it, as evidenced by the suddenly steady stream of DDR5 announcements we are seeing. Geil is the latest the beat its chest over its DDR5 efforts, with the company touting fast kits that exceed JEDEC specifications, in capacities up to 128GB. Let's talk about JEDEC for a moment. Last July, JEDEC released the final specifications for DDR5, noting at the time that initial kits are expected to 4,800MHz. And indeed, we have seen a few announcements hitting those specs already, such as TeamGroup's 16GB DDR5-4800 memory kit. However, JEDEC also left it a bit open-ended, saying DDR5 will deliver... Read more...
It seems like just yesterday when Intel released its 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors for the desktop market. Built using Intel's [extremely] mature 14nm process node, Rocket Lake-S is the last of its breed and will give way to all-new 12th generation Alder Lake architecture later this year. Alder Lake is built on Intel's latest 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process and uses a hybrid configuration with a combination of high-performance cores coupled with efficiency cores. Next-generation DDR5 memory support will also be along for the ride, and Corsair is here to state that it will be ready to party. Corsair explained that "DDR4 memory has had a great run," but it's time to get the ball rolling... Read more...
Data centers have a new high-tech toy to play with, courtesy of Samsung. Called the CLX Memory Expander, it sort of looks like an external storage device (from the renders) in the vein of Samsung's T7 Portable SSD, but it is nothing of the sort. This is essentially a memory expansion device that leverages the new Compute Express Link (CLX) interconnect standard. Why not just stick with conventional DDR-based memory? Well, there is a limitation imposed by memory channels, whereas Samsung's CXL-enabled module scales memory capacity to terabyte levels, in DDR5 form to boot. In addition, Samsung says its new solution dramatically reduces system latency caused by memory caching. CXL, by the way, is... Read more...
Intel has already confirmed it is planning to launch its 12th Generation Alder Lake-S desktop processors this year, but an exact release date eludes us. That's okay, because the lack of precise information keeps the rumor mill running. And to that end, word on the web is that Alder Lake-S will see a launch sometime in November. That is a tad later than some previous leaks and rumors indicated, which had Alder Lake-S potentially arriving in September. Assuming this latest report is correct and Intel is indeed now looking at a November launch, then perhaps the silicon shortage is to blame. Either way, it looks like Intel will be making good on its promise to get Alder Lake-S out the door before... Read more...
The era of DDR5 memory has not begun in earnest, but it will later this year when next-gen platforms arrive. In the lead-up to that day, memory makers are hustling their tails off manufacturing and validating DDR5 memory modules. As part of that process, Kingston has sent overclockable DDR5 modules to its motherboard partners so they can begin testing and qualifying the memory on next-gen setups. One of the main benefits of DDR5 compared to DDR4 is more bandwidth. However, it remains to be seen what the DDR5 landscape will look like in the early going. The official specifications laid out by JEDEC, of which Kingston occupies a seat on its board, allow for frequencies of up to 6,400 MT/s. There... Read more...
Memory makers are busy manufacturing DDR5 modules in anticipation of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake launch and AMD's Zen 4 processors. Even though it is still relatively early (Alder Lake is likely releasing towards the end of the year, and Zen 4 in early 2022), the DDR5 announcements are piling up. The latest comes from Asgard, which is owned by Jiahe Jinwei. If the latter sounds familiar, perhaps it is because you visited us here at HotHardware yesterday—we wrote about two Chinese firms announcing DDR5 memory kits, one of which was Jiahe Jinwei (and the other Netac). It's working on both single-sided 16GB and double-sided 32GB DDR5 modules that operate at 4,800MHz and 1.1V. Likewise, the... Read more...
There is not a single consumer platform that supports DDR5 memory at the moment, but that will change by the end of the year, when Intel launches Alder Lake. At that point the DDR5 era will have officially begun. While we wait, however, memory makers are readying DDR5 modules. To that end, two Chinese outfits have both begun mass producing DDR5 memory. One of them is Jiahe Jinwei, which shared some photos of its DDR5 modules (one of which you can see above). The company made quick work of the Micron DDR5 memory chips it received last month, plopping them onto single-sided 16GB and double-sided 32GB modules running at 1.1V. The first DDR5 products from Jiahe Jinwei operate at 4,800MHz. Some extreme... Read more...
The era of DDR5 memory will begin in earnest later this year when Intel releases its Alder Lake-S processors, followed by AMD launching its Zen 4 lineup—both will offer support for the next-generation memory standard. As that day approaches, memory makers are getting their ducks in a row. We've already seen several DDR5 announcements, and Netac is apparently hyping the development of upcoming RAM that can run at a blazing fast 10,000MHz. That's almost twice as fast as the speediest DDR4 kit on the planet, which is TeamGroup's recently announced T-Force Xtreem DDR4-5600MHz memory. Most existing DDR4 kits fall withing the 3000-4000MHz range, with higher speeds typically being reserved for... Read more...
A rumor that refuses to go away is that AMD will be refreshing its current-generation Zen 3 processor lineup with a new Zen 3+ stack. Apparently this will happen across the board, and not just on the desktop. Serving as further evidence of such is a newly leaked roadmap that points to an upcoming lineup of laptop APUs based on Zen 3+, with support for new features. Nothing has been confirmed, mind you, but if the leaked roadmap ends up being accurate, AMD will shift to a 6-nanometer manufacturing process for its upcoming Zen 3+ chips. And as it relates specifically to its laptop family, Rembrandt-H and Rembrandt-U parts will feature integrated graphics based on RDNA 2, and support for DDR5 memoryt.... Read more...
Earlier this week, Samsung touted its development of next-generation 512GB DDR5 modules rated for 7200 Mbps speeds. TeamGroup is grabbing some headlines of its own today with some announcements from its T-Force Gaming brand. According to TeamGroup, it has already validated its first standard DDR5 U-DIMM and SO-DIMM modules which should be available later this year. With that step out of the way, T-Force has focused its attention on one aspect of performance that enthusiasts care about: overclocking. So far, TeamGroup has only announced DDR5-4800 modules, and it has not given any indication as to how far memory speeds can be increased with overclocking. However, T-Force explains... Read more...
As we inch closer to Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's Zen 4 architectures (late this year and/or early next, barring any delays), memory makers have started announcing advances in DDR5 memory, which will deliver a big increase in bandwidth. We've even seen some DDR5 module launches. Samsung, however, has managed to separate itself from the pack on announcing what it says is the industry's first 512GB memory module based on high-k metal gate (HKMG) process technology. You may have heard of HKMG before, as it has been around for a long time—Intel first leveraged HKMG transistors in 2007 with its 45-nanometer logic technology (Penryn), which combined a hafnium-based dialectic layer (rather than... Read more...
We are all eager to see what kind of performance impact the adoption of DDR5 memory will bring to the table when it arrives on consumers platforms later this year. In anticipation of the DDR5 era beginning in earnest, a company called Longsys has provided some preliminary benchmarking figures for one of its DDR5 memory kits, when paired up with an Alder Lake-S testbed. Intel's upcoming Alder Lake platform figures to be the first mainstream hardware to bring DDR5 into the fold. AMD is also expected to embrace DDR5 memory with Zen 4, which could arrive around the same time or shortly after Alder Lake. Either way, both AMD and Intel are planning to leverage DDR5 memory in future platforms. Logsys... Read more...
AMD has not yet released its fourth generation EPYC "Milan" server processors based on its Zen 3 CPU architecture, but barring any last minute snags, those chips are coming any day now. Looking further down the road, a new leak highlights a possible fourth generation EPYC "Genoa" configuration based on Zen 4, with some interesting details. Up to this point, details about Genoa have been rather scarce. We know it will be built on TSMC's 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and that it will power El Capitan, which is set to become the world's most powerful supercomputer when it is fully deployed in 2023. The latter revelation comes by way of a joint announcement between AMD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise... Read more...
Sure, there are many PC users out there pining for a hard-to-find AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPU to build a new system around, and on the mobile front, AMD's latest generation Zen 3 stack is brand new as well. But even so, the rumor mill remains in full swing regarding what sits further down the road. Specifically Zen 4, along with a codename we have never seen attached to an AMD product before. That would be "Phoenix," which according to software engineer and prominent leaker Partick Schur, is the codename for AMD's next round of APUs (accelerated processing units). Or as AMD calls them, 'Ryzen Desktop/Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics' (AMD no longer uses the term 'APU'). Call them... Read more...
Intel is set to release its 12th generation Alder Lake processor architecture during the second half of 2021, so it should come as no surprise that benchmark leaks are starting to accelerate in frequency. This latest Alder Lake-S (desktop) processor prototype is interesting, as it continues the odd pairing of cores and threads we've seen in previous leaks. The last Alder Lake-P processor that we saw featured 14 cores and 20 threads, while the latest processor is rocking 16 cores and 24 threads. We know that Intel is using a hybrid CPU architecture for Alder Lake, so that would explain the discrepancy from what we're using to seeing with modern processors. Typically, we... Read more...
Almost all of the chatter centered on DDR5 memory so far has been in reference to full-size modules for future motherboard applications. That is all fine and dandy, especially with Intel set to release its Alder Lake-S lineup later this year, and AMD on track to deliver Zen 4 around the same time. But what about laptops? Those will be getting DDR5 upgrades as well, and Teamgroup is on top of it with a newly developed DDR5 SO-DIMM. "Paying attention to the needs of not only desktop but also notebook and mini PC users, Teamgroup has successfully created a DDR5 SO-DIMM and is expected to be the first to take Intel and AMD's new platform validation tests," the company says. Granted, there are no... Read more...
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