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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...
Earlier this month at CES 2021, Intel officially confirmed that its 12th generation Alder Lake CPU architecture will launch during the latter half of 2021. Intel says that Alder Lake will be the "most power-scalable system-on-chip” ever produced, and will be manufactured using the company's advanced 10nm SuperFin technology. Even though Alder Lake-S desktop processors are likely months away from release, an early engineering sample has found its way to the SiSoftware database, and it's quite an interesting chip. As you might expect for a processor that is launching in the latter half of 2021, it will support the emerging DDR5 memory standard, which companies like Adata and TeamGroup have... Read more...
It has been a nice, long run for the DDR4 standard, and while it is not exactly coming to a complete end, DDR5 is poised to replace it in the not-too-distant future. On next-gen platforms, anyway. Incidentally, Adata has been collaborating with MSI and Gigabyte on its upcoming DDR5 memory modules, which will feature much faster speeds than DDR4. Next-gen DDR5 RAM is among the hardware lineup that Adata plans to showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. It will also have on tap some PC cases, SSDs, an all-in-one liquid cooler, and another PCIe 4.0 SSD, among other things (including gaming gum, of all things). "The future of DRAM is here in the form of the Adata DDR5 DRAM module.... Read more...
Earlier this month, TeamGroup boasted that its first 16GB DDR5-4800 modules would be rolling out in 2021. The company indicated that it would be coordinating the release of these blazing faster modules with next-generation CPU platforms from leading PC processor manufacturers AMD and Intel. In the lead-up to an expected Q3 2021 debut, TeamGroup says that it is now in the process of validating its first run of DDR5 modules. As previously reported, these are 16GB modules rated at 4,800MHz with an operating voltage of 1.1V. There is also baked in Error Correcting Code (EEC) support, which is a big upgrade for consumer-level DRAM. At this time, the DDR5 modules are being tested in prototype... Read more...
The clock is ticking on DDR4, and TeamGroup is eager to adopt the next-gen DDR5 memory standard as quickly as possible. As such, the memory announced today that it will be releasing its first "Elite" branded DDR5 memory product in the second half of next year. In the process, TeamGroup may have also tipped what AMD and Intel have planned for next year, because it is working with both semiconductor companies on this release. "TeamGroup has made ample preparations in 2020 to take the lead in the DDR5 market and will coordinate its releases with the DDR5 platforms of the top two CPU manufacturers, Intel and AMD. The company’s DDR5 memory is expected to be available as early as Q3 2021," TeamGroup... Read more...
Back in July, JEDEC finalized the specifications for DDR5 memory, and laid out a number of key performance advantages over DDR4 including quadrupling the maximum die density to 64Gb and boosting maximum data rates from 3.2Gbps to 6.4Gbps [official]. Today, SK Hynix has announced that it is launching the world's very first DDR5 DRAM chips. At this point, SK Hynix says that its DDR5 can be rated from 4,800 Mbps to 5,600 Mbps under official JEDEC ratings. This speed improvement doesn't come at the cost of power consumption either; operating voltage is 1.1 volts compared to 1.2 volts for DDR4.  SK Hynix says that its new DDR5 includes error correcting code (EEC) to correct 1-bit-level... Read more...
Although it’s a few years behind schedule, the final specifications for DDR5 memory have been released. The JESD79-5 DDR5 SDRAM standard was originally supposed to be released two years ago (2018), but now, new hardware based on the standard is expected to arrive in 2021 (late 2020 if we’re lucky). There are a number of key improvements with DDR5 compared to DDR4, which will be increasingly beneficial given the rise of high-performance computing and the bandwidth needs of those platforms. Some of those enhancements include: Maximum die density has been quadrupled from 16Gb to 64Gb A single DIMM can accommodate dual 32-bit channels versus just a single 64-bit channel Burst lengths... Read more...
We are all waiting patiently for Intel to finally move on from its 14 nanometer node on the desktop, and that day may come when its 12th generation Core "Alder Lake" CPUs arrive. It may seem like we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves talking about Alder Lake—we still have Rocket Lake in the wings—but apparently developers have access to some technical documentation about the upcoming CPUs. One of the documents seemingly confirms that Alder Lake-S processors will utilize a new socket, and specifically LGA 1700, according to a screenshot of Intel's technical library. Have a look... Source: @momomo_us Frequent leaker and Twitter user momomo_us posted the screenshot, which shows a PDF... Read more...
It's about that time again in the desktop market to switch to a new memory standard. We first began the transition from DDR3 to DDR4 six years ago, and now memory suppliers are laying the groundwork for the leap from DDR4 to DDR5. So, what kind of advantages will DDR5 offer over its predecessor? Well, SK Hynix is claiming that DDR5 will ultimately offer twice the bandwidth currently available with DDR4 modules. With processor core counts increasingly skyrocketing on modern processors (consumer desktop processors can hit 16 cores and 32 threads, with prosumer platforms hitting the 64-core/128-thread), SK Hynix says that the next-generation DDR5 is poised to help satisfy these bandwidth... Read more...
Good news folks, the era of DDR5 memory is upon us, let's all celebrate! Well, sort of—you may want to buy the cheap champagne instead of the good stuff. Micron announced it is mass producing the world's first low power DDR5 DRAM (LPDDR5), which will find its way into high-end smartphones starting with Xiaomi's Mi 10. Apologies if we got you excited about DDR5 infiltrating the PC landscape—that will have to wait for another day (though it's coming). For now, LPDDR5 is bound for the mobile segment, and with comes "superior power efficiency" and faster speeds to keep pace with gains in artificial intelligence and 5G connectivity technologies. "Micron’s leadership in delivering... Read more...
A next generation Intel "Tiger Lake-U" processor submission for the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) suggests the upcoming CPU series will support both LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 memory when it arrives next year. Overall details are rather light, but according to the listing, the unidentified processor is a quad-core chip. Tiger Lake-U is the eventual successor to Intel's recently introduced Ice Lake family for thin and light laptops. it will be the second mass-produced processor line from Intel to utilize a 10-nanometer manufacturing process, so it will be an iterative bump with presumably faster clocks and improved power efficiency, and apparently LPDDR5 support. Source: EEC Not to be overlooked,... Read more...
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