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Talk about a 'hold my beer' moment. Just yesterday, Micron was thumping its chest over having kicked its 24GB 8-stack High Bandwidth Memory 3E (HBM3E) solution with blistering bandwidth of more than 1.2 terabytes per second (TB/s) into mass production. Now a day later, Samsung is touting the development of the... Read more...
We're starting to sound like a broken record (or a buffering stream, if you're not old enough to remember vinyl), but there are factors at play that could drive up system memory and solid state drive (SSD) prices throughout the course of 2024. After several consecutive quarters of declines in DRAM and NAND flash... Read more...
Let's be real, we've collectively been spoiled by cheap memory prices over the last few years, save for when DDR5 made its grand entrance (much to the delight of scalpers) alongside Intel's Alder Lake CPU platform. But even DDR5 prices have come crashing down like an avalanche since those early premiums. From a... Read more...
The threat of rising PC memory prices has been looming for several months now and, despite a recent surge in supply-side revenue, is still something to be on the lookout for as we head into 2024. That's according to TrendForce and its recent investigations into the state of DRAM, which found a "significant leap in the... Read more...
As consumers, we've been a little spoiled with RAM prices over the past few years. A continued overabundance of chips on the supply side kept retail prices steadily trending downward, even (and especially) for DDR5 kits, which were sky high (compared to DDR4) at the outset. Unfortunately, DDR5 and DDR4 kits are about... Read more...
SK hynix has developed what it claims is the world's best performing HBM3e memory with throughput of up to 1.15 terabytes (TB) per second. Translated into real-world workloads, that's fast enough to process more than 230 Full HD 1080p movies (each one 5GB in size) in a single second. That's kind of mind-boggling when... Read more...
SK hynix announced it is now mass producing what it claims is the industry's first 24-gigabyte (GB) Low Power Double Data Rate 5X (LPDDR5X) mobile DRAM for a new round of smartphones with more memory than ever before. OnePlus is getting the party started as the first to use SK hynix's new DRAM packages, and... Read more...
Samsung is claiming a key victory against rival Micron in the race to bring next-generation graphics memory to market. While not exactly stated in so many words, what Samsung did say is that it has wrapped up development of what it is touting as the industry's first GDDR7 DRAM, with a huge performance uplift compared... Read more...
Samsung Electronics has announced development of the industry’s first Compute Express Link (CXL) 2.0 memory, and the South Korean semiconductor giant worked closely with Intel to ensure optimal support for its Xeon platform. “Intel is delighted to work with Samsung on their investment towards a vibrant CXL... Read more...
Neo Semiconductor has announced the world’s first 3D stackable DRAM technology, called 3D X-DRAM, that could revolutionize the memory industry as we know it today. Neo estimates that its 3D X-DRAM tech can achieve 128Gb density which is 8 times greater compared to today’s best solutions with DDR5 technology. 3D... Read more...
If the only thing holding you back from building a new Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake or AMD Ryzen 7000 series PC is the cost of DDR5 memory, you're in luck. Pricing on DDR5 modules has fallen precipitously since the launch of Alder Lake, which is when DDR5 first stuck its foot through the mainstream doorway, and further... Read more...
SK hynix finds itself in a braggadocios mood after developing what the memory maker claims is the fastest mobile DRAM solution on the planet. That in an of itself is noteworthy, but in case anyone might overlook the achievement, SK hynix has decided to add a "T" to its LPDDR5 product (LPDDR5T) to signify it's a... Read more...
A brand new year is officially upon us (2023!) and as we reflect back on the preceding months, one reason to be optimistic is the continued decline of DDR5 memory prices. The situation now is far and way more palatable than it was when DDR5 first hit the scene, with a new report detailing a massive drop in DRAM spot... Read more...
Micron on Tuesday announced it has begun shipping qualification samples of its 1-beta DRAM technology to smartphone makers and chipset partners. In the process (pun intended), Micron is calling out the laws of physics for a showdown with its sophisticated lithography and nano-manufacturing, which have enabled the... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones, the system-on-chip (SoC) and camera arrangement usually steal the limelight, but don't overlook the memory. Not just the capacity, but the type and speed as well. Samsung isn't overlooking this crucial component, and as such is touting the validation of its 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM for use on... Read more...
Micron announced plans to invest big money—up to $100 billion—to build what it claims will be the largest semiconductor fabrication facility in the history of the United States. Incidentally, the announcement comes around nine months after Intel unveiled plans to build a mega-site in Ohio, which in time the company... Read more...
As prices for PC memory kits and solid state drives (SSDs) continue to fall, NAND flash and memory chip makers are initiating what TrendForce has deemed a "rare production reduction." These are significant scale backs—Micron last month announced a "nearly 50 percent wafer fab equipment capex cut" compared to last... Read more...
In yet another sign that next-generation graphics cards will be arriving on the scene relatively soon, Samsung has now formally launched the memory chips that will go into high-end offerings in the next round of GPUs. These are the same lightning-fast 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM chips that Samsung announced last December, which... Read more...
Mobile devices are in store for a major bump in bandwidth, one that leaves JEDEC's official designation in the dust. Chinese chip maker Innosilicon has demonstrated a 10,000 Mbps transfer rate on its LPDDR5X memory, which is a not-insignificant 17 percent uptick over JEDEC's LPDDR5X-8533 specification. The company... Read more...
AMD gambled that DDR5 memory prices and availability would be relatively stable by the time Zen 4 starts shipping, and it looks like that bet will pay off. After dropping in price by as much as 8 percent this quarter, DDR5 memory pricing is projected to fall even further next quarter, perhaps by as much as another 5... Read more...
Back in October of last year, SK hynix announced it was developing fourth generation high bandwidth memory DRAM dubbed HBM3, and now just seven months later it has entered the mass production phase. NVIDIA will be the first to deploy HBM3 after having completed its performance evaluation, though don't expect to see... Read more...
The introduction of Alder Lake has created demand among home consumers for newfangled DDR5 memory modules, but anyone hoping to score a kit will have to pay a premium (compared to DDR4). And that's before factoring in scalper pricing and bundles like the ones in Newegg's Shuffle program. There's some good news... Read more...
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