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With CPU core counts and GPU silicon sizes simply skyrocketing, it's become harder and harder to feed all that processing power with data. Regular old DRAM packages just aren't cutting it anymore for server systems. Even for CPUs, we're seeing a clear transition over to High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), which offers, well... Read more...
Memory is about as close as any computer component gets to being a commodity product. People rarely think about their RAM, as long as it's enough. Memory bandwidth is critically important to PC performance, though. There's a reason Valve upgraded the Steam Deck's memory speed with the OLED model. LPDDR5X can get up to... Read more...
JEDEC, the standards body that oversees official memory specifications that get adopted by the industry at large, just gave DDR5 ab important speed boost. The new JESD79-JC5 specification defines a faster 8,800MT/s speed standard, which in theory could lead to wider adoption of speedier DDR5 RAM kits that are more... Read more...
It's clear by now that consumer graphics card will continue to be fed by Graphics Double Data Rate (GDDR) memory standards rather than making the leap to High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), the latter of which is more costly and more suitable for data center accelerators and high performance computing (HPC) solutions. And as... Read more...
Memory bandwidth isn't that big of a deal on desktop platforms. Client tasks like office work, web browsing, and even computer games are usually much more sensitive to memory latency than memory performance, which is why AMD sees such huge gains in gaming from its 3D V-Cache technology. Server and HPC tasks can be... Read more...
At long last, there's an official and finalized specification for the next generation of High Bandwidth Memory. JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics, announced the publication of the HBM3 specification, which nearly doubles the bandwidth of... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
The official introduction of AMD's Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors and the accompanying X570 chipset are just days away. We already know quite about the processors and supporting chipset courtesy of leaks, and today we're learning about official memory specs for the Ryzen 3000 desktop processor family. According to... Read more...
JEDEC announced an update to the the JESD235 memory standard that deals with the second generation of high bandwidth memory (HBM). This update brings two key feature enhancements to the standard. First, it raises the capacity limit for each device to 24GB, and it also raises the speed threshold to 307GB/s. If you... Read more...
A mere month after DDR4 was introduced for the first time on an AMD platform (Ryzen), the memory guidance organization JEDEC has decided to reveal its plans for DDR5. That's right: nothing can stop the progression of technology. As soon as we have something fresh to enjoy, the next big thing is right around the... Read more...
Is the world okay as-is with just DDR2 and DDR3 memory? Perhaps. We could get by, yes, but what about pushing the envelope? What about faster, faster, faster? Well, it's about time for memory to take the next major leap in speed. JEDEC, a known name in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the initial... Read more...