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Expanding your smartphone storage has never been easier, with many of today's Android devices sporting expandable MicroSD card slots on board to offer additional capacity. And of course DSLR shutterbugs, videographers and drone flyers alike can all appreciate having enough high speed memory card storage at the ready in order to capture the moment. Fortunately, the Flash memory market has been advancing so rapidly that prices have been plummeting almost as fast as performance has been cranking up.  These days it’s not uncommon to find MicroSD cards that can offer 100MB/s of throughput (Class 10 UHS 3) for 4K video recording or other high speed storage needs, and NAND Flash juggernaut... Read more...
The smartphone world never stops spinning, and the next generation of handsets will boast more storage and much faster access to that storage than current devices. We know this because Samsung has started mass product what it claims is the industry's first 512-gigabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 3.0 for next-gen mobile devices. "Beginning mass production of our eUFS 3.0 lineup gives us a great advantage in the next-generation mobile market to which we are bringing a memory read speed that was before only available on ultra-slim laptops," said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "As we expand our eUFS 3.0 offerings, including... Read more...
Samsung on Wednesday announced it has begun mass producing the industry's first 1-terabyte capacity embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1 for use in next-generation mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Could this be a hint of what to expect from Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone? It is certainly a possibility, though we will not know for sure until Samsung's Unpacked event on February 20, during which it is expected to formally introduce the Galaxy S10 family, along with a folding phone of some sort. For what it's worth, though, the Galaxy S10 Plus is rumored to ship with 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage. Either way, it's a big deal that Samsung... Read more...
Memory prices are falling, folks, and just in time for the holiday shopping season. That's the good news. The even better news is that this might be the start of a longer term price drop, or price correction, if you prefer, after the cost of memory chips skyrocketed over the past year. We're not talking about nominal price drops either, but significant ones. According to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, major DRAM suppliers are coming off of contract negotiations that saw the contract prices of PC DRAM products "turn downward sharply" in October. Compared to the previous quarter, the average contract price of a 4GB DRAM module dropped 10.14 percent. Similarly, the contract price for an... Read more...
Samsung is trumpeting the development of what it claims is the industry's first 10-nanometer class 8-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 DRAM, which is the latest addition to the company's premium memory chip line. This new DRAM will be find homes in upcoming 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled mobile devices, including next-generation smartphone models. Note that 10nm class means anywhere between 10 and 20 nanometers. It's highly unlikely these are actual 10nm chips, or Samsung would just call them that. Nevertheless, it represents an advancement over Samsung's previous generation DRAM. According to Samsung, its 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM has a data rate of up to 6,400 megabits per second (Mb/s), which is 1.5... Read more...
Next-generation graphics cards that employ new GDDR6 memory should offer gobs of additional memory bandwidth. That new memory has been in the works for a while now and mass production has begun at various manufacturers as well. That means we could be seeing graphics cards launch soon packing the new memory on-board. In fact, NVIDIA wil soon be talking a bit about its GTX11 GPUs that will use GDDR6 memory. Micron has offered up some details that talk about some aspects of the new RAM and it sports significant updates. Micron notes that GDDR6 has several silicon enhancements, and has offered insight about performance measurements of the new memory, along with its improved signal integrity. One... Read more...
Samsung has announced that mass production has kicked off for its new 32GB DDR4 SoDIMM for laptop computers. The RAM is based on 10nm-class production technology and is aimed directly at delivering PC-grade desktop performance for on-the-go gamers. Samsung says that the new RAM has significantly more capacity, supports higher speeds, and has lower energy consumption than its previous offerings (or its competitors). Compared to the previous Samsung 16GB SoDIMM RAM based on 20nm-class 8Gb DDR4, the new 32GB modules have twice the capacity and promise to be 11% faster and 39% more energy efficient (contributing to longer battery life). Samsung uses 16 of its new 16Gb DDR4 DRAM chips with eight chips... Read more...
Samsung Electronics has announced its estimates for Q1 operating profit, which jumped 56% to a record high. Analysts believe that the increased profit estimates have to do with high demand for DRAM memory chips. That record demand for memory could be an offset to the glut of inventory Samsung has on the display side. Samsung allegedly is scrambling to find buyers for the OLED screens it made for Apple after the company reportedly reduced orders due to slow sales of the iPhone X. Samsung has stated that its preliminary earnings reports for the quarter spanning January-March 2018 had operating income estimated to be 15.6 trillion won, which is about $14.7 billion. The same quarter a year before... Read more...
It seems as though every few weeks we get a claim of the "world's fastest memory" coming from component manufacturers. Recently, there's been a battle between G.SKILL and Corsair, with the former firing off the latest salvo with the Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kit. G.SKILL claims that the memory kit runs at a dizzying speed of 4700MHz with timings of CL19-19-19-39. The memory operates at 1.45 volts, and is available in a 16GB kit (2x8GB). As is typically the case with these ultra-fast memory kits, the Trident Z RGB makes use of Samsung DDR4 B-die ICs. According to G.SKILL, the memory was validated on an MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard with an Intel Core i7-8700K processor. It also... Read more...
Here we go PC gamers. Samsung has just officially announced the company has begun mass production of 16-gigabit GDDR6 memory to feed the memory bandwidth needs of more sophisticated graphics processing engines (GPUs), artificial-intelligence, the automotive sector and markets beyond. Just last week the chip maker announced their 2nd Gen 8GB HBM2 memory with a scorching 307GB/s bandwidth and 2.4GB data transfer rate per pin at 1.2V. While GDDR6 doesn’t enjoy quite the same speed boosts, it does have some impressive numbers to get excited about. The new GDDR6 memory platform is built on Samsung’s 10nm die and comes in a 16Gb density – a geometry reduction from the company’s... Read more...
Rambus has stepped up and revealed some preliminary specifications for the DDR5 and HBM3 memory standards. HBM3 is the successor to HBM2 memory with DDR5 being the successor to DDR4, as if the names didn’t give that fact away. These specs are still in their early stages and could change ahead of the official launch of memory using those specifications. Even though the specifications are being given out right now, it may a while before products using the specs will land. AMD will continue with HBM2 for GPUs and NVIDIA has no immediate plans to make any shifts. On to the specs, HBM3 will offer twice the performance that is coming from current HBM2 specification. The move to DDR5 will get... Read more...
G.SKILL is still churning out high-speed memory kits for overclockers and enthusiasts, pushing the frequency limits with increasingly faster RAM built from cherry picked memory chips. The result is that G.SKILL now offers several memory kits that top 4,000MHz. It's latest kits, however, shift the focus to latencies, offering power users the best of both worlds—high frequencies and tight timings. Here is a look at its new lineup: 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-4266MHz, 17-18-18-38, 1.45V 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-4133MHz, 17-17-17-37, 1.40V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-4133MHz, 17-17-17-37, 1.40V 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-4000MHz, 17-17-17-37, 1.35V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-4000MHz, 17-17-17-37, 1.35V As with most of G.SKILL's highest... Read more...
About a week ago we talked a bit about the Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32GB memory kit that operated at 4,333MHz and claimed the title of the world's fastest 4x8 32GB kit. That title lasted only about a week for Corsair because G.SKILL has just launched a new, and even faster 4x8 32GB DDR4 RAM kit. G.SKILL calls its kit the Trident Z series DDR4-4400MHz 32GB kit and, as you can tell by the name, it operates at a blistering 4,400 MHz. The new RAM kit offers timings of CL19-19-19-39 at 1.5V. G.SKILL notes that with the introduction of the ASUS OptiMem technology that complements its T-Topology layout with equalized trace lengths, it was able to deliver the fast operation speed with improved stability,... Read more...
G.Skill has rolled out some RAM for computer enthusiasts out there who have the cheddar to plunk down for the Intel's Kaby Lake-X/X299 HEDT platform. This would be THE memory to cram into your Intel Core i9 X-Series rig. The RAM kit is DDR4-4600MHx CL19 and is built using hand-selected, high-quality Samsung B-die IC components. What that means is that the memory was built with the ultimate performance in mind. G.Skill is offering the RAM in two color variations with one featuring a silver body and white accents and the other with a black body and black accents. Other than the color, the RAM is the same. G.Skill says that before this memory kit debuted, the only way to get DDR4-4600MHz was to... Read more...
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