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Just moments ago Samsung announced the company has increased DDR4 production. This comes on the just before of Intel's E5-2600 V3 series announcement that we expect soon.
Upon launch, DDR4 will increase DRAM performance while at the same time lower power consumption.
Here we see the evolution of DRAM over time with both throughput and power.
Today Micron Storage announced that it is beginning to ramp up production of DDR4 memory modules in preparation of Intel's pending launch of the new Xeon E5-2600 V3 line of processors. Micron says that these DDR4 modules will offer a performance increase of up to 35-percent over previously utilized DDR3 RAM.
"Our JEDEC-compliant portfolio showcases the performance and power benefits that DDR4 products can provide for our customers," said Robert Feurle, Micron's vice president of marketing and program management. "As a result of Micron's close engagement with our key enabling partners, we are well positioned to bring this exciting new technology to market."
If you spend a lot of time on your computer with a lot of tabs or programs open that consume memory, you know you can never have enough RAM. If you use a new round Mac Pro that debuted last year and are in need of a RAM update, a new product has launched you will want to check out.
A company called Transcend has rolled out some new RAM upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro that can bring the total amount of memory in the machine to 128GB. RAM modules are available in 16GB and 32GB capacity. Apple puts four upgradable RAM slots inside the machine.
Transcend says that while the Mac Pro is advertised to support only 64GB of RAM, it has tested the machine to work with up to 128GB. The 16GB modules are DDR3-1866 units with the 32GB modules being DDR3-1333. Both RAM configurations are RDIMMS and are guaranteed 100% to work with the Mac Pro. Pricing is unannounced at this time.
Samsung Electronics made an announcement today that it has started the mass production of 20 nanometer based DDR3 memory modules. The company is using the immersion ArF lithography to roll out 20nm based 4Gb for its most advance DDR3 memory.
Young-Hyun Jun, the executive VP of memory sales and marketing for Samsung Electronics said,"Samsung's new energy-efficient 20-nanometer DDR3 DRAM will rapidly expand its market base throughout the IT industry including the PC and mobile markets, quickly moving to mainstream status. Samsung will continue to deliver next-generation DRAM and green memory solutions ahead of the competition, while contributing to the growth of the global IT market in close cooperation with our major customers."
G.SKILL has just unveiled some ridiculously fast DDR3L SO-DIMM memory, clocking in at a DIMM-busting 2133MHz. The new super-fast set of Ripjaws RAM comes in a 16GB kit, requiring just 1.35V of power, rocking along with timings of 11-11-11-31.
G.SKILL validated its latest memory on GIGABYTE's BRIX Pro machine, which is a perfect match for this high-performance RAM. G.SKILL have called it the F3-2133C11D-16GRSL, which is quite the mouthful, but it is compatible and best used on the latest Haswell-based Core i5 and i7 processors.
A federal court in California has concluded a case against 12 DRAM manufacturers as they accused of price fixing between 1998 and 2002. The court calculated that the manufacturers will have to do a settlement that totals up to $310 million.
The case was filed by a group of US attorney generals against DRAM manufacturers including Samsung, NEC, Infineon, Hynix, Micron and Toshiba in 2007. The DRAM makers have any wrongdoing of any price fixing during those years, but have agreed to make a settlement. The attorney generals have agreed to $310 million settlement package where the money will be distributed to the public.
Earlier, Samsung had to cough out $300 million in 2005 as a settlement with US department of Justice.
Team Group, Inc. collaborated with HKEPC Laboratory for the 23rd time to make a Super Pi 1M record using TeamGroup ProjectX memory kits.
The team was able to set a new world record of 5.078 seconds for Super PI 1M scores, therefore beating the previous record of 5.094 seconds by Russia's Smoke Core. What made this very impressive is that the previous record was held for 7 months, therefore one can imagine the time, effort, co-ordination and patience it would require to get everything right to break an already impressive world record.
Now that mini-PCs from companies such as ASROCK, ASUS and Zotac are catching up, SO-DIMM overclocking is something that would be interesting to see. G.SKILL did that using ASROCK M8 Barebone system.
G.SKILL managed to do just that, as they were able to overclock its ripjaws SO-DIMM 1.35V C11 2133 MHz to 2400 MHz 12-14-14-25 @ 1.35v.
Samsung Electronics has started increasing its 25nm DRAM production with the hopes that it can grab a good share of the DRAM market while they still can. The South Korean based chipmaker is taking advantage of the situation courtesy of an accident that broke out at SK Hynix's DRAM production fab in China on September 2013.
Because of the fire that broke out in its plant, one third of the DRAM's production halted. Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology are the only DRAM chipmakers who are close enough to compensate for the production scarcity, including the production of chips for Apple Technology and GDDR5 for video cards.
CES 2014 - It's always fun to find a few diamonds in the rough at CES, and luckily this year held a few as usual. Kingston was demonstrating a whopping 384 GB's of its new DDR4 running in a blacked-out server. For those in the know, there currently isn't a publicly released CPU/chipset combination that supports DDR4 memory.
In order to recieve clearance for this demo, Kingston had to black out key areas of the chassis, which means essentially everything other than the heat sinks and DDR4 sticks. We speculate this is Grantley-EP and Wellsburg PCH. If so, the server supports Thunderbolt and features DDR4 speeds of 2400 and 3200MHz. However, these specs are pure conjecture.
Of course we tried to 'play the angles' to get a view underneath at the new unnannounced chipset. Unfortunately, Kingston delivered on their promise to Intel by making a more detailed analysis of the chipset impossible through use of the large black covers underneath the plexiglass cover.
Of course, we have the picture of the DDR4 actually up and running during the demo.