Samsung has just announced the industry's first 8GB LPDDR4 RAM optimized for today's most demanding high-performance mobile devices, including ultra-thin notebooks and 4K tablets.
The new 8GB LPDDR4 RAM is aimed at Samsung's new high-end performance flagships and next-generation mobile devices equipped with 4K video recording, playback, and visuals. Utilizing four of the latest 16 gigabit high-density LPDDR4 memory chips, the DRAM hits up to 4,266 Mbps bandwidth, and when transmitted over a 64-bit memory bus, equals up to a staggering 34GB-per-second transmission speeds.
"The advent of our powerful 8GB mobile DRAM solution will enable more capable next-generation, flagship mobile devices around the world," said Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "We will continue to provide advanced memory solutions offering the highest values and leading-edge benefits to meet the escalating needs of devices having dual camera, 4K UHD and VR features."
G.SKILL is always pushing the boundaries on what's possible with RAM, and now the company just unleashed its new 32GB kit of DDR4-3866 RAM, joining the growing Trident Z family.
The previous Trident Z kit hit 3600MHz, so the new 3866MHz kit will push closer to that 4GHz mark on the higher-end Z170 motherboards from the likes of GIGABYTE and ASUS.
G.SKILL's new 3866MHz DDR4 RAM clocks in at CL18-19-19-39 at 1.35V, making it one of the fastest DDR4 kits on the market. G.SKILL has tapped some of the best performing Samsung IC memory chips for its new 3866MHz Trident Z kit, with the company testing the new RAM on the ASUS Z170-Deluxe motherboard alongside an Intel Core i7-6600K processor.
ADATA today reveals its first-ever XPG branded laptop memory with its new XPG Flame DDR4 RAM modules, clocking in at over 3000MHz with 1.35V and 16GB per-stick capacities.
The XPG Flame DDR4 modules are aimed at enthusiast gamers, offering easy overclocking with XMP 2.0 profiles and premium high-speed low-voltage performance across both SO-DIMM and U-DIMM modules. The desktop XPG Flame DDR4 modules sport frequencies up to 3000MHz and a maximum capacity of 16GB per stick, whereas the XPG Flame SO-DIMM laptop flavor has frequencies of 2400MHz and 2800MHz with 4GB, 8GB and 16GB modules.
ADATA's new XPG Flame RAM have 10-layer PCBs with 2oz of copper for optimum cooling, and power draw between 1.2V and 1.35V. "XPG Flame DDR4 memory modules are assembled using high-grade chips selected through a strict filtering process and use finest-quality PCBs. Each module passes rigorous reliability and compatibility tests that exceed those used on mainstream memory modules, ensuring top-notch longevity and durability," reads ADTA's press release.
DDR5 is currently in development, and will succeed DDR4 when it hits the market sometime around 2020. DDR5 will usher in new RAM limits, where we're seeing 128GB ceilings or so in high-end desktops at the moment - but DDR5 will also have much higher bandwidth than DDR4.
The new DDR5 standard will first hit servers, and then it'll find its way into desktops and laptops 12-18 months later. During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) last week, the Director of DRAM and Memory at research outfit IHS, Mike Howard, said that PCs will need faster RAM for VR and other tasks. He said that the bandwidth provided by DDR4 might not be enough, and that DDR5 will be required in the coming years.
Howard continued, saying: "The incumbent always has tremendous inertia. The DDR incumbent will keep rolling by the virtue that it's there". Considering the DRAM market is a $40 billion annual business, we're going to see lots of changes in the coming years. Memory makers won't want to spend billions of dollars on new memory technologies without knowing there's a payoff in the years to come. This is why high-end next-gen memory technologies like HBC (Hybrid Memory Cube) and HBM (High-Bandwidth Memory) haven't taken off yet. They're super-fast, sure - but they're also very expensive, so mass market adoption is slow.
Computex 2016 - G.Skill's TridentZ DDR4 RAM was used to break the 5GHz once again, setting a new DDR4 world speed record at the 5th Annual OC World Record Stage.
Just weeks ago MSI's Taiwanese overclocker Topcc set a new world record by breaking the 5GHz DDR4 barrier with a liquid nitrogen build, but ASRock's pro OCer Allen "Splave" Golibersuch soared past the record at this year's OC World Record Stage. Splave hit a new all-time world record of DDR4-5189MHz using G.Skill's 8GB TridentZ DDR4 modules on an ASRock Z170M OC Formula motherboard and an Intel Core i7-6700K CPU.
Splave also used liquid nitrogen cooling to unlock the test bed's full potential, and actually downclocked the Intel Core i7-6700K CPU by 74% to just 1,004MHz in order to hit these high speeds. Take a look at the other new performance records that were set at the OC World Record Stage using G.Skill's Trident Z DDR4 RAM, Intel's Core i7-6700K CPUs, and NVIDIA's top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 1080 video cards.
Computex 2016 - Teamgroup reveals its new performance-grade T-Force DDR4 RAM lineup at Computex, including the T-Force Xtreem 4266 MHz modules and stylish new T-Force Nighthawk DDR4-3200 sticks.
Teamgroup has broken the 4000MHz barrier with its new enthusiast-grade T-Force Xtreem modules. The new T-Force Xtreem DDR4 RAM module line hits blistering frequencies up to 4266 MHz, but only in the ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboards. The T-Force Xtreem come in DDR4-4133 flavors with 1.35V power draw and CL 18 latency timings, and come in 4GB and 8GB sticks. Teamgroup also has DDR4-4000 (CL 17, 8GB, 1.35V), DDR4-3866 (CL16, 8GB, 1.35V) DDR4-3733, DDR4-3600, and DDR4-3466 Xtreem RAM modules. This line is available in 8GB (4GBx2) and 16GB (8GBx2) kits.
The hardware-maker also showed off the new LED-lit T-Force Nighthawk and entry-level T-Force Night Armor DDR4 RAM modules. The T-Force Nighthawk DDR4-3200 RAM sport LED illuminated heatspreaders with CL 16 latencies, 1.35V power draw, and come in 4GB and 8GB sticks. Next up are the T-Force Night Armor modules--these come in DDR4-2400 (CL14, 4GB and 8GB configurations, 1.2V power) and DDR4-2676 (CL15, 16GB configurations, 1.2V power) with a stylish new red and white heatspreaders.
Computex 2016 - The very spirit of Computex is all about showing today's technology pushed to incredible new limits, and G.Skill served up some mind-boggling awesomeness with its TridentZ DDR4 RAM demo.
Not content with achieving the world's first 5GHz DDR4 overclock, or holding the top seven RAM speed records, G.Skill decided to drop even more jaws by showing off an insane demo rig with 128GB of TridentZ DDR4 RAM. G.Skill packed in 8x 16GB DDR4 3466MHz TridentZ RAM modules onto a MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon motherboard fastened with Intel's new Core i7 6950X powerhouse CPU to show us the things dreams are made of.
G.Skill's 16GB TridentZ DDR4-3466 RAM was put in a quad-channel configuration to hit its targeted speeds, with CAS timings clocked at 16-16-16-36. The hardware-maker revealed its TridentZ DDR4-3466 RAM last week.
Computex 2016 -- Do you enjoy premium RAM? Would you like an extra dose of premium in your premium RAM? Corsair is granting your wish at Computex, debuting Dominator Platinum Special Edition DDR4 RAM with an extra touch of class, and a limited supply of kits.
We were pretty dazzled by Corsair's Vengeance LED kits, but the new Dominator Platinum Special Edition takes their already-premium DDR4 and ups the ante a bit by adding a pair of unique finishes. The DDR4 modules class up your rig with new "Blackout" brushed aluminum and Chrome finishes.
Computex 2016 -- Corsair debuted some slick new Vengeance DDR4 RAM in Taipei this week featuring LED lighting, ample overclocking headroom, and cherry-picked Samsung ICs. I'm not normally so enamored with RAM, but these are something special. I mean look at them!
Corsair's Vengeance LED series is capable of speeds up to 4300MHz using X99 or X100 motherboards, which distinguishes these as Corsair's fastest kit ever thanks to specially selected Samsung ICs. The kits support XMP 2.0, some aggressive looking heat spreaders, and will light up your case in customizable red or white colors that breathe while in use.
The Vengeance LED series launches Q3 2016. Stay tuned to more TweakTown coverage of Computex 2016, featuring maximum LED lighting.
Computex 2016 - On the heels of GALAX's new colorful Gamer Series DDR4 RAM announcement, the hardware-maker has now unveiled its new premium ultra-performance DDR4 system memory aimed at enthusiast gamers.
GALAX's new Hall of Fame DDR4 RAM hits an impressive frequency of 4000MHz, sporting a pristine alabaster PCB with pulsing white LED's upon the stylish heatspreaders. The modules come in 4GB and 8GB single sticks with dual-channel kits available in 8GB and 16GB arrangements.
The HOF DDR4-4000 modules sport CAS latency timings of 19-25-25-45, and draw 1.4V of power. All-in-all GALAX's new Hall of Fame RAM matches high-speed performance with eye-catching flair, especially if you're looking for top-of-the-line RAM with a white paintjob. GALAX has yet to reveal pricing or availability details just yet.