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Samsung's new LPDDR4 will see 6GB of RAM in our smartphones

Samsung unveils new 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM built on their 20nm manufacturing process

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 9, 2015 at 2:57 am CDT (0 mins, 45 secs time to read)

Samsung has just announced that they have started mass production of the industry's first 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM on their 20nm process, something that features 50% greater density than their previous 8Gb chips.

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The new 12Gb chips will usher in new smartphones with 6GB of RAM using a four 12Gb chip DRAM package, as well as 3GB using two chips in a single package. The new 6GB package would take up the same amount of physical space as an existing 3GB package, thanks to the 6Gb chips. But these new 12Gb chips will be 30% faster than their 8Gb predecessors, with a per-pin speed of 4266Mbps, providing 34Gbps of bandwidth over its 64-bit bus.

The South Korean giant will begin mass production of this RAM in the near future, as we start seeing smartphones with 4GB of RAM as we move into a world of 6GB of RAM on our smartphones.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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