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Samsung announces plans for DDR5, HBM3, and GDDR6 RAM

Samsung announces next-gen 10nm RAM, including DDR5, HBM3, LPDDR5, and even GDDR6 coming soon

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 20, 2017 09:48 pm CST - 0 mins, 42 secs reading time

Samsung has announced the smallest 8-gigabit DDR4 RAM chips ever made, with its fresh second-gen 10nm manufacturing technology powering the new chips.


These new DDR4 chips are 15% more power efficient, and are around 10% faster than the previous-generation that was launched only 20 months ago now. Productivity is up 30% on the new DDR4 RAM, meaning Samsung can make more chips, with yields improved above the last-gen DDR4.

Now that Samsung has got its second-gen 10nm tech working beautifully, the South Korean everything giant is working on "accelerating its plans for much faster introductions of next-generation DRAM chips and systems, including DDR5, HBM3, LPDDR5 and GDDR6, for use in enterprise servers, mobile devices, supercomputers, HPC systems and high-speed graphics cards".

All I see there is DDR5, HBM3, and GDDR6... what a Christmas present, Samsung!

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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