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Samsung has unveiled something rather hot during the annual HotChips 33 event, its new 8-stacks TSV modules that usher in up to 512GB DDR5 modules for the future.
The company will be using 8-stack packages with lower heights than 4-stack DDR4 packages, with the reduction in height made possibly through smaller gaps between the dies -- a 40% reduction, which is a big deal -- and using thin wafer handling techniques. We will also see 8-stack TSV modules with better cooling, too.
512GB of DDR5 memory per module is going to be a huge upgrade for HEDT users and servers, where DDR4 memory had limits of just 32GB and up to 64GB capacity per DIMM. There were very limited runs of 128GB and 256GB modules for the server market, but DDR5 is really going to deliver with 512GB DDR5 modules in the future.
PNY has just announced its new Performance DDR5 range of RAM, starting at DDR5-4800 and it'll drop in Q4 2021 for next-gen platforms.
The new PNY Performance DDR5 RAM will be available in 16GB modules, so expect 32GB and 64GB kits at the very least. The company will have its DDR5 RAM running at 1.1v and will have one-die ECC support, too. DDR5 has on-module conversion, which reduces voltage wear and less noise is generated -- compared to DDR5 which has the motherboard handling voltage conversion.
Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs will be launching later this year, where Intel will be the first with DDR5 support on its motherboards. AMD will have DDR5 memory support in 2022 and beyond, with the launch of its next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 6000 series CPUs.
ADATA has thrown its hat into the DDR5 memory module ring, with the announcement of its next-gen DDR5 memory modules.
The company revealed the new DDR5 memory modules during its online event on August 5, where ADATA not only unveiled DDR5 RAM but also new PCIe 4.0 SSDs, external SSDs, and more. As for the DDR5 memory modules, ADATA says that they will be cranking speeds up to DDR5-8400.
The new ADATA DDR5-8400 RAM will be operating at 1.1v, with improved power efficiency, and DDR5 kits that come up to 64GB. This will be perfect for next-gen HEDT systems of 2022 and beyond, where you could buy 2 x 64GB kits and easily enjoy 128GB of DDR5 memory in your PC.
Samsung has announced out of nowhere that it is manufacturing 24Gb DDR5 memory chips, which will allow for single-stick 768GB DDR5 DIMMs... yes 768GB of RAM on a single stick.
The company has already shown 512GB registered DIMM (RDIMM) that uses 32 x 16GB stacks, based on 8 x 16Gb DRAM chips. Low power and quality signaling is done by the 8-Hi stacks through silicon via interconnects, but with using 24Gb memory ICs in 8-Hi stacks, Samsung can boost one up to 24GB on a 32-chip module to an insane 768GB.
Inside of a server system with 2 modules per channel, we will see a world of 12TB of DDR5 memory. Right now, Intel's current Xeon Scalable "Ice Lake-SP" CPU is designed for these exact workloads: memory, memory, memory and they only support up to 6TB of RAM right now.
JEDEC has just announced the new LPDDR5X memory standard, which is an update to the current LPDDR5 standard but will boost performance, lower power, and more.
The new LPDDR5X standard boasts transfer rates of 8355 MT/s compared to LPDDR5 with 6400 MT/s, which represents a 33% performance improvement -- not too damn bad at all. What will this do for you and I? Inside of next-gen SoCs, used for AI and machine learning, and other high-bandwidth tasks including graphics.
LPDDR5X has improvements made to its signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio, which allows for higher clocks and of course, performance improvements. We'll see LPDDR5X memory used inside of next-gen SoCs and used for AI, high-res AR and VR, and AI-powered edge computing.
ZADAK has just unveiled its new SPARK DDR5 memory, with the new gaming-focused DDR5 memory being made in both 16GB and 32GB capacities at speeds of up to DDR5-7200.
The new ZADAK SPARK DDR5 RAM will be made in speeds of between 4800MHz to 7200MHz with voltages of 1.1V and of course... RGB lighting. There'll be enough inside for people to tweak away and overclock the ZADAK SPARK DDR5 memory, with a white design that is really going to be installed into a very specific (white) motherboard (that doesn't even exist yet, because DDR5-capable motherboards aren't out yet).
ZADAK is of course working with motherboard makers like ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE, and MSI for its new SPARK DDR5 memory. ZADAK is expecting to have its new DDR5 memory available later this year, with Intel launching its new DDR5-compatible Alder Lake-S family of 12th Gen Core processors and AMD next year with Zen 4 and the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.
TEAMGROUP has released its next-gen ELITE DDR5 memory nice and early, with the new DDR5 RAM hitting Amazon and Newegg and selling out virtually instantly.
TEAMGROUP ELITE DDR5-4800 kits debuted on Amazon and Newegg with 32GB on offer, in the form of 2 x 16GB sticks of DDR5-4800 RAM. The 32GB kit of DDR5-4800 costs $310.99 but they sold out instantly -- and even if you got one, you couldn't use it as there are no motherboards you can buy that support DDR5 today.
The new DDR5 RAM will be running at just 1.1V, and will have on-die ECC support PMIC (Power Management IC) which increases efficiency. The DDR5-4800 memory from TEAMGROUP has latencies of CL40-40-40-77 and will require a next-gen Intel Alder Lake-S platform which will debut in October alongside Microsoft's next-gen Windows 11 operating system.
G.Skill today announced two new top-tier memory kits in its Trident Z Royal Elite series of luxury memory products. The new kits boast even tighter memory timings than ever before, bringing new performance levels to both AMD and Intel-based systems.
G.Skill said that it improved the latency of some of its most popular high-end memory. The Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-4000 kits will soon be available with CL14-15-15-35 timings, and DDR4-3600 kits will soon be available with even tighter CL14-14-14-34 timings. G.Skill said it used Samsung 8Gb B-die ICs to achieve these speeds.
If ultra-high performance is your primary goal, the DDR4-4000 kits are much faster than the DDR4-3600 kits. However, if you're looking for high capacity, you may be a bit disappointed. G.Skill offers its DDR4-4000 CL14 modules in 8GB and 16GB configurations and is selling them in pairs.
TEAMGROUP has just announced its next-gen DDR5 memory modules with the introduction of the new TeamGroup DDR5 Elite series memory.
The new DDR5 memory comes in single-stick 16GB DDR5-4800, with a basic, no-frills design and black PCB without a heat sink. TeamGroup points out that its new DDR5-4800 RAM has 1.1V ultra-low working voltage, and supports on-die ECC (Error Checking and Correction).
TEAMGROUP also has an internal gaming division with T-Force, which has teased it is working on next-gen DDR5 aimed at overclocking. T-Force has shipped out some overclocked DDR5 memory to motherboard partners including ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE, and MSI.
XPG has just announced its next-gen DDR5 memory modules, with the new members of its high-end Caster memory family lineup launching in Q3 2021.
ADATA's gaming division and its freshly-announced XPG DDR5 Caster memory looks slick, similar to the company's existing Spectrix DDR4 memory. XPG's new DDR5 Caster memory will come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB kits with speeds varying between DDR5-6000 and DDR5-7400.
ADATA will be offering the new XPG DDR5 Caster memory in both RGB and non-RGB versions, with the RGB-lit DDR5 modules being slightly taller because of the RGB diffuser on top of the RAM. We should see ADATA launch its new XPG DDR5 Caster memory later this year in Q3 2021, with both overclocking and gaming DDR5 on the way.