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Samsung's new LPCAMM DDR5 memory for laptops use 60% less space and increase performance

Kosta Andreadis | Sep 26, 2023 11:56 PM CDT

Samsung has announced that it has developed the world's first Low Power Compression Attached Memory Module (LPCAMM) form factor for laptop memory, which could transform the DRAM and DDR5 market across PCs, laptops, and even data centers.

Samsung's new LPCAMM DDR5 memory for laptops use 60% less space and increase performance

Samsung notes that LPDDR5X-based LPCAMM modules can improve performance by 50% and power efficiency by up to 70% while taking up 60% less space when compared to So-DIMM technology. This is exciting news for the mobile market, especially for compact gaming devices, as you're looking at speed, efficiency, and a small physical footprint.

Look at the animated gif above; you'll see how much of a space saver it can be. Speed-wise, Samsung confirms that it has successfully tested 7.5 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) LPCAMM through Intel's platform - so it'll be fast too.

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TeamGroup's fast T-CREATE MASTER DDR5 memory for workstations can reach 384 GB capacity

Kosta Andreadis | Sep 25, 2023 12:59 AM CDT

TEAMGROUP has announced a new range of high-speed DDR5 memory under the company's T-CREATE brand for creators, designed for workstations and servers. According to the press release, the T-CREATE MASTER DDR5 OC R-DIMM series is a great option for "large-scale projects, analyzing large data sets, and running multiple specialized applications concurrently."

TeamGroup's fast T-CREATE MASTER DDR5 memory for workstations can reach 384 GB capacity

As the latest overclocking ECC Registered DIMM memory from TEAMGROUP, speed-wise, you're looking at some capable kits with 6000 MHz, 6400 MHz, and 6800 MHz frequencies.

And when paired with the right workstation motherboard, it can reach a massive 384GB of total memory. With on-die ECC, there's also the promise of stability to match the excellent performance. T-CREATE MASTER DDR5 OC R-DIMM memory is compatible with the latest Intel Xeon processors and W790 series motherboards. It is set to hit the market sometime in October - arriving with a lifetime warranty.

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NVIDIA is evaluating Samsung's new GDDR7 memory for use in the upcoming GeForce RTX 50 Series

Kosta Andreadis | Aug 30, 2023 5:04 AM CDT

About a month ago, Samsung announced that it had completed development on the world's first GDDR7 ( Graphics Double Data Rate 7) DRAM for GPUs and that it would be putting the technology in the hands of key customers sometime this year for use in next-generation products.

NVIDIA is evaluating Samsung's new GDDR7 memory for use in the upcoming GeForce RTX 50 Series

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A new report at Business Korea states that as Samsung became the first company to develop cutting-edge GDDR7 memory, it's already supplying samples to NVIDIA "for the verification of its integration into next-gen systems." If NVIDIA chooses to adopt GDDR7 for the upcoming GeForce RTX 50 Series, it would significantly change from using Micron - which supplies NVIDIA GDDR6X memory for the GeForce RTX 40 Series.

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TeamGroup releases ELITE DDR5 memory that complies with JEDEC memory standards

Kosta Andreadis | Jul 31, 2023 10:32 PM CDT

TeamGroup has announced new (and improved) ELITE PLUS DDR5 and ELITE DDR5 memory with speeds of 6400 MHz that comply with JEDEC memory standards. With a configuration of 1.1V CL52-52-52-103, these are designed for efficient, high-performance computing. With higher frequencies and lower power consumption, TeamGroup notes that these new kits fully meet the demands of modern desktop computing.

TeamGroup releases ELITE DDR5 memory that complies with JEDEC memory standards

TeamGroup ELITE PLUS DDR5 6400MHz and ELITE DDR5 6400MHz will be available in August 2023 via retail outlets like Amazon in North America in single modules and dual-channel kits with 16GB and 32GB options available. TeamGroup also confirms that the memory kits will be available in Taiwan at launch.

"With the modules' low operating voltage of 1.1V, power consumption is significantly reduced, and the computer's lifespan is extended," writes TeamGroup in the press release. "In addition, DDR5's Same-Bank Refresh feature and optimized IC structure can process the double amount of data simultaneously compared to DDR4."

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Micron's new HBM3 Gen2 memory is the world's fastest with 1.2 TB/s of memory bandwidth

Kosta Andreadis | Jul 27, 2023 12:58 AM CDT

Micron has announced that it's currently sampling its new 24GB HBM3 Gen2 memory to its customers, with the new high-speed memory featuring 1.2 TB/s of memory bandwidth. Micron notes that HBM3 Gen2 delivers 2.5 times greater performance per watt than previous generations, making it ideal for AI data centers where performance, capacity, and efficiency are important.

Micron's new HBM3 Gen2 memory is the world's fastest with 1.2 TB/s of memory bandwidth

The 8-high stack of 24GB of HBM3 Gen2 has increased pin speed to over 9.2Gb/s, a 50% improvement over existing HBM3 solutions. Over a 1024-bit bus, you've got 1.2 TB/s of bandwidth, which is a massive improvement over the current 820 GB/s found in existing HBM3.

With the current AI boom and race to see who can build the most supercomputers, this sort of thing will give Micron's flagship memory products an edge over the competition. With 24GB HBM3 Gen2 memory rolling out, Micron adds that 12-high stack 36GB capacity options will begin sampling in early 2024. And as part of its roadmap Micron lists 'HBMNext' as the next evolution beyond HBM3 Gen2, with 64GB capacity and over 2 TB/s of bandwidth arriving sometime around 2026.

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Overclocker pushes DDR5 speeds to over DDR5-9000 with AMD's game changing AM5 BIOS update

Kosta Andreadis | Jul 24, 2023 2:57 AM CDT

Last week we reported on the new AMD AM5 AGESA 1.0.0.7B BIOS update for Ryzen CPUs, with the new motherboard firmware opening the door to faster DDR5 memory speeds and overclocking. With the release already out in the wild, we saw several examples of boards and kits hitting DDR5-8000 - a massive increase over the previous limit of DDR5-6000.

Overclocker pushes DDR5 speeds to over DDR5-9000 with AMD's game changing AM5 BIOS update

The update brings memory performance and overclocking in line with what we've been seeing in the world of Intel hardware, with this new result showcasing that Zen 4 memory overclocking is right up there. Thanks to world-renowned overclocker HiCookie, we've got a new record for DDR5 memory kits on a Ryzen 7 7800X3D system.

As per this post on Facebook, we can see DDR5-9000 speeds at 1.4V on a B650E Tachyon motherboard. With an exact speed of 9058 MHz, we're well and truly on the way to seeing DDR5 memory on AM5 boards cross the DDR5-10000 barrier - and compete with Intel regarding OC action.

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XPG LANCER BLADE DDR5 memory kits with low profile heatsinks, RGB, and OC support have launched

Kosta Andreadis | Jul 13, 2023 10:31 PM CDT

XPG, the gaming and esports arm of ADATA, has announced the launch of its new high-performance LANCER BLADE RGB DDR5 and LANCER BLADE DDR5 memory. Sporting a low-profile heatsink design, these new memory modules have been designed with small cases and builds with limited space in mind.

XPG LANCER BLADE DDR5 memory kits with low profile heatsinks, RGB, and OC support have launched

The new LANCER BLADE DDR5 series arrive in two speed flavors (with or without RGB lighting) with top speeds of 6,000 MT/s and 6,400 MT/s and capacities of 16GB or 32GB utilizing Hynex chips. XPG's LANCER BLADE series is also designed for overclocking, supporting Intel XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO profiles.

There's also an additional model for enthusiasts, the LANCER RGB ROG CERTIFIED DDR5 memory module that pushes speeds to 6,600 MT/s and even 6,800 MT/s when paired with an Intel Z790 ROG-compatible motherboard. The 6,800 MT/s speed is available when enabling the "ROG Certified" mode in the motherboard BIOS for one-click overclocking.

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Thinking of a system RAM upgrade for your PC? Now might be a good time to buy

Darren Allan | Jul 5, 2023 5:29 AM CDT

We've been hearing quite a bit about PC components getting much cheaper in the recent past - SSDs, for one thing, and RAM too, but system memory price drops may be coming to an end.

Thinking of a system RAM upgrade for your PC? Now might be a good time to buy

That's the view of analyst firm TrendForce, which in a new report (spotted by Tom's Hardware) makes an estimate for the current quarter (Q3 2023).

Namely that DRAM prices will likely drop by a maximum of 5%, best-case scenario (for us buyers, that is), or prices might stay the same in the worst-case outcome (a 0% change).

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Micron announces that its GDDR7 memory for GPUs is on track for the first half of 2024

Kosta Andreadis | Jun 30, 2023 12:28 AM CDT

During its Q3 2023 Earnings Call, Micron announced that its next generation of memory for GPUs - GDDR7 - is on track for a first-half of 2024 release. "We plan to introduce our next-generation G7 product on our industry-leading 1ß node in the first half of [the] calendar year 2024," Micron writes, though as a financial report, it doesn't delve into specs.

Micron announces that its GDDR7 memory for GPUs is on track for the first half of 2024

Based on other sources, it's believed that GDDR7 is in the verification stage of development, so the timeline makes sense. We know what to expect compared to the current GDDR6 and GDDR6X memory on high-end AMD and NVIDIA GPUs. AMD's Radeon RX 7900 Series makes use of 20 Gbps GDDR6, while NVIDIA's high-end GeForce RTX 40 Series cards, like the GeForce RTX 4090, make use of 22.4 Gbps GDDR6X.

And with that, the expectation is that GDDR7 speed will hit 36 Gbps, so on a high-end 384-bit memory bus, you're looking at 1.7TB/s of bandwidth. On a more low-end 128-bit, the 36 Gbps can still deliver an impressive 576 GB/s of bandwidth.

Continue reading: Micron announces that its GDDR7 memory for GPUs is on track for the first half of 2024 (full post)

G.Skill showcase its eye-watering DDR5 RAM at Computex 2023

Jak Connor | Jun 1, 2023 3:05 AM CDT

As with every year, G.Skill has some incredible memory kits on display at Computex, and Computex 2023 was no different, with the company showcasing its DDR5 Trident Z5 Royal Elite, the Trident Z5 Royal, and the Trident Z5.

G.Skill showcase its eye-watering DDR5 RAM at Computex 2023

G.Skill walked me through some of its newest RAM offerings, and while there are hardly any details, if any at all, on speeds or specifications, G.Skill did say to expect extremely fast speeds on both of these DIMM modules. As with G.Skill's DDR4 modules, the company will be offering DDR5 variants for its top-of-the-line Royal Elite, the Royal, and Trident Z5. While this article will lack any specification details, we will be able to take a close-up look at each of the variants.

Below is the Trident Z5 memory kit, which will come equipped with an RGB diffuser that can be disabled for those gamers that aren't into all of the flashy lighting. Additionally, the Trident Z5 memory kits will come with a gold or silver trim with a brushed back and front plate located in the center.

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