Samsung introduces new DDR5 RAM with capacities up to 512GB
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Have you ever encountered a situation where your desktop or laptop computer doesn’t have enough RAM to run a task?
If you do not have the answer to the above question, then Samsung may have a solution for you. The Korean company has just introduced its latest DDR5 RAM solution, where the technology now allows users to own 512GB of DDR5 memory on a single stick of RAM. As one of the leading DDR4 memory vendors in the industry today, Samsung is planning to take the lead in developing DDR5 RAM.
The company recently posted a video on its YouTube channel, highlighting the latest features of Samsung DDR5-7200 module technology.
Samsung’s new 512GB DDR5 RAM modules will advance the company’s layered memory packaging technology, as used in its latest DDR4 memory modules. In the diagram below, you can compare the difference between Samsung’s 4-layer DDR4 memory chip and 8-layer DDR5 chip, both of which are connected using the company’s Through Silicon Via technology.
Through grinding the silicon layers, Samsung was able to make the component 40% thinner (at 1.0 mm compared to 1.2 mm), so the distance between the layers is also reduced, making it possible to arrange the DDR5 chip thicker. In return, Samsung will be able to produce a single 512GB RAM stick with 8 stacked DRAMs connected together
Last but not least, Samsung claims their DDR5 technology is twice as fast as the previous generation, delivering speeds up to over 6400Mbps.
However, the performance boost has no impact on energy efficiency as Samsung’s DDR5 technology is actually 30% more power-efficient than the previous generation thanks to the lower voltage required to run DDR5 RAM.
Samsung has mentioned that it will provide DDR5 RAM for data centers, smartphones, and laptops. And whether 512GB DDR5 RAM sticks will reach consumers, is a question that needs to be answered in the 2022s.