Memory

It would seem that Micron this morning has accidentally spilled the beans on the future of graphics card memory technologies – and outed one of NVIDIA’s next-generation RTX video cards in the process. In a technical brief that was posted to their website, dubbed “The Demand for Ultra-Bandwidth Solutions”, Micron detailed their portfolio of high-bandwidth memory technologies and the market needs for them. Included in this brief was information on the previously-unannounced GDDR6X memory technology, as well as some information on what seems to be the first card to use it, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3090. The key innovation for GDDR6X appears to be that Micron is moving from using POD135 coding on the memory bus – a binary (two state) coding format – to four...

SK Hynix Develops First 16 Gb DDR5-5200 Memory Chip, Demos DDR5 RDIMM

SK Hynix on Thursday announced that it had completed development of its first DDR5 memory chip. The new chip offers a capacity of 16 Gb and is said to...

29 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2018

G.Skill Unveils 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 Kits for HEDTs

Coinciding with today’s launch of Intel’s HEDT “Skylake-X/Basin Falls Refresh” family of CPUs, G.Skill today announced its new 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 kits designed for high-end...

1 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2018

In The Lab: Double Capacity 2x32GB DDR4 from G.Skill and ZADAK

One of the interesting things to come out of the news in recent weeks is the march to double capacity memory. In today’s market, memory modules for consumer grade...

19 by Ian Cutress on 11/9/2018

SK Hynix Launches 96-Layer 3D NAND and Discloses QLC Plans

SK Hynix this week officially launched its new 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips, which feature a new architecture and a faster interface. The NAND has already been qualified...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2018

Micron Kicks Off Mass Production of 12 Gb LPDDR4X DRAM Chips

Micron this week announced that it had started mass production of its first LPDDR4X memory devices using its second-generation 10 nm-class process technology. The new memory devices offer standard...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2018

U.S. Government Indicts Chinese DRAM Maker JHICC on Industrial Espionage; Bans Exports To Firm

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week banned U.S. exports to a China-based maker of DRAM. The DoC believes that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian...

58 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2018

Silicon Power Enters Market of Enthusiast-Class DRAM with DDR4-4133

Silicon Power currently offers a broad range of products that span from memory cards to SSDs and from power banks to headphones. For several years the company has been...

9 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

Intel's Response: Micron’s Control of 3D XPoint Fab Will Not Disrupt Optane Roadmap

Intel late on Friday said that Micron’s intention to gain full control of the IMFT joint venture will not interrupt its plans concerning products based on 3D XPoint memory...

26 by Anton Shilov on 10/22/2018

Samsung Shows Off 256 GB DDR4 RDIMM: Coming to Servers Soon

Samsung this week demonstrated its first 256 GB memory module for upcoming servers. The new Registered DIMM (RDIMM) is based on Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4 memory devices introduced earlier...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2018

What Next for 3D XPoint? Micron to Buy Intel's Share in 3D XPoint Fab

Micron on Thursday announced plans to acquire Intel’s stake in IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between the two companies. IM Flash owns a fab near Lehi, Utah, which...

36 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2018

Cadence & Micron DDR5 Update: 16 Gb Chips on Track for 2019

Earlier this year Cadence and Micron performed the industry’s first public demonstration of next-generation DDR5 memory. At a TSMC event earlier this month the two companies provided some updates...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

Intel to Support 128GB of DDR4 on Core 9th Gen Desktop Processors

One of today’s announcements threw up an interesting footnote worthy of further investigation. With its latest products, HP announced that their mainstream desktop platforms would be shipped with up...

24 by Ian Cutress on 10/15/2018

G.Skill Announces DDR4-4800 and DDR4-4500 Kits for Z390 Boards

Every major CPU platform announcement brings a host of new motherboards and faster memory modules to the market. The launch of Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors and Z390 chipset...

30 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2018

Intel Veteran Becomes Chairman of Toshiba Memory

Toshiba Memory Corp. (TMC) on Thursday disclosed that Stacy Smith, a former high-ranking exec of Intel, was appointed executive chairman, effective October 1. Mr. Smith brings a wealth of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2018

G.Skill Unveils 32 GB Trident Z RGB DC DDR4: Double Height, Double Capacity Memory

G.Skill has announced its new 32 GB “Double Capacity” memory modules. The Trident Z RGB DC DIMMs are compatible only with select Z390 motherboards from ASUS, and while they...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2018

Colorful Enters DRAM Module Business: Generic Colorfire & Custom iGame DIMMs

Colorful has introduced its first memory modules, officially adding a new product category that will complement its graphics cards, motherboards, and SSDs. The initial lineup consists of generic DIMMs...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/1/2018

Double Height, Double Capacity DDR4? ZADAK's New 32 GB UDIMMs

ZADAK, a maker of memory modules from Taiwan, has reportedly published photos of its upcoming unbuffered memory modules featuring a 32 GB capacity. The UDIMMs and SO-DIMMs are the...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/28/2018

Team Group's Quick Memory: T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 / DDR4-4500 CL18

Team Group has introduced its new dual-channel DDR4 memory kits for overclockers - the new T-Force Xtreem kits operate at 4300 MT/s and 4500 MT/s data transfer rates. Team Group’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2018

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital Open Fab 6 and New Memory R&D Center

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Wednesday officially opened up their new Fab 6 and Memory R&D Center. Both facilities are located at their Yokkaichi operations site that now...

6 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2018

Samsung Adds 32 GB UDIMMs to Memory Lineup

Samsung has quietly added 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules to its lineup of products. The UDIMMs are based on the company’s 16 Gb chips, which were introduced earlier...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

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