Memory

Planning for the next-generation of processors, ADATA has sent us a render of its first DDR5 module at CES 2021, with supported speeds of up to DDR5-8400. Memory partners and manufacturers during 2020 started to outline their plans for DDR5, including specifications and architecture. This includes announcements from the big three memory giants, including SK Hynix, Samsung, and Micron. ADATA has gone one step further and unveiled a render of what its DDR5 module could potentially look like, with a generic green PCB, with eight memory chips in two banks of four. This is despite the fact that we have already seen DDR5 engineering samples in the wild. ADATA's DDR5 Module render for CES 2021 ADATA states that it has has teamed up with both MSI and...

Fourth Chinese DRAM Company Established by Tsinghua Unigroup

After the U.S. Department of Commerce banned U.S. exports to Chinese Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian or JHICC), essentially destroying this maker of memory, it...

35 by Anton Shilov on 7/2/2019

Toshiba & WD NAND Production Hit By Power Outage: 6 Exabytes Lost

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Friday disclosed that an unexpected power outage in the Yokkaichi province in Japan on June 15 affected the manufacturing facilities that are jointly...

150 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

Micron’s DRAM Update: More Capacity, Four More 10nm-Class Nodes, EUV, 64 GB DIMMs

During its earnings conference call with investors and financial analysts earlier this week, Micron expressed confidence in its long-term future and strong demand for its products as new applications...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

SK Hynix Starts Production of 128-Layer 4D NAND, 176-Layer Being Developed

SK Hynix has announced it has finished development of its 128-layer 1 terabit 3D TLC NAND flash. The new memory features the company’s charge trap flash (CTF) design, along...

28 by Anton Shilov on 6/26/2019

Silicon Power Goes Gaming: Unleashing XPower Turbine RGB Memory & SSDs

Silicon Power is best known for its reasonably-priced storage devices as well as various accessories for PCs and smartphones. But in an attempt to grow further, the company recently...

17 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2019

TeamGroup T-Force Xcalibur ARGB DDR4-4000 at Computex

At Computex 2019, TeamGroup unveiled a couple of new products aimed at users looking for high-end components. One of these was its refreshed T-Force Xcalibur DDR4 memory now with...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

Samsung 32GB DDR4-2666 Non-ECC Memory at Retail: $168

With a lot of speculation in regards to Samsungs 32 GB unbuffered modules and their availability since we first announced it last year, stock has started to filter into...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/11/2019

Spotted at Computex: HP’s own DDR4 Modules? V2, V6 and V8 RGB Families

Nowadays RGB LEDs are found on almost all modules for enthusiasts produced using famous memory houses as well as those used by boutique PC makers. HP recently renewed its...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

GeIL Demonstrates DDR4-5000 Memory Modules: Not for Sale

The rather long lifespan of DDR4 memory has allowed manufacturers to learn how to build modules running at speeds and voltages well above those specified by JEDEC’s standard. Nowadays...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2019

ADATA Demonstrates 32 GB DDR4 Modules, Built on Micron 16 Gb

Earlier this year Intel enabled support of high-capacity 32 GB memory modules based on 16 Gb memory chips on select client platforms for enthusiasts and prosumers, but until recently...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2019

Crucial 32 GB DDR4 Modules Found in an ASRock System

In a rather unexpected turn of events, Crucial has unveiled its first 32 GB DDR4 UDIMMs, which are based on Micron's yet-to-be-announced 16 Gb memory chips. The DIMMs will...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2019

Antec Unsheathes Katana: A New DDR4 Memory Series for Enthusiasts

In the market of PC components for enthusiasts and modders, Antec is trying to find a market to expand with a set of tools that it knows the best...

10 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2019

Toshiba Memory & Western Digital Finalize Fab K1 Investment Agreement

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Friday announced that they had finalized a formal agreement regarding a joint investment in the K1 manufacturing facility near Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, Japan...

1 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2019

GeIL Launches Evo Spear Phantom Gaming Edition Memory, Designed For SFF Systems

Following on from a wide range of ASRock Phantom Gaming branded products, memory manufacturer GeIL has announced its new Evo Spear Phantom Gaming Edition memory, which is designed for...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/17/2019

KLEVV Cras X RGB: Up to DDR4-4266, Coming at Computex

KLEVV, a partner business of SK Hynix, has always been rather conservative when it comes to speed bins of its memory modules for gamers and overclockers, partly because the...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/15/2019

Samsung Samples 32 Gb DDR4 Memory Chips

Samsung recently began sampling of its DDR4 memory chips featuring a 32 Gb capacity. The new products will simplify production of high-capacity memory modules that use multiple DRAM packages.

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/15/2019

Samsung to End B-Die DDR4: The Overclockers' Favorite

For many years leading DRAM module manufacturers have used Samsung’s B-die 8 Gb memory chips for their fastest and most advanced DIMMs. This quarter Samsung intends to discontinue production...

16 by Anton Shilov on 5/14/2019

SMART Modular Announces 32 GB SO-DIMMs for Extreme Environments

SMART Modular has introduced the industry’s first industrial-grade 32 GB DDR4 SO-DIMMs. The memory modules are aimed at ruggedized computing applications that require top-of-the-line capacity modules with improved reliability.

2 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

Micron to Pay Intel $1.3B to $1.5B for IM Flash Stake

Earlier this year, Micron announced their intention to buy out Intel's stake of their memory technology joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Now, as the process gets underway, Micron is...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

SK Hynix to Start Using 2nd Gen 10nm-class DRAM Process Technology in 2H 2019

As part of their Q1'19 earnings announcement, SK Hynix has disclosed that the company will both increase its output of DRAM made using its 1st generation 10 nm-class manufacturing...

4 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

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