Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 8, 2014 - 12:57 AM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: ram, micron, memory, ddr4, CES 2014, CES
While the Crucial did not have much in the way of new flash memory product launches this year, Micron as a whole has been busily churning out further revisions of DDR4 memory. While our visit last year only revealed a single prototype for us to look at, now we have all of the typical form factors covered:
From top down we have enterprise, enthusiast, OEM, and SO-DIMM form factors, all populated with DDR4 parts. All that needs to happen now is for motherboard and portable manufacturers to get on board with the new technology. As with all chicken-and-egg launches, someone needs to take the first plunge, and here we can see Micron has certainly been on the leading edge of things. That enterprise part above is a full 16GB (not bits!) of DDR4 capacity.
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Subject: General Tech | January 3, 2014 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Samsung, ddr4
Samsung just release the first DIMMs fully compliant with the new DDR4 standard. The 8Gb LPDDR4 sports 1GB dies and is reported to handle up to 4,266 million transfers per second which if true doubles DDR3's theoretical maximum. Not only are these DIMMs faster they are also designed to use much lower voltages than the previous generation of LPDDR, a boon to battery life on mobile devices and possibly a hint at possible overclocking potential when they arrive on the desktop. There isn't a huge amount of info on these new chips but you can keep your eye out for updates here and at The Inquirer.
"DDR4 is said to offer twice the speed of DDR3, but because it works at lower voltages DDR4 can significantly reduce the power consumption of devices. This is significant because it can lead to increased battery life, which remains the holy grail of handheld equipment designers."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- MSI narrows motherboard shipment gap with ASRock @ DigiTimes
- Samsung Galaxy S5 release date, price, specs and features @ The Inquirer
- D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300 Review @HiTech Legion
- FinalWire Worldwide Joint Giveaway @ NikKTech
Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2013 - 06:11 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: gskill, G.Skill, ddr4
G.Skill showed off DDR4 memory modules at the Intel Developer Forum last week, and it appears that the technology is well on its way to being ready for Intel's next generation Haswell-E enthusiast platform. The modules that G.Skill showed off werre DDR4 DIMMs clocked at 2,133 MHz and come in 4GB capacities. The modules are manufactured by SK.Hynix and branded and tested by G.Skill. The company did not indicate what voltages they are using, but it is likely at or close to 1.2V given the conservative clockspeed.
VR-Zone spotted DDR4 DIMMs from G.Skill at IDF.
The modules on the IDF show floor where static engineering samples, which means that they were not functional units. G.Skill indicated to X-bit labs that “the next generation of DDR memory is still under development, and G.Skill is working to push the new technology to its limits in the future.”
As the DDR4 standard and Haswell-E HEDT CPU/motherboard platform is still being worked on, G.Skill still has about a year to improve its modules and offer additional overclocked SKUs (which the company is known for). It is nice to see progress being made on the new memory technology that is said to be a bit faster and require less voltage.
Read more about the progress of DDR4 at PC Perspective.
Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2013 - 03:04 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: video, quark, podcast, IVB-EP, ifa, idf 2013, idf, hawell-y, E5-2600, ddr4, Bay Trail
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Subject: General Tech | September 9, 2013 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, Avoton, Intel, ddr4
Fountain Valley, CA – September 9, 2013 – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced they will be showcasing working DDR4 memory, XMP certified HyperX memory on a new Ivybridge-E based desktop, 2133 MHz SO-DIMMs for a Haswell based notebook and ECC memory in an Avoton based microserver at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2013. IDF will be held at the Moscone center in San Francisco, California on September 10th – 12th .
During IDF 2013 Kingston will be showcasing four demo systems. The DDR4 memory demo will highlight 192GB of working 2133MT/s DDR4 Registered DIMMs at 1.2V operating on a future Intel reference platform. The Kingston HyperX demo will be showcasing the latest HyperX memory that has been validated through Intel's XMP certification process. The demos will be shown using an X79 motherboard and one of Intel's newest Ivybridge E processors. Our 2133 MHz SO-DIMM memory demo will be shown working on a Haswell based notebook. The Microserver demo will be demonstrating 1600 MHz 1.35V low voltage ECC SODIMM memory on an Intel Atom C2000-series “Avoton” microserver. Kingston's ECC SODIMM memory has been validated on the Intel “Edisonville” microserver system, and is posted on Intel's website.
Intel's Avoton System on a Chip (SoCs) is a more powerful chip for use in the microserver market. This chip allows low power machines to handle a broader range of computing workloads. Microservers are quickly gaining in popularity as companies seek powerful, yet more energy- and physical-space efficient solutions that serve specific data center needs or cloud applications. Examples include web and cloud hosting, and big data where terabytes or petabytes of information sets are analyzed per second. Kingston’s low-voltage, high-performing microserver memory modules are the perfect match to help accomplish these tasks.
Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video and information including a timeline of Kingston's history can be found on the anniversary web page. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002.
Subject: General Tech | May 8, 2012 - 02:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ddr4, jedec, micron
If you are not familiar with JEDEC you might not realize why they are constantly referred to when news breaks about a new technology; if that is the case you should aquaint yourself with them. The standard for DDR4 is almost finalized with the specific changes being that the DIMM's VDDQ must remain constant at1.2V with plans to reduce VDD and speeds of 1.6 giga transfers per second to an initial objective of 3.2 giga transfers per second. This seems low considering DDR3-2400 can hit 2.4GT/s so when it arrives we may see speeds cross over like DDR2 did when we saw DDR3 first come onto the stage.
Micron has fabbed 30nm DDR4 chips, both DIMM and SODIMM varieties which operate at the lower voltage. The initial speed of 4Gbit/s that The Inquirer reports on may seem conservative but for this initial run we are only looking for a proof of concept which can be refined. Micron expects to see production swing into gear by the end of 2012 but they may not have many customers as neither AMD nor Intel have DDR4 support scheduled by that time.
"Although JEDEC has yet to finalise the DDR4 specification, Nanya and Micron have been forging ahead designing and now fabricating 30nm 4Gbit DDR4 chips that will be part of the two firms' DDR4 product range that will include registered and low-voltage registered DIMMs and SODIMMs. According to Micron, it is already sampling DDR4 modules and expects its customers to support quick implementation in 2013."
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- AMD G series APUs support Windows Embedded Compact 7 @ The Inquirer
- AMD readies Trinity APU in May and preparing more CPUs for later @ DigiTimes
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