Samsung unleashes first DDR4 memory module

DDR4 memory is the successor to existing DDR3. The former is said to offer enhanced speed and capacity while consuming less power

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Samsung unleashes first DDR4 memory module DDR4 memory is expected to run at frequencies between 1,600MHz and 3,200MHz
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  January 5, 2011

Korean titan Samsung says it is the first company in the world to produce a DDR4 memory module. DDR4 memory is the successor to existing DDR3 memory.

DDR4 memory is expected to initially operate at frequencies between 1,600MHz and 3,200MHz. The new modules are said to offer numerous advantages over DDR3 sticks including speed, capacity and energy efficiency.

The Samsung memory module features Pseudo Open Drain (POD) technology, which is designed to keep the power draw on DRAM circuits low. DDR4 memory modules will require 1.2-volts to operate compared to the higher 1.5-volts needed by existing DDR3 memory modules.

The DDR4 sample that Samsung produced was manufactured using a 30nm fabrication process.

Since DDR3 modules are currently very competitively priced and are being used by most current generation PC, notebook and server platforms, it is unknown when DDR4 memory will become available on the market. The technology was first announced at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco in 2008.

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