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Samsung unveils 32GB 10nm-Class DDR4

Vendor take aim at gaming laptops segment

Samsung unveils 32GB 10nm-Class DDR4
The latest offering covers the SoDIMM form factor for use in notebooks.

Samsung has launched production of new 32GB DDR4 memory designed for notebooks built on the 10nm-class process node.

The new modules according to the semiconductor vendor, come after months of shipping 10nm-class desktop memory.

The company said the latest release covers the SoDIMM form factor, memory designed for use in notebooks where power consumption plays a larger role than in the desktop space.

According to Samsung, the new modules double the density of 20nm-class memory introduced in 2014, from 8Gbit to 16Gbit per memory die. In addition, the company said the modules increase performance by 11% to 2666Mbps and are up to 39% more energy efficient.

Samsung plans to target gamers with the new 32GB 10nm-class memory.

"Samsung's 32GB DDR4 DRAM modules will deliver gaming experiences on laptops more powerful and immersive than ever before," said Sewon Chun, senior vice president, Memory Marketing, Samsung Electronics. "We will continue to provide the most advanced DRAM portfolios with enhanced speed and capacity for all key market segments including premium laptops and desktops."

Samsung didn't release any pricing details. The company has aggressively scaled out 10nm-class memory technology in recent months. The SoDIMM revelation follows the company's 10nm 16Gbit DDR4, and 16Gbit GDDR5 announcements for graphics cards, desktop and server systems.

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