Have you ever encountered a situation where your personal desktop or laptop did not have enough RAM to run a task? Or was your RAM not sufficient enough to prevent the programme from stuttering? And was that task keeping 15 tabs open on Google Chrome?
If you answered yes to any of the 3 questions above, then Samsung might have the solution for you. Introducing Samsung’s latest DDR5 RAM solution, where technology now enables a user to possess 512GB of DDR5 memory on a single RAM stick.
As one of the current industry-leading suppliers of DDR4 memory, Samsung is planning to take the lead in the development of DDR5 RAM. Recently Samsung posted a video on its YouTube channel, highlighting the latest features of Samsung DDR5-7200 module technology.
Samsung‘s new 512GB DDR5 RAM modules refine the firm’s layer stacking memory packing tech, as used in its latest DDR4 memory modules. In the diagram below, you can compare the difference between Samsung’s 4-layer DDR4 memory chips, with the 8-layer DDR5 chips, both connected using Samsung’s Through Silicon Via technology.
Through grinding of the silicon layers Samsung has been able to make the constituent dies 40 per cent thinner, and similarly reduced layer spacing – thus these much denser DDR5 integrated chipsets are actually thinner, at 1.0mm vs 1.2mm. In turn, Samsung will be able to manufacture a single 512GB RAM stick with 8 stacked DRAMs connected together.
Last but not least, Samsung claims its DDR5 technology is twice as fast as the previous generation, claiming speeds of up to more than 6400Mbps.
However, the increase in performance does not affect power efficiency because Samsung’s DDR5 technology is actually 30% more power-efficient than its previous generation thanks to the lower required voltages to run the DDR5 RAM.
Samsung has mentioned that it will be supplying DDR5 RAM to data centres, smartphone manufacturers and laptop manufacturers alike. And whether 512GB DDR5 RAM sticks will reach the hands of consumers, is a question reserved to be answered in the 2020s.