Samsung begins development of 1TB DDR5 memory modules


Samsung has begun development of its next-generation DDR5 memory modules which would offer capacities of up to 1TB.

Samsung is readying 1TB DDR5 memory modules for next-gen servers and HPC solutions

With advancements in computer systems and components, the need for higher forms of memory is becoming a critical requirement in today’s world. As we get closer to the launches of 13th Gen Intel Core processors and AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series, DDR5 is gradually becoming the standard for the mainstream mainstream space.

Especially with most users considering buying DDR5 memory with capacities up to 32GB. Meanwhile, server space is a whole different ballgame with Samsung reportedly outpacing 64GB capacities. , 128GB, 512GB and even 768GB by developing the first 1TB DDR5 memory module for the EPYC Genoa release this fall.

Compared to DDR4 memory and older memory modules, DDR5’s voltage is reduced to 1.1V, while frequencies can reach up to 7200MHz or more, and banks are then increased to 32, is double the original. The number of pre-fetched bits has also increased to 16n.

Samsung researchers are studying and developing higher levels of capability. The company is increasing the capacity to 32 GB for DRAM while increasing the number of stacks to eight. The company hopes to reach 32 GB with 3D-Stacking and 8-Hi stacks while keeping single memory capacity at a higher level, surpassing SSD hard drives.

Industry rumors have stated that the company is developing DDR6 memory, with possible capacities of 1TB. However, it appears that the company reached said capacity before the new technology arrived. The cost of a 1TB DDR5 module would be quite expensive, especially for consumers, so the targeted customer would be enterprise and cloud servers. AMD’s EPYC 9000 “Genoa” Zen 4 processors will require such an amount of bandwidth and capacity to power the 96 cores and 192 threads they have to offer.

Once the technology shifts to DDR6 capabilities, sizes over 1TB may not seem as surprising or staggering by the standards reached at that time. You can read more about Samsung’s advancements here.

News source: Harukaze5719

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