Samsung Electronics has announced its latest memory-related product in the form of the company’s first ever 10nm class 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM. Interestingly, as far as we know, this is the first product that’s using the LPDDR5 memory standard. Samsung mentioned that its new DRAM is aimed towards “5G and AI-powered mobile applications.”
Several key specifications of Samsung’s LPDDR5 DRAM was revealed by the company in its press release. Firstly, it has a maximum data rate of up to 6400Mbps at 1.1V, which Samsung claims to be about 1.5 times faster than the current LPDDR4X memory standard. In addition, the “memory banks” of the company’s latest DRAM is now doubled to 16.
It is worth noting, however, that Samsung’s 10nm Class 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM has not entered volume production. That said, the company did mention that it plans to mass produce the aforementioned DRAM, along with its previously announced memory standards (DDR5 and GDDR6) soon.
Knowing that, we’ll likely only be able to see products being equipped with Samsung Electronics’ LPDDR5 DRAM sometime next year. Either way, it seems that the company is indeed determined to dominate the “memory market” with its upcoming products. What this means for us consumers, however, are faster, more efficient products in the near future…hopefully.