Samsung Mass Producing DDR4 For Next-Gen Servers And Data Centers

/ 5 years ago


Samsung recently announced that they are beginning the mass production of 20nm class DDR4 modules available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. This is an advancement over the last generation of server DDR4 which was only available with 30nm class DRAM with up to 8GB capacities.

While there is no near-sign of DDR4 on consumer platforms, the benefits of DDR4 on server platforms at the moment are significant as they bring much greater throughput and greatly reduced power consumption. Samsung’s server DDR4 currently runs at 2667MB/s aka 2667MHz making it much faster than the typical 1600MHz we saw from DDR3 server DRAM. Even when compared to advanced 2133MHz DDR3 server RAM these new DDR4 modules boast 25% more performance and 30% less power consumption.

As we see DDR4 become more wholly integrated into the server and data center market it will speed up the introduction of DDR4 to the consumer platforms as costs will be reduced greatly and availability will be more prevalent.

“The adoption of ultra-high-speed DDR4 in next-generation server systems this year will initiate a push toward advanced premium memory across the enterprise,” said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. “After providing cutting-edge performance with our timely supply of 16 GB DDR3 earlier this year, we are continuing to extend the premium server market in 2013 and will now focus on higher density and added performance with 32 GB DDR4, and contribute to even greater growth of the green IT market in 2014.”

Image courtesy of Samsung

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