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Hynix Semiconductor, a leading maker of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), on Monday announced that it has developed 2Gb DDR4 DRAM and DDR4 DRAM based 2GB ECC-SODIMM applying its leading 30nm class process technology. The DDR4 DRAM product meets the JEDEC standard and the module product is designed for the micro server.

“With this product, Hynix will be able to provide premium solutions to our customers not only in the PC and server but also in the tablet market," said Mr. Ji-Bum Kim, chief marketing officer of Hynix.

The device works at the industry’s fastest speed of 2400MHz (2400Mb/s), which is also 80% faster than DDR3 1333MHz product. The Module product operates at such a low voltage of 1.2V and processes up to 19.2GB/s of data per second with a 64-bit I/O.

Hynix plans to start volume production of this high performance DDR4 product in the second half of 2012.

According to market research firm, iSuppli, the portion of the DDR4 DRAM is expected to increase from 5% in 2013 to over 50% in 2015 and become a mainstream in the market. While the demand DDR3 DRAM will reach its peak in 2012 with 71% portion and will eventually decrease to 49% in 2014.

Tags: Hynix, DDR4, DRAM


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Discussion started: 04/04/11 10:08:52 AM
Latest comment: 04/06/11 07:15:58 AM
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I would love to see this supported in ivy bridge in quad channel.
0 0 [Posted by: 457r4l  | Date: 04/04/11 10:08:52 AM]

What for? System memory bandwidth hasn't been a bottleneck for many years now. There's absolutely no noticable difference between DDR3-1333 and DDR3-2166 or faster in desktop/home applications or games.

I hope we don't see this in desktops for many many years, as I've just bought a 2x4 GiB Kingston DDR3-1333 kit, which I hope will last me for years.
0 0 [Posted by: Harry Lloyd  | Date: 04/04/11 01:18:52 PM]
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I used DDR1 memory for near 10 years, upgrading everything around it hehe ! I ran a Q6600 @ 2.63 GHz with this ram, it was Kingston value 512MB*4 CL3.

But now it was worth the upgrade, I upgraded GPU, motherboard and RAM for 290$ (yes, I still have the Q6600, but at 3.3 GHz).
0 0 [Posted by: kensiko  | Date: 04/05/11 10:25:46 AM]

There is barely a difference between DDR2 and DDR3 in gaming.
0 0 [Posted by: LedHed  | Date: 04/04/11 03:48:19 PM]

I don't understand the comments to this article.

We currently have tri-channel for X58 (4-6 core), and will have quad-channel for LGA 2011 (6-10 iirc cores). DDR4 should allow higher-core parts not only in the higher-end with such multiple channels, but also allow the higher core counts of former higher-end sockets to flow down into the mainstream without the use of either more memory channels or highly-binned (and I would say expensive, if RAM were expensive right now) DDR3.

It may seem unneeded, and I can understand that sentiment, but it will be a welcome addition when it actually becomes pertinent to available products upon it's release and adoption.
0 0 [Posted by: turtle  | Date: 04/04/11 09:06:00 PM]

You guys are missing the context of AMD Fusion. The higher the performance of the integrated GPU, the more bandwidth it will require.
0 0 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 04/05/11 01:55:16 AM]
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isn't the whole purpose of fusion to directly interface the GPU and CPU so they don't actually NEED such high speed interfaces connecting the two?
Fusion reduces overall memory needs, not increases them.

And btw, intel did fusion first.
0 0 [Posted by: taltamir  | Date: 04/05/11 07:49:45 AM]
GPU/CPU interconnect replaces PCIe, not the local memory interface. Having the CPU and GPU share the same memory bus means that transferring data between them (such as loading textures or getting results from GPGPU calculations) is much easier. This doesn't alleviate the GPU's need for fast memory access while rendering.

Both the CPU and GPU have memory which they access directly. For high end GPU's this memory is very fast, and even low end GPU's are highly affected by memory bandwidth. For example the Radeon 4650 (a card I had) had DDR2 and DDR3 versions, and performance was very different. The core on the Llano will be more powerful than the 4650, so having faster RAM should have a tangible effect.
0 0 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 04/06/11 07:15:58 AM]

It's not welcome at all. It will bring no additional performance, but we'll be forced to switch to a new standard in a few years. It's a waste of money.

Fusion isn't designed for gaming. Sure you can play games, but if you want to spend more money on faster RAM, you might as well buy a dedicated graphics card, which will be a lot faster in the end.
0 0 [Posted by: Harry Lloyd  | Date: 04/06/11 01:25:04 AM]


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