Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of “the industry’s most advanced” DDR5 DRAM memory chips based on 12nm technology, Neowin reports. The main focus of the new chips are improvements in power consumption and wafer performance.
The company says the new 12nm-class DRAM consumes 23% less power than the previous generation. This offers IT companies a reduction in power consumption and carbon footprint in their servers and data centers. Samsung explains that such efficiency gains are made possible by a new material with a high dielectric constant that helps increase the capacity of the cells.
“With differentiated technology, Samsung’s industry-leading 12nm DDR5 DRAM delivers exceptional performance and energy efficiency. Our newest DRAM reflects our continued commitment to leading the DRAM market, not only with high-performance, high-capacity products that meet the demand of the large-scale computing market, but also by bringing to market next-generation solutions that support greater performance.”
commented the company.
Samsung’s 16Gb DDR5 DRAM memory chips operate at a maximum speed of 7.2 Gbps, which roughly means processing two 30GB UHD movies in one second. The manufacturer completed the compatibility evaluation with AMD last December. It is currently working with other technology companies to support an ever-growing list of next-generation computing applications and services.