Samsung Now Mass-Producing Industry’s First 2nd-Generation, 10nm-Class DRAM

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Samsung has begun mass producing the industry’s first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer class, 8-gigabit DDR4 DRAM. The new 8Gb DDR4 features the highest performance and energy efficiency for an 8Gb DRAM chip, as well as the smallest dimensions.

    The new 8Gb DDR4’s performance levels and energy efficiency have been improved about 10 and 15 percent respectively, thanks to the use of an advanced, proprietary circuit design technology. The new 8Gb DDR4 can operate at 3,600 megabits per second (Mbps) per pin, compared to 3,200 Mbps of the company’s 1x-nm 8Gb DDR4.
     
  2. mothandras

    mothandras n00b

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    Does this mean we will finally see Macbook Pros, and other ultrabooks with DDR4 ram?
     
  3. Ehren8879

    Ehren8879 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Better question: Does this mean RAM prices will come back down from the stratosphere?
     
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  4. Elf_Boy

    Elf_Boy 2[H]4U

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    How much for 12 of them?
     
  5. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    Cue the new excuse for ongoing high RAM prices: "our transition to 10nm is taking up all our production throughout, thus causing another worldwide shortage."
     
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  6. Burticus

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    Sad but likely true
     
  7. vegeta535

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    Why when Apple can still sell 5 year old tech for huge markups? People buying Mac typically don't care what is inside. The 2018 Macbook could be made slower the a 2015 and users wouldn't care and still plop down $3k for it.
     
  8. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow [H]ardness Supreme

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    It used to be there was a 'fire at the factory' any time prices got too low.
     
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  9. SomeoneElse

    SomeoneElse [H]ard|Gawd

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    I thought RAM prices went up because the demand for SSDs were drawing more for their designs?
     
  10. Elf_Boy

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    Or a flood.