SK Hynix, a major player in the computer hardware industry and the world’s second-largest memory chipmaker has announced that they have completed the development for 16Gb DDR5 DRAM. This will be the first DDR5 Memory in the industry to have met the JEDEC Standards and comes with significant advancements over the last iteration, DDR4 Memory.
Let’s talk performance. This new DDR5 RAM will support shockingly fast 5200MHz data transfer rates, a major overhaul compared to 3200MHz speeds present on most DDR4 Memory Modules. These new speeds will be capable of processing 41.6GBs of data per second.
The new DDR5 Memory will be up to 60% faster compared to the previous generation
This has been made possible with an all-new manufacturing process. SK Hynix will be producing its DDR5 Memory on the 10nm Manufacturing Process, also known as 1Ynm. Except for faster speeds, DDR5 Memory will consume up to 30% lower power compared to conventional DDR4 Memory by operating at 1.1V instead of
It’s going to be really exciting when mobile variants of DDR5 Memory is launched. Apple’s new iPad Pro has Xbox One S Class Performance in a 5.2mm thin package, and the lower power consumption but faster speeds of DDR5 Memory is going to make further generations even better.
AMD’s RYZEN Processors perform much better with faster memory speeds, so I expect the RYZEN CPUs to take big advantage of DDR5 Memory when it’s released.
SK Hynix intends to mass produce the new DDR5 RAM from 2020. Researchers & Analysts say that the demand for DDR5 RAM will rise in 2020, and will account for 25% of the total DRAM market in 2021 and 44% in 2012.
By the release of DDR5 RAM, we’re also looking at 5nm CPUs being unveiled by Intel & AMD. Looks like major advancements will be happening onwards 2020 to the computer hardware industry!
“Based on technological advancements that allowed the industry’s first DDR5 DRAM to meet the JEDEC standards, SK Hynix plans to begin mass producing the product from 2020, when the DDR5 market is expected to open, to actively respond to the demands of clients.”
– Joohwan Cho, Vice President, the Head of Volume Product Design Group.