Samsung announces mass production of industry-first 10nm-class DRAM chips0 Comments
Samsung has made a name for itself as a giant of the electronics industry, and there's good reason for it: they're constantly looking to push the limits of technology. It seems like that trend isn't about to stop, as the company has recently announced that they've begun mass production of the industry's first 10-nanometer class 8 GB DDR4 DRAM chips and modules.
It's worth mentioning that since these are 10nm "class" chips, they're not necessarily 10nm — speaking to ZDNet, a source quoted as being "familiar with the matter," said they are 18nm, which technically falls into the class distinction of being sized between 10nm and 19nm. Still, they've breached that 20nm threshold, something which Samsung's competition is yet-unable to boast.
These latest chips reportedly feature data rates of up to 3,200 megabits per second, a significant improvement over the 2,400Mbps rate featured by the company's 20nm DDR4 DRAM chips. Due to how they're constructed, they also consume between 10 and 20 percent less power than their predecessors, which is always a nice bonus.
Seeing as how this technology is up-to-the-second, it'll take some time before Samsung's chips will be able to filter into the market. With that being said, it likely won't be too long before the 10nm-class DRAM modules make their way into consumer-level servers and PCs.
Samsung figures out key to faster, more power efficient DRAM, PC Gamer