SK Hynix Announces 1Ynm 16Gb DDR5 DRAM

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    SK Hynix announced that it has developed 16 Gb DDR5 DRAM, the first DDR5 to meet the JEDEC standards. The same 1Ynm process technology used for the recently-developed 1Ynm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM was applied to...

    SK Hynix Announces 1Ynm 16Gb DDR5 DRAM
     
  2. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Have we fully reached the capabilities of DDR4 yet?
     
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    Picolete Master Guru

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    Ryzen works better with higher speeds and lower latencies, so I assume we are reaching that point
     
  4. FrostNixon

    FrostNixon Master Guru

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    What's strange to me is that the standard for DDR was at first 266 then reached 400. For DDR2 it was obviously double, at first 667 then 800 stable and for DDR3 1333 moving to 1600, yet for DDR4 it's mainly 2133 and 2400, when the regular kits should be 3200, instead the 3200 kits are high-end ones. What does this mean for DDR5? What will be the starting frequency? Am I wrong in anything I said so far, can anyone please correct me, because I'm not great on RAM.
     

  5. nevcairiel

    nevcairiel Master Guru

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    DDR5 is supposed to double the bandwidth and the density when compared to DDR4. So instead of 2133-3200 MT/s from DDR4, we're probably looking at 4266-6400 MT/s

    First chips from Micron have been shown running at 4400 MT/s, projected to go all the way to 6400 MT/s for mainstream memory, plus OC memory on top of that probably.
    So a 4400 "entry-level" comparable to 2133 is likely.

    Of course DDR5 is still ~1.5 years away. Maybe first products end of 2019, but no mainstream before 2020.
     
  6. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Now its one more thing I'm holding out on for my upgrade. Shoot what's another two years on my build now as its crushing things still today.

    Just wonder what else (hardware wise) will be available then when this is the new standard.
     
  7. BLEH!

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    I've still got a big pile of 2133 and 2400 MHz DDR3 sat around at home. Good stuff with the right CPU. Hell, even my 8-year-old W3680 still runs 2133 RAM without too much issue...
     
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    I've been using some Kingston 2400Mhz DDR3 for years. I said at the time DDR4 needed to start at higher frequencies (3000+) DDR5 seems more about lowing power use rather than pushing performance. It will probably be another few months after release until we get some decent XMP kits.
     
  9. nevcairiel

    nevcairiel Master Guru

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    Did you read the article above? It already mentions 5200 MT/s chips, thats a whole lot faster then your 2400.
     
  10. -Tj-

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    I assume IceLake will be ddr5 ready. At least that's what I've been reading in the past.. so ryzen3 too then?
     

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