SK Hynix reveals JEDEC standard DDR5 5200MHz DRAM

5200MHz DRAM is on the horizon!

SK Hynix reveals JEDEC standard DDR5 5200MHz DRAM

SK Hynix reveals JEDEC standard DDR5 5200MHz DRAM 

SK Hynix has developed the industry's first DDR5 memory that fully complies with JEDEC standards, creating 16Gb DRAM that is set to enter the market in force in 2020. 

This DRAM operates at speeds of 5,200MHz, offering transfer rates that are far in excess of today's DDR4 memory, with 3,200MHz being common on today's high-end gaming machines. This represents a 60% advantage over 3200MHz DDR4 memory, speeds that are capable of processing 41.6GB of data per second. 

On top of its speed advantages, DDR5 memory will operate at a lower voltage than DDR4, delivering a 30% power consumption reduction over DDR4. With DDR5, standard operating voltages will be lowered from 1.2V to 1.1V.  

    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.

SK Hynix reveals JEDEC standard DDR5 5200MHz DRAM  

DDR5 DRAM is expected to explode in popularity moving into 2020 and account to 25% of DRAM market share in 2021 and 44% of market share in 2022, making investments in DDR5 DRAM technology vital for all major DRAM manufacturers. 

With this announcement, SK Hynix takes their first steps into the DDR5 memory market, setting them in good stead in the years to come. 

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15-11-2018, 12:13:36

With AMD supporting AM4 until 2020, for their own sake they better move onto DDR5 for AM5. Otherwise all these gains Ryzen has made would be for nought.Quote

15-11-2018, 12:28:57

Toward the end of DDR2 AMD made chips that supported DDR2 and DDR3. It was only later they phased out the chips that would support DDR2, but more than long enough for any one to upgrade.

They may well do something similar with Zen. Bring out AM4 chips that support both, or one or the other, then phase them out later for DDR5 only.Quote

15-11-2018, 12:38:59

Yep, AM3 (Essentially AM2+ with DDR3) processors could run in AM2 and AM2+ sockets with DDR2. With the logic I/O now seemingly off the main die in upcoming Zen parts I think we could certainly see consumer parts with "AM5" CPUs that maintain back-compat for AM4 with a DDR4 controller in the transitional phase(Zen 3?).

Though of course that depends a lot on availability, performance gaps, and timing between both platforms. If DDR5 isn't practical during the ramp up to Zen 3 they may just leave it a generation and save on the transistor costs of dual controllers. Whereas, if DDR5 is around but say x2 the price of DDR4, they might just launch the lower end models of the new generation on the older platform with the older controller die but same core die and the 6-cores and up on the new platform with a DDR5 I/O die.Quote

15-11-2018, 18:11:05

Damn that's faster than my 8700k Quote

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