SK Hynix ‘Turbo’ Charges its mobile DRAM with its new LPDDR5T tech

SK Hynix pushed mobile memory forward with its LPDDR5T 'Turbo' DRAM

SK Hynix pushed mobile memory forward with its LPDDR5T ‘Turbo’ DRAM

SK Hynix has revealed to the world their new LPDDR5T (Low Power Double Data Rate 5 Turbo) memory, which boasts 9.6 Gbps speeds and improved power efficiency over their existing LPDDR5X memory modules.  

With speeds of 9.6 Gbps, SK Hynix’s LPDDR5T memory is 13% faster than the 8.,5 Gbps LPDDR5X memory that the company revealed in November 2022, which is why SK Hynix has added “Turbo” to the standard LPDDR5 name. These DRAM modules are designed to push forward mobile products while keeping power draw low and battery life high. 

SK Hynix has already provided their LPDDR5T memory to customers, giving them 16 GB multi-chip packages that can deliver 77 GB of data per second. For context, a Nintendo Switch had access to 25.6 GB/s of memory bandwidth using its LPDDR4 memory, and a Steam Deck has access to 88GB/s of memory using LPDDR5 memory. A single multi-chip package of LPDDR5T can offer 77 GB/s of data. That alone can make LPDDR5T a gamechanger for future handheld gaming devices and smartphones.   

SK Hynix pushed mobile memory forward with its LPDDR5T 'Turbo' DRAM

SK Hynix has confirmed that they plan to begin mass production of their LPDDR5T memory using their 1 anm lithography technology (fourth generation 10 nm technology) in the second half of the year. Additionally, SK Hynix has stated that they plan to ‘lead the market before the development of the next generation LPDDR6′.

With their LPDDR5T technology, SK Hynix has enabled the creation of more powerful mobile devices by giving manufacturers access to more memory bandwidth than existing LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X modules. With LPDDR5T memory, Valve could create a Steam Deck 2 system that can offer gamers a huge bandwidth upgrade over its predecessor, potentially allowing the handheld to deliver a huge boost to game performance when used alongside a new CPU and GPU. 

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