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Micron debuts world’s first 8Gb DDR3 memory chip

Micron Technology on Monday introduced the industry’s first monolithic 8Gb DDR3 memory component. Previously 8Gb memory chips were made by stacking together several 2Gb or 4Gb devices. 8Gb monolithic components will enable cost-effective, high-capacity solutions for servers.

“The ability to scale with our customers' accelerating memory demand was a key driver in developing this 8Gb DDR3 design,” said Robert Feurle, vice president of compute and networking marketing at Micron. “We are committed to working together with our partners to minimize risk, maximize flexibility and optimize total cost of ownership.”

Micron’s monolithic 8Gb DDR3 memory device is made using 25nm process technology. One of the first commercial products based on the monolithic 8Gb DDR3 chips will be 32GB DDR3 RDIMM memory modules for servers.


Micron's DDR3 portfolio includes 8Gb single-die and dual-die components, 32GB RDIMMs (dual rank), 64GB LRDIMMs, 32GB ECC SODIMMs and 16GB VLP ECC UDIMMs.

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KitGuru Says: It is likely that Micron’s rivals, such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, will follow the company with monolithic DDR3 memory components shortly.

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  1. Not sure if I understand this or not as my computer holds 1 x 8gb DDR3 chip.

  2. Denver John Bradley

    What you have is a stick, not a chip. the chips are those multiple black squares on the stick

  3. We’re talking about one 8GB DDR3 chip, if you look at your own, you will prob see 4 2GB chips on one stick of RAM.

  4. Although probably not worth the upgrade. Your better off getting another exact same DDR3 stick and get proper dual channel. And probably soon cause it will be outdated.

  5. heres to 48 GB Dual Channel paired memory

  6. But you can already get 2 x 32GB sticks and end up with 64GB of Dual Channel RAM, so why would you want that? Hell, you could even go for 4 x 32GB and end up with 128GB of Quad Rank memory.

  7. Your computer had single 8 gigabyte stick, which means it probably has 16 of 4 gigabit chips or 32 of 2 gigabit chips. This article is about 8 gigabit chips. It’s the difference between GB and Gb, bytes and bits which confuses you. One byte is 8 bits. And also the difference between stick and chips.