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SK Hynix launches the first DDR5 RAM modules

SK Hynix is the first RAM manufacturer to enter the DDR5 memory market. “Optimised for Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML)”, DDR5 will succeed DDR4 by offering faster memory with higher-density.

Announced back in November 2018, SK Hynix has started to work with partners to get its products ready as soon as the DDR5 market kicks off. SK Hynix DDR5 RAM has undergone multiple tests to ensure their functions, including register clock driver (RCD), and power management integrated circuit (PMIC).

SK Hynix's DDR5 RAM is rated for speeds ranging from 3200Mbps to 6400Mbps, 1.8x faster than DDR4. Operating voltage will reduce to 1.1V, from 1.2V on DDR4 RAM, reducing the power consumption by about 20%. DDR5 memory will be ECC (Error Correcting Core), meaning that it will correct errors by itself, including 1-bit-level errors, increasing the reliability of applications “by 20 times”. With DDR5 memory, it will be possible to build up to 256GB of RAM using “through-silicon-via” (TSV) technology.

The DDR5 standard was published by JEDEC (JEDEC Solid State Technology Association) in July 2020. Demand for DDR5 memory is expecting to “surge in 2021”, possessing 10% of the whole DRAM market by 2022, increasing to 43% in 2024.

Jonghoon Oh, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SK Hynix, stated the company will focus “on the fast-growing premium server market” to empower its position as a leading supplier in server DRAM.

You can learn more about SK Hynix DDR5 RAM HERE.

KitGuru says: When do you think DDR5 memory will start making its way to desktop PCs? Are you ready for a new generation to usher in, or are you happy with DDR4 right now? 

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