by Adam Armstrong

Micron Begins Sampling DDR5 RDIMMS

Today at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Micron Technology, Inc. announced it has been sampling DDR5 registered DIMMs, based on its 1znm process technology, with key industry partners. Micron has over 40 years of experience and expertise in developing memory technology. It’s release of DDR5 SDRAM portfolio will help raise the bar on performance and bring about new technologies in the new decade. 

New workloads and applications demand even more performance than ever before. We’ve seen many innovations to CPUs in recent years and even months, seeing core counts soar. However current DRAM technology, Double Data Rate 4 Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory or DDR4, won’t provide enough bandwidth for all of these cores. DDR4 has been used for the last six years, Micron states that DDR5will deliver more than an 85% increase in memory performance. The company goes on to state that DDR5 {nearly} doubles memory density while improving reliability at a time when data center system architects are seeking to supply rapidly growing processor core counts with increased memory bandwidth and capacity.

Micron states that the move from DDR4 to DDR5 is more than a generational improvement. The new technology comes with new and enhanced features that center around performance and reliability. Some of these features include doubled burst lengths, bank groups, and banks alongside improved refresh granularity

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