Elpida Announces Power-Efficient 2Gbps High-Speed DDR3 Memory


While a handful of DDR3-2000 kits can be found in the marketplace, the industry standard remains at DDR3-1600. That might soon change, as Elpida Memory today said it has developed power-efficient DDR3 memory in 1GB densities capable of cruising at 2Gbps.

Elpida's new memory uses a 65nm manufacturing process, and the company claims its 2Gbps modules use 35 percent less operating current compared with its existing products. And for those looking to save a bit of juice while running at the industry standard 1600Mbps, Elpida's memory will oblige at just 1.35V. Timings look to be a tad on the high side, most likely the result of running lower voltages:

  • DDR3-2000 (11, 11, 11)
  • DDR3-1867 (11, 11, 11)
  • DDR3-1600 (9, 9, 9)

Intel, AMD, and memory manufacturers are all pushing the market towards DDR3. Are you buying?

Image Credit: Elpida

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