Samsung is off to a fast start with its 32GB memory modules using 30nm-class, 4Gb (gigabit) DDR3 DRAM chips and is the first in the industry to start producing these parts. These massive memory kits won't end up in home systems, few of which could actually support that amount of RAM in the first place, but in cloud computing environments and advanced server systems where there's no such thing has having too much memory.
"With this module, Samsung has secured the highest level of product and solution competitiveness in the DRAM market for PC, server and mobile applications," said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. "We also plan to ship more energy-efficient 4Gb DDR3 DRAM based on 20nm-class process technology in the second half of this year, which will significantly expand the rapidly growing market for green IT memory solutions. Moreover, we intend to keep delivering the greenest memory products with optimal performance for customers."
Samsung says its 30nm-class 4Gb DDR3 chips offer increased productivity in the neighborhood of 50 percent compared to 40nm-class 4Gb DDR3. Because of this, Samsung expects rapid market penetration.
The company's new 1.35V 32GB RDIMM serves up a whopping 1,866Mbps, representing a 40 percent improvement over a 1,333Mbps 40nm-class 32GB RDIMM operating at 1.5V.