Is it time to move on from DDR3 already? Probably not, but the shift to DDR4 might be closer than you think. Enter Samsung, who says it just completed development of the industry's first DDR4 DRAM module using a 30nm manufacturing process.
"Samsung has been actively supporting the IT industry with our green memory initiative by coming up with eco-friendly, innovative memory products providing higher performance and power efficiency every year," said Dong Soo Jun, president, memory division, Samsung Electronics. "The new DDR4 DRAM will build even greater confidence in our cutting-edge green memory, particularly when we introduce four-gigabit (Gb) DDR4-based products using next generation process technology for mainstream application."
According to Samsung, the new DDR4 DRAM stick boasts performance of up to 2.133Gbps at 1.2V. Stick these new modules in a notebook and Samsung says you can expect power consumption to go down by 40 percent when compared to a 1.5V DDR3 module.