Samsung's 8Gb LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM Will Lead to Faster, 4K Ultra HD Phones

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mikeymop

I hope mobile screens stay at 1080p and they save the extra horsepower for convergence / connectivity. Resolution is an expensive gimmick.

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Damnlogin

Do we really need 4k phones? We can barely find 4k monitors and TVs atm.

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AFDozerman

Looking forward to DDR4 for my post-excavator APU build, though this isn't exactly the flavor I'm looking for.

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vrmlbasic

Sigh. Where is my 4K desktop display? I support the 4K phone but the desktop market neglect is getting old. Our phones will have bona-fide 4K screens while the PC world is still using jury-rigged 4K displays (ie:tiling) that cost thousands of dollars?

I have this sad feeling that a 4K desktop display will cost much more than the price of a 4K tablet, just as the Kindle Fire HDX-whatever with the 2560 display costs much less than a "name brand" 2560 display today.

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mikeymop

Perhaps, the size of an lcd is more expensive than the density at this point.

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AFDozerman

Damn straight. At least give us some low-latency DP to USB3 streaming so we can use those tablets ass monitors.

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Innomasta

4K phones? you gotta squint to see the pixels on my S4's 1080 screen. Anything higher than maybe 2560x1440 on little 5" screens like that is just overkill! Can't wait to see what Nvidia will do with this tech in their newest Tegra chips.

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Nixon

That's just marketing. People will hear about 4K res phones, and want to drop the one they already have just for the latest and greatest thanks the driving pressures of social media.
Though it can be said that it's also a part of the process of advancing technology.

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kevaskous

Not really....you get a sharper image, you just got to scale the DPI accordingly, which is not entirely well supported, yet. Things don't -have- to be small just because pixel pitch is high.

I work with the elderly a lot so i frequently have to scale up the DPI on higher dot pitch screens.

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Obsidian

The sub title reads,
Mobile DRAM will soon become the popular type of DRAM around

Maybe it should read,
Mobile DRAM will soon become the most popular type of DRAM around

About time RAM took a step in this direction. Using the 1.35-volt Samsung low-profile chips in one of my systems for a while now and wondering why more isn't made of the heat generated by some of those gaming memory sticks. Increase density, bring down power requirements, and increase the performance ... smaller, more efficient, faster.

When will we see the next evolution in Desktop RAM? Feels like DDR3 has been around too long.

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vrmlbasic

Maybe AMD will finally release a new chipset for DDR4, one that actually includes PCI Express 3 (which is, semi-ironically, necessary for crossfiring their latest GPUs)?

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AFDozerman

PCI3 for crossfire? I remember reading 2.0 was enough for even the 290x.

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vrmlbasic

That's good to know, though it doesn't make my motherboard feel less inadequate because it only has PCIe 2.0 :)

The 990FX chipset is getting pretty old now. It is already at least 2 years old.

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Paul_Lilly

DDR4 on the desktop is coming, eventually. Crucial was supposed to release DDR4 memory this month, though I think Haswell-E (3Q 2014) is going to be the first platform to support it.