Samsung has announced its first LPDDR5 Memory chip. With various improvements in power-saving and speed, this low-power next-gen memory is eventually set to take over from the LPDDR4X memory standard currently ruling the roost.
DDR5 as a standard is still a little way off yet, and LPDDR5 is really a much bigger deal for mobile devices than their desktop counterparts. However, our gaming PCs will end up with this speedy memory eventually, Samsung confirm that it developed its first 16Gb DDR5 chip back in February, and now we have a little more idea of what to expect when the time comes.
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LPDDR5 features a data rate of 6,400Mbps, 50% greater than the current flagship LPDDR4X memory Samsung produce reaches. It will also be 30% more power efficient than its predecessor thanks to a couple of new features, such as doubling of memory banks within the DRAM cell - from eight to 16 - and processor dependent sleep modes.
Testing and validation of the 8Gb chip has already been completed in an 8GB package, although the council in charge of releasing the DDR5 standard, JEDEC, hasn't actually finalised the plans for the memory tech as of yet.