SK Hynix, the leading South Korean memory semiconductor company, has supposedly intensified the race for next-gen DDR5 DRAM chips with the reported release of its next-gen DDR5 memory chip with enhanced density, which may help cloud data centers and possibly high-performance servers function better.
Earlier this week, SK Hynix announced that prototypes for its 24-gigabit DDR5 dynamic random-access memory chips have been shipped, highlighting the company's technological dominance in commercializing a single DRAM chip with the sector's highest density.
DDR5, or double data rate 5, is a newer version that provides greater data speeds while consuming less energy than the extensively used DDR4.
The latest chip, which was created using 1-alpha nanometer technology as well as an intense UV lithography method, will have a speed boost of up to 33% above 16-gigabit DDR5 DRAMs.
As per the firm, overall productivity will also be improved, with energy usage reduced by 25% compared to present products in order to achieve a more environmentally friendly manufacturing operation. Thus far, DDR5 DRAM has only been made available in 8-gigabit or 16-gigabit densities.
As per SK Hynix, the first 24-gigabit DDR5 DRAM products will be 48-gigabyte as well as 96-gigabyte DRAM chips, which, when combined with integrated circuit chips, can run to cloud data centers and high-performance servers for big data analysis, as well as recognizing metaverse applications.
According to Noh Jong-won, SK Hynix’s chief marketing officer and president, in conjunction with the release of 24-gigabit DDR5, SK Hynix is proactively working with numerous clients who offer cloud services.
Recently, Intel announced that it is planning to release the next-generation Sapphire Rapids CPUs in the second half of 2022, which will be perfectly compatible with DDR5 semiconductor chips. Ice Lake, Intel's most recent server processor, was released in April and supports DDR4 memory.
According to Carolyn Duran, Intel's Data Center and AI Group’s vice president of memory and IO technologies, the announcement is a testament to SK Hynix and Intel's partnership to offer a 24Gb solution that addresses the requirements of their mutual customers and help customers enhance the performance of memory capacity bound loads.
Supposedly, SK Hynix will start mass production for the 24GB DDR5 DRAM in the coming year.
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