Micron Begins Sampling DDR5 RAM: Next Generation of Memory Is 85% Faster Than DDR4

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Micron has announced that it has begun sampling “the most technologically advanced DRAM to date” for data center customers.

According to the company, DDR5 doubles the memory density and provides an 85% (1.85x) increase in performance over DDR4.

Users can expect a 1600-3200 MT/s improvement in data rates (DDR4 1600-3200 MT/s vs. DDR5 3200-6400 MT/s).

The new memory was developed on Micron’s 1znm process technology.

“Data center workloads will be increasingly challenged to extract value from the accelerating growth of data across virtually all applications,” said Tom Eby, senior vice president and general manager of the Compute & Networking Business Unit at Micron.

“The key to enabling these workloads is higher-performance, denser, higher-quality memory. Micron’s sampling of DDR5 RDIMMs represents a significant milestone, bringing the industry one step closer to unlocking the value in next-generation data-centric applications.”


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