Korean giant Samsung has made 512 GB of RAM, which is the first memory in the world that can store this amount of data. Memory runs at more than twice the speed of standard fastest RAM on the market.
This is made possible by Samsung’s technology of stacking memory chips on top of each other, using more advanced and durable materials.
This memory uses about 13 percent less energy, which will be significant where it is intended to be used – in data centers.
Although the eyes of gamers and other professionals whose work requires great computing power are wide open as they read these lines, these memories will not be found in our home machines.
The main reason for this is that most computers have a RAM limit, which is much smaller, depending on the computer we have. This will change with the release of new generations of processors and computers.
Also, these modules are designed to be used in medical research, financial market or autonomous driving.
The first processors that can use this memory are the latest generation Intel processors, which will appear in the second half of the year.
With 7,200 Mbps speeds, Samsung’s latest module would deliver around 57.6 GB/s transfer speeds on a single channel. In Samsung’s press release, Intel noted that the memory would be compatible with its next-gen “Sapphire Rapids” Xeon Scalable processors which will appear in the second half of the year.
That architecture will use an eight-channel DDR5 memory controller, so we could see multi-terabyte memory configurations with memory transfer speeds as high as 460 GB/s. Meanwhile, the first consumer PCs could arrive in 2022 when AMD unveils its Zen 4 platform, which is rumored to support DDR5.