Samsung develops the world’s first 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM with speeds up to 7.2Gbps

Samsung has announced the development of next-generation 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM capable of delivering speeds up to 7.2Gbps.

Samsung’s 12nm DDR5 DRAM starts mass production in 2023: 7.2Gbps, 23% lower speed

Press release: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. .

“12nm DRAM will be a key enabler in driving market-wide adoption of DDR5 DRAM,” said Jooyoung Lee, Executive Vice President, DRAM Products and Technologies, Samsung Electronics. “With exceptional performance and energy efficiency, we expect our new DRAM to serve as the foundation for more sustainable operations in areas such as next-generation computing, data centers, and AI-driven systems.”

“Innovation often requires close collaboration with industry partners to push the boundaries of technology,” said Joe McCree, senior vice president and corporate associate and executive director of AMD’s Client, Compute, and Graphics Division. “We are pleased to collaborate again with Samsung, particularly in offering DDR5 memory products that are optimized and validated on ‘Zen’ platforms.”

via Samsung

This technological leap is made possible by the use of a new high-quality material that increases cell capacity, and proprietary design technology that improves critical circuit characteristics. Combined with advanced multi-layer ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, the new DRAM features the industry’s highest die density, which enables chip throughput to be increased by 20 percent.

Leveraging the latest DDR5 standard, Samsung’s 12nm-class DRAM will help unlock speeds of up to 7.2Gbps (Gigabits per second). This translates to processing two 30GB UHD movies in just one second.

The exceptional speed of the new DRAM is matched by greater energy efficiency. Consuming up to 23 percent less power than previous DRAMs, this 12nm-class DRAM will be an ideal solution for global IT companies seeking more green operations.

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With mass production beginning in 2023, Samsung plans to expand its DRAM lineup built on its cutting-edge 12nm-class process technology to a broad range of market segments, as it continues to work with industry partners to support the rapid expansion of next-generation computing.

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