June 9, 2011

Samsung Introduces 30nm‐class DDR3 DRAM


Samsung DDR3

Samsung, today announced the introduction of 30‐nanometer‐class DDR3 synchronous dynamic random‐access memory (DRAM) modules for PC upgrades. This new generation of faster, more energy efficient DRAM modules will be available through consumer retail channels this summer.

Samsung's new DDR3 DRAM modules are available in 2 and 4 gigabyte capacities, in very low profile (VLP) unbuffered dual in‐line memory module (UDIMM) configurations for desktop PCs, and small outline DIMM (SODIMM) configurations for notebook PCs. Backwards compatible with systems designed for previous DDR3 and DDR2 memory, the modules are available in single or dual‐pack quantities.

Thanks to its leading‐edge 30nm‐class manufacturing technology – which achieves higher memory capacity while using less power – the latest generation of Samsung's DDR3 DRAM modules use up to two‐thirds less energy than those manufactured with the industry‐standard 60nm‐class technology. This improvement in energy efficiency does not come at the expense of performance. The new modules transfer data at up to
1,600 Mbps, 20 percent faster than Samsung's current 40nm‐class generation of DDR3 DRAM
.

Samsung's new 30nm‐class DDR3 DRAM modules will be available in the U.S. through numerous online and retail suppliers, including Amazon, Fry's, Micro Center, Newegg and TigerDirect. Estimated street prices for single pack modules will range from less than $30 to less than $55; dual pack modules will range from less than $55 to less than $110.

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