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SK hynix introduces DDR5 DRAM, the first in the world
by João Carrasqueira
SK hynix, a well-known manufacturer and developer of memory chips, today announced the launch of the world's first DDR5 DRAM. About two years ago, the company had announced it was developing the first 16Gb DDR5 DRAM, and today the company delivered on that goal.
DDR5 is the next evolutionary step in memory technology, and it continues the trend of the past few generations, further lowering the operating voltage to 1.1V from 1.2V. This allows the unit to consume even less power, with SK hynix claiming a 20% reduction. Additionally, the new memory offers significantly faster transfers, with a transfer rate between 4,800Mbps and 5,600Mbps, 1.8 times higher than the range DDR4.
In addition to being much faster, the new DDR5 DRAM also includes error correcting code (ECC), which can correct 1-bit-level errors and increase application reliability by up to 20 times.
SK hynix also said that it will continue to work with other partners in the memory chip business to develop the DDR5 ecosystem. Some partners, like Montage Technology, already have DDR5 products listed on their websites, but SK hynix itself doesn't appear to show any as of yet. At this time, DDR5 products are being geared towards high-performance computing tasks like Big Data, AI, and machine learning, so it may be some time before general consumers get to have it in their computers. Additionally, support for this memory is only planned for future generations of Intel and AMD processors.
Hello, I got some new RAM for my brother (doubled the size, and got 8GB) but am I missing something?
Minecraft plays at 0 - 10FPS!
How can I force play Minecraft to play at least at 30FPS?
(p.s.) Not with a problem with my main computer. My own computer which has 12GB RAM can play at 60 - 100FPS.
Samsung discovers new material for semiconductors
by Paul Hill
Samsung has announced the joint discovery of a new material called amorphous boron nitride (a-BN). Its researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) worked with the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and the University of Cambridge to make the discovery. The collaborators published their findings in the Nature journal and believe that the material will “accelerate the advent of the next generation of semiconductors.”
Explaining the newly discovered amorphous boron nitride, Samsung said it consists of boron and nitrogen atoms with an amorphous molecule structure. The Korean firm said that the new material is derived from white graphene but that the different molecular structure makes a-BN “uniquely distinctive” from white graphene.
Samsung said that a-BN is expected to be widely used in DRAM and NAND solutions because it’s able to minimise electrical interference and can be grown on a wafer-scale at a relatively low temperature of 400°C.
Commenting on the material, Hyeon-Jin Shin, a graphene project leader and Principal Researcher at SAIT, said:
The firm didn’t give a date on when it hopes to start using the new material in its hardware products but did say that it would be applied to semiconductors, especially DRAM and NAND solution, in next-gen memory solutions for large-scale servers.
I am planning on buying a new motherboard because my old mobo just goes to silicon heaven (dead). What can you recommend me for a budget of $100-$120 that i wont have a problem if I would upgrade my other parts in the future. I am new to buying motherboards and i dont know what to get.
Ryzen 5 1400 3.2ghz
Gigabyte Ga-a320m-ds2 (my dead mobo)
Deepcool DE600 600watts
Deepcool Smarter (mATX case)
Gtx 1050 ti OC 4gb gddr5
I am also thinking if I should replace my Case as well, what do you guys think? Should i get an ATX or mATX?
Lenovo motherboards soon? Legion branded motherboard spotted online
by Sayan Sen
A couple of motherboard images bearing the 'Legion' logo - the gaming brand of Lenovo - were spotted online by Weibo user 'WolStame'.
One of these is a comparison between the newer Blade 7000 motherboard with its predecessor highlighting the upgrades, while the other image is a close-up of the new model showcasing the Legion brand and the robust build of the region around the CPU socket.
The board appears to be equipped with most modern features expected of a decent mid-high-end motherboard nowadays. These include:
Four memory DIMM slots, 8+2 power delivery system, Heatsinks covering the VRMs, PCH and PCIe regions. 3x M.2 slots (Two for SSD, One for Network Card), 5.1 Channel Audio Output. USB-C interface
For those unaware, Lenovo sells pre-built gaming towers with the 'Blade' branding and the company, in fact, recently announced an update to its 7000 series with Intel Coffee Lake CPUs, the Intel Core i7-9700F to be precise. Hence, it's very likely that the firm was showing off the capabilities of its new Blade 7000 series motherboards compared to its previous offering. Though, the possibility of a standalone launch certainly remains as these look quite well-made and could surely appeal to most gamers.
Regardless, it's still interesting to learn the differences that Lenovo has made under the hood in the new Blade 7000 gaming tower.
Source and images: WolStame(Weibo)