Friday, June 10, 2011

30nm DDR3 DRAM from Samsung

Samsung introduced its new 30nm class DDR3 SDRAM today. These new chips will offer faster, more energy efficient DRAM modules that will be available this summer in the U.S.

“Replacing your DRAM can be one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to upgrade your PC’s performance, and these new products offer the most energy-efficient option currently available to consumers,” said Reid Sullivan, senior vice president of mobile entertainment marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung is committed to bringing performance-enhanced computing to consumers, and our 30nm-class process technology offers an outstanding combination of advanced low-power DDR3 technology, with blazing speed up to 1,600 megabits per second (Mbps).”

Samsung is claiming that these new chips will be 20% faster than their previous 40nm class DDR3 chips. The new DDR3, will come in a capacity of 2 and 4 GB modules, with an estimated price of $30 to $55 for the single packs, and $55 to $110 for the dual pack modules.