SK hynix unveiled the worlds quickest cell DRAM, which it calls LPDDR5T. The T stands for Turbo as the brand new RAM chips are 13% sooner than the LPDDR5X RAM that has lately began showing on premium units.
LPDDR5T runs at 9.6Gbps in comparison with 8.5Gbps for 5X and 6.4Gbps for the unique LPDDR5. At this velocity the brand new RAM can undergo 77GB price of knowledge in a single second.
Be aware that 5T isn’t a brand new technology of DRAM however somewhat an enhancement of 5X. The chips are based mostly on the 1Anm course of, the fourth technology of the 10nm node and use the HKMG (Excessive-Ok Steel Gate) course of that reduces energy utilization and will increase velocity. HKMG for DRAM chips was launched by SK first with its 5X chips from final 12 months.
The corporate has already despatched samples to its companions 16GB multi-chip packages (they mix a number of LPDDR5T chips in a single bundle). SK hynix plans to begin mass manufacturing of 5T RAM within the second half of this 12 months.
The sooner RAM will likely be featured in smartphones, after all, however the firm sees purposes in AI and AR/VR as effectively.