Samsung’s 30nm DDR3 DRAM boosts speeds, cuts power consumption and you’ll finally be able to snatch up some of Sammy’s latest tech in the form of two and four GB DDR3 1600 sticks for both laptops and desktops. The company claims that its new RAM modules are up to two-thirds more energy efficient than more common 60nm chips and 20 percent faster that its own 40nm ones, both solo and dual packs will be hitting retailers soon starting at less than $30………
Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award‐winning innovator in digital consumer electronics and information technology 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. “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’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 has been leading the advancement of DRAM technology since it developed the industry’s first DDR DRAM in 1997. In 2001, it introduced the first DDR2 DRAM. In 2005, it announced the first DDR3 DRAM using 80nm-class technology, and in January 2011, it announced the development of the industry’s first DDR4 DRAM modules. 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.