LPDDR5X RAM, which replaces the older LPDDR5 standard, was formally announced by Samsung today. The Korean juggernaut asserts that the highest conceivable bandwidth is delivered by its next-generation memory chips.
The company’s 14nm architecture will be used to mass produce the most recent LPDDR5X RAM chips, which will offer unparalleled bandwidth for a variety of applications, including mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. SangJoon Hwang, Senior Vice President and Head of the DRAM Design Team at Samsung Electronics, claims that these applications will also be expanded to servers and cars.
In recent years, hyperconnected market segments such as AI, augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse, which rely on extremely fast large-scale data processing, have been rapidly expanding. Our LPDDR5X will broaden the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones and bring new capabilities to AI-based edge applications like servers and even automobiles.”
Samsung asserts that the maximum data processing speed of its newest LPDDR5X RAM is 8.5Gbps, which is 1.3 times faster than the 6.4Gbps bandwidth of the LPDDR5 it replaces. The most recent memory will be 20% more power-efficient than the LPDDR5 standard thanks to the new 14nm manufacturing technology.
At Qualcomm Technologies, we strive to be at the forefront of enabling and adopting the latest memory specifications on our Snapdragon mobile platforms. We’re the first in the mobile industry to enable the latest LPDDR5X at 8.5Gbps on Snapdragon mobile platforms, which will enhance user experiences with new features and improved performance for mobile, gaming, camera and AI applications.”
-Ziad Asghar Qualcomm VP
High-performance notebooks can utilise this technology because these 16GB LPDDR5X RAM chips can be configured to give up to 64GB of memory. When Apple introduces new MacBook Pro models, we anticipate that the business will incorporate LPDDR5X RAM because there will be a legitimate purpose for it. If the MacBook Pro models from 2022 have the same memory is yet to be seen.
Prior to this, Samsung and Qualcomm signed a contract mandating that all future Galaxy smartphones and tablets utilise Snapdragon chipsets. The Galaxy S23 series will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in this instance, which means that the three versions may also include the newest LPDDR5X RAM.