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Samsung's DDR3 components pass Intel's validation

Posted: 22 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Samsung's Intel-validated DDR3 modules

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has announced that 21 of its DDR3 solutions have been validated on Intel Corp.'s reference platform to work with Intel's next generation DDR3 chipsets. This is the largest number of DDR3-based solutions to have passed the validation program, said Samsung.

The Intel-validated solutions include 13 modules and eight monolithic devices in combinations of 512Mbit/1Gbit densities with speeds of 800- or 1,066Mbps.

"Samsung's DDR3 memory technology is the next step in the evolution of DDR SDRAM memory technology," said Pete MacWilliams, Senior Fellow, Intel. "This technology will also provide the bandwidth headroom necessary to support Intel's platform roadmap of the future."

Samsung has worked very closely with Intel to develop the most advanced and comprehensive set of DDR3 memory solutions as early as possible in preparation for the next generation of Intel chipsets.

DDR3 memory will provide at least twice the bandwidth of today's primary memoryDDR2with data transfer rates up to 1.6Gbps. This will enable much improved 3D graphics, which will directly benefit users of the new Vista OS. DDR3 also improves the efficiency of multi-threading operations, which will enhance the performance of multicore systems. DDR3 also uses only 1.5V of power compared to the 1.8V of DDR2, thus extending battery life in notebooks. To further optimize system thermal management, DDR3 modules can utilize a thermal sensor on the dual in-line memory module.

Samsung Electronics exhibited at Microsoft's WinHEC 2007 Conference last week a high-performance desktop PC installed with 8Gbytes of memory, consisting of four 1,333Mbps, 2Gbyte DDR3 memory modules. This 1,333 Mbps 8Gbyte configuration is claimed to be the fastest speed and largest density for a DDR3 chip to-date, making it the optimal memory solution for PCs with advanced gaming features.

To meet market demand in desktop PCs, Samsung will begin full-scale mass production of its DDR3 chips later this quarter.




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