Samsung unveils world's first 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package

Samsung unveils world's first 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package

On Thursday, Samsung unveiled a super-high-capacity memory module --- the world's first 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package.

The newly-unveiled 8GB DRAM by Samsung is a memory chip which boasts two times the capacity as well as speed of typical DDR4 DRAM used in PCs. Specifically speaking, the new 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM memory module is capable of operating at up to 4,266 Mbps; while DDR4 DRAM for PCs usually work at 2,133 Mbps.

In unveiling the 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM memory module, Samsung said that the new memory chip makes use of the latest generation 10 nanometer (10nm) semiconductor fabrication technology. The process -- which Samsung has recently put into production at its factories -- requires extremely pure silicon, and has a two-fold higher capacity than 20nm process chips.

According to Samsung, the chips manufactured using the new 10nm-class process technology will be used in devices - most likely including the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset - which are scheduled for launch in early 2017.

Furthermore, revealing that the 8GB DRAM package has been created from four of Samsung's newest 16 gigabit (GB) LPDDR4 memory chips, the company said in a press release that the new memory module will enable "virtual machine operation and smoother 4K UHD video playback, popular features of many premium PCs."