There have been rumours that Samsung would be unveiling the world’s biggest memory module ever since they started shipping their 4GB DDR3 memory chip earlier this year.
Those rumours have proved correct with the launch of the 32GB DDR3 memory module. The record breaking module is aimed at the servers market.
The 1.35-volt module consists of 72 50-nm 4GB memory chips which are set on nine quad-die packages on each side of the module.
No news of a price just yet – but expect it to be fairly substantial.
Samsung has managed to cram 32GB of memory onto a single RAM stick, by developing a 4Gb RAM chip (4Gb = 512MB). The 32GB capacity is possible by shoehorning two 16GB modules onto one unit. Of course the real effect will probably be an increase in the availability of 16GB RAM sticks, which are much easier and cheaper to create.
Considering most people still run 32-bit operating systems, which can cope with a maximum of 3.8GB of RAM, this development is one to file under ‘wait a few years’, especially as most people will likely plump for 32-bit Windows 7 for compatibility reasons. Despite the scientific progress, the market is still stuck in the 2GB – 4GB range that it has been for a couple of years.