Twice the speed of DDR4, DDR5 is on the way for a 2018 release

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (the organization managing memory standards) announced March 30th that DDR5 development was well under way and should be appearing in 2018. More information will be given at a JEDEC event on June 19th.

So far we know DDR5 will have double the memory bandwidth and memory density of DDR4 along with improved channel efficiency.

Two sticks of DDR RAM

JEDEC chairman Mian Quddus said: “Increasing server performance requirements are driving the need for more advanced technologies, and the standardization of next generation memory such as DDR5 “.

This new memory will surely require a new motherboard standard with support for this memory and hopefully the next-gen AMD and Intel CPUs will come equipped and ready to handle this new RAM.

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