Samsung announced production of new 32GB DDR4 memory designed for notebooks built on the 10nm-class process node. The new modules come after months of shipping 10nm-class desktop memory The release today covers the SoDIMM form factor, memory designed for use in notebooks where power consumption plays a larger role than in the desktop space.
The new modules double the density of 20nm-class memory introduced in 2014, from 8Gbit to 16Gbit per memory die. The modules increase performance by 11% to 2666Mbps and are up to 39-percent more energy efficient.
Samsung plans to targets gamer with the new 32GB 10nm-class memory but we see these working well in mobile workstations like the Lenovo P71 that I'm typing on now. The P71 can run four modules, up to 128GB of DDR4 system memory.
“Samsung’s 32GB DDR4 DRAM modules will deliver gaming experiences on laptops more powerful and immersive than ever before,” said Sewon Chun, senior vice president of memory marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to provide the most advanced DRAM portfolios with enhanced speed and capacity for all key market segments including premium laptops and desktops.”
Samsung didn't release any pricing details. The company has aggressively scaled out 10nm-class memory technology in recent months. The SoDIMM news follows the company's 10nm 16Gbit DDR4, and 16Gbit GDDR5 announcements for graphics cards, desktop, and server. systems.