Samsung announced today, Tuesday, its latest version of LPDDR5X DRAM, which offers the highest speed in the market at 8.5 gigabits per second, and will be used in mobile devices powered by Snapdragon processors.
The South Korean tech giant said in a statement that it surpassed the previous maximum speed of 7.5 gigabits per second for this type of memory, which was announced last March, by improving the high-speed signal environment between the application processor and memory.
As the global leader in the mobile DRAM market for more than a decade, Samsung has been driving the mainstream adoption of high-speed smartphones, enabling many consumers to experience robust computing performance on their mobile devices.
Samsung LPDDR DRAM Features
Thanks to its high performance and low power consumption, LPDDR DRAM is rapidly becoming prevalent in modern computing systems, extending its use beyond smartphones, personal computers, high-performance computing devices, servers, and cars, as it enjoyed strong growth during the past few years.
More recently, LPDDR DRAM has been in high demand, especially from the PC market, where its ability to combine high performance, low power consumption with its small size is helping PC makers create smaller, lighter, and more powerful laptops.
LPDDR memory is also an increasingly important component of modern automobiles. As data is increasingly generated by automated driving features, higher-bandwidth memories, such as LPDDR DRAM, are becoming necessary to process large amounts of vehicle data at higher speeds.
For data centers and servers, LPDDR DRAM’s low-power properties can help reduce energy consumption levels, improving total cost of ownership for data center managers, while reducing heat and carbon emissions to ultimately reduce their impact on climate change.
“With the growing need for faster, smaller and more energy efficient memory across industries, LPDDR DRAM is also expected to expand its presence in emerging markets driven by AI and metaverse,” Samsung said.