Today, Samsung revealed that validation of its DRAM chips for use with its upcoming LPDDR5X memory standard was successful.
The new memory is the fastest DRAM available, with speeds of up to 8.5 Gbps. It easily bested the previous record speed of 7.5 Gbps, set in March.
Although LPDDR5X is not brand new, and many smartphones have already adopted the platform, the new memory will enable even faster speeds to be obtained with only slight modifications to the internal architecture.
Due to its low power consumption and strong performance levels, LPDDR5X is not just useful in smartphones, but in PCs, servers, and even cars, as claimed by Samsung.
Samsung’s executive vp of memory product planning, Daniel Lee, recently disclosed that the business cut more than a year off the time it took to bring their 8.5 Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM to market by collaborating with Qualcomm.
Qualcomm’s vice president of product management, Ziad Asghar, noted that Qualcomm is the first in the mobile industry to support the new fastest memory on its chipsets.