16GB on a single RAM stick! This is madness! It is also really, really cool!
"By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and server companies for development of next-generation green IT systems,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics in a statement. “Samsung will also aggressively move to establish the premium memory market for advanced applications including enterprise server systems and maintain the competitive edge for Samsung Green Memory products, while working on providing 20 nanometer (nm) class based DDR4 DRAM in the future."
Samsung says that DDR4 can push twice the throughput of DDR3 and have an operating voltage of 1.2V compared to the 1.5V most DDR3 memory runs at. They are expected to enter volume production using a 20nm process, after JEDEC finalises the DDR4 specs in August.
How long it is until DDR4 rolls out into the desktop and laptop market is anyone's guess but a big question arises! Just how much RAM do you actually need?