Samsung’s First Consumer 30nm-class DDR3 DRAM Modules Announced

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Samsung introduces the first consumer 30nm-class  DDR3 synchronous dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) modules for PC upgrades, which will be released in Summer. Available in 2GB and 4G capacities, Samsung’s new module comes in very low profile (VLP) unbuffered dual in-line memory module (UDIMM) configurations for desktop PCs, and small outline DIMM (SODIMM) configurations for notebook PCs.

According to Samsung, the new 30nm DRAM modules use up to two-thirds less energy than those manufactured with the industry-standard 60nm-class technology, and offer transfer data at up to 1,600 Mbps, 20 percent faster than Samsung’s current 40nm-class generation of DDR3 DRAM. They are backwards compatible with systems designed for previous DDR3 and DDR2 memory, and are available in single or dual-pack quantities.

Samsung’s 30nm DDR3 DRAM module will be available soon with prices for single pack modules ranging from less than $30 to less than $55; dual pack modules ranging from less than $55 to less than $110.