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Samsung is off to a fast start with its 32GB memory modules using 30nm-class, 4Gb (gigabit) DDR3 DRAM chips and is the first in the industry to start producing these parts. These massive memory kits won't end up in home systems, few of which could actually support that amount of RAM in the first place, but in cloud computing environments and advanced server systems where there's no such thing has having too much memory.
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Basically, mass production of 0.5GB DDR3 ICs....


For 32GB DIMMs, they would need 64 ICs... this doesn't sound right?
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Basically, mass production of 0.5GB DDR3 ICs....


For 32GB DIMMs, they would need 64 ICs... this doesn't sound right?
yea thats wat i was thinking
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Basically, mass production of 0.5GB DDR3 ICs....


For 32GB DIMMs, they would need 64 ICs... this doesn't sound right?
0.5Gb? The article says 4Gb chips which makes a lot more sense.
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0.5Gb? The article says 4Gb chips which makes a lot more sense.

The article explicitly states "gigabits" and not "gigabytes" for the chips. A 4Gb chip is 0.5GB.

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4Gb (gigabit) DDR3 DRAM chips
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Why would they use the Gigabit unit? I thought it was for data rates, not storage.
    
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Why would they use the Gigabit unit? I thought it was for data rates, not storage.

You can inflate numbers and avoid ambiguity at the same time.

And it probably won't be confused with a data rate without a "per second" tacked on the end.
    
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Why would they use the Gigabit unit? I thought it was for data rates, not storage.
Divide or multiply by 8 most people interested in samsungs memory modules should know this for bits and bytes.
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It's still pretty cheap.
    
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Basically, mass production of 0.5GB DDR3 ICs....


For 32GB DIMMs, they would need 64 ICs... this doesn't sound right?
It's Gb, not GB
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