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http://www.geek.com/chips/sk-hynix-develops-worlds-first-128gb-ddr4-memory-module-1590370/
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K Hynix has claimed a world first by producing a 128GB DDR4 memory module. Until now only 64GB modules have been available, but SK Hynix has used 20nm 8Gb chips to double the capacity on a single module which runs at 2133Mbps. It can handle 17GB of data per second and only requires 1.2V (DDR3 typically requires 1.5V).

Mass production of the new modules along with a 64GB version is set to begin in the first half of 2015, and they will end up being the module of choice for new servers, no doubt. More memory in less space and at a lower voltage is great news for data centers where it’s all about squeezing more resources in to the same space.

I wonder if this will have any improvements for non-enterprise applications?

Would love to see some DDR 3 128 GB vs DDR4 128 benchmarks. yessir.gif
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ooo yeah yesssss, stuff like this gets me gushy all over
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I really hope this will be reasonably priced by the time we get DDR4 capable hardware for consumers.
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I really hope this will be reasonably priced by the time we get DDR4 capable hardware for consumers.

Consumer hardware usually does not support registered and ECC memory unfortunately, but who knows, with increasing memory amounts perhaps ECC will be added to the consumer chips as well. Price wise it will be far from something a consumer would consider "reasonable" I would expect about twice the price of 64 GB modules, at best, when it releases.

Consumer space it's equivalent would be probably a 16 GB module. Which would be pretty reasonable if it's roughly priced as two 8 GB modules with slight premium (at first) as it would put the new DDR4 boards in the same ballpark max possible memory wise as current DDR3 boards (assuming no 16 GB DDR3 modules appear meanwhile that are non-registered and non-ECC).
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It's like memory module tetris drool.gif
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Consumer hardware usually does not support registered and ECC memory unfortunately.
Oh wow I didn't realize this is ECC memory. I guess that's what I get for giving the article a cursory glance lol.
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So X99 supports 512GB of this?!! Why Intel? Why no more of that awesome "two DIMMs per channel"? One tebibyte of RAM... I mean, I have an SSD smaller than this. I could copy the entire drive to a single DIMM and STILL have enough space left for a reasonable amount of system memory. eek.gif I want ten!
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Consumer hardware usually does not support registered and ECC memory unfortunately, but who knows, with increasing memory amounts perhaps ECC will be added to the consumer chips as well. Price wise it will be far from something a consumer would consider "reasonable" I would expect about twice the price of 64 GB modules, at best, when it releases.

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Yeah, the article is poor in that it completely misses the fact about ECC+registered memory. Those 64GB DIMMs today are for servers and will never be supported in standard consumer systems.
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Cant wait to see the cost and put a few into my server. Anyone else getting that feeling?
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Dayum..that is all.
    
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