News from the other side of the globe reaches us and is saying that AMD is working hard to embed DRAM and System Memory onto processors into one single package. The RAM would get connected through silicon-through-channels.
In many segments manufacturers are already working on similar technologies, look at HBM2 and NAND 3D Vertical stacking. For a processor, this, however, is new as the aforementioned technologies are based on a package-on package design. .The new tech would not make the actual memory faster but will make it work more efficient in overall performance.
Intel is doing similar things with under the codename foveros
I already though about it since first Ryzen came, if we are getting to the point where 8C/16T can be bought for reasonable price- what going to come later to make you upgrade?
Now we are looking for 16C/32T Desktop CPU's- what could be a reason for upgrade in 2021+?
I think in Future desktop CPU's will come with Ram on CPU, Starting at 4GB low end~ upto 64GB high end - same story like on Ram/Storage on smartphones.
This way AMD/Intel gonna keep making good $$$, for example:
8C/16T comes with 16GB Ram, for you 8C/16T is more then enough but you want more then 16GB- then you have to spend more and buy 12C/24T with 24GB or 16C/32T with 32GB and etc'.
On HEDT/Servers - they will keep using Ram modules for long time.
P.S- Memory manufactures will be happy with this method
- think about it: for years you could upgrade your MB/CPU and keep using old DDR3 memory or DDR4 memory= no new sales for Memory manufactures , but if you will be force to replace slower CPU with built in Ram with newer CPU with built in Ram- then Memory manufactures just sold you another memory modules!.
What do you think?