Samsung announces first 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM

Yordan, 21 December 2022

Samsung announced an updated version of its 16 Gb DDR5 DRAM today. The memory is built on the 12nm class process technology, upgrading from the 14nm EUV product currently on the market.

The new DDR5 DRAM was also announced to be compatible with AMD products - it was optimized and validated on Zen platforms.

Samsung announces new 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM

Jooyoung Lee, EVP of DRAM Product & Technology at Samsung, said that the new standard would be a key enabler in driving a market-wide adoption of DDR5 DRAM.

It is manufactured with the use of a new material that increases cell capacitance and proprietary design technology that improves critical circuit characteristics.

The new DRAM is based on EUV (Extreme ultraviolet) lithography, allowing a higher die density and 20% better wafer productivity. It also consumes 23% less power, opening the door for better environment-friendly operations among IT companies.

The first memory sticks with the new DDR5 DRAM are expected to start shipping in 2023.



Reader comments

I look forward to this second gen DDR5, i'll be buying for sure. I just hope I'll be able to find a site that sells and specifies the specs.

depend with your device, if you have latest CPU from Intel or AMD with ddr5 support you need as fast as possible Ram because these Cpu do benefit from more bandwidth in both internal GPU and CPU. and it doesnt matter which dram you use, difference is...

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Dec 2022
  • 4GA

Are they gonna artificially increase the price on this too? Since they were so successful back in 2017/2018 as to still enjoy artificially inflated prices to this day

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