The flexible and wallet friendly non-binary DDR5 memory is here
Now available on the market, the switch to non-binary DDR5 memory offers a major upgrade over the existing standard, with more flexibility and an emphasis on driving down costs.
In contrast to the current format in the factors of eight, the non-binary DDR5 memory’s ability to step up in halves is one of its main advantages. For the first time ever, DDR5 RAM allows for half increments in memory density rather than going straight from a 32GB DIMM to a 64GB one. Now, DIMMs with capacities of 24GB, 48GB, 96GB, or more are available.
Both corporate users and tech enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the non-binary RAM since it represents a significant advancement in memory technology. As customers no longer need to purchase more memory than the amount they actually need, the additional flexibility offered by these DIMMs may ultimately result in lower costs.
“Doubling of DRAM capacity, 32GB to 64GB to 128GB, now produces large steps in cost,” said CCS Insights analyst Wayne Lam. “The cost per bit is fairly constant, therefore, if you keep doubling, the cost increments becomes prohibitively expensive. Going from 32GB to 48GB to 64GB and 96GB offers gentler price increments.”
Non-binary DDR5 memory is also expected to have greater capacity and performance than DDR4 while also being more energy efficient. The potential to design devices that consume less power and produce less heat, which should lead to longer battery life and increased dependability, will be a welcome development for device manufacturers.
The new hardware represents a critical turning point for the technology sector and is expected to have a big influence on how electronics are made and utilized. In the upcoming years, it’s expected that a variety of hardware will embrace the new memory technology as companies attempt to capitalize on its numerous advantages.