While most companies are showcasing DDR4 memory at Computex ADATA actually has theirs running in a system! It looks like ADATA has teamed up with ASRock and is using one of their X99 prototype motherboards.
ADATA has released information on their upcoming XPG V3 DDR3 DRAM modules and their first enthusiast-grade DDR4 modules, the XPG Z1 DDR4 modules. Both of these products will be showcased at Computex next week.
Kingston had a little treat at their CES showcase this year. They had DDR4 and not only that they had a working DDR4 platform! They were showing off 384 GB of DDR4 memory running on a 2P future Intel server reference platform.
The new eight gigabit (GB), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), mobile DRAM is the industry’s very first innovative memory technology and has been devised by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. This comes as no surprise because Samsung has already been known as a leader in this memory field.
Intel’s Skylake platform is set to succeed Broadwell. There have been many leaks in the past that have said Skylake would support PCI-Express 4.0, but according to VR-Zone this is not true. Luckily though the platform will still have DDR4 support.
While Intel was showing off their DDR4 memory reference test platform at IDF13 San Francisco, Kingston was showing their own DDR4, a massive 192 GB kit! The kit was made up of 12 DDR4 16 GB 2133 MHz modules. Seeing that it was made up of 12 modules we assume that it was running on some sort of server platform rather than a normal desktop platform.
At IDF13 San Francisco Intel was showing off a PC running their next generation Haswell-E processor and new DDR4 memory. Our friends over at VR-Zone were able to get a good shot of the system and details on what was running and the new platform.
We have already detailed Intel’s Haswell-E high-end desktop platform and we know that it will feature quad channel DDR4 memory in the second half of 2014, but what about Intel’s mainstream offerings? We have heard from reports that Intel will refresh the Haswell platform in the second half of 2014, but the Broadwell micro architecture would be limited to Xeon and mobility parts. Only in 2015 will we first see a mainstream 115* 14nm Skylake processor, which will pack some interesting features.
Many people are very excited that we will finally get getting new Extreme processors from Intel in Q3 of this year, this will of course be Ivy Bridge-E parts. Just a year after that we will see the first Haswell-E processors. This was already confirmed from leaked slides that show a Haswell platform refresh in 2014. Now VR-Zone has revealed slides that give us quite a lot of detail on the Haswell-E platform.
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