SK Hynix Launches 24GB LPDDR5X-8500 Stacks for Smartphones, PCs, and HPC

On Friday, SK Hynix stated it had began mass manufacturing of 24 GB LPDDR5X reminiscence stacks that can be utilized for ultra-high-end smartphones and PCs. The corporate’s LPDDR5X-8500 units mix ultra-high-performance with excessive density, thus enabling quick programs with enough reminiscence capability. SK Hynix says such modules could possibly be used nicely past smartphones, PCs, and even servers.

SK Hynix’s 24 GB LPDDR5X bundle options an 8500 MT/s knowledge switch price and a large 64-bit interface, thus providing a peak bandwidth of 68 GB/s within the ultra-low voltage vary of 1.01 to 1.12V. From a typical PC perspective, that is akin to bandwidth supplied by a dual-channel DDR5-4800 reminiscence subsystem (76.8 GB/s), however at significantly decrease energy and an orders of magnitude smaller footprint.

An attention-grabbing wrinkle of the SK Hynix’s announcement is that the corporate began to provide these 24 GB LPDDR5X modules nicely earlier than the announcement because the units are already utilized in Oppo’s Oneplus Ace 2 Professional smartphone launched on August 10, 2023.

Oppo shouldn’t be the one maker of high-end Android smartphones on the market, so I might anticipate extra corporations to observe swimsuit within the coming months as they roll out handsets based mostly on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 system-on-chip.

However SK Hynix envisions its LPDDR5X units for use past smartphones, so suppose PCs. Apple was the primary firm to make use of LPDDR for desktops and laptops. Nonetheless, now that PC SoCs from AMD and Intel assist LPDDR5X anticipate different main makers of notebooks to undertake LPDDR5X normally and SK Hynix’s 24 GB packages particularly.

In the meantime, 64-bit LPDDR5X-8500 units look notably compelling for the automotive business, combining efficiency, capability, and a really compact type issue. Given the truth that fashionable infotainment programs require excessive reminiscence bandwidth, such reminiscence units shall be fairly useful. SK Hynix says these reminiscence stacks could possibly be used for servers and even high-performance computing (HPC) purposes.

Together with a sooner development in broader IT business, our LPDDR merchandise will have the ability to assist a rising checklist of purposes equivalent to PC, server, high-performance computing (HPC) and automotive autos,” stated Myoungsoo Park, Vice President and Head of DRAM Advertising and marketing at SK Hynix. “The corporate will cement our management within the premium reminiscence market by offering the very best efficiency merchandise that meet prospects’ wants.

Supply: SK Hynix

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