Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has just announced a new product offering in the server memory market with a whopping 8GB module.
“Following the introduction of its 8GB Registered Dual In-line Memory Module (R-DIMM) in October, Samsung has now increased the density of its Fully Buffered Dual In-line Memory Module product line-up (FB-DIMM) to include 8GBs by adopting 80 nanometer 2Gb DDR for high-speed servers. This represents a significant leap forward in advanced server memory architecture.”
Obviously, this product is intended for servers – and you couldn’t even use this much ram unless you were running a full-on 64 bit platform (Windows XP can only handle 4MB anyway.) However, there are computers out there that can handle the load – one example would be the PowerMac G5.
Many may argue that 8GB sticks are a bit of an “overkill” at this point – and that may be true, for now. But keep in mind that many consumers have already moved to a 2GB minimum in order to run the latest games and applications. It won’t be long before 8GB becomes the new standard.
Check out the original press release here.
Posted by Sean