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8GB RAM Modules

Samsung 8GB

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.

Source: Akihabara

Check out the original press release here.

Posted by Sean

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