Samsung Debuts 32GB DDR3 RAM

Probably not intended for you.

One of the oft-touted benefits of a 64bit operating system (versus 32bit) is the increased limit on the maximum amount of RAM as can be used. Of course you’d be hard pushed to reach the 128GB limit imposed on you by Vista Ultimate (the 8GB limit of home and 16GBs of Home Premium are a little easier to hit) on an average desktop, but Samsung is making it a little easier with the launch of a 32GB DDR3 DIMM.

Unsurprisingly intended for server, rather than home, environments, the 32GB module offers – Samsung claims – a 20 per cent performance improvement over previous modules. And as these 32GB modules operate at 1.35V, rather than the 1.5V of previous DDR3 sticks, there’s power savings to be had too.

For the interested – all three of you – the 32GB modules comprise an array of 72 4Gb, 50nm chips. To be even more specific, each side of the 32GB DDR3 stick features nine, quad-die packaged 16Gb chips. Exciting stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Less excitingly, Samsung has neglected to mention either a prospective price – presumably because it ran out of zeroes, or time to play them – or a release timeframe. I was just looking to upgrade my PC, too.

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