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Apple might bless iPhone 14 users with 6GB of RAM

Apple is notorious for using outdated tech on some of its products. The company tends to take its time when bringing major changes -- introducing them gradually throughout the years. This is both a good and a bad thing. Users don't necessarily feel lost or get the urge to upgrade annually. But they also don't...

Qualcomm validates Samsung’s LPDDR5X DRAM for Snapdragon chips

In November last year, Samsung announced the world's first LPDDRD5X DRAM chip for mobile devices. The new chip promises significantly faster data transfer speed while consuming less power than LPDDR5 RAM. We have yet to see a commercial phone with LPDDR5X RAM, but that may change soon as Qualcomm has now validated the new memory...

The best RAM for gaming in 2022: Top DDR4 and DDR5 modules to pick for your build

Buying the best RAM for your PC build may not be as exciting as, say, picking the best CPU or the best graphics card. However, we think it's important to make sure you've installed a sufficient amount of memory to unlock the full potential of your gaming PC. Also, adding an absurd amount of memory...

Best DDR5 RAM: Top memory kits for early adopters in 2022

The launch of Intel's new 12th-gen Alder Lake chips has marked the arrival of the new DDR5 RAM kits on the market. It's only been a few months since the new Alder Lake chips hit the shelves but we already have plenty of DDR5 memory modules out there. So in this article, we're going to...

Forget DDR5, check out these DDR4 RAM Black Friday deals before it’s too late

If you're still in the market for a new DDR4 RAM kit, this is one of the best times to grab it. There are plenty of Black Friday deals on DDR4 memory that are simply too good to be ignored. DDR4 remains a perfectly viable option for PC builds despite the arrival of new DDR5...

Upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 9000 devices will feature Micron’s new LPDDR5X DRAM

Earlier this month, Samsung announced the world's first LPDDR5X DRAM for mobile devices. Now, rival Micron has announced that it's the first company to validate its LPDDR5X DRAM module in partnership with MediaTek. At the second annual MediaTek Executive Summit, Micron revealed that it has sampled and validated its new LPDDR5X DRAM module for MediaTek's...

Samsung’s new LPDDR5X DRAM is 1.3x faster and consumes 20% less power than LPDDR5 DRAM

Samsung today announced the world's first LPDDR5 DRAM chip for mobile devices. The new memory module is fabricated using the 14nm fabrication process, and it offers 1.3x faster performance and 20% lower power consumption compared to LPDDR5 DRAM. In its press release, Samsung revealed that the new LPDDR5X DRAM chip offers a capacity of 16GB, and...

Corsair shows off its next-gen Vengeance DDR5 RAM kits

Corsair has joined the long list of manufacturers throwing their hats into the DDR5 memory module ring. Today, the company has given us our first look at the next-gen Vengeance DDR5 memory kits. The Twitter post showing off the kits, however, doesn't reveal any specifications. Corsair's post isn't turning many heads, and that's mainly due to...

Newer OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 9R units ship with faster RAM

The OnePlus 8T was released almost a year ago as the only flagship OnePlus phone for the latter half of 2020 ('T' models usually get an additional Pro variant). The phone was slightly upgraded earlier this year and released as the OnePlus 9R alongside the rest of the OnePlus 9 series. Both phones shipped with...

What is Unified Memory and how does it work on Apple Silicon?

With the release of Apple's new M1-powered iPad Pro and 24-inch iMac, there's renewed interest in the amazing efficiency of the M1 chip. The launch of the M1 chip brought Apple's first use of unified memory architecture (UMA) on Apple silicon. This new approach to memory enables Apple to squeeze out higher performance from less...

Samsung starts mass producing its third-gen 16Gb LPDDR5 RAM modules

LPDDR5 RAM has now become the standard on flagships, and we are seeing new flagships in 2020 regularly reach the insane 16GB capacity. This jump up implies an increase in demand, and consequently, an increase in supply. Back in February 2020, Samsung had begun its first mass production line for the 16GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM...

[Discussion] Do you think 4GBs of RAM is enough for a smartphone today?

As time goes, smartphones keep getting better and better. Manufacturers come up with new ways to cram beefy specs inside little packages. They learned how to reduce the size of bezels, put the fingerprint scanner underneath the display, and, unfortunately, remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. One thing that has been a topic of controversy is...
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