The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has released the final specifications for the JESD209-5B standard, which describes the specifications for LPDDR5X RAM. Its speed is expected to reach 8,533 gigatransactions per second per channel. By comparison, current LPDDR5 RAM offers 6400 gtransactions per second per channel. What’s new is that the new Adaptive Refresh Management function is integrated into this memory, which significantly improves reliability.
LPDDR5X RAM will be used in areas such as automotive, computing, system-intensive computing, machine learning, the Internet of Things, as well as various standard mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Micron Technology and Samsung Electronics have already announced that they will begin mass production of LPDDR5X chips in early autumn.
If we focus only on the segment of personal computers, then fast LPDDR5X RAM next year will initially appear in laptops based on 13th generation Intel Core processors (Raptor Lake). These chips are an improved version of Alder Lake processors and should hit the market by the end of this year. They are expected to offer additional optimizations to Intel’s new processor architecture with different cores.
For Alder Lake processors, Intel has focused on optimizing games and intends to increase the number of processor cores to 24, according to recent unofficial information.