Forward-looking: Eagerly awaiting the day when DDR5 RAM goes mainstream? According to what’s reportedly a leaked inside firm roadmap, AMD will probably be introducing assist for the next-generation reminiscence in 2022.

Gamers Nexus writes that it acquired an AMD roadmap from an insider that it beforehand verified. It exhibits that DDR5 assist will arrive in 2022 alongside AMD’s newest CPUs and APUs, with the previous more likely to be based mostly on Zen 4, whereas the latter is listed as Zen3+ components. Additionally, AMD is introducing a low-power model of DDR5 for its laptops in the identical yr.

Another AMD roadmap from final month confirmed the corporate’s Zen Four EPYC Genoa processors out there by the tip of 2022. These use the 5nm course of node, which is able to seemingly even be used for the Zen 4-based shopper CPUs after they arrive, presumably in the identical yr.

Internal AMD roadmap shows DDR5 and native USB 4.0 support arriving in 2022

The newest roadmap additionally exhibits that the 2022 platform will introduce native USB 4.Zero assist and retain PCIe 4.0, so don’t count on to see PCIe 5.Zero for fairly a couple of years but. While all that sounds promising, it is value remembering that inside roadmaps can change drastically and are typically simply used as estimates.

DDR5 is already utilized in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 collection, and it’ll seemingly seem in a lot extra handsets sooner or later.

SK Hynix just lately printed a put up outlining some great benefits of DDR5 over its predecessor, reminiscent of decreased energy consumption, extra reliability, and quicker speeds. It can attain 8400 MT/s, giving it a per-channel theoretical bandwidth of 67.2 GB/s, outpacing DDR4’s rated most of 25.6 GB/s. A typical dual-channel configuration will supply 134 GB/s, Quad-channel 267 GB/s, and octa-channel 538 GB/s.

Frequency* 3200 → 8400 1600 → 3200
Density 2 Gb → 16 Gb 8 Gb → 64 Gb
Operating Voltage 1.1 V 1.2 V
Peak-to-Peak Voltage 1.Eight V 2.5 V
Burst Length 16 8
Bank Groups 8 4
Banks (Total) 32 16
Prefetch Length 16n 8n

SK Hynix added that it’s beginning mass-production of its DDR5 reminiscence chip this yr, becoming a member of Micron, which introduced at CES that it had begun sampling DDR5 registered RDIMMs with trade companions, and Samsung, which is able to begin mass-production of DDR5 modules in 2021.