Samsung Announces Fast, Low-Power DRAM For Smartphones
Probably an answer to LG’s dual-channel, dual-memory technology — used on the LG Optimus 3D — Samsung announced today that the company a new one gigabit (Gb) mobile DRAM with a wide I/O interface.
The new memory can transfer data at a 12.8 gigabyte (GB)/second rate, eight times more than mobile DDR DRAM (1.6GB/s), while reducing power consumption by approximately 87 percent. The main target for the new memory chips will be smartphones. While the reduced power consumption is something we always welcome, especially with today’s smartphones going for one day with a full charge, we’re not quite sure there will be a huge boost in performance with the addition of fast DRAMs only. Smartphones, as PCs, are as fast as the slowest component, let it be hardware or software. What do you think?