ADATA joins Micron and SMART Modular to announce DDR4 memory modules
ADATA has joined the list of manufacturers who have officially announced their DDR4 products. Other manufacturers are Micron Storage and lesser known SMART Modular. Like Micron, the product is to be aimed at the Haswell-EP, the server version of the enthusiast Haswell E. The product faces the same clock speed limitations as Micron’s does with a clock speed of 2133 MHz.
DDR4 modules offered in sizes of 4, 8 and 16 GB with frequency of 2133 MHz.
As seen from the table above, the memories are being offered in densities of 4, 8 and 16 GB, with a power consumption of 1.2 Volts. The company claims that its low power consumption models and high frequencies make the memory modules suitable for server, storage and networking applications. However it has to be noted that the modules offered have more or less the same specifications as the other modules released by its competitors in the industry. ADATA also announced that it is closely working with Intel towards developing memory that supports next generation server platforms, especially the Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3. It should be noted here that Micron also announced of its close partnership with Intel over DDR4 support. So we can be sure that whatever the manufacturer, the Haswell-EP will have a variety of supporting memory modules.
Elaborating on the product range, ADATA product manager Jacky Yang said: “We are enthusiastic about the great potential of this new DDR4 specification, and we will move quickly to bring this new technology to our customers. Currently in development are DDR4 versions of ECC SO-DIMM, VLP RDIMM, & LRDIMM, so we look forward to providing the stability and reliability that ADATA is known for in a low voltage and high performance package.”
With tough market competition, and competitors like Kingston, Samsung and Micron, only time can tell how well ADATA’s memory module will fare out in the real world. Yet, we can be happy about the fact that concrete details about the DDR4 are finally surfacing. Plus, let’s hope someone is finally able to cross the 2133 MHz mark for frequencies as well. (fingers crossed)