Samsung intros 4Gbit DDR3

Korean firm Samsung said it has started mass production of a 4 gigabit DDR3 chip, produced using a 40 nanometre process.

The company said the chip will bring “significant” power savings when used with server systems and high end notebooks.

Samsung has dubbed the chip “Green DDR3”, a little conceit because of the power consumption.

The firm claims that when at a module density of 16GB, the DIMM can save 35 percent in power consumption. The max out for a DDR3 DIMM using this memory type in servers will be 32GB.

Samsung is set to migrate 90 percent of its DDR DRAM production to 40 nanometre process technology, it said.