World’s first 128GB DDR4 RAM developed by SK Hynix, production from mid-2015

128gb RAM

By on April 11, 2014 at 8:03 am

You might not know the name SK Hynix. I didn’t at first, until I did a quick Google search and realised that it’s just the company that used to be Hyundai Electronics. That doesn’t mean bugger all, of course, I just thought I’d throw it in there.

Anyway, SK Hynix have taken to crowing in public a bit lately after revealing that it has developed the world’s first 128GB DDR4 RAM module. The news is supposed to excite the “ultra-high density server market” according to SK Hynix’s head of DRAM Development, Senior Vice President Sung Joo Hong. Mass production of the modules won’t start until the middle of next year.

Hopefully it all turns out to be a bit like Formula 1, where ABS brakes and KERS eventually find their way into the consumer market at an affordable price. 128GB sticks of RAM for $100? That’d be fun to run Photoshop on. God, now I’m fantasizing about scrubbing through footage in Premiere Pro without contracting a seizure.

Source: Thanks, Techpowerup and SomeXSpec!

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Uh, should that lady’s thumb be touching the contacts?

 

jme,

show model/doesn’t really matter.

 
uglyduckling81

jme:
Uh, should that lady’s thumb be touching the contacts?

Also despite popular belief PC components really aren’t that sensitive. I’ve installed Ram, Video Cards, Sound Cards and Hard drives all with the PC running. None of them sustained any damage.

The Hard drive was a funny one because I only realized the PC was running when I plugged the drive in Windows made a sound for a new device connected.

 

Goddamn… SSDs combined with this…. Imagine loading ALL of a game in RAM? *drools*

 

uglyduckling81,

All good until you have 1000 watts burning a hole through your body.

 

ashigaru,

Hadn’t even considered this. Now I think of it, create 64GB virtual drive, install game to virtual drive, suddenly ka-ridiculous speeds! Although you’d probably want to uninstall the game before you restarted or shut down the computer…

 

Vcat who cares!!! I’ll have 512GB of RAM *laughs maniacally*

 

*rereads own comment* ok let’s try that again with 512MB RAM. Make 256MB RAM drive, install game to RAM drive, more speed than sanely possible. Wonder if there’s software for quick ‘n’ easy backup/restore/creation of RAM drives? *toddles off to google*

edit: http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/
Supports persistent hard drives with associated on-disk image. Oh yeah…

 

128GB for $100? I know RAM was cheap for a while but hasn’t it increased dramatically recently? Was browsing 32GB RAM for $300-400 the other day.

 

exe3,

I think it’s what he’s hoping is the end result, which is probably many years away lol

 

The important question is: How does this affect my internet porn experience? :D

/runs

 

vcatkiller:
ashigaru,

Hadn’t even considered this.Now I think of it, create 64GB virtual drive, install game to virtual drive, suddenly ka-ridiculous speeds!Although you’d probably want to uninstall the game before you restarted or shut down the computer…

I have a batchfile that creates all that for you and creates a batch file that removes it all again (safely) with the click of a button.

Want it?

 

PinothyJ,

Sounds interesting, could probably do it myself if I sat down and hacked away at it but I’m lazy…

I remember back at TAFE fiddling around with startup disks. After discovering that most of the tools I wanted to work with wouldn’t fit on a single floppy I’d set it up so that all the tools were in a zip archive and then wrote an autoexec to create a small RAM drive and unarchive all the tools onto there. Messing around to see how many tools I could fit into a single zip and getting it all set up all the paths and stuff was a lot of fun and ended up with most of the class approaching me for copies of the result. Also had the teacher wondering why I was there…ah those were the days…

 
uglyduckling81

42alpha:
uglyduckling81,

All good until you have 1000 watts burning a hole through your body.

I didn’t say I was cutting all the wires from the PSU and channeling them into my body bro. Most of the components in a PC receive low voltage and low watts which would feel like a little buzz but that’s all. Like sticking your tongue on a 9 volt battery.

edit: low volts and low amps i mean.

 

uglyduckling81,

Haha yes this is true.

If you had 1000 watts travelling through those tiny little surface mount resistors i’m pretty sure your computer would have a massive hole in it shortly after turning on your computer.

 

PinothyJ: I have a batchfile that creates all that for you and creates a batch file that removes it all again (safely) with the click of a button.

Want it?

I may take you up on this in the future mate :D Currently only have 16GB of RAM, but have the potential to blow that out to 32 for not much…

 

ralphwiggum:
The important question is: How does this affect my internet porn experience? :D

/runs

You could open umpteen tabs of 3D 4k video?

 

ashigaru,

vcatkiller,

The RAMDisk software used is imDisk and the rest is standard Windows batch calls. It also creates a junction a renames the original so, at the press of a shortcut, you can create a ramdisk for a Origin or Steam folder and STILL launch it from within the appropriate program (or simply include the exe file name or Steam ID as a parameter in the command line).

I really wanted a RAMD and I really was sick of doing ti by hand…

 

jme: Vcat who cares!!! I’ll have 512GB of RAM *laughs man

I’m guessing you’re one of those people that use those static straps too?

Handled thousands of parts…. never one thing shocked by static.

 

PinothyJ,

Just jumped onto the imDisk website, looks like another toy to play with…thanks! :D

 
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