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Galaxy Note 9 could have new 10nm 8GB LPDDR4X RAM

Galaxy Note 9 could have new 10nm 8GB LPDDR4X RAM

Samsung has been rather conservative with RAM in smartphones once it hit the 4 GB mark back in 2015. In fact, it was only last year that it added 6 GB of RAM to its flagships. It might be long overdue another upgrade and it may already have the silicon ready. The company just kicked off the mass production of its new 10 nm-class 16 Gb LPDDR4X memory and, considering the timing, it might very well be what’s inside the Galaxy Note 9.

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Samsung announces industry’s first LPDDR5 RAM, ready for 5G

Samsung announces industry’s first LPDDR5 RAM, ready for 5G

Samsung might be best known for its smartphones and consumer electronics but it might surprise you to know that its most steady and most profitable business as been from its silicon, particularly its memory and storage products. Samsung has admittedly been in the lead and it’s not trying to widen the gap even further with the industry’s first 8 Gigabit (Gbit) LPDDR5 DRAM, preparing for a future when 5G data connections and AI services are the norm.

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Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

Samsung is about to make microSD cards in phones redundant. Well, probably after a few years. The company has just announced that it has started the production of the world’s first 512 GB flash memory using the new UFS standard. This behemoth of a storage solution is intended for use in “next generation” mobile devices, which probably means we’ll get to see it when the Galaxy S9 gets announced early next year. Which also means it might not have a microSD card reader as well.

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Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

With smartphones gnawing at their bottom line, camera makers are pushing the upper limits of DSLRs and professional camera equipment. But the increased capabilities and performance of latest gen cameras hasn’t given memory makers enough time to catch up. Sony, however, is now saying it has. The consumer electronics giant has just announced its new G Series of CFast 2.0 memory cards that it boasts is faster than the fastest CFast card around.

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Galaxy S8+ gets 6GB RAM, 128GB storage in Hong Kong

Galaxy S8+ gets 6GB RAM, 128GB storage in Hong Kong

The moment that Galaxy S8 fans have been waiting for with both anticipation and dread has finally arrived. There is now, indeed, a better version of the Galaxy S8+ that they may or may not be able to buy. Unless they happen to live in Hong Kong. There, Samsung launched a variant of the Galaxy S8+ that is exactly the same as the already available Galaxy S8+ save for two things. It has more RAM and more storage than you could want.

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Corsair blazes with Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque RAM

Corsair blazes with Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque RAM

Computer memory often takes a backseat to processors and graphics cards, but they are actually one of the cheapest ways to give your computer a performance boost. Relatively speaking, of course. There is nothing cheap about this new DDR4 memory from Corsair, a company that prides itself for catering to performance and gaming enthusiasts. You are getting what you're paying for, or at least that's the promise. Because the new DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition Torque promises blazing fast speeds that won't burn your PC from the inside.

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Nexus 5X successfully upgraded with 4 GB of RAM

Nexus 5X successfully upgraded with 4 GB of RAM

Flagship smartphones seem to be stuck at 4 GB of RAM, save for a few exceptions, but not all smartphones, even Google's once prized Nexus line, can boast of that much. Specifically, the Nexus 5X seemed stuck at a time when nobody needed more than 2 GB of RAM. Apparently, the device's hardware could have actually gone with more, like 2 GB more. And someone actually did, with a little help from a rather helpful Chinese repair shop.

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This is how much a Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM could cost

This is how much a Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM could cost

One of the biggest disappointments with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ was that it didn't seem to fully exploit all the power that it packed. In particular, some of its features, specifically Samsung DeX, would have benefited from more RAM. Instead, Samsung chose to play it safe and stick to conventions that is almost 2 years old by now. There have, indeed, been rumors of a 6 GB RAM model and that might still be true. You might not, however, want to buy one when you hear how much it'll cost.

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Next-gen DDR5 RAM promises double the speed in 2018

Next-gen DDR5 RAM promises double the speed in 2018

In the case of ever-evolving PCs, memory can be considered the one essential component computers live or die by when it comes to speed and performance. The good news is that the next-generation standard of RAM is on its way, and will offer significant improvements over what we have now. The bad news is that it's still a few years away.

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Intel brings Optane Memory storage to desktops with a caveat

Intel brings Optane Memory storage to desktops with a caveat

If you're a desktop user still green with envy from Intel's big Optane announcement last week, you can now revert to your regular color just a wee bit. Intel is now bringing that same ultra fast memory technology to the desktop, but not in the way you might think. Last week's announcement was about bringing Intel Optane SSDs to servers and workstations. This week, Intel is bringing Optane Memory to desktops in limited capacities of 16 and 32 GB not to replace your SSD or HDD but to supplement it.

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Toshiba forced into flash chip sale amid nuclear plant fallout

Toshiba forced into flash chip sale amid nuclear plant fallout

Toshiba is hoping to sell off a chunk of its most profitable business, planning to let someone else in on its memory chip division as it faces huge bills in its nuclear plant construction division. The Japanese firm faces a complete wipe-out of shareholder equity in the aftermath of cost overruns at a US power station construction business. That was acquired by Toshiba division Westinghouse.

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New MacBook Pros limited to 16GB RAM, slower speeds on two Thunderbolt ports

New MacBook Pros limited to 16GB RAM, slower speeds on two Thunderbolt ports

Most are in agreement that the new MacBook Pros Apple unveiled last week are quite impressive, barring any concerns about the loss of USB ports and a future filled with dongles. However, some eagle-eyed users have noticed that the new laptops feature a maximum of 16GB of RAM, a surprise considering the price of the high-end 15-inch model, and concerning for professionals who need the all the power they can get.

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