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Samsung 12-layer 3D TSV stacks 12 DRAM chips in the same space as 8

Samsung 12-layer 3D TSV stacks 12 DRAM chips in the same space as 8

Thanks to the laws of physics and Moore, there is only so much silicon we can fit in a single device. The challenge has always been to cram as many components as possible without increasing the amount of space as much as possible. In addition to improving manufacturing processes, one of the keys to that puzzle is thinking of creative ways to accomplish old techniques and designs. That is what Samsung is boasting off in its new DRAM technology that is able to stack 12 DRAM chips in the same space as 8 chips by ditching the traditional wire-bonding technique for TSV.

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Samsung 12Gb LPDDR5 RAM starts production, ready for the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung 12Gb LPDDR5 RAM starts production, ready for the Galaxy Note 10

As per Samsung's tradition, it has started the slow dropping of teasers for its upcoming flagship. Its first hint focused on the S Pen and what may either be a camera on the pen or a tiny punch-hole camera on its face. Although this latest piece of news isn't directly linked to the Galaxy Note 10, it could at least give hope that next phablet won't disappoint when it comes to getting the fastest RAM available for mobile devices.

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5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

Today we're running down the five most essential ways the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is an upgrade over its predecessors. Raspberry Pi is the most famous super-tiny DIY-projects-friendly super-inexpensive PC in the world, and it's been the center of attention in this community since its launch on the 29th of February 2012. This miniature computer is notable not only because it's tiny and cute, but because it's capable - and it only costs approximately $35 USD.

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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel rated for 480 lb-ft of torque

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel rated for 480 lb-ft of torque

Ram is bragging that it is now the torque leader in both the light-duty and heavy-duty truck segments. The 2020 Ram 1500 will become the most powerful half-ton diesel truck with a rating of 480 lb-ft of torque. That high torque rating gives the EcoDiesel truck a towing rating of 12,560 pounds.

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Samsung 12GB LPDDR4X RAM for phones begin mass production

Samsung 12GB LPDDR4X RAM for phones begin mass production

Our smartphones are getting insanely powerful to the point that they're starting to rival mid-range and ultra-thin laptops in terms of specs, performance, and especially battery efficiency. There are, of course, areas where laptops still trump phones in raw performance and software, things seem to be headed in that direction as well. The latest piece to drop comes from Samsung who is boasting the launch of 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM that might be a bit too late for the Galaxy S10+ but not for its 5G version.

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Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM crams 12 LEDs in a single DDR4 stick

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM crams 12 LEDs in a single DDR4 stick

Gamers jus5 love their RGB lights, something that some smartphone makers like ASUS and nubia are trying to capitalize on. Most of the time, those lights come via LEDs attached to cases, but what if the PC components themselves glowed? That's the proposition that Corsair has been making with its new Capellix RGB LED lighting technology that it first unveiled at CES earlier this year. True to its promise back then, Corsair is now making available the new Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB which crams 12 such LED ights in a single RAM stick

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2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock ditches wood rails and gold wheels of the classic namesake

2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock ditches wood rails and gold wheels of the classic namesake

Ram has announced the revival of a nameplate that hasn't been seen since 1977. The nameplate is Warlock, and in the late '70s, the package got you a single cab truck with wood bed rails, gold wheels, and fancy pinstripes. The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock receives none of those cool touches.

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2019 Ram 1500 multifunction tailgate is a flexible first

2019 Ram 1500 multifunction tailgate is a flexible first

You're nobody in the modern truck world if you don't have a slick multifunction tailgate with more flexibility than a Transformer, and now the new 2019 Ram 1500 is getting in on the action. FCA's beefy new pickup has plenty to recommend it already - not least the huge, portrait-aspect touchscreen that dominates the dashboard - but aiding cargo loading and unloading means there's more going on at the rear.

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2019 Ram HD truck gets 6.7L Cummins diesel with 1000 lb-ft of torque

2019 Ram HD truck gets 6.7L Cummins diesel with 1000 lb-ft of torque

Ram has unveiled the 2019 Ram HD trucks and the big claim to fame for the rides is a revised 6.7L Cummins inline-six turbo-diesel engine. That engine has a massive amount of torque at 400hp and 1000 lb-ft. A standard duty version of that engine makes 370hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.

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Mac mini RAM upgrade kits undercut Apple

Mac mini RAM upgrade kits undercut Apple

It would appear that the Mac mini from late 2018 is quite a bit more versatile, hardware-wise, than most other Apple products. Today the folks at iFixit revealed they'd been working on a set of RAM stick replacements for those delivered with the most recent Mac mini release. They suggested that they'd seen such opportunity when their community-made RAM replacement guide saw tens of thousands of hits in a very short amount of time.

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2019 Ram 1500 North Edition is meant for dashing through the snow

2019 Ram 1500 North Edition is meant for dashing through the snow

Anyone who lives in a colder state knows that you often need some special gear to make it through the winter. Ram knows that people in northern states have needs that are different from those in the south and it has rolled out the 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition packed with features to make surviving winter easier. The truck is available at dealers now.

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Consumer Reports Auto Reliability results: USA down, Asia up

Consumer Reports Auto Reliability results: USA down, Asia up

In Consumer Reports annual reliability survey, it would appear that US-based brands are moving downward while Asian automakers take the cake. These reliability rankings cover a total of 29 brands, this year, and all domestic (USA) brands rank in the bottom half of the list. Volvo ranks last, while Cadillac takes the 28 spot as the lowest-ranked domestic brand.

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