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Rambus Announces Industry's First 5600 MT/s DDR5 Registering Clock Driver

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Rambus, today announced it is now sampling its 5600 MT/s 2nd-generation RCD chip to the major DDR5 memory module (RDIMM) suppliers. This new level of performance represents a 17% increase in data rate over the first-generation 4800 MT/s Rambus DDR5 RCD. With key innovations, Rambus is able to deliver 5600 MT/s performance at lower latency and power while optimizing timing parameters for improved RDIMM margins.

"Advanced workloads are driving an insatiable demand for greater memory bandwidth," said Shane Rau, research vice president, Computing Semiconductors at IDC. "It's essential that DDR5 ecosystem players like Rambus continue to raise the bar on performance to meet the rapidly rising needs of data center applications."





"The RCD is a mission-critical enabler of DDR5 server DIMMs that provide the bandwidth and capacity needed in next-generation data centers," said Sean Fan, chief operating officer at Rambus. "Achieving the 5600 MT/s data rate is the latest demonstration of our continued leadership in DDR5 memory interface products."

With DDR5 memory, more intelligence is built into the DIMMs enabling up to double the data rate and four times the capacity of DDR4 DIMMs, while at the same time reducing power and increasing memory efficiency. Rambus memory interface chips are key to achieving this new level of performance for next-generation servers.

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I'm so glad patents are here to protect large corporations for profit instead of individuals dedicating their lives to improving the human condition. :rolleyes:
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I'm so glad patents are here to protect large corporations for profit instead of individuals dedicating their lives to improving the human condition. :rolleyes:
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RAMBUS doesn't really deserve that label, it does litigate aggressively, sure, but actually designs stuff.

Actual troll would be company that designs nothing, no technological contribution whatsoever, merely buys patents up and sits on them to make bucks out of litigations later. That's an issue with entire patent system tbh.
 
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So glad that Rambus didn't get to nerf the DDR standard 20 years ago with their patent trolling.
 

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Good news for the server space.
So glad that Rambus didn't get to nerf the DDR standard 20 years ago with their patent trolling.
Sure, but I think @ExcuseMeWtf described it best:
RAMBUS doesn't really deserve that label, it does litigate aggressively, sure, but actually designs stuff.
We really shouldn't forget that RAMBUS does do R&D and that they're not strictly patent trolls. With that said, I'm glad we didn't end up with RAMBUS over DDR. :laugh:

Mind you, this is for registered memory, so the only people who care about this are people who build servers or use really large amounts of memory for a particular reason. Most consumers couldn't care less about this development.
 

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Good news for the server space.

Sure, but I think @ExcuseMeWtf described it best:

We really shouldn't forget that RAMBUS does do R&D and that they're not strictly patent trolls. With that said, I'm glad we didn't end up with RAMBUS over DDR. :laugh:

Mind you, this is for registered memory, so the only people who care about this are people who build servers or use really large amounts of memory for a particular reason. Most consumers couldn't care less about this development.
I remember at the time that if they'd won, we could have kissed goodbye to reasonably priced DDR memory.
 
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So glad that Rambus didn't get to nerf the DDR standard 20 years ago with their patent trolling.
We had a lot worse to deal with than Rambus, almost 20 years ago, where one called Acacia Research, almost really broke the internet!
 

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We had a lot worse to deal with than Rambus, almost 20 years ago, where one called Acacia Research, almost really broke the internet!
I've not heard about that one! Must look it up.
 
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I'm so glad patents are here to protect large corporations for profit instead of individuals dedicating their lives to improving the human condition. :rolleyes:
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If you think that's bad, what about the company that patented a radius?

 
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