ADATA's New 32 GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM, Ideal for Ryzen Mobileby Gavin Bonshor on April 15, 2020 10:00 AM EST
ADATA, one of the leading manufacturers of DRAM and NAND products, has just unveiled its latest memory modules. The new ADATA DDR4-3200 32 GB parts are available in both UDIMM and SO-DIMM format with an operating voltage of just 1.2 V. This is just the ticket for adopters of the new Ryzen 4000 Mobile platform looking to run high-capacity memory without compromising on throughput performance.
Back at Computex 2019, ADATA showed off its DDR4-2666 SODIMMs for the desktop market. Fast forward to now and it looks to push performance even higher with its new 32 GB DDR4-3200 modules.
Touching more on the design, we know the ADATA DDR4-2666 modules we saw at Computex were using Micron 16 Gb ICs to build its 32 GB UDIMMs. It is unlikely that ADATA has changed this, but we can't confirm this at present. The lower operating voltage over conventional DDR3 at 1.5 V according to ADATA equates to around 20% less power being drawn, which in turn generates less heat.
Potential use cases for DDR4-3200 32 GB memory is in platforms such as AMD's Threadripper 3000 with a total capacity of 256 GB over eight memory slots. This is more interesting when it comes to mobile platforms such as Ryzen 4000 which has seemingly raised the bar for computational performance in consumer notebooks. Being able to equip a chip with DDR4-3200 helps performance, even if the laptop has a discrete GPU.
In terms of pricing, the new ADATA DDR4-3200 32 GB modules are set to retail with an MSRP of $160. These will filter into retail channels such as Amazon, but they will also be available to purchase from ADATA directly.
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PeachNCream - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkWith a gift like your departure, I feel like its Christmas.
Deicidium369 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkIt's also a Festivus Miracle and Saturnalia all rolled into one
Ej24 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkIt's a press release. The source listed at the bottom is plainly stated as ADATA. Do you get mad when tech news reports on new iPhone or Xbox or whatever?
djayjp - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkRight, so it's not news. Do you really want your "news" to be full of pointless press releases/ads? No
StevoLincolnite - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkDon't like it, don't read it.
PeachNCream - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkI thought you were leaving. Why are you back again? Do you lack the will to do as you said? Were you making empty threats in order to get attention? Grow a spine and get out of here like you said or at least admit you were just making a childish attempt at grandstanding in order to be noticed by a bunch of people who value your opinion as much as they value what one of their socks is thinking at any given moment.
leexgx - Monday, April 20, 2020 - linkjust use a adblocker (my adblocker crashed once and i loaded this site up, i thought i was on tomshardware website)
CKing123 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkYeah, but this is about Ryzen Mobile 4000 series which only support DDR4 upto 3200 while they can support LPDDR4 to 4266 but that is soldered by the OEM and not upgradeable.
djayjp - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - linkNo I'm referring to a SODIMM you can buy to upgrade a laptop. The other people here commenting with their utterly vapid remarks can't address my point at all.
leexgx - Monday, April 20, 2020 - linklaptops don't norm let you set the ram speed (they won't go above JEDC spec normally which would be 2400 DDR4 even if you put in 3200 ram in as it will be XMP ram witch laptops won't use unless its a gaming laptop)