RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — The solid-state drive (SSD) storage and memory company Virtium is rolling out its DDR5 memory modules.
The Virtium DDR5 dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules feature higher performance, density, and power efficiency over previous DDR generations, according to the company last month.
The modules are designed to enhance signal integrity and stability for mission-critical and data-intensive applications.
Virtium developed the modules to operate in the “harshest” operating environments. They’re intended for high-bandwidth workloads in high computing applications, such as cloud data centers, networks, and edge deployments.
They will be available in the first quarter of 2022.
The overall power consumption is reduced because the supplied voltage has been dropped from 1.2 V to 1.1 V. The power management function is also moved to the dual in-line memory module (DIMM), reducing redundant power management circuitry on the motherboard for unused DIMM slots.
The DDR5’s architecture enables future chip density to grow from 16 GB up to 32 GB and beyond, providing headroom and scalability.
The memory modules support Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake mobile processors, Intel’s Sapphire Rapids, and AMD’s AM5 platform and Zen4 Genoa processors.
Virtium offers both 4800 MT/s and 5600 MT/s solutions.
The DDRF includes several other key features:
- Form Factors: RDIMM, UDIMM and SODIMM
- Capacity ranges from 8 GB up to 256 GB
- Industrial temperature (-40º C to 85º C), shock and vibration support
- JEDEC standard PC5-4800 and PC5-5600
- Provide locked bill of materials and advanced product change notification for five years
- Ruggedization options including underfill and conformal coating
- Optional heat spreader and anti-sulfuration