AMD will launch a new generation of Reebok processor based on zen3 architecture this year. This will be the last AM4 platform. In the future, the technology will be upgraded greatly. Ddr5 and USB4 are all in preparation. For ddr5 memory, South Asia technology, the world's fourth largest memory manufacturer, announced the construction of a 10 nm ddr5 production line, with trial production in the second half of the year.
Top three memory manufacturers worldwide
In the process that the top three manufacturers have invested in ddr5 memory, South Asia has also stepped up this time. Moreover, the new generation of memory adopts the self-developed 10 nm technology, which is no longer produced by purchasing authorization, which also helps South Asia to reduce costs and accelerate research and development.
South Asia recently announced that it will increase its capital expenditure by an additional NT $6.56 billion in 2020, together with the previously determined investment of NT $9.2 billion. The annual expenditure will reach NT $15.76 billion, or about 3.73 billion yuan, mainly for the construction of a 10 nm production line.
In addition to DDR4 memory, the main part of South Asia's 10 nm production line is the future ddr5 memory, but they did not disclose the technical details of their own ddr5 memory.
Compared with DDR4 memory, ddr5 memory has higher frequency and lower power consumption. The lowest is ddr5-3200. However, the memory of top 3 trial production is much higher than this, generally reaching ddr5-5000 or above. In the future, it can easily reach ddr5-6400, and the highest can reach ddr-8400.
Ddr5 memory is likely to be first used in the server market at the end of this year, and will be expanded in 2021. However, the desktop version is a little far away from supporting ddr5. At present, the zen4 architecture sharp dragon processor released by AMD in 2022 should be the first desktop platform supporting ddr5.
As for Intel, the 7Nm sapphire rapids in 2021 will also support ddr5, but the desktop version is at least 2022, and it is estimated to wait until the 7Nm alder Lake processor generation.