News has just surface that confirms that once we have saturated the potential performance of today’s DDR4 memory modules, we will still have DDR5 to look forward to. In fact JEDEC plans to preview the new standard of memory technology alongside the NVDIMM-P standard in June of this year at the Server Forum 2017 event. According to a Press Release from JEDEC:
“JEDEC DDR5 memory will offer improved performance with greater power efficiency as compared to previous generation DRAM technologies. As planned, DDR5 will provide double the bandwidth and density over DDR4, along with delivering improved channel efficiency. These enhancements, combined with a more user-friendly interface for server and client platforms, will enable high performance and improved power management in a wide variety of applications.”
“Publication for both is forecasted for 2018. Industry users will have the opportunity to learn more about each standard at JEDEC’s Server Forum event in Santa Clara, CA on Monday, June 19, 2017.”
You can read the full Press Release from JEDEC here.