back to article DDR5 to jump off the drawing board in 2018

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has revealed that a full standard for DDR5 memory will arrive in June 2018, along with a new NVDIMM-P standard to house the memory, connect it to computers and protect the contents of RAM. DDR5 has been under development since late 2015, when Samsung and others tossed in some cash …

  1. Ole Juul

    June 2018 is not far off

    What I want to know is when will I be able to use/afford it on my computers. I've still got plenty of DDR3, and I see it's still very popular. If it's going to be in less that 2 years until DDR5 is common then it would seem that DDR4 is going to be a losing proposition unless there's a big price differential.

    1. Not Terry Wogan

      Re: June 2018 is not far off

      You're right, but if it's released in 2018 DDR5 could well not see widespread deployment until 2020 or 2021.

      We may well have bigger things to worry about then: 2020 is officially the year when all hell breaks loose - it's when Windows 7 falls out of extended support.

      1. paul-m-w72

        Re: June 2018 is not far off

        2020? That's if it makes it that far with how MS are trying to force everyone to Win 10 if they want to upgrade their computers to anything modern after dropping support on new cpus

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  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's AV ruined, then.

    Ahh, persistent memory, another government sponsored feature perhaps? Malware can sit in RAM surviving undetected through power cycles, or even moving from one motherboard to another, independent of the operating system. Your boot CD or recovery tool of choice will no doubt be oblivious to well thought out malware disguising itself on boot. Don't mention the possibilities for interfering with common software installers. Yet another feature we don't need with enormous risks not properly thought through.

    1. Charles 9 Silver badge

      Re: That's AV ruined, then.

      BIOS and EFI malate cam do that already. Then you have owned device firmware like BadUSB that are pre-book and nuke-proof.

      That bus left the Depot some time ago.

  4. Lotaresco Silver badge


    Time to rewrite the rules on equipment disposal, again.

    1. Charles 9 Silver badge

      Re: Persistence

      Not really. Just treat memory like you would storage. If you're paranoid, destroy it down to the chips.

  5. Alan Brown Silver badge

    Wider but not faster

    Actual real latencies have hardly changed in the last 15 years.

    This has become a major bottleneck and predictive fetching isn't that effective.

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