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SK Hynix boss predicts CPUs and RAM will merge, chipmakers will hold hands to make it happen

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Re: I'm left wondering...

I don't know what they are referring to but it sounded to me like he may be talking about an architecture like the one Upmem have developed where there are additional CPU cores on the dimm. These cores are simple and distributed with each group of cores only having access to a subset of the memory but combined they have a very high aggregate memory bandwidth because they avoid the bottleneck of the bus.

You could then still upgrade your CPU and RAM separately but your RAM upgrade comes with additional horsepower.

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