JEDEC, the organization which oversees computer memory standards, has big new in regards to the future of RAM, according to Ars Technica.
The next generation of RAM, DDR5, is primed to overtake DDR4 RAM when it’s finalized sometime in 2018, ultimately doubling current current speeds.
In fact, JEDEC says DDR5 will “double the bandwidth and density over DDR4,” and come equipped with greater power efficiency.
However, while DDR5 will become the standard in 2018, JEDEC estimates it won’t be ready for manufacturers before 2020.
If this turns out to be the case, it will actually be a quicker turnaround than the DDR4, which was completed in 2012 yet didn’t go live until 2015.
Generally, processors and SoCs have to be updated to support the new tech so here’s to hoping the DDR5 is available sooner rather than later.