SK Hynix, one of the leading producers of RAM modules, announced a single stick of DDR4 with 128GB capacity.
While this is intended for the server room, it makes me wonder how much ram our systems will have in the near future. At present is difficult to find a board that can support more than 64GB in total, let alone twice that, per stick!
Us us typical desktop user, or even the most hardened enthousiast, let's face it, this is super crazy overkill, eight times over, and that is only one stick!
With servers consuming more and more memory, it is clear why these exist. Lower power requirements of DDR4 and the sheer ammount of memory.
SK Hynix Senior Vice President Sung Joo Hong said this;
“The development of the world’s first 128GB DDR4 module has its significance in opening ultrahigh density server market”
“The Company will further strengthen its competitiveness in premium DRAM sphere with the development of high density, ultrahigh speed and low power consuming products”
With it still unclear how much memory next generation Haswell-EX motherboard Intel X99 motherboards will support, we could be looking at the potential to have a very large bank of memory in our future systems.
While can can assume that this stick will not be compatible with a consumer Haswell-E system... but we can always dream, right?
Source - SK Hynix