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July 20, 2017

RAM

RAM in computers stands for Random Access Memory. It’s also typically referred to as DRAM, system memory, or just simply, memory.

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In a computer, RAM is the hardware component which acts as an intermediate cache between the CPU and storage. It provides quick access to data that’s being used or about to be used. This is crucial to system performance as RAM is many magnitudes faster than even the fastest SSDs on the market. Generally, RAM is associated with DRAM, which is a volatile memory technology meaning it needs to be powered in order to retain data. However, next generation RAM [...]

 
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August 18, 2017

DDR4

DDR4 SDRAM, or just simply DDR4, stands for Double Data Rate 4th Generation Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. DDR4 is the latest generation of DDR SDRAM and is the successor to the widely adopted DDR3 SDRAM.

DDR4 has numerous advantages over its predecessors including a lower operating voltage, faster speeds, higher capacity, and significantly improved error correction capabilities.

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