What Is DRAM in RAM and GPUs? A Basic Definition

What Is DRAM in RAM and GPUs? A Basic Definition

DRAM stands for dynamic random access memory and is a type of semiconductor memory seen in RAM and GPUs (aka graphics cards). DRAM memory works by storing bits of data in a capacitor inside an integrated circuit. It requires periodic refreshing (unlike SRAM) to keep data because its capacitors slowly release energy. DRAM is cheaper than…

The First DDR5-4800 32GB RAM Kit Hits the Market for $310

The First DDR5-4800 32GB RAM Kit Hits the Market for $310

TeamGroup’s DDR5-4800 32GB (2x16GB) memory kit (via momomo_us) has gone up for purchase on Amazon and Newegg for $310.99. Currently, there’s no processor or motherboard that supports DDR5 memory, but Intel’s 12th Generation Alder Lake chips should change that very soon. The memory modules arrive with a naked black PCB, lacking a fancy heat spreader…

Nvidia's New HGX A100 Supercharges AI

Nvidia’s New HGX A100 Supercharges AI

Nvidia’s powerful A100 GPUs will be part of its HGX AI super-computing platform, the Californian graphics-crunching colossus announced today,  with new technologies including its 80GB memory modules, 400G Infiniband networking, and Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage software also being added. (Image credit: Nvidia) The A100, which recently flexed its Ampere-powered muscles to overtake the Titan V…