Samsung, expanding your RAM via PCIe is now possible with this module

Samsung, expanding your RAM via PCIe is now possible with this module


The PCI Express standard has been in use for several years and has made many strides forward with its continuous revisions, making available to users an ever-increasing bandwidth and expanding the range of uses available. A new CXL standard, created in 2019, will make it possible to take advantage of a PCI Express 5.0 connection for different applications.

Credit: Anandtech One of these concerns the ability to add system RAM through special CXL and Samsung modules, known electronics giant, recently unveiled a new product that will exploit this possibility, as reported by colleagues at Anandtech. Over the last few years, we have been accustomed to processors based on x86 architecture that contained within themselves the controllers suitable for managing the memories, thus defining hardware limits to the number of available channels and their quantity.

This could be circumvented by using CXL modules, such as the one recently announced by Samsung, which uses DDR5 memory on a PCIe 5.0 x16 link, allowing for a theoretical bi-directional bandwidth of 32GT / s. Recall that RAMs remain volatile memories, so their contents are lost when the system shuts down. However, it is possible to have persistent memories with CLX 2.0, but the Korean company has not specified whether or not their module adheres to this standard, but it will certainly support CLX 1.1.

Credit: Anandtech In addition, it will also be necessary to consider the energy absorption of a module of this type. For example, a model with 2TB of RAM will probably use 70-80W, requiring an active dissipation system, perhaps implemented through a small fan positioned inside it. At the moment, however, Samsung has not disclosed any additional information regarding this module, other than the fact that it relies on the CLX standard and uses DDR5 memory. We will surely know more over the next few months, when the first consumer Intel and AMD platforms with PCIe 5.0 interface will appear on the market.

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Samsung brings even more color to its kitchen and home appliances

a kitchen with a table and chairs: A new fridge door panel set designed by artist Andy Rementer <a href="">is available</a> for Bespoke refrigerators. Samsung © Provided by CNET A new fridge door panel set designed by artist Andy Rementer is available for Bespoke refrigerators. Samsung

Samsung is doubling down on colorful home appliances this year, extending the snazzy design of its Bespoke refrigerators to more kitchen products. Specifically, expect to see new versions of Samsung's Front Control Slide-In Range, plus its companion over-the-range microwave and Linear Wash Dishwasher. 

a kitchen with a table and chairs © Samsung

Like the Bespoke fridges, unveiled first for Europe in 2019 then for the US at CES 2021, these large appliances will sport finishes in numerous splashy colors. Most notable among them are options such as rose pink glass, sky blue glass and navy glass. 

Keep in mind that the exteriors for these products won't be modular like Bespoke fridge panels. That means they'll come as is, and owners won't be able to swap in new panels down the road.

That said, Samsung also announced a partnership with Philadelphia artist Andy Rementer. Together they've created a specially designed set of Bespoke refrigerator door panels. You can find this design alongside all the other modular panel options at the company's Bespoke Design Studio.

a desk with a book shelf: Samsung © Provided by CNET Samsung's Jet cordless vacuums will now come in Bespoke-themed hues. Samsung

Samsung has also added dashes of color to a few other products in its appliance lineup. For example, the company brought a deep green hue to its Bespoke Cube Air Purifier, and Samsung's line of Jet cordless vacuum cleaners are set to get the Bespoke color treatment too.

Samsung expects these colorful new appliances to hit stores by the second half of this year.