Samsung Semiconductor today revealed “a special type of DRAM” that the company claims is perfect for mobile AI (artificial intelligence) and gaming applications.It’s called LLW DRAM, which is short for Low Latency Wide IO.
Samsung initially announced that it was developing LLW DRAM back in January this year
at Tech Day.The company also talked briefly about LLW in October at Memory Tech Day, where it introduced HBM3E Shinebolt and LPDDR5X CAMM2 solutions.
Today, Samsung reminded everyone of its LLW chip through a video.Samsung Semiconductor took to X (formerly Twitter) to publish a 44-second ad showcasing LLW DRAM.
A special type of DRAM that increases bandwidth and latency limits, Low Latency Wide IO (
[#LLW]) is significantly more efficient in processing real-time data than [#LPDDR], making it perfect for mobile [#AI]and [#Gaming]applications.
— Samsung Semiconductor (@SamsungDSGlobal)
[November 29, 2023]
Judging by this video, the LLW solution usually sits right next to the CPU on a SoC, which makes sense given its “Low Latency” claims.
But interestingly enough, the video suggests that LLW chips will work alongside the CPU rather than replacing traditional DRAM altogether.
Will the Galaxy S24 sport LLW DRAM?
Exactly when LLW DRAM will be used by Samsung chipsets is unclear, but it is possible that the Galaxy S24 series will be the first smartphone to use this technology.
Samsung is already preparing new AI features for the next flagship, including
AI Live Translate Call, which the company confirmed will be coming early next year.
And Samsung will supposedly showcase the S24
as an “AI phone.” All things considered, perhaps the Galaxy S24 will also be used as a launchpad for LLW DRAM.
Samsung is rumored to unveil the next flagship phone in
San Jose on January 17.
We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge..