Samsung showcased the world’s first laptop OLED panel with a 240Hz refresh rate at the International Display Week 2022 event. This device is suitable for high-end gaming laptops. Recall that the Razer Blade 15 notebook which hit the market in early May uses the first OLED 240Hz screen. It now appears that this screen is from Samsung. According to reports, the OLED screen on the new Razer Blade 15 brings higher brightness and more saturated colours. It also comes with a 1ms response delay and typical brightness of 400nits. In addition, this display boasts a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut as well as QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution.
The new OLED screen Razer Blade 15 will go on sale in the fourth quarter, priced at $3499.99. This means that the Samsung screen may be widely used on other brands of notebooks by the end of this year or early next year.
However, there is no information on the models or brands that will use this display. Nevertheless, since there will be some gaming notebooks next year, we expect a few of the models to come with this display. As of now, this is the only notebook display that supports 240Hz.
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Samsung releases the first 512GB memory expander CXL DRAM: supports PCIe 5.0 interface
Today, Samsung also announced the development of its first 512GB memory expander (CXL, Compute Express Link) DRAM. This device will achieve higher memory capacity and lower latency in IT systems. Previously, Samsung unveiled its first CXL DRAM prototype with a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) controller in May 2021. The new CXL DRAM uses an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) CXL controller. It also packages 512GB of DDR5 DRAM for the first time.
Official data shows that compared with the previous Samsung CXL products, the new CXL DRAM memory capacity is 4 times that and the system latency is one-fifth. Samsung claims that the 512GB CXL DRAM will be it’s first memory device supporting the PCIe 5.0 interface, using the EDSFF (E3.S) form factor. This is especially suitable for the next generation of high-capacity enterprise servers and data centers. Later this month, Samsung will also announce an updated version of its open-source Scalable Memory Development Kit (SMDK).
According to reports, starting in the third quarter of this year, Samsung plans to provide 512GB CXL DRAM samples to customers and partners for joint evaluation and testing. There are also plans to prepare for the commercialization of this CXL DRAM product. This will happen with the launch of the next-generation server platform.