Samsung Ceases B-Die

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  1. Zymphad

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    https://wccftech.com/samsung-b-die-memory-production-ceased-replaced-by-samsung-a-die/

    Samsung stopped B-Die production, replacing with A-Die. I don't know anything about A-Die or how good it will be. But I'm thinking I might buy some B-Die ram while stock still exists.

    I know for example GSkill makes AMD optimized TridentZ 3600 and nearly guaranteed to be B-Die.
    - I've seen plenty that claim this ram can run at 3866 @ CL16, for those on Ryzen.

    I currently use Corsair w/ junky Hynix 3200 @ CL 14 15 15 17 28. So just a heads up if you wanted B-Die ram.
     
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    Seriously get your B-Die while you still can. B-Die runs at 3600 CL14 w/ wicked tight timings on Zen+

    I expect to be running 4200 CL19 with Zen2.
     
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    what if the new a-die is better than b-die in every possible way
     
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    Possibly. But that's not the reason Samsung killed off B-Die. A-Die will be denser, need less of it, it's a cost thing.

    I think Samsung is trying to release 16GB/32GB stick ram at a reasonable cost with A-Die. And considering for the average user like me, there is no difference in performance between 16 and 32, both on W10 and Ubuntu.

    Hynix has been making A-Die for a while now and it's not impressive.

    But you may be right, but also wrong. Just saying, for those who have been eyeing the B-Die and putting it off until their next upgrade, buy it now while stock is still available. I already see prices creeping up.

    Also I know ram speed above 3200 seems to make no difference. I'm just hoping with Zen2 it might.
     
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    I think, but I do not recall that my hyperx impact dies are B-die, or some variant of it called K4A8G085WB-BCPB. Any info on that? As for next upgrade, I would just wait till DDR5.
     
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