DDR5, the next generation of Random Access Memory (RAM) will double the speeds of current DDR4 RAM when it is eventually released, according to JEDEC, the organization in charge of computer memory standards.
JEDEC announced it will be finalizing the DDR5 standard sometime in 2018, and says DDR5 will “double the bandwidth and density over DDR4,” and come with greater power efficiency. Despite the fact that the standard will become official next year, DDR5 likely will not be ready for manufacturers before 2020.
DDR4, the current standard, was finalized in 2012, but did not hit shelves in numbers until 2015, as processors and SoCs had to be updated to support it. Hopefully this time around it will not take as long, and we can get our hands on DDR5 before the decade ends.