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DDR4 Next-gen memory. Next-gen performance.

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    DDR4 Next-gen memory. Next-gen performance.


    The next generation of DD4 RAM is coming soon.

    Coming late 2013.

    Designed to enable the next generation of enterprise and consumer products, Crucial® DDR4 memory technology represents the future of computing. Moving beyond the outgrown limitations of DDR3 module architecture, Crucial DDR4 memory is engineered to pack more performance into your system and has the capability to double the available density per module. Crucial DDR4 modules will use up to 20% less voltage than previous technology, and will enable mainstream data rates that are at least twice as fast as DDR3 memory. With DDR4 memory in your system, get ready to process data twice as fast, load applications faster, experience quick snap responsiveness and increased ability to multitask. If you thought the tablets, ultrabooks, and desktops of today already seem fast — get ready to be blown away. The technology that enables electronics is about to get better and faster than ever before
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    Read more at:

    Crucial.com - Crucial DDR4 coming soon!

    and

    DDR4 SDRAM - Micron Technology, Inc.

    and

    DDR4 SDRAM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I was expecting next year. Nice.
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    The only true question; does it fix and work in DDR3 memory slots. . .
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    Hey Lee,

    Nar, it'll have to be a new motherboard that has DDR4 slots.
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Nov 2013 at 03:13. Reason: typo
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    Since the memory controllers are in the CPU it will be a while before new CPU's come out with DDR4 support (late 2014 or 2015 maybe).

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Lee,

    Nar, it'll have to be a new motherboard that has DDR4 slots.
    Well Darn, that means another three years, just put in this one; oh well just another thing to look forward too. . .
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Nov 2013 at 03:13. Reason: typo in quote
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    New Ram, new CPU with new memory controller, new slot, new motherboard...the beat goes on

    A Guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    New Ram, new CPU with new memory controller, new slot, new motherboard...the beat goes on

    A Guy
    And... money is flying away, PC market is falling on it's nose and they are reinventing hot water instead of just perfecting what they got. There+s so much room to make higher density and faster DDR3 on the same socket and controllers.
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    Well, if they don't do something to spur the sales of newer and faster PC's, many folks will be running P4's till the cows come home. Eh?

    I still have computers running DDR ram, and they run just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Since the memory controllers are in the CPU it will be a while before new CPU's come out with DDR4 support (late 2014 or 2015 maybe).

    Jim
    Pretty much.

    I believe they will (partially) work with current CPU platforms, Ivy Bridge... be it in rare cases... otherwise is not a logic move to mass produce such memory chips (where would they test them, if needed to be tested on a OS already...) It's like making cars but there are no roads available...
    Of course there will be new CPUs for the best of it but first, as always, we'll see some hybrid motherboards out there as well with DDR4 slots and current cpu compatibility as long as the socket will allow it.

    I agree guys, best quality will require full hardware change not just the RAM.
    I'm sure manufacturers thought of preventing cross-compatibility already, mostly newer hardware needed, for the best performance and best emptying of cash pockets.
    Either way, new hardware it's a good news.

    Cheers!
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