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Intel plans to bring speedy DDR4 DRAM to computers in Q3

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    Intel plans to bring speedy DDR4 DRAM to computers in Q3


    IDG News Service - Intel will add support for DDR4 memory to its high-end computers in the third quarter, sources familiar with the company's plans said.

    The new DDR4 memory, which has been under development for more than five years, will speed up computer performance while reducing power consumption. It will also mean a progressive slowdown in the adoption of DDR3 memory, which currently goes into most laptops, tablets and servers.
    Samsung Semiconductor DDR4 memory

    The adoption of DDR4 by chip makers at the motherboard and chip level is the first step to bringing the new memory type to computers. DDR4 chip support will come with Intel's next-generation Xeon server processors code-named Grantley, which will be based on the Haswell architecture, to be released in the third quarter, sources said.
    Intel plans to bring speedy DDR4 DRAM to computers in Q3 - Computerworld

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    Hmmm, I get a computer with Windows 8, the next week 8.1 comes out. It has DDR3 ram, now we get DDR4. I bet if I buy a keyboard BestBuy will give them out for nothing(well, you know I won't bet money on that last one.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Hmmm, I get a computer with Windows 8, the next week 8.1 comes out. It has DDR3 ram, now we get DDR4. I bet if I buy a keyboard BestBuy will give them out for nothing(well, you know I won't bet money on that last one.)
    That's the way of computers. You never catch up. My next system will be:

    DDR4
    USB 3.1
    PCIe 4.0 (maybe 3.0)
    eSATA

    Which means I have a couple more years to wait, and there will be something new the next day.

    Jim
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    Interesting quote from that article.


    DDR4 is expected to be the final iteration of DDR DRAM. There is a move to others forms of non-volatile memory that can retain data. Alternative forms of memory under development include phase-change memory, RRAM (resistive RAM) and MRAM (magnetoresistive RAM). Memory makers like Micron are also stacking chips to deliver faster throughput, and Nvidia plans to stack memory chips in its upcoming graphics chip code-named Volta.
    Yep, you buy DDR4 and then something new comes out.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Interesting quote from that article.


    DDR4 is expected to be the final iteration of DDR DRAM. There is a move to others forms of non-volatile memory that can retain data. Alternative forms of memory under development include phase-change memory, RRAM (resistive RAM) and MRAM (magnetoresistive RAM). Memory makers like Micron are also stacking chips to deliver faster throughput, and Nvidia plans to stack memory chips in its upcoming graphics chip code-named Volta.
    Yep, you buy DDR4 and then something new comes out.

    Jim
    I think it was in The 8086 Book(but I;m just going from memory.. no pun intended) where the author made the point that you have to pull the trigger sometime or you'll never have any computer. The only bad end of the deal is 0 resale value. Same with TV. I threw away a Sony Wega HDTV because it was CRT and weighed over 100 LBS. A shame because the picture was beautiful, if only 27". Just no resale value.
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    . . .and this is why we just keep getting into a new system. If it isn't a new OS it some new and wonderful new tech toy. . .damn computing is fun. . .orb:
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    "Tempora mutantur", if it wasn't for innovations we'd still be hanging on the trees. In case of DDR4, it was inevitable, the problem arises with necessity to change most of main parts in the computer to go with it, CPU has to have support for it and so does the MB and BIOS, so for relatively minor change, a lot has to be upgraded. For buyers of new computers it will be a "no brainer" of course.
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    if it wasn't for innovations we'd still be hanging on the trees
    Might not be so bad. I notice the rich people don't mind building their homes wrapped around the big ones. Also when hanging by one's tail, there was no mortgage or property tax. Good weather, a strong high tree, many bananas, and life was good.
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    My home computer still runs ddr2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    My home computer still runs ddr2.
    Yeah, that and the noise were the 2 disappointments when I got an HP Phenom I machine. Why bother sticking the 9850 CPU in if you're going to hobble it with DDR2? Even so it would have been a nice machine if it wasn't for the howling fans.
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