Adios, DDR3: Micron Says Its DDR4 DRAM Modules Are Coming In 2013

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vrmlbasic

As far as I can see, the masses still haven't embraced DDR3-1833MHZ. 1600MHZ seems to be the standard, and there are still a beaucoup of tech pundits online proclaiming that there is no discernible improvement when using RAM faster than 1333MHZ :(

The tech carrot keeps getting further and further ahead...

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karlbr

how about a digg/reddit style downvote system to flag the spam so it becomes invisible or is removed.

DDR4? Ok... for normal folks in the real world, irrelevant 'til it gets cheap

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wrldqueeek

It's my understanding that, since memory controllers are on-die in CPU's, there is no chipset support for DDR4 in current generation processors, what would introducing the new standard now achieve?

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compguytracy

Hmmmm just put 32 gb in my i7 wont be needing 4 gb modules when i have 4 8gb now

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aarcane

It would be nice if all the DDR memories had been designed to be backward compatible and underclockable :( This whole DDR thing kinda sucks the way it is.

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LatiosXT

Allegedly DDR4 will start at 2133MT/s, double that for the faster modules.

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JLloyd13

what chipsets and proc are supposed to be supporting these? im asumming steamroller and haswell/broadwell for cpu, 10x0 and h/z/p8x for chipset. am i wrong?

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pcjunklist

"initial buyers coming from the enterprise and server markets, then trickling down into consumer and mobile technology. If that was the case why would you start off making 4gb modules? 8gb are already making their way into consumer pc's and probably by the end of next year will completely replace 4gb modules.

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limitbreaker

for consumers anyways most people dont know what to do with anything over 6gb of total ram so having two or 4 sticks of 8gb is overkill, windows 8 is even more efficient.

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Geob1kenobi

Technology is changing before I can even receive the parts I ordered for my new build from Newegg.

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thetechchild

That's been true for years now... Unless you were willing to spend big money on the best-of-the-best, just-last-week-released parts. Which would cost a good 5 grand for a complete PC...

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aarcane

I've spec'd out basic builds hitting as much as Ten Grand, using top-of-the-line parts.

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Blackheart-1220

FINALLY! DREAM PC 2013 MUST BE EPIC!!!

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TechLarry

So, what does it do for me?

I sometimes think new stuff is released simply to break them out of the "Pricing Funk" they are in. They can get away with high margins, for a while, on the new spec.

Do we really need this?

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andrewc513

Jeez, it only seems like yesterday when DDR3 was just coming out. Then when I look at it on paper, I see it wasn't.

Now get off my lawn!

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limitbreaker

And when it finally starts going mainstream I hope amd is still making non igp processors and decides to go with a chip that has both a ddr3 and ddr4 controller called am4 socket that fits on am3+

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