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    DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year


    DDR4 memory, the successor to DDR3 DRAM, will be available in computers next year, Micron announced on Monday.
    The company says that it has already started shipping samples of the upcoming memory type, reports Techworld Australia.
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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    I'm still running DDR2.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    It is expected that DDR4 memory units will draw less power, starting at 1.2 volts instead of the 1.5 volts for DDR3. Bus speeds for DDR4 will start at 2133MHz, and the new memory is designed to process read, write and refresh more efficiently than its predecessors.
    I hope they cut down on timing too... I hate waiting

    Ugh to think in a year my 16gbs of DDR3 will be obsolete...

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    Will DDR4 be different than DDR3?

    i.e., can DDR4 fit in DDR3 slots?

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    probably not - voltages are different. just a guess.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    They will just change the pin configuration around a bit I would imagine...



    For example notice the gap at the bottom? They will move it like 1/2" in either direction so that they will not physically fit in an incorrect slot.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    Was the timeframe faster for DDR2 --> 3 --> 4 than it was for DDR1 --> 2?

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    Not sure on release times....

    Here is a better picture for you:



    Keep in mind... my world of computing only consist of DDR2-3 was not around when DDR first came out.
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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    So I guess you missed Simm's, Rambus Rdram, and Sdram, single sided, double sided, high density and low density
    DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year-ram_types-jpg

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    when ddr 7 comes out, the notch will have moved so far left as to not be on the ram stick itself at all!!

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Temmu View Post
    when ddr 7 comes out, the notch will have moved so far left as to not be on the ram stick itself at all!!
    That will be the tactile interface and use our brains for memory. One will only need to lay hands on an input device and thoughts do the rest.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    hahaha I had the same thought...

    DDR7 will be brain power...

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    and... ddr4 is not even a standard yet! not for months to come, if it gets ratified!

    back to the good ol' days of proprietary hardware.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    Also note that in the move from DDR to DDR2/3 the pin count went from 184 to 240. DDR4 may have more and maybe multiple notches.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    RAM slots will have to extend out of the back of the case!!!

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    As with everything else, there will (eventually) be a downsizing! Who knows, maybe SoDIMMs (or similarly small RAM form factor) will become the norm in desktop PCs in the future.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    Wow! It was, what, eight whole years before DDR3 was released? And probably longer from DDR to DDR2! I think it's only been five years since DDR3!

    Most likely Intel will be leading the charge in making DDR4 compatible chipsets again.

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    I think AMD will be leading the charge...

    Intel will just do it correctly shortly after...

    Is this not true?

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    Re: DDR4 RAM will reach computers next year

    That would also make sense! Who knows, maybe we may start seeing an ARM microchip manufacturer pop up for desktop and laptop application.

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