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#1 Crisp

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 15:17

DDR4 Memory Will Be Released By Next Month

 

It seems that DDR4 isn’t as far away as we thought . According to Crucial Memory’s promo page it’s going to come out late 2013. There is just one month left till the years end. So that being said, we are going to have DDR4 in our PC’s hopefully by next month.
 

Of course DDR4 has a different architecture, meaning we are going to need a different motherboard, we can’t just put them in our old DDR3 systems. But, is it worth upgrading to DDR4? Crucial Memory also provided a comparison chart with some specifications of what DDR4 will offer, just to show you the difference.

 

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#2 grik

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 16:35

Niceee! Its evolution baby



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 18:38

In absense of response from either Intel or AMD or anyone else, in fact, memory chip makers have made a full house of overstock and nowhere to put it, while distributors are shamelessly jacking up prices of DDR3. Most motherboard manufacturers can't do anything about it anymore since memory controllers are now built into processors.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 18:49

In absense of response from either Intel or AMD or anyone else, in fact, memory chip makers have made a full house of overstock and nowhere to put it, while distributors are shamelessly jacking up prices of DDR3. Most motherboard manufacturers can't do anything about it anymore since memory controllers are now built into processors.

what's.... your point? :huh:



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 19:00

The first DDR4 module was produced in 2011 by Samsung and the plan was to ship computers with DDR4 much sooner, perhaps it would have been adopted sooner by some motherboard manifacturer as no CPU will officially support it before next year.

 

what's.... your point? :huh:



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:35

Hello,

And I just bought a new PC for work :( This sucks.

Oh well, at least the RAM was already bought so I couldnt do anything about it either way....

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:45

Of course DDR4 has a different architecture, meaning we are going to need a different motherboard, we can’t just put them in our old DDR3 systems. But, is it worth upgrading to DDR4? Crucial Memory also provided a comparison chart with some specifications of what DDR4 will offer, just to show you the difference.

I always hate graphs that manufacturer's provide. They never offer real world results, and instead just use some super arbitrary scenario where they can show massive gains. Nvidia is the best example of this, with every new driver they claim "80% better performance," if that was the case then I should be getting like 500 fps in games by now.

Will DDR4 be an improvement? Of course, but I highly highly doubt computers are suddenly going to become twice as fast because Crucial told us it will.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 00:04

Hello,

And I just bought a new PC for work :( This sucks.

Oh well, at least the RAM was already bought so I couldnt do anything about it either way....


Don't concern yourself too much, DDR4 will be obscenely expensive upon release, and it won't be in many PC's for at least a year yet. :)

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:32

For a long, long time now RAM neither speed-wise nor capacity-wise has not been a bottleneck for most systems and I doubt it ever will be such again.

It's either permanent storage or processing. Mostly storage.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:28

DDR5=2023

DDR6=2033

DDR7=2043

 

GDDR6=2014



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:36

Hello,

And I just bought a new PC for work :( This sucks.

Oh well, at least the RAM was already bought so I couldnt do anything about it either way....

 

Don't be upset. The reason for that is because memory is a bit different than GPU's or CPU's that see a performance increase with every new release. DDR4 will offer better power consumption, and a higher minimum base clock over DDR3, but you'll in return get higher latency(which is bad). So it's essentially latency vs. bandwidth. In terms of actual real world applications and gaming performance, any performance increase you see will be negligible, and not worth the price at all.

 

Check out benchmarks results between DDR2 and DDR3. It's very very small. The same will be true of DDR4.

 

gaming_ddr2_vs_ddr3.png

 

 

 

Comparison.png

 

Besides, you would have had to wait until Q3/Q4 2014 until CPU's that supported motherboards with DDR4 were  released.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:27

Don't be upset. The reason for that is because memory is a bit different than GPU's or CPU's that see a performance increase with every new release. DDR4 will offer better power consumption, and a higher minimum base clock over DDR3, but you'll in return get higher latency(which is bad). So it's essentially latency vs. bandwidth. In terms of actual real world applications and gaming performance, any performance increase you see will be negligible, and not worth the price at all.
 
Check out benchmarks results between DDR2 and DDR3. It's very very small. The same will be true of DDR4.
 
gaming_ddr2_vs_ddr3.png
 
 
 
Comparison.png
 
Besides, you would have had to wait until Q3/Q4 2014 until CPU's that supported motherboards with DDR4 were  released.


I had no idea it was that small of a gain between DDR2/3.

Thanks for totally killing my DDR4 buzz :)

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:23

I had no idea it was that small of a gain between DDR2/3.

Thanks for totally killing my DDR4 buzz :)

I would like to think that I saved you some money :p It's the same with the different clocked RAM's. There is not that much difference between PC1600 and PC2800. Your paying a premium for a few extra frames in gaming.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 13:23

I can't wait! Gimme gimme gimme



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 21:14

The speed gain is for loading and windows and of course heavy ram loads with constant changes, like digital renderings etc.

The games are CPU and GPU only, of course RAM will put it playing faster, but once you are playing the fps gain on diferent rams is almost none like that graphic shows.