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ddr4 ram memory 2133mhz 1.2 volts 4gb crucial

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#31 Mr Nom Nom's

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:53

From what I understand, although there are a slight performance improvement the main improvements come in the area of power consumption which will mainly benefit tablet and laptop users - I guess server vendors as well since it helps with cooling too.




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Posted 03 December 2013 - 13:02

Lower voltage is nice.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:50

^but will it also use lower amperage ?
as power consumption = voltage * amperage

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 18:05

^but will it also use lower amperage ?
as power consumption = voltage * amperage

 

decreasing either variable without increasing the other will result in reduction in power consumption.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 00:26

decreasing either variable without increasing the other will result in reduction in power consumption.

yeah, but the article said nowhere about the amperage requirements...

take Graphic Cards for example, modern graphic cards use much lower voltage than ancient ISA graphics cards,
but its known fact that you might require larger power supplies to keep such modern graphic cards working.

again, theres no mention if the new DDR4 will use the same amperage as existing DDR3.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 00:49

yeah, but the article said nowhere about the amperage requirements...

take Graphic Cards for example, modern graphic cards use much lower voltage than ancient ISA graphics cards,
but its known fact that you might require larger power supplies to keep such modern graphic cards working.

again, theres no mention if the new DDR4 will use the same amperage as existing DDR3.

 

Fair enough. But unless the amperage increased enough to cancel the benefits of lower voltage, or theoretically enough to actually increase power consumption, by doubling the density in the same area of silicon you're going to still significantly reduce the power consumption. Unless of course, like most, you simply do twice as much and keep all the slots full and have twice the capacity.

 

The density is where it's at. Laptops\Ultras with 1 stick instead of two for 8GB. At home, I probably won't go for it as there's really no reason to upgrade my 3770k/GTX 760 other than memory which I  really don't need 32GB on the desktop again, I just don't need VMs like I used to. And it's not worth the hassle or cost just to upgrade the motherboard (and CPU of course). It's a couple years away I suppose, but still a pretty good evolution. I'm not sure why so many have a negative attitude towards it.