Micron 2Gbit DDR3 ready to go, but demand not there

With Intel's DDR3-supporting Bearlake chipsets now officially launched, players in the DRAM market will begin their transitions to DDR3 production. Like many other DRAM makers, Micron Technology is on its way to producing DDR3, and the company believes it is in a favorable position to offer competitive pricing and take the lead in the next-generation SDRAM race. However, the transition to DDR3 will not come quickly and will involve support from the entire PC ecosystem, so DDR2 will remain the mainstream for the next few years.

Although Micron has diversified its product offerings to NAND flash and CMOS image sensors, the DRAM maker continues making advancements in the production of DDR2, including the launch of components running at 1066MHz. Digitimes recently spoke with Micron senior marketing manager of the company's memory group, Kevin Kilbuck about the migration to DDR3, the current status of the DRAM market and Micron's developments within the market.

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5 Comments

Tantawi said,

Please no! :(

There's very little difference in performance between DDR2 and DDR3 so far, so you won't be missing much.

Tantawi said,

Please no! :(

DDR2 and DDR3 have no noticeable difference really. I'd go as far as to say DDR3 is a marketing ploy and nothing more.

The public is currently spoiled with 2GB kits of DDR2 RAM running <$60-$70 these days. Trying to push DDR3 at the obvious much higher pricing is going to be a very very hard sell, esp. given the highly overclockable DDR2 that is out there.

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