M2 expected to spur DDR2 adoption

By Justin Mann on October 17, 2005, 12:46 PM
We've seen some very cool things with DDR2 the past few months. Just recently we saw Crucial unveil 1000MHz modules, and DDR2-667 modules with low timings, showing how much it has to offer. Without Athlon boards supporting it, though, it's pickup has been slower than expected. That's going to change according to manufacturers with the release of the M2 socket, AMD's next-gen “all-in-one” CPU holster. Early 2006, AMD will make the socket available and we will start seeing manufacturers release boards designed around it, including support for DDR2 memory. Nearly all of Intel's new designs already incorporate DDR2, so unlike the RAM wars of RAMBUS vs DDR we will likely see a unified approach throughout the next few years.

As a lot of enthusiasts start to pick up on the M2 and AMD fans follow with upgrades, DDR2 is expected to become much more popular fairly quickly. With the very high memory bandwidth potential of the Athlon64, DDR2 may be able to really shine with its high clock speeds. And we'll be able to find out in just a few months.

User Comments: 2

Got something to say? Post a comment
F12 said:
It doesin't really matter which one you pick, DDR2 or RDRAM, The RAMBUS company owns both. I personally prefer RDRAM to DDR. By the way Its called RDRAM, RAMBUS is a brand and a company name, RDRAM is the Memory system people always refer to as RAMBUS. Also Check out The RAMBUS website about the next generation memory system XDR at [url]http://www.rambus.com/[/url] -F12
BuggZ said:
I think you meant to say "spur". Spurn means to reject.
Load all comments...

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.