Intel to use DDR3 as early as 2007

By Justin Mann on
As predicted by many last year, Intel is set to begin a transition to DDR3 memory in as early as a year, phasing out the already short-lived DDR2 standard. DDR3 will sit alongside DDR2 for a while, as DDR2 and DDR currently do, and is planned to reach speeds as high as 1.33GHz in three years, more than triple the average DDR2 speed currently. Many manufacturers such as Infineon, Elpida and the memory giant Samsung have already been producing DDR3, and have been refining it for some time, submitting specifications for other companies. There are also rumors of AMD making a switch to DDR3 sometime in the near future, making DDR2 the perhaps shortest-lived member of the DDR family.

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.