DDR3 spec finalized by JEDEC

By Justin Mann on June 27, 2007, 7:56 PM
While DDR3 chipsets are already in production and manufacturers have been going crazy to be the first on the block with DDR3 modules, the actual standard for it was still not ratified until today. Now, JEDEC has finally published the standard, giving the reference for which all future DDR3 products will follow.

It includes the drop in voltage to 1.5V, which is one of the biggest reasons DDR3 is touted as being the be-all and end-all to DDR2 and DDR, allowing it to ramp up its clock speeds very high. Of course, Intel, with their newest chipsets which support DDR3, are very excited about it:

“The DDR3 standard will serve as the lynchpin for developing a new generation of memory solutions that address demands for both lower power and high performance,” Intel Director of Platform Memory Options, JEDEC board member Paul Fahey said.
Recently, companies like Kingston, OCZ, Corsair and Buffalo have been eager to introduce their DDR3 offerings. With a published standard, they might have an easier time of convincing motherboard manufacturers to offer DDR3 as a standard option on new boards.




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MetalX said:
This is good for most... bad for me. I'm just about to upgrade to DDR2 from DDR1 -_- and they go and release and standardize DDR3 :(
Julio said:
DDR3 is what's next... now what you can do is look at the half full glass. What I mean with this is that most likely DDR2 modules will drop in price in the coming weeks/months, as DDR3 becomes more available and mainstream.
nimo333 said:
DDR1 (1.600 GB/s - 3.200 GB/s bandwidth)DDR2 (3.200 GB/s - 6.40 GB/s & planned to go up to 8.500 GB/s bandwidth)DDR3 (6.40 GB/s - 12.80 GB/s bandwidth)Source: Wikipedia
Jibberish18 said:
[b]Originally posted by Julio:[/b][quote]DDR3 is what's next... now what you can do is look at the half full glass. What I mean with this is that most likely DDR2 modules will drop in price in the coming weeks/months, as DDR3 becomes more available and mainstream.[/quote]Actually I think DDR2 module prices will go up as DD3 becomes more popular. Just look at how cheap DDR2 is now and how much more expensive DDR ram is compared to a couple of years ago.
Julio said:
Memory in general is cheaper than usual these days, DDR doesn't seem too expensive either:[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?S
bmit=ENE&N=2010170147+1052107965&name=184-Pin+DDR+SDRAM[/u
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