iSuppli: DDR4 to arrive in 2014, eclipse DDR3 in 2015

By Matthew · 12 replies
Jun 27, 2011
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  1. With PC technology progressing so rapidly, system builders generally attempt to time their purchases strategically so they get the best bang for their buck. Diving into the market too soon…

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    You're so right about prices dropping.

    I keep a wish list on Newegg which would allow me double the RAM in each computer.

    I bought 6 GB of Corsair Dominator for $249 in 12/2008, now it's $99.

    4 more GB of Corsair XMS3 which I bought for $119 in 4/2010 is now $45.

    Wish I wasn't broke. =(
  3. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Didn't we had a post about skipping DDR4 and jump to DDR5?

    Any way i bought my 3GB 1.6GHz Kingston for $140 in July 2010 and 3 months ago i got 6GB 1.6GHz for $60, so i join the club too! so lets trow a party at DR. Zoidberg's house *sobs* :(
  4. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Evangelist Posts: 302   +108

    I still use DDR2, because my board is actually old
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Still on DDR2 here as well. God damn LGA 775, I guess I'm due for an upgrade.
  6. "Still on DDR2 here as well. God damn LGA 775, I guess I'm due for an upgrade. "

    I have an LGA 775 but I have 8gb of DDR3. My motherboard was only $49 so you can upgrade to a motherboard that can do both 775 and DDR3. I plan on using my Core 2 until it dies.
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I just built my new gamer and filled it with 16GB's due to the pricing. I have quite a few kits laying around (4GB) they are 1600 and 1886Mhz and not even worth putting them on EBay at this point.
  8. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Who will need RAM with we have SSD?
  9. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Shh!! Don't tell Intel that. They might design obsolescence more readily based on such information.
  10. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Nice, nice.

    Least I could wait another few years on using the cheap parts till DDR4 parts comes out. I can totally see this, pairing 32GB sticks per channels on the motherboard, owning those mother pus buckets on the games!
  11. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

  12. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,265   +436

    The reason why spydercanopus is ram is still an order of magnitude faster than Flash memory.

    SSD's currently are topping out at around 500mb/sec transfer rates on SATA 6, where as DDR3 memory in my tripple channel 1366 board will do about 7000+ mb/sec transfers.

    Also with memory being this cheap you can now easily run a RAM disc and have memory to spare and that will also smoke any SSD even the PCI E models.
  13. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    I did not know it was possible to have 64GB ram in regular desktop computers. Plus you would have to wait for the ram disk to load data from the hard drive everytime the computer reboots.

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