Friday, April 13th 2012

Samsung Urges Intel to Launch DDR4 Systems Ahead of Schedule

With over-production, swelling-inventories, and cutthroat competition that doesn't allow even subtle price-increases, DDR3 is a lost-cause for DRAM makers such as Samsung. It is hence hedging its bets on the early arrival of DDR4, and the only company that can make that happen is Intel. Samsung is not only a major supplier of DRAM memory, but also a big player in server memory. It had its first DDR4 UDIMM ready as early as in January 2011. Reports of Intel slating DDR4-equipped platforms in 2013 has Samsung perturbed. Samsung and Hynix are the only two DRAM majors with developed DDR4 products. According to DigiTimes' analysis, DRAM vendors see DDR4 as the only way they can pull themselves out of their ailing situation.

Source: DigiTimes
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33 Comments on Samsung Urges Intel to Launch DDR4 Systems Ahead of Schedule

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blibba
by: jihadjoe
Me three! Although I'm running at 666 for some 1:1 goodness with my Q6600 @ 3.0.
Running my DDR2 at 1000MHZ 5-5-5-15, which, if I'm not mistaken, is pretty competitive with low-end DDR3 :P
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#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
So Samsung is tired of competing and wants Intel to move to an unnecessary new standard so they can have less competition. Sorry, if you can't compete, get out of the race.
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#3
theoneandonlymrk
I can tell ya one thing for sure when they do go ddr4 it will be an evo motherboard within a generation but near its end ,so they can get an extra upgrade surge goin then 2 months later bam maxwell:p
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#4
DarkOCean
Too early i just got ddr3 for the only reason that they were cheaper than ddr2.
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#5
user21
i remember this news from gsmarena and no body believed me that time o.O
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#6
DarthCyclonis
Other than lower voltage and a bit higher bandwidth DDR4 will bringing to the table a new controller. The days of dual, triple and quadchannel will be over. Each channel on the memory controller will connect directly to a module.
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#7
streetfighter 2
Sounds like DDR3 prices may actually get a bit cheaper before they get more expensive. I've been thinking about building another server with 40GB+ of RAM ;)

by: blibba
Running my DDR2 at 1000MHZ 5-5-5-15, which, if I'm not mistaken, is pretty competitive with low-end DDR3 :P
Not in terms of power usage.

by: Jizzler
We're almost there!

Friend bought a Samsung F4 2TB for $169 two months ago.

I bought one for $149 one month ago.

Now you can get them for $129.

At next drop, hopefully to $109 or lower, I'll probably be ready to grab 6.
http://camelegg.com/product/N82E16822152245
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