Tuesday, September 10th 2013

ADATA Launches New Generation DDR4 DRAM Modules

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, announced today that the company's new generation DDR4 SDRAM modules will be on display at the Intel Developer Forum 2013 (IDF13), held this year in San Francisco. Targeting server and render farm applications, the new DDR4 modules show that ADATA is once again at the front of the pack in providing new high-performance solutions to the enterprise market.

DDR4 SDRAM stands for double data rate fourth generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory, and its most notable features are faster clock frequencies and data transfer rates as compared to DDR3, as well as low power consumption. Running at just 1.2 volts, these new modules are expected to achieve transfer rates of 3.2Gbps, at frequencies as high as 2133MHz, far outstripping the capabilities of previous generations of DRAM. In large scale server applications, the advantages of DDR4 will lead to lower costs and greatly improved overall system performance. The new DDR4 SDRAM modules will be showcased along with the company's other premium memory solutions at booth number 554 at IDF13.
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6 Comments on ADATA Launches New Generation DDR4 DRAM Modules

#1
m1dg3t
Excellent! Mainstrean isn't far off then :)
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Prima.Vera
Give me 4.2Ghz DDR4 and let's start the party.
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Filiprino
I've been talking about nice hardware for a future upgrade for years now. Maybe I can continue writing opinions for a few years (dollars) more.

Haswell-E with DDR4 next year looks great, it would be within the same schedule as my current computer, 1 year after a new console generation gets out.
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Jorge
by: m1dg3t
Excellent! Mainstrean isn't far off then :)
Unfortunately DDR4 doesn't bring any performance to the table for desktop users, as it's intended for servers. It will also be expensive and the only upgrade with DDR4 is to replace all of your existing RAM with new as DDR4 has a different topology unlike DDR3 where you can add RAM when the price is right or your needs require it. DDR3 ULV will become the new norm for performance desktop use as it offers all the good stuff at a reasonable price.
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Prima.Vera
by: Jorge
Unfortunately DDR4 doesn't bring any performance to the table for desktop users, as it's intended for servers. It will also be expensive and the only upgrade with DDR4 is to replace all of your existing RAM with new as DDR4 has a different topology unlike DDR3 where you can add RAM when the price is right or your needs require it. DDR3 ULV will become the new norm for performance desktop use as it offers all the good stuff at a reasonable price.
Performance gap is exactly how it was between DDR2 and DDR3. The DDR2@1133Mhz was faster than DDR3@1333Mhz because of way lower timings, but things start to change only from DDR3@1600. I think same thing will happen here. DDR4 will only be a viable option for desktop users or gamers, only if they will be able to provide cheap 3+ Ghz modules.

I used to have DDR2@1066, now I have DDR3@2133, by the time I will change to DDR4 they better have DDR4@4266 MHz. :D
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Filiprino
by: Prima.Vera
Performance gap is exactly how it was between DDR2 and DDR3. The DDR2@1133Mhz was faster than DDR3@1333Mhz because of way lower timings, but things start to change only from DDR3@1600. I think same thing will happen here. DDR4 will only be a viable option for desktop users or gamers, only if they will be able to provide cheap 3+ Ghz modules.

I used to have DDR2@1066, now I have DDR3@2133, by the time I will change to DDR4 they better have DDR4@4266 MHz. :D
You can always buy newer memory and overclock the memory controller.
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