Monday, January 13th 2014

Crucial Shows Off its DDR4 DIMMs and SO-DIMMs

Here is the first picture of a DDR4 SO-DIMM module, exhibited by Crucial at its 2014 International CES booth. The company revealed its first DDR4 server memory lineup, as its DDR4 SO-DIMMs, targeting micro-servers, and future notebooks, tagged along. DDR4 DIMMs and SO-DIMMs measure roughly the same as their standard (full-height) DDR3 counterparts, except that the index notch is positioned differently. DDR4 promises to up memory bandwidths, densities, and energy efficiency. Intel's next-generation HEDT (high-end desktop) platform could be the first client platform to support DDR4. Crucial unveiled the first Ballistix-branded DDR4 memory module, targeting some of those systems. DDR4 memory modules could start at speeds of up to 2133 MT/s, and module voltages as low as 1.2V. Compare those to the 1066 MT/s and 1.8V DDR3 started off with!
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4 Comments on Crucial Shows Off its DDR4 DIMMs and SO-DIMMs

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Prima.Vera
Bring the 4Ghz+ modules already. Stop wasting time with this incremental shit. I know is marketing crap, but they already have the tech.
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NeoXF
by: Prima.Vera
Bring the 4Ghz+ modules already. Stop wasting time with this incremental shit. I know is marketing crap, but they already have the tech.
Yeaaaah... no. Not to mention, do we really have what to use them for? It's a good 7 months or more until we can even contemplate them being something more than a piece of useless PCB.

Anyway, fingers crossed for 3200MHz DDR4 SO-DIMMs being the norm in a year or two, for laptops, like DDR3-1600 are now...
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Prima.Vera
by: NeoXF
Yeaaaah... no. Not to mention, do we really have what to use them for? It's a good 7 months or more until we can even contemplate them being something more than a piece of useless PCB.

Anyway, fingers crossed for 3200MHz DDR4 SO-DIMMs being the norm in a year or two, for laptops, like DDR3-1600 are now...
You know that DDR4-3200, DDR3-1600, DDR2-800 and DDR-400 ALL have the same memory clock, which is 200MHz, right? ;) However the I/O bus clock is doubled on each generation, also the transfer rate. So they can release a DDR4-3200 module tomorrow if they wanted to, but because of greedy marketing reasons they will not. Pure and simple.

Personally, as I said before, I will wait for a DDR4-4266 or more, before I will decide to change my system again. Probably 2 or 3 years at least...
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