Friday, September 26th 2008

Elpida, Buffalo Release Prototype DDR3 2400 MHz Memory

Elpida and Buffalo Technologies have unearthed a memory standard never before heard, and thought by many, as the limits of current DDR3 technology, given the silicon fabrication process current DRAM chips are made with. The elusive PC3-19200 standard has been achieved. Elpida has tested stable, a prototype memory module that runs at 2400 MHz DDR (1200 MHz actual clock-rate). The modules use Elpida's 2.5 Gbps DRAM chips.

These speeds, however, come at the cost of latencies and voltages. The module was tested stable at 2400 MHz only at 11-11-11-34, and a voltage of 2.1 V, which is high, by DDR3 standards. However, the module locks a surprise when it comes to the same numbers: The module was tested stable at 2096 MHz, at amazingly low 1.5V, with much tighter timings of 9-10-9-24. The companies wish to put this to mass production soon.

Source: PC Watch
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11 Comments on Elpida, Buffalo Release Prototype DDR3 2400 MHz Memory

#2
Wile E
Power User
Well, I think I may have found my ram when I make the move to DDR3. 2000MHz on 1.5V is astounding.
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#3
ShadowFold
I wonder what kinda volts these will do at 1333!!
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Wile E
Power User
by: ShadowFold
I wonder what kinda volts these will do at 1333!!
Well, most boards won't do below Jedec voltages, but if it does CAS9 at 2000Mhz and 1.5V, I bet they'll do CAS6 1333MHz at 1.5V. Imagine the timings you could achieve at 1333Mhz with 1.9 or 2.0V. :D
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Does 2000 MHz @ 7-7-7-x / 1.8-ish V look possible?
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
well it seems DDR3 is picking up pace pretty fast
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#7
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
Buffalo FTW. I love my Firestix. My 1066's run 1230 on 2.2v, and I only paid like $110 for 4GB. As i've mentioned before, Elpida is making some amazing chips right now, so all those people who get stuck on Micron D9's, say hello to Elpida.
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#8
iStink
Thats amazing that we're already reaching the limits of ddr3. I have a feeling this time next year mainstream ddr3 will be MUCH more affordable.
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#9
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
look no heatspreaders :p
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Interesting on the 1.5v end. High for the 2400 mhz. I was hoping DDR3 would go from 1333 up to like 3.0ghz :D
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#11
Hayder_Master
wow 2400 , this is beat the last one i see crossair which is run at 2300 i think
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