Originally Posted by TheGuruStud
B/c DDR3 sucks just like DDR2 - the timings blow ass chunks.
example: My 3 yr old PC4200 sticks will outperform all DDRII (except maybe 1066, depending on timings).
And good PC-3200 offers the same perf. as ddr2-800. All of that on an AMD machine anyway, I'm sure the intels are different since there's no IMC.
They can keep their high price shit (that's low performing). We don't want it.
It's good for mobile, okay, w/e, that's not a good enough reason to cram it down the entire market (way ahead of product maturity) that wants performance. Thanks Intel, assholes. You're the biggest dickwads when it comes to this. (rambus, ddr2, fb-dimms, I'm sure there's more)
Your somewhat right.
But DDR3 DOES outperform MOST DDR2 modules, namely DDR3-1600
Timings are important I agree with you, but you have high frequencies to make up for it. And with operating at a lower voltage, that equals lower temps which increases the possibility for OC potential.
But eventually DDR3 will be the norm, just like DDR2 is right now. The only thing that hurts is that I haven't seen any motherboards that support DDR3-1600