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Intel Haswell-EX Enterprise Processors To Introduce DDR4 Memory

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  1. btarunr

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    The computing industry will see its next transition to a new memory standard only by 2014, and enterprise processors based on the "Haswell" microarchitecture will drive the change, according to a VR-Zone report. While client processors based on the Haswell architecture will retain current DDR3 memory standard with a possibility of higher DDR3 clock speeds, enterprise processors under the "Haswell-EX" family will feature the industry's first DDR4 memory controllers for x86. Following that, DDR4 will filter down to future client platforms. Pictured below, is a DDR4 UDIMM by Samsung.

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    Source: VR-Zone
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    It's about time!.... Oh... 2014 you say.
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    Oh no. By the time I upgrade to DDR3 then DDR4 will be round the corner! :eek:
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    if haswell enterprise has it there will be a minute chance that haswell desktop has it, cool, i wonder what low voltage ddr4 will be running at?
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    I just noticed your still on ole 775 hardware. That stuff keeps on ticking!
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    Yup. Running 2 C2D DDR2 systems here - one 9800GTX+, one HD6850. Both run every game I've tried without complaint, and I only really use my PCs for that and office work, so why upgrade?
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    Yup, Haswell, I think is going to be late 2013, another socket change here we come ;)
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    LOL we all knew it was coming! They need to just invent a socket adapter that would allow any intel chip to be put in any intel motherboard..........
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    DDR4? why not more USB3\SATA3 ports? way more... why not more PCIE lanes? something? This is so god damn stupid of you intel.
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    Why do I have a feeling this will be the end of cheap ram and why do I also feel this is the sole reason behind DDR4?
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    haha...

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    as per a 2011 report
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    Ditto! Well, perhaps I'll be on the IB bandwagon come this winter. I'm still having fun with my E8600, what can I say?
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    Haswell will definitely have optical Thunderbolt on it. Wouldn't be surprised if all ports were USB3/SATA 6 Gb/s too.
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    Why not skip this and directly go to DDR5 ? Just like the GPUs have done.
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    Finally!
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    GDDR5 is DDR3 with some GPU extensions.
    GDDR4 was DDR2 with GPU extensions but DDR3/GDDR5 was faster than it so it was killed off...(The gist of it..)
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    1.3-1.35 volts apparently but it does say desktop haswells a no ,and given that they do tend to lead with new tech on enterprise ,where the big moneys spent, this is probably the way of it:ohwell:


    and they dont mention usb or pciex at all, that does not imply a reduction or them staying the same, they may be finalising those choices and therefore just not saying yet:D
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    lol i'm stil on ddr so i skipped a few gen
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    My thoughts exactly.
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    Are we meant to interpret the “Haswell-EX” family as Haswell-E or Haswell enterprise Xeon processors? Wow you brits are just goofy sometimes.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012
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    look up.


    GDDR is based off existing desktop ram designs, they just tweak it. GDDR4 was a flop, high heat and average performace, so they jumped to GDDR5 - which was based off desktop DDR3.
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    Bye bye single, dual, triple, and quad channel. Hello point-to-point.
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    This is fucked! any thing to keep there hand in my pocket lol... About time though :rockout:

    BP I have DDR3 to give away Free just for you, if you want to upgrade :D serious :eek:

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