Monday, October 29th 2012

DRAM Makers Disappointed in Windows 8

Still reeling with over-production, swelling inventories, and spot-prices on free-fall, the DRAM industry had been banking on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system launch to come to their salvation. Apparently, it didn't. As is customary with each new Windows launch, orders for DRAM components go up, as PC makers announce new products, and consumers purchase new RAM to upgrade their systems. Windows 8, which is essentially based on the same (albeit slightly tweaked) kernel as Windows 7, isn't really heavier on system resources. Let alone that, Windows 8 in itself is not expected to bring consumers to get a new PC, because Microsoft made it extremely simple and cheap to upgrade Windows 7 to 8. The industry's only real hope now is for hardware makers Intel, AMD, and ARM to introduce platforms that make use of DDR4 DRAM.

Source: Tom's Hardware
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35 Comments on DRAM Makers Disappointed in Windows 8

#1
No_Asylum
avatar_raq said:
Please when will the HDD makers get disappointed too? I want HDDs prices to drop!
HDD Prices have dropped ALOT (3x to 4x) in the past 4 months.
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#2
hellrazor
I wouldn't say 3 to 4 times, but they are slowly getting back to their pre-Thailand-flood prices.
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#3
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
i feel that an OS that is efficient and not heavy on resource load is great, DRam COmpanies should cater to server markets more often
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#4
_JP_
hellrazor said:
I still use plain old DDR. I'd like to see the expressions on their faces.
Me too, on my AXP. But the most modern type of RAM I use/have is DDRII.
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#5
Prima.Vera
So when a new modern PCI express RAM Drive???
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#7
TRWOV
^not a RAM drive
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#8
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
TRWOV said:
^not a RAM drive
thats a flash based drive. not a DRam based drive
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
TRWOV said:
^not a RAM drive
eidairaman1 said:
thats a flash based drive. not a DRam based drive
OCZ AEON
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Prima.Vera
Yo, the slowest RAM, DDR-200, has a rate of 1600MB/s. That Aeon card is only 750MB/s, even slower than some PCI-Express SSDs.
I am not sure, but the PCI-ex buss can take 8GB/s, so actually if you have some cheap DDR3-1066 modules, you'll have more speed than the PCI express bus...
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