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X-bit labs estimates that, if DDR4 does show up on desktops, it will probably be in 2014 and production ramp-up will be rapid, with DDR4 instantly garnering about 12% market share and increase to 56% in 2015. Given how long DDR3 took to catch on, I’m a bit skeptical about that, but it’s far too early to say for sure.

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Hmmmm, 2014? frown.gif
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Go go Q9550! I guess I'll wait till then for a new rig haha biggrin.gifwink.gif
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I was expecting desktop memory to pretty much skip DDR4 and go to DDR5 like VRAM did. There was only a couple models of low end graphics cards that had it.
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Hmmmm, 2014? frown.gif

wth.gif hasn't this been known about for quite a long time? There's been a memory road map that said at the earliest DDR would hit the market is sometime in 2013 or 2014, possibly even later than that! I'll have to dig around, maybe someone will find it first, but it's been known for awhile...

first article talking about DDR4 being pushed back to 2015, well over 1 year old

another 18 month old article discussing DDR4 roadmap, expected date 2015
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I was expecting desktop memory to pretty much skip DDR4 and go to DDR5 like VRAM did. There was only a couple models of low end graphics cards that had it.

GDDR5 = DDR3
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GDDR5 = DDR3

this, funny how people still get it mixed up tongue.gif
    
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If I had a nickle for every time someone gave an estimate on when DDR4 memory would hit the market...

In 2008, Qimonda said 2012. In 2010, a JEDEC director said 2015. In 2011 Hynix said mass production in the second half of 2012. Samsung and Hynix have had DIMMs and SODIMMs (respectively) since the beginning of last year.
 
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Originally Posted by Giac View Post

this, funny how people still get it mixed up tongue.gif

I know... I don't know why they named it DDR5 too. So much confusion.

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If I had a nickle for every time someone gave an estimate on when DDR4 memory would hit the market...
In 2008, Qimonda said 2012. In 2010, a JEDEC director said 2015. In 2011 Hynix said mass production in the second half of 2012. Samsung and Hynix have had DIMMs and SODIMMs (respectively) since the beginning of last year.

There is so much speculations because DDR4 isn't a dream, it could be released this year but the market isn't here. Would take at least 1 year for intel to release a new CPU line with a new IMC. With LGA775 it was possible since the IMC was on the NB so the transition was much easier. Try to test you RAM with no CPU, bet ya it is hard biggrin.gif
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GDDR5 = DDR3

This isn't true is it? GDDR4 was based off of DDR3 wasn't it? And they scrapped that and jumped to GDDR5 which would be more akin to DDR4. I was meaning more the name than anything else. Since then they would be back on track with the naming.

They are too different to compare side by side.
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Try to test you RAM with no CPU, bet ya it is hard biggrin.gif

THAT'S what i've been doing wrong...
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