Originally Posted by _GTech
1866 MHz is the fastest Factory RAM based upon motherboard designs right now...
Getting a motherboard to do 2400 MHz may prove impossible yes?
I doubt we will get 2400 MHz Dual Channel RAM any time soon...
Of course I'm just sick of these Corporations holding all the cards, playing them in turn, one at a time on us...
Just give us the final best product and be done with it!
Dunno what to say to this. There are several CAS 9 2400MHz kits for sale right now, and a lot of Z68 and X79 motherboards support 2400MHz from the factory. I think the current WR for DDR3 frequency is 3600MHz.
And it's not "greedy corporations" holding back performance... manufacturers learn how to improve and tweak their products with time and R&D. The technology and market demand must exist before somebody releases newer tech.
Originally Posted by Deacon
Not as interesting has the jump from DDR2 to DDR3, we are at a point where the average user doesn't need more then 8gb / 1600 mhz out of his ram, and thats why ram price hit an all time low this year, its not like back then when 128mb of ram was the shizzz..
. You'll notice that better tech comes out before "a point where the average user doesn't need more than ___". PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s all came out when their predecessors were plenty adequate. DDR4 may seem "uninteresting" now, but once it gains mainstream acceptance, you'll look back on today and wonder how you ever thought 8GB of 1600MHz ram was the shizzz.
Originally Posted by HybridCore
That picture looks so familiar. I feel like I saw an article with that exact same picture about DDR4 last year.
It's very similar but not exactly the same: http://www.behardware.com/news/11425/hynix-produces-its-first-ddr4-modules.html
Originally Posted by Homeles
What are you getting at? He's absolutely correct... DDR4 at the same clock speed as DDR3 is going to be slower. Timings on DDR4 are much looser.
Not necessarily. DDR4 will not double the internal prefetch over DDR3, so timings and internal bandwidth will remain relativity the same at any given frequency. However, other optimizations in both the ram and the memory controller, like discarding dual/quad channel in favor of point-to-point, in addition to increased frequency, are what will make DDR4 faster than DDR3.