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Why don't they make DDR3 like they used to a couple months ago?

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I want to upgrade to 12GB of ram for video editing and photoshop work, but I can't find any ram that has similar specs to the Dominator GT I have now. It's all 2000mhz @ 9-9-9 timing. What happened to the Dominator GT's that could do 6-6-6-20 @ 1600mhz? Why don't they make ram with super low timings anymore?
    
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People want the megahertzzzz?
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With increasing frequency, comes increase of module latency; this however doesn't necessarily mean "slower" timings but is proportional to frequency/sent clock cycles. When comparing the two, frequency has a greater effect/benefit(peak data transfer) than timings despite the 6 vs 9 CL.
Edited by Blindrage606 - 4/28/12 at 3:08pm
 
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Good old elpida hyper, they don't make it anymore & the stock stores had left are sold. Only place to get it now is used, still the best memory for 1366 though.

Platforms have changed, Sandy bridge doesn't really like hypers, you have to get an exceptionally well binned kit with the right motherboard to even use the 2133 strap. & from what I understand Ivy will want frequency, tighten the timings as much as possible but more Mhz first.
    
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They don't make such ICs anymore because it's more profitable to make denser ICs on more modern nodes.
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