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Well this is interesting, I could see Haswell taking advantage of DDR4, but timing would be a little off in terms of availability of the memory compared to the projected release date of Haswell. I really don't see DDR4 truly being cost effective come Spring next year at this point, maybe Spring 2014 it comes down to DDR3 pricing.

Haswell is not going to support DDR4. Haswell-E will.
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.....laptops, tablets, smartphones, and servers combine have a magnitude more volume in sales than desktops.
So the DDR4 may not provide that much benefit to the 15-18M desktops sold in a year.... but the 600M+ other computers would benefit from lower power consumption.

Speaking of smartphones, why the hell are they still using LPDDR2?
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I really don't see DDR4 truly being cost effective come Spring next year at this point, maybe Spring 2014 it comes down to DDR3 pricing.

DDR4 mass adoption is not expected until 2015....

And the current DDR3 pricing is due to manufacturer over-production.... the price is NOT technically normal. (Yes, they messed up with overproducing DDR2 in anticipation of Vista. A few of them went out of business because of that.)

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How can any progress come "too soon"?
If cost-vs-benefit is much greater sooner than later.
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the only plus i can see going to DDR4 is the lower voltage and ram doesn't use much power anyways
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I take it they have Haswell-E (and Broadwell, and Skylake) already up and running in a lab somewhere, for them to be able to test this with. Someone keep an eye on eBay for some ES chips biggrin.gif
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Haswell is not going to support DDR4. Haswell-E will.
Speaking of smartphones, why the hell are they still using LPDDR2?

Thanks for the clarification. I went and poked about and it seems the first processors to support DDR4 from Intel will be the enterprise Haswell-EX followed by Haswell-E is what I gather.
    
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Anyone know if z77 can use DDR4 in the future?
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Anyone know if z77 can use DDR4 in the future?

Highly unlikely... i think we are still 2 platforms away from it being supported yet.
 
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Maybe I should pick up another kit of the same sticks I have for some 16 GB awesomeness? tongue.gif
post #29 of 90
Should I buy a ton of DDR3, wait until DDR4 releases, and sell the RAM? If I remember correctly, DDR2 prices went up after the DDR3 release.
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Anyone know if z77 can use DDR4 in the future?

Nope! Memory control is with the processor for Intel, Ivy Bridge won't support DDR4 ever. Haswell-EX is the first to do it, and that is a new architecture and socket.
    
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