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I need more memory but I can wait if DDR4 or something is going to become a standard within 3 years. I rarely upgrade parts anymore, I don't play games a lot. But superfetch pisses me off so I always have it off and am always getting low memory warnings.
    
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Memory is ultra cheap right now. Just get some if you need it. Also, you realize the DDR4 means you will need a new everything...

I think they announced that it will be in wide use by 2015?
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Yes but if DDR4 is like 3, the price of DDR3 would soon be in the $10/GB range if I did need to get any more.
    
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I personally haven't heard anything about DDR4 although I haven't looked into it either. I really doubt it will be prevalent in the next couple of years. I wouldn't hesitate to get DDR3 now, especially because of how cheap it is.
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Originally Posted by Minnetonka16 View Post

Yes but if DDR4 is like 3, the price of DDR3 would soon be in the $10/GB range if I did need to get any more.

Confused. Do you need memory now or not? It can be had for under $3 per GB

How much memory do you have now?
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DDR4 will only be seen in the enterprise/server variants of Haswell first and will mean new motherboard and CPU. Not with holding out just to upgrade all that for the introductory prices. Just upgrade what you need now with the best sale.
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DDR4 won't even be really available for another 6-9 months (for the Haswell E) and really won't become "main stream" until mid 2014 or 2015. While DDR4 will certainly be desirable for the true "geek", it's not like even the most advanced CPU now is hampered by DDR3 now.

So yeah, I'd say that DDR3 still will be around for a couple more years. Heck, for some of our companies embedded systems, we still by DDR (not DDR2 or DDR3, just play DDR) memory.
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