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posted June 6th, 2013
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/30848/crucial-and-micron-give-us-the-low-down-on-the-current-state-of-ddr4-memory-with-nice-pictures-of-course/index.html
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"They are producing DDR4 memory at this moment for their own internal validation tests and to hand out to companies like Intel who are using its memory for validation of upcoming platforms that will support DDR4 memory next year on future chipsets."
Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/30848/crucial-and-micron-give-us-the-low-down-on-the-current-state-of-ddr4-memory-with-nice-pictures-of-course/index.html#lGfmdV4ItG20eCX7.99

i've been holding out with ddr2, running 4x2gb = 8gb, but with 1x8gb DDR3 costing only $46 it's getting tough, I would love to turn off virtual memory but would want at least 16gb to do that. Been thinking DDR4 was right around the corner considering DDR3 is from 2007 and DDR2 was only out 3 years before DDR3 came out but with this news I don't think I can wait much longer, but that means new board and ram, $200+ investment...

reason I didn't go with DDR3 initally was because it was much more expensive and DDR3 didn't make a difference vs DDR2, but now that it's cheap and DDR2 is expensive seems like it's better to upgrade to DDR3 now, DDR4 will probably be very expensive when it comes out too

anyone else holding on to old ddr2 or did everyone already leap to ddr3? Any opinions on this matter?
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AMD was wise at using GDDR5 as a coherent system and framebuffer memory for Kaveri, then.
   
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I've been with DDR3 for awhile and I see no practical reason for DDR4 to be released any sooner.
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I've been with DDR3 for awhile and I see no practical reason for DDR4 to be released any sooner.

APUs.
   
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anyone else holding on to old ddr2 or did everyone already leap to ddr3? Any opinions on this matter?

The user generally doesn't have a choice. DRAM type is generally determined by the platform, not the user - when intel makes a platform requiring DDR4, that's when users will begin switching. It's not like we have a choice wink.gif Unless you just retain an old system.
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I am content with DDR3 for the time being. I have been keeping away from bleeding edge upgrades for awhile. It was well into ivy bridge before I even bought a sandy bridge. I will upgrade when I am forced to. I have the strange feeling that we will all upgrade whenever Intel releases it's platform that requires DDR4, not before.
Edited by dmreeves - 6/5/13 at 3:39pm
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I held out of a whole system rebuild because price between DDR2 and DDR3 at the time were vast. Once that changed I had to wait couple year like how this year turned out and got cpu/mem/mobo/vid card upgrade and finally found out the ram I was using was working as I bought it when the prices were starting to climb again in price.

If you are going to use that much ram, get the newest 900 series board you can get with how much ram you want so that way you can go beyond your current limit. But dont forget to get something your IMC can handle so you wont run into issues.
 
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I wish I had an excuse to buy 8GB 2400MHz ram , but I really don't for games. Not sure what i'll do if this OCed ram dies
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This should be good for low power systems. For most end users it won't matter, just as DDR2 to DDR3 hardly mattered on Penryn.
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