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[WCCF] Crucuial To Launch New DDR4 Memory Modules Under The Ballistix Brand – 3000 MHz Frequency

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Crucial and other memory makers will commence production of the DDR4 memory modules for Intel’s server platform starting Spring 2014. DDR4 memory for consumers will arrive later in Q4 2014 when Intel’s high-end Haswell-E platform is expected to launch. Crucial will launch their new DDR4 memory under the Ballistix brand with rated frequencies of 3000 MHz which is over the JEDEC standard of DDR4-2133-2400 (1.2V) so these will obviously be considered OC memory kits.



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Nice. I gotta a pair of 4GB 1600mhz ballistix.

Good prices.....and.....it sounds cool tongue.gif
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The days of 200 dollars for 8gb are returning
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I wished consumer RAM would just switch to the low-profile PCBs like Samsung WonderRAM.

It would save material plus heatsinks could make it "normal" height.
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I wished consumer RAM would just switch to the low-profile PCBs like Samsung WonderRAM.

It would save material plus heatsinks could make it "normal" height.

Don't the wonder RAM chips perform a ton better on normal size pcb though?
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I wished consumer RAM would just switch to the low-profile PCBs like Samsung WonderRAM.

It would save material plus heatsinks could make it "normal" height.

Heatsinks at 1.2V should be a thing of the past, despite the fact I know they won't be -- too many people need the aesthetic, I guess.
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Don't the wonder RAM chips perform a ton better on normal size pcb though?

Nope dont think so. My stick of "Wonder RAM" were all low profile. They are DDR-1333 officially and OC up to 2400+ no problem.
My real wish with new generation RAM was that JEDEC wouldnt be so dumb and do their usual slow speed specifications. The memory is easily capable of far higher frequency and tighter timings on the same voltage and yet JEDEC wants to hold everything back for yet another generation. If JEDEC actually ratified decent speeds, like the DDR-3000 we are starting this generation off with then Intel and AMD would build proper memory controller support into their chips. That would mean we could actually have servers running fast memory and the desktop stuff would also be even faster and easier to run with. But no, that would just be too much progress for one generation according to JEDEC.
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Heatsinks at 1.2V should be a thing of the past, despite the fact I know they won't be -- too many people need the aesthetic, I guess.

With DDR4, voltage is lower and total power consumption is lower..... but the frequency is higher and the ICs are more dense which might increase the temperature.

Besides, heatsinks also help protect RAM from abuse.
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With DDR4, voltage is lower and total power consumption is lower..... but the frequency is higher and the ICs are more dense which might increase the temperature.

Besides, heatsinks also help protect RAM from abuse.

Duckie how much power does DDR3 consume?
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the ICs are more dense which might increase the temperature.

Oh yeah, didn't JEDEC say that the initial spec would not only include, but require die stacking?
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