Originally Posted by Thready
What do you think a rough estimate will be for the cost of upgrading when it comes to replacing the motherboard, perhaps needing to get a new CPU, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM itself? I am thinking that when the new RAM gets here, 16GB will be the new standard amount to have. I think too that the new motherboards will be in the $200+ range for the bare bones ones. I do not know if current CPUs can adequately handle DDR4 fully either. If they were to keep the same 240 pin form factor do you think they could possibly achieve 2400+ MHz with the new type?
On a side note, I want to get into folding and be a part of the OCN team but it seems like the teams are for people who really get into it and have thousands of hours in it already.
Same as it's been for years.....
SB / IB / HW top end was $325 ish and will continue to sit there.
Enthusiast MoBo w/ all the bells and whistles will be $300ish / $200ish for the most popular ones / entry level ones will still be $125 - $145
16Gb already *is* the standard .... peeps got a little shy after the fire drove prices up but I still did way more 16 GB builds than 8GB builds.
It seems most of the builds gamers want built still seem to be in the $1750 - $2250 range .... I haven't seen that change much since pre i7-920 days.
Originally Posted by Thready
I honestly don't know how 4K and this new stuff is turning a profit. ddr4 will be very expensive as well. nobody I know and nobody they know is getting 4K until it is about half the price. so how will this new tech make money then I wonder... everyone knows if you wait it will be cheaper. same with ddr4. however I heard about a factory fire so the price might be high for a while.
The effects of the fire should be over ..... wasn't so much the equipment downtime but the extreme loss of inventory. Normal production was scheduled to resume by the end of February but that will take time to filter down thru the supply chain, not to mention, some vendors playing it for all it's worth. The shortage of higher speed modules at this point in time certainly appears suspicious.
Originally Posted by DonDizzurp
Considerable amount of real-world performance. Relatively priced sticks. Quad-channel standard. Intel CPU's that can handle something higher than 1600mhz without OC.
The and CPU and RAM can certainly handle it but until JEDEC approves a new set of profiles, it won't exist as a standard and therefore is technically operating out of standard or "overclocking". I can't even remember the last time I installed RAM that actually was advertised or ran under an approved JEDEC profile. Pretty much what's on the package is the XMP speed. IIRC, RAM with an advertised 2400 speed will have an XMP profile of 1200 Frequency but the highest JEDEC profile for those modules would be JEDEC #7 will have a frequency of 838 (DDR3-1675)Edited by JackNaylorPE - 3/31/14 at 2:58pm