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There are voltage and heat improvements which are meaningful. I don't know much else really.
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post #52 of 58
Being a Benchmark person will force me to go DDR4.
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The fact that I'm still running an i7 930... and by the time DDR4 releases I can relieve the upgrade itch I have, as I see no point in upgrading to haswell. That and I'm assuming the next release of chips will also have lower voltages, lower temps, etc. I hope thumb.gif
    
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My PC is around 7 years old, its had a couple of upgrades since then (Athlon 64x to Phenom II being the main one) but is still using 4GBs of DDR2 800. When DDR4 and Intel's quad cores are at a good price point I will be upgrading. Defiantly looking forward to going from this old 500GB HDD to a good SSD, good graphics card, Intel octa core and at least 16GB of RAM.

To be honest it is more the quantity vs price point that has me interested in DDR4: my DDR2 still manages to do alright for itself
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I have 4 motherboards bought in the last 6-24 months that use DDR3, and I have 64GB of Samsung RAM , so I don't think I'll ever buy more desktop memory.
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For me the reason would be getting more RAM than I get on a DDR3 board cheaper. Which is probably a loooong way off considering DDR4 is single stick per channel.
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Originally Posted by H-man View Post

The PS4 has GDDR5 which is DDR3 with GPU favoring tweaks. GDDR3 was DDR2 by another name. GDDR4 was DDR3 also.

Still, their RAM capacity and speed only helps our pursuits. I'm getting a PS4 for Batman. The Batmobile alone uses 160 MB RAM. That is unheard of even with the best of the best PC game. For 1 object to use that much RAM... WOW!
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I'm not excited about the VRAM usage. Not like I'll be able to afford to be concerned about it anytime soon. Show me a DDR4 intel system that overclocks without a K edition (turbo multis don't count unless your are thermal/noise/voltage limited before you run of of higher multis while using an aftermarket cooler) and I'll be excited --slightly, then I'll remember I can't afford it and continue squeezing life out of Wrath.
 
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