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AnandTech has posted a comparison between the DDR2 and DDR3 on the Intel Bearlake platform.

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The purpose of this comparison of DDR3 and DDR2 was to determine whether DDR3 really brought any better performance to the Core 2 platform. However, the test was designed so that any performance improvements that were brought by the new P35 (Bearlake) chipset would be captured and could be isolated. P35 supports either DDR2 or DDR3, and we found no real difference in current performance of DDR2 and DDR3 on the P35 platform. Both were equally faster than the same DDR2 on the P965 chipset.
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didn't work for me..

mmmm...

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DDR3 looks like a complete waste right now.. maybe later on when theres more hardware designed to use DDR3 it'll make more sense and perform better
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post #4 of 18
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DDR3 looks like a complete waste right now.. maybe later on when theres more hardware designed to use DDR3 it'll make more sense and perform better
Yep, give it time to mature. There was a time when DDR2 was actually slower than DDR1 also, but look at it now.
 
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post #5 of 18
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DDR3 looks like a complete waste right now.. maybe later on when theres more hardware designed to use DDR3 it'll make more sense and perform better
Yields are low right now. It takes awhile for manufactoring to get the hang of producing new components. Wait 1-2 years and you will see DDR3 at 2GHz with decent timings. All this will lower power consumption.
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post #6 of 18
new stuff always sucks when it first comes out, the revisions are better, of course.
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P35 chipsets are looking good
    
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post #8 of 18
In some cases, the DDR2 even beat the DDR3 ... I know it's early stages, but ... it should be a LITTLE better atleast.
    
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post #9 of 18
DDR3 is going to be so expensive, and no many people is going to get it.
    
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post #10 of 18
hmm... So its a little faster sometimes then DDR2 with the same settings.... eh not too big yet thou but it will advance.
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