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Yeah, but I honestly think it is too early. The cheapest 2x1GB DDR3 costs about $100 while the cheapest DDR2 kit would be $35. Getting a current mainstream mobo and DDR2 would be cheaper than getting just the DDR3 RAM. A mainstream customer would look at price first...
Now that point I'm not debating - it's definitely way too early for mainstream boards to start exclusively supporting DDR3 RAM. A revision of the 750i chipset (760i?) with DDR3 support might be a good way to help bring DDR3 RAM to the masses (well, enthusiast masses anyway), but it does seem pretty out of place on the 730i.

Of course, according to that chart it looks like only the integrated chipsets will be getting native DDR3 support, not 730i proper (serves me right for posting at 8 am without sleep) - and that might actually make sense for serious 2D artists, who could probably see some better performance with a lot of fast DDR3 RAM, but don't need any sort of discreet graphics card.

We'll have to wait and see what comes, as usual.
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that might actually make sense for serious 2D artists, who could probably see some better performance with a lot of fast DDR3 RAM, but don't need any sort of discreet graphics card.
Then again they could go for 4x2DDR2 for less.
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Then again they could go for 4x2DDR2 for less.
When they cough up $700 on Photoshop, and another couple hundred every time a new version is released, a couple hundred for RAM shouldn't hurt the old wallet too much.
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