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aXeRam promoter, Transcend has now released or better yet, introduced a few retail-ready DDR3 memory modules. Transcend's offer includes 1 and 2GB modules running at 1066 MHz and 1333 MGz respectively, all powered by a JEDEC-approved 1.5 Volts. Using chips coming in Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array (FBGA) packages, the new hopefully very low-cost memory features timings of 7-7-7-20 (DDR3-1066) or 9-9-9-24 (DDR3-1333).

In addition, the DDR3 modules incorporate the "Fly-by" architecture that provides more efficient direct communication between the controller and each DRAM chip. This technology also includes dynamic On-DIMM Termination which minimizes signal reflections at higher speeds.

The RoHS DDR3 memory comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Well this is somewhat good news for people who will want to run ddr3 motherboards that support nehalem but don't want to spend way too much on DDR3. Well see how the prices go.
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those are pretty high timings for the speed. 1.5V looks really nice tho, as my tracers at 1146Mhz need 2.2V. hopefully this new architecture compensates for the high timings or something like that...
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those are pretty high timings for the speed. 1.5V looks really nice tho, as my tracers at 1146Mhz need 2.2V. hopefully this new architecture compensates for the high timings or something like that...
Yeah, DDR3 timmings arent as bad as they look, you are correct that the architecture id different. IIRC DDR3@9-9-9 is about the same as DDR2@6-6-6.
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