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Intel has been playing around with the DDR3 technology since the launch of the Intel series 3 chipset in Spring of last year. While it may have had a slow start, DDR3 did prove fast from the very start and has been catching up in price to DDR2. It's still more expensive, but from a performance perspective it's not such a big difference. AMD on the other hand has been playing the waiting game, but as Intel will unveil the Nehalem microarchitecture in Q4 2008, which will bring the DDR3 memory controller on-die, AMD will follow with its first DDR3 boards in Q1 2009.

The first AMD DDR3 boards will be based on the RD790 chipset paired with the SB750 southbridge, but in Q2 we should see the arrival of RD890 and the RS800 chipset, along with the SB800 southbridge. While SB750 is a mere improvement of the SB700, SB800 will add significant features. Among others PCIe 3.0, Fusion support, Ethernet MAC, integrated clock generator (optional);
the only reason i would see in buying ddr3 ram now or in 6 months is if Havoc took over the physics seen and fast ram would be needed for the intense cpu physics.
Edited by Zaid - 7/10/08 at 1:18am
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post #2 of 17
am3?
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Good news. That means DDR3 will drop price quickly.
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ddr3 is already rather cheap
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post #5 of 17
I believe this is what I have been waiting for. The new core plus this should make an interesting year in 09.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
am3?
Yep.
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post #7 of 17
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the only reason i would see in buying ddr3 ram now or in 6 months is if Havoc took over the physics seen and fast ram would be needed for the intense cpu physics.
I think they also need to make the switch because not everyone is going to be knowledgeable about the [tiny] advantage of DDR3 in current benchmarks. Most people will assume it is a huge leap and not seeing an AMD mobo with DDR3 will make them go to Intel. Yes as bizarre as that sounds to us, they do it.

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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
ddr3 is already rather cheap
Then it shall get cheaper
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Well AMD says that all their new processors will be able to run in a AM2+ board and then can be dropped into an AM3 board for the DDR2 and DDR3 support which is awesome. I can't wait to get my Quad Core. Damn just sucks that I've gotta save up another 2000 for just in case possibilities.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
ddr3 is already rather cheap
ARE YOU SERIOUS Omg LoL!

For the same price as 4gb 1600mhz ddr3 I could buy 3 4gb kits of 1066mhz ddr2

When enthusiast ram costs more than your cpu, motherboard, or graphics card, you have a problem...
    
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Do you remember when 2 x 1Gb of DDR3 costs $600-700? It's come down quite a bit [YAY]
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