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DDR3 vs. DDR4

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October 12, 2013 7:22:09 PM

Hey Guys!

I'm wondering if the features of DDR4 will really beat DDR3. I understand that a 3000MHz+ speed kills DDR3 RAM, but I was wondering if it's really going to make a difference. I hear that 1600MHz is the point where any faster the difference is unnoticeable... I want to know if DDR4 is gonna make that big of a difference, what changes other than clock speed it might bring, and what will it be compatible with (also when's it coming?).


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October 12, 2013 7:27:25 PM

DDR4 eventually will beat out DDR3, but for now DDR3 is king, and probably a year after DDR4 is released.

This happened when DDR3 was released as well.
April 7, 2014 8:29:26 PM

For gamers out there, I really don't think it will make any difference at all. Games aren't necessarily CPU based, although we want them to be shared with the cpu and gpu like pascal is proposed to offer in 2016. I recently built an i7 4770k beast, with 8 gb (although its a low amount) of 1600 mhz ram. This is light years faster than hp laptop I was using prior. The difference was dramatic going from ddr2 memory to ddr3. But that is simply because processes were taking tens of seconds, and are now only taking a second, on my new machine. I'm aware a comparison between a laptop and desktop is unfair, but from my gaming and browsing perspective, i doubt I'd notice enough of a difference in speed and smoothness to jump on the ddr4 bandwagon in the first few years. Simply assess your needs, in the computer technology world, you will always be behind, even when you're ahead. So if you're looking to upgrade your computer, then sure, go with ddr4, but don't simply upgrade because of ddr4. Unless you're excreting money, and in that case, I'll take some too :)