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DDR4 what exactly is it?

So, I heard new ddr4 hardware will be coming out as close as next month. What exactly is DDR4 and how will it boost your computer? Also, I heard you'll need to swap out new components such as motherboards and cpu. I currently have a i7 4770k processor with a Z87-A asus motherboard holding 16gb of Memory. My GPU is a GTX 770 4gb evga classified. So, what will I need to swap out? And please explain to me this new technology. Thanks!
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  1. DDR4 is the next standard in DDR memory technology. General info can be found here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR4_SDRAM

    DDR4 will be faster and use less power than previous DDR versions.

    You will need a compatible CPU (with DDR4 memory controller), motherboard, and memory to use.
  2. COLGeek said:
    DDR4 is the next standard in DDR memory technology. General info can be found here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR4_SDRAM

    DDR4 will be faster and use less power than previous DDR versions.

    You will need a compatible CPU (with DDR4 memory controller), motherboard, and memory to use.

    That means a lot more expenses. But I heard some haswell cpus might be capable of being with DDR4. Will mine be compatible? Also, is it worth it?
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    Doing a quick scan of several links, Haswell does not support DDR4, but Haswell-E (Socket 2011) with the X-99 chipset supposedly will.

    Honestly, you have a great config now and there is no immediate for you to upgrade anything. I would recommend you wait and let DDR4 get firmly established and for prices to stabilize before you even think about upgrading.
  4. Thanks!
  5. Btw will I have to change my graphics card as well?
  6. No, the memory used by your graphics card is completely independent from the memory used by the motherboard (main memory). They are separate and distinct from one another.
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