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DDR4 what exactly is it?

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November 15, 2013 5:22:00 PM

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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a c 233 V Motherboard
November 15, 2013 5:28:43 PM

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.
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November 15, 2013 5:43:17 PM

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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a c 233 V Motherboard
November 15, 2013 6:14:51 PM

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.
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November 17, 2013 7:09:06 PM

Btw will I have to change my graphics card as well?
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a c 233 V Motherboard
November 17, 2013 7:16:21 PM

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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