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January 10, 2014 3:49:19 PM

Title says most of it...
DDR4 expected to "perform 2x faster, 2x capacity, 80% power usage" (source: http://www.crucial.com/promo/DDR4.aspx)
I'm about to build a computer but I don't want to go with DDR3 if it's goign to be outdasted in a matter of days. If i get 9/1600 16GB will that be instantly made obsolete by the new DDR4? Also I get the feeling that the new Mobos that go with the ram will be 2011 socket...I like my i7-4770k...
Any thoughts on when I should build?

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January 10, 2014 4:03:27 PM

Instantly obsoleted is a bit of an over-statement.

I know I know... that darn DDR3 1600MHz is bottlenecking my.... my ummm.... hmmmmm.
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January 10, 2014 4:11:27 PM

If you want to wait for the Broadwell those motherboards may come with DDR4 and will be 1150 socket so they should run your 4770K. I thought the new 2011 motherboards coming out later this year would also be DDR4. Only time will tell I guess.
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January 10, 2014 4:24:48 PM

Broadwell for desktop is already slipped to about 1st quarter of 2015 (if it even arrives), chances are good they will jump right to Skylake and Bypass Broadwell altoghter (for desktops anyway), Broadwell mobile still seems to be on track
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January 10, 2014 4:27:12 PM

I jumped on the DDR3 bandwagon very early and paid *gasp* $420 for 2gb of DDR3-1800 ram. This was back in mid 2007. So I suspect that DDR4 will be similar...very expensive until production ramps up.
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January 16, 2014 2:35:30 PM

japps2 said:
I jumped on the DDR3 bandwagon very early and paid *gasp* $420 for 2gb of DDR3-1800 ram. This was back in mid 2007. So I suspect that DDR4 will be similar...very expensive until production ramps up.



I think your right.
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January 16, 2014 5:02:02 PM

The 4770K is a strong CPU and should keep you happy for a few years, just build using fast DRAM (1600 is basically entry level), Haswell likes faster DRAM and scales well with it, so look to 1866 minimum and on up to 2400 or so (prices are pretty good - and keep in mind that DDR3 prices are and probably will continue to rise)
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May 13, 2014 4:34:57 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The 4770K is a strong CPU and should keep you happy for a few years, just build using fast DRAM (1600 is basically entry level), Haswell likes faster DRAM and scales well with it, so look to 1866 minimum and on up to 2400 or so (prices are pretty good - and keep in mind that DDR3 prices are and probably will continue to rise)


Agree! In my opinion the best option is to wait for 14nm CPUs and 20nm GPUs. In such a case DDR4 is justified. On the other hand, for sure we shall see the new generation of SSDs and possibly faster BD ROMs with new features, and a new generation of videogames and new software.
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