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February 14, 2014 3:18:50 PM

Hello guys. I really wanna upgrade my motherboard but I'm still holding out because ddr4 is said to be released soon. Does anyone know how soon we can start seeing ddr4 and ddr4 compatible chips/ motherboards?

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February 14, 2014 3:32:56 PM

4 channel ddr4 will be available with Haswell E in Q3 2014 and 2 channel ddr4 will be available with Skylake in late 2015, early 2016. I have no clue when AMD is going to start supporting.
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February 14, 2014 3:35:55 PM

DDR4 performance isn't needed unless you have a CPU that's so powerful that good DDR3 can't send it data fast enough.

If you consider there are DDR3 setups that won't even bottleneck a 12-core Intel CPU that's being fully used you start to appreciate that DDR4 isn't that big of a deal for most people.

There's zero advantage to gamers.
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February 14, 2014 3:36:15 PM

you'll have to upgrade your motherboard, CPU and ram...and DDR4 won't be cheap when first released
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February 14, 2014 3:58:09 PM

We're a long way from consumer grade and price DDR4.
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February 14, 2014 4:01:02 PM

w0rmh0lez said:
Hello guys. I really wanna upgrade my motherboard but I'm still holding out because ddr4 is said to be released soon. Does anyone know how soon we can start seeing ddr4 and ddr4 compatible chips/ motherboards?


DDR4 is already available in sample quantities for specialized applications. It will not be available on PCs until later on this year at best
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May 10, 2014 6:07:41 AM

In terms of memory, I would not wait. DDR3 will be just as good for whatsoever app you are using. However, there is a caveaut to that. With the new boards comes a new socket/processor. That will be a much different story. In fact, An Intel rep I was speaking to made particular mention of a new instructions set and channel built onto the new processor with an advanced serial ata instruction and an advanced video controller that will totally decimate anything it comes against with a wrecking ball. That being said, in terms of cost it will be a lot more expensive. I am not sure however, what the real world performance is going to be out of the box or if its going to be worth it. Remember, they said DDR3 would have a huge impact on perforce and it didn't.
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