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February 16, 2013 8:11:14 AM

I want to get Haswell but I'm kinda sad it wont support DDR4. Assuming Skylake does support DDR4 do you think it would be worth overclocking Haswell to like 4GHz then go to Skylake when that's available. Do you think it would be worth doing that?

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February 16, 2013 3:48:54 PM

It would be more money prudent to just upgrade your current chip rather than spend a lot of money on a setup change.
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February 16, 2013 4:36:06 PM

Do you really think DDR4 is going to make a big difference in performance?
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February 22, 2013 11:00:42 PM

sarinaide said:
It would be more money prudent to just upgrade your current chip rather than spend a lot of money on a setup change.

Nah, I'm using AM3+.
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February 22, 2013 11:02:04 PM

jaguarskx said:
Do you really think DDR4 is going to make a big difference in performance?

Yes, yes I do.
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February 22, 2013 11:15:50 PM

What is your setup now? I don't think it would be worth it to go with Haswell then the next year switch to Skywell just for DDR4. Plus how much do you think DDR4 programs will actually make full use of DDR4's bandwith. I have a feeling that when DDR4 comes out it will be like PCI-e 3.0 now. It's a nice idea but really nothing will make full use of it's greater bandwith.
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February 23, 2013 1:05:40 AM

DDR4 won't be on desktops/laptops until 2015 or so.
It's planned to be used on Haswell-EX server chips in late 2014.
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February 23, 2013 1:35:53 AM

rds1220 said:
What is your setup now? I don't think it would be worth it to go with Haswell then the next year switch to Skywell just for DDR4. Plus how much do you think DDR4 programs will actually make full use of DDR4's bandwith. I have a feeling that when DDR4 comes out it will be like PCI-e 3.0 now. It's a nice idea but really nothing will make full use of it's greater bandwith.

It would be 2 years apart.
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February 23, 2013 8:37:55 AM

When DDR4 first hits the market in 2014-2015, prices will be exorbitant and it will take at least 2-3 years before prices are suitable for mainstream adoption and then another 1-2 years before it becomes really affordable. Look at DDR2, DDR3, history will repeat itself.

For the amount of money, would you rather have 4GB DDR4 or 16GB DDR3?
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February 23, 2013 9:09:45 AM

APUs can definitely use the DDR4 bandwidth.
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