DDR2 Tech Breakthrough

...from <A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/display/20041014021130.html" target="_new">OCZ</A>, a number of new modules.

To be introduced:
DDR2-533 with 3-2-2-12 timings
DDR2-667 with 4-3-3-12 timings
DDR2-733 with 4-4-4-12 timings
DDR2-800 with 4-5-5-12 timings.

More agressive timings than JEDEC standards. I wonder if these will ever catch on? Intel better support DDR2-800 in i925XE, for their own sake. They need every breath of fresh air they can get.

Other memory manufacturers are likely to follow suit. More tech improvements wouldn't surprise me either in the next 6 months... And it's about time. DDR2, up until i925XE, is probably useless.
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  1. Will these ever catch on... With thinking like that its a wonder why AMD is still in business.

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  2. too bad in the large scheme of things, this wont help ddr2 adoption among the largest pc segments. the big boost for dd2 wont be low latency models, but value lines with decent timings.

    but ti owuld be nice if intel finally took the plunge into ddr2 800 support.
  3. Well, DDR2 would only be accepted if it meant a performance increase. And that will not be the case until DDR2-667 and DDR2-800 make a debut.

    Agreed, though, on your point. Enthusiast modules with premium price tags won't change much. Plus, lower than usual latencies won't matter if they cost so much anyway...
  4. Actually, we'll be seeing just how much the support for DDR2-667 matters for Intel on tuesday, I guess. The i925XE chipset will be launched with DDR2-667, if all goes according to industry expectations...
  5. DDR667 has been available for months and memory manufacturers are talking about DDR800 samples soon.

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  6. I dont feel it will catch on because DDR ram is so fast as it is.

    Yes, we want faster things... But theres a point where things cost to much to upgrade for not enough performance boost.

    In my opinion, the right thing for makers to do is make some PC4000 with insanely tight timings rather than moving to DDR2.
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