DDR2 Tech Breakthrough Tags: CPUs DDR2 Support OCZ Last response: October 19, 2004 7:58 AM in CPUs Share Mephistopheles October 15, 2004 12:22:32 AM ...from <A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/display/20041014021..." 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. More about : ddr2 tech breakthrough FUGGER October 17, 2004 2:58:08 AM Will these ever catch on... With thinking like that its a wonder why AMD is still in business. <A HREF="http://www.xtremesystems.org" target="_new">www.xtremesystems.org</A> trooper11 October 17, 2004 5:46:36 PM 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. Related resources Difference between DDR2 and DDR3 - Forum E-field antenna, breakthrough or hoax? - Forum LED projector breakthrough claimed! Is it real? - Forum Since the tech gurus are here... - Forum Help overclocking my rig!!! So close to a breakthrough ! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mephistopheles October 17, 2004 11:45:53 PM 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... Mephistopheles October 18, 2004 12:20:56 AM 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... FUGGER October 19, 2004 6:53:13 AM DDR667 has been available for months and memory manufacturers are talking about DDR800 samples soon. <A HREF="http://www.xtremesystems.org" target="_new">www.xtremesystems.org</A> ohnoesaz October 19, 2004 7:58:56 AM 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBIOS - no, EasyTune6 - yes ForumPossible Breakthrough ForumCrash to Desktop with Certain Games on Homebuilt PC (c0000005) ForumI want to buy a new motherboard, what should I get? ForumIntel vs. AMD - which should I get? ForumWhen will we see multiple actuators in HDDs? ForumIBM, AMD Announces 45nm Chip High-K Gate Process Forumless than 1200$ and need a decent gaming machine. ForumThe Conroe Price Drop For AMD ForumINTEL RELEASES MOTHER-OF-ALL-FUD DOC ForumYour thoughts on Dempsey...... Forum2 6600 Gts in SLI on a Nforce 4 board worth it ?? ForumENOUGH OF THIS GeFORCE FX B.S.!!! ForumPSU Help ForumIntel's socket 775 & other new tech More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !