DDR3 seems to be closer than we think... Which is a good thing. After even THG put a pathetic light on DDR2-711 at 4-4-4 timings, I don't think DDR2 will miraculously make it through to be a wondeful memory type. Maybe they'll make interesting processors for LGA775, but that still doesn't change the fact that DDR2 sucks. There's no other way to put it.
But since DDR3 has DDR2 clocks and DDR1 timings, it should be far better than DDR2 (which is easy) and even DDR1 (which is harder).
So DDR3-800 should finally make us believe that there's something else besides the good old trusty DDR-400 memory.
since we're on the topic, what are the essential differences?
from an earlier post it seems that (roughly) DDR has good timings, but limited clock speed, and DDR2 has better clock speed, but worse timings. Where does DDR3 fit in, and what makes these differnces occur?
Id rather see the transtion to MRAM (Magnetic RAM) then to ddr3 lol. mram would solve alot of the problems current ram has, including the need for error correction at all. they actually arent that far off form having the capability to mass produce them. im pretty sure i read taht 32mb dimms have already been manufactured. so maybe by 2008 we could be seeing mram.
<font color=red> And the sign says "You got to have a membership card to get inside" Huh
So I got me a pen and paper And I made up my own little sign </font color=red>
Proof that Intel is Satanic:
<font color=blue>Intel = (ge)ntile</font color=blue> and <font color=blue>gentile != Jew</font color=blue> so <font color=blue>Intel != Jew</font color=blue> (and therefore is the work of the Devil)!
Of course, <font color=green>AMD = MAD</font color=green>. Enough said there.
And then the old standby of proof that Santa exists:
<font color=red>Santa = Satan</font color=red> and <font color=red>Satan = Devil</font color=red> and <font color=red>Devil = Lived</font color=red> so <font color=red>Santa = Lived</font color=red>!
<pre><b><font color=red>"Build a man a fire and he's warm for the rest of the evening.
Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Steve Taylor</font color=red></b></pre><p>
With DDR2 SDRAM just getting ready to crack the market, memory makers last week confirmed that the architecture's follow-on, DDR3, will debut in 2006.
At a JEDEX conference here, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association said a feature set for the DDR3 standard will be defined in 2004.
"It took 24 months to reach a consensus on DDR3, and it will take another 24 months to reach a final DDR3 specification," said Bill Shen, marketing applications manager for memory products at Germany's Infineon Technologies A.G.
DDR3 SDRAM speeds will pick up at 800Mbits/s, which is where DDR2 is expected to top out, and will range upward to 1,600Mbits/s.
Shen said the consensus among DRAM makers is to set DDR3 operating voltage at 1.5V, although some DRAM users had asked that manufacturers achieve 1.2V operation. The new architecture is expected to include 8-bit pre-fetch for each clock cycle, double the 4-bit pre-fetch of DDR2.
Shen said hardware validation for the first time might also become part of the DDR3 standard.