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DDR4 vs DDR3 Ram for gaming pc? Should I wait?

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Should I wait for ddr4 memory for a gaming pc build?

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  • Yes, wait for ddr4 ram
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  • No, do not wait for ddr4 ram and buy ddr3
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August 1, 2013 1:41:29 PM

So I was pretty unsettled when I read that ddr4 might be rearing its head in around 2014. This sucks primarily since I was looking forward to buying a really nice gaming pc I put together. Do you think there would be any real advantages to daily computing and moderately intense gaming (i.e youtube videos, downloaded movies, hardcore games ike total war rome 2, etc.)? Do you think ddr4 ram will be available early 2014? Man this is aggravating; technology waits for no one I guess.
August 1, 2013 6:14:29 PM

Iridionprime said:
So I was pretty unsettled when I read that ddr4 might be rearing its head in around 2014. This sucks primarily since I was looking forward to buying a really nice gaming pc I put together. Do you think there would be any real advantages to daily computing and moderately intense gaming (i.e youtube videos, downloaded movies, hardcore games ike total war rome 2, etc.)? Do you think ddr4 ram will be available early 2014? Man this is aggravating; technology waits for no one I guess.


DDR3 RAM should be fine. Honestly, RAM doesn't matter that much in gaming as long as it's 1600mhz+ (IMO) and DDR4 is more towards early to mid 2014. It won't matter at all with videos and stuff (that's up to your GPU) and for gaming, most games today can even run on 2GB of DDR3. So simply: Don't wait.
November 11, 2013 11:18:30 AM

DDR3 is awesome, and really no need to upgrade. DDR3 got a long time before it gets obsolete, and because RAM became so fast, new revisions/technologies don't offer much difference.

I suggest you not to wait, but I will though, because I don't hurry to buy a new PC until my current dies.
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November 11, 2013 11:59:47 AM

No reason to bother, the Initial DDR4 will be 2133, and you can already get 2400 (or even higher) ddr3 memory today. So unless you want to wait 2+ years for your upgrade then just buy now :) 

There is not major benefit from memory going above 1600 right now, there is some but not a lot. Seems 2133 is a good sweetspot at the moment where its not much more than 1600, and is faster if that becomes useful later.
November 26, 2013 11:42:14 AM

Supahos said:
No reason to bother, the Initial DDR4 will be 2133, and you can already get 2400 (or even higher) ddr3 memory today. So unless you want to wait 2+ years for your upgrade then just buy now :) 

There is not major benefit from memory going above 1600 right now, there is some but not a lot. Seems 2133 is a good sweetspot at the moment where its not much more than 1600, and is faster if that becomes useful later.


Well, it's pretty neat to have a 1.2v DIMM at 2133. The highest speed I saw for DDR3U (1.25v) was 1600.

By the way, integrated graphics (e.g Intel HD Graphics 4600/ A10 6800K APU) really benefit from those stuffz.
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November 26, 2013 1:48:32 PM

If the latency is worse with ddr4, you'd still be just as well off with ddr3 @2400 or 2666. The voltage might make a tiny difference in a laptop, but in a desktop environment the ram voltage is a nonfactor. I hope it does progress things, but nothing I've seen has me excited. Who knows maybe they can double the launch speed like they did with ddr3 (from 1333 to 2666) so if that works than some 4266 mhz ram would be pretty cool I guess.
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