Back at Computex 2014 we saw DDR4 memory in action, where we made an Adata employee very nervous by making it appear as if we were trying to see information they were obviously trying to hide. Now, the company has announced this memory, and we finally have the details.
The memory is DDR4-2133, which isn't much faster than high-end DDR3 memory. In fact, there is faster DDR3 memory. That's normal though, and we've seen this pattern in the past with the release of DDR3, as well. Mind you, one of the biggest goals of DDR4 is lower power consumption, so rather than running at 1.5 or 1.65 V, this memory runs at just 1.2 V. The memory modules will provide a bandwidth of about 17 GB/s. Another target of DDR4 memory is higher density, allowing for larger-capacity DIMMs, though we will probably only be seeing that a bit further down the line.
Timings for the modules are set at 15-15-15, and they are built to be used with the upcoming X99 platform.
These memory modules will be available in kits of two DIMMs, with total capacities of either 8 GB or 16 GB. There is no exact word on pricing or availability yet. We have reached out to Adata and will let you know when we hear back.
Update: Despite the image above, Adata will only be shipping single-DIMM kits. The 4 GB module will cost $69.99, while the 8 GB modules are priced at $129.99.
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Well, the DDR4 transition has to start somewhere... even if the starting point seems to make little to no sense.
We will have to address heat dissipation because of TSV stacking NANDs and so higher heat density. I really hope we abandon that aluminum heresy going on this days to address the problem with copper plating like Patriot Viper Xtreme 2000 9-10-9 have and they are regular height. We will probably see LP banks later and with lower capacity than the maximum 128GB unless in the meantime 20nm NANDS go down another two steps.
What do you guys think? Aim for the per core slower octa or the quicker hexa core for gaming!?
I hope you do realize that 2133-15 DDR4 will not have a 66% performance penalty over 2133-9 DDR3.