DDR4 is Twice as Fast and Uses Less Power

By Gary Cutlack on at

Those left in charge of such things as memory specifications have published plans for the next-generation of computer RAM, with the spec revealing memory that operates at twice the speed while drawing less power. Let's just hope it doesn't cost 12 times as much.

The spec comes from JEDEC, which has outlined the plans for next-gen DDR4 standard in its latest announcement. DDR4 sticks will start at 2GB and rise to 16GB, with the memory management people claiming it'll max out at 3.2 giga transfers per second, twice the 1.6 usually managed by DDR3. The memory bus speed starts at 2133MHz, up from the 1333MHz and 1666MHz of DDR3.

If that doesn't mean anything to you, it's basically saying you'll have a bit of a quicker computer in about 2014. [JEDEC via The Register]

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