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Corsair Launches DDR4 Memory

While the JEDEC standard for DDR3 slowly creeped up from 800 MHz to 1600-1866 MHz, the new DDR4 modules will come out of the gate at DDR4-2133 CAS 15. Similarly with DDR3, the JEDEC specifications seemed a little slow for the memory manufacturers who are all keen to get more market share than anyone else. To that extent, Corsair in conjunction with ASUS is launching today the highest specification DDR4 announced to date.

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rodiabloalmeida1119d ago

4x4 GB kits? Call me when they jump to no less than 4x16 GB for a start. Not that I need that much, but DDR4 can deliver up to 128x4 due to its inherent technology.

Loktai1119d ago

Kind of off topic but I get what you mean, my current rig is an HP dual quadcore xeon workstation with 32gb of memory in it... anything less would feel like Im stepping down even if its technically much faster.

It sounds impractical and kind of is but I run into workstations and parts in my line of work so its basically free.

dantesparda1119d ago

And people claim that latency is so important for the CPU yet, every new iteration of DDR has higher latencies in exchange for higher bandwidth. 15 cas latency is high as ish. DDR3 can do better than that.

RevXM1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

cas by itself is no good indicator for actual real world latency as it also depends on clockspeeds and type of hardware.

1066MHz 2133 DDR3 CAS 12 memory has less lag than 800MHz 1600 DDR3 CAS 10.

It is going to be just fine I bet.

TheWackyMan1119d ago

Wake me up when it's affordable.

Plagasx1119d ago

Sweet dreams, you'll be sleeping for a long time.

IndianaBonez421119d ago

The price is already going down for ddr4. In two or three years it should be affordable for everyone.

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edqe1119d ago (Edited 1119d ago )

Very nice times for PC gamers. Since many gamers uses their machines for working as well all these new CPUs, GPUs, DDR4 etc. are more than nice.

Unfortunately games from big publishers like EA and Ubisoft are made for machines that has weak CPU and mediocre GPU so most of the resources goes for vain. Fortunately there's new raising stars that makes games for PC (Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, etc.)

anticlimax1118d ago

Personally I'd rather have a game that is well optimized for midrange computers than one that pulls out all the stops.

I don't plan on upgrade my senile-old build just yet and I choose a fluid experience over a choppy, but 'nextgen' experience any day.

edqe1118d ago

There is still lots of "PC gamers" who has older than 4 years old dGPU. Personally I think those cards are too old for gaming. Game developers should be able to make games for OpenGL 4.4 and Direct3D 11 already and switch to OpenGL 4.5 and Direct3D 12 immediately when possible.

I hope Valve is able to make some kind of targets (low, mid, high) developers could make their games. At the moment it seems the target is "console level" which I think too low for PCs.

Vegamyster1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

@edqe

"There is still lots of "PC gamers" who has older than 4 years old dGPU. Personally I think those cards are too old for gaming."

Why? A 4+ year old GTX 480 can perform better then current gen consoles and one of the guys i watch on Youtube has 560 TI SLI (coming up on 4 years) and they max out most games at 1080p 60 fps or coming close.

edqe1118d ago (Edited 1118d ago )

@Vegamyster: "Why? A 4+ year old GTX 480 can perform better then current gen consoles and one of the guys i watch on Youtube has 560 TI SLI (coming up on 4 years) and they max out most games at 1080p 60 fps or coming close."

Personally I don't care what consoles can do. I'm only interested about PC and especially OpenGL and Linux.

GTX 480 and 560 TI supports Direct3D 11 (12?) and OpenGL 4.5 so I'm totally fine with those cards. I just hope that game developers could already start to use OpenGL 4.5 and Direct3D 11 without worries.

anticlimax1118d ago

Well CDPR made a game that pushed boundaries with The Witcher 2, but I went through hell trying to play it on my 6950.

What's the point of a great looking game when only a part of the community can run a playable build of it.

starchild1118d ago

Huh? It definitely runs better on my GTX 770, but it runs just fine on my HD 7950.

Agent_hitman1119d ago

The technology of that still can be considered as premature due to its price. It is expensive, I will just buy a mobo with DDR4 support if its affordable.. As of now, there's no reason to upgrade to DDR4.

Artemidorus1118d ago

Waiting for the ill educated Sony fans to destory this article claiming the Playstation 4 has better shared memory and the best memory in the world.

Somebody1118d ago

Let them come. Although it'll be much more interesting to how they respond when GDDR6 is out.

It's funny that the PS4's revered shared memory wouldn't have existed if PC gamers hadn't kept buying all those graphic cards.

BrianG1118d ago

Completely irrelevant -Bubble

Jihaad_cpt1118d ago

I'm glad you only have one bubble

Goshensfinest1118d ago

Accidental disagree, sorry

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