WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
2013: DDR4 RAMs might come sooner than DDR3s did.
DDR3 memory seems to last quite long now as the unchallenged memory standard. As DDR4 finally makes the inroads in 2014,
Samsung wants DDR4 out sooner than 2014. DDR3 are just not profitable anymore because of their very low prices.
In fact, Samsung already has a DDR4 UDIMM. The product was revealed back in January 2011.
Going from DDR2 to DDR3 took three years. Samsung, and Hynix, hope for the transition from DDR3 to DDR4 to be completed faster.
DDR4 will bring along even higher bandwidth, but accompanied with higher latency settings.
This problem might impact the desktop and workstation benchmarks at the early stage, however, just as with DDR3, more optimised dies should appear over time.
On the other hand, its further power savings should help in the adoption.
Companies like Samsung and Hynix are expecting samples of higher speed DDR4 chips this year, with high density 4 Gbit dies following next year. But, again, any real deployment has to wait till 2014, when at least some Intel and AMD platforms are expected to support the new memory.