View Full Version : DDR3 - About a year away

08-16-06, 12:24 PM
seems like DDR3 will be released next year around this time (Q3 2007).

looks like i may be goin straight from DDR to DDR3. :D

THE BEARLAKE-X chipset family will bring a support for new DDR 3 memory. Intel has been using DDR2 for a while and in the third quarter next year it wants to add support for DDR3 to these new chipsets.

The chipset will be paired with the ICH9 family south bridge in ICH9R and IHC9DH flavours.

The chipset Bearlake-X will have support for PCIe 2.0, 2x16X PCIe graphics, DDR3 running at 1333 speed, Quad core support. This chipset will follow after announcement of Bearlake-P and Bearlake-G chipsets in Q2 2007. The key difference is that the first Bearlake won't have as many features as the Bearlake-X and G+ especially the DDR 3 support.

It is still a year away but time flies when you're having fun.

Intel Chipset Will Support DDR3 (http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33719)

but it is The Inquirer, so dont take it too seriously. ;)

08-16-06, 12:26 PM
Good to know.

I'll probably be wating till DDR3 myself. :)

08-16-06, 12:42 PM
thats excactly when i will upgrade, don't need or want ddr2

08-16-06, 02:42 PM
Sam here. That is comng too close now to waste money on DDR2 ram.

08-16-06, 10:44 PM
AWSOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! thanks for the infooo.

08-16-06, 11:47 PM

yea im definitely holdin out for DDR3 now. if intel still has the performance crown, then it looks like my new system is already starting to come together ;)

08-17-06, 02:26 PM
It's a bit far off, though Bearlake X looks interesting.