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malachi1313
09-06-07, 10:03 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010170147+1052129233&name=240-Pin+DDR3+SDRAM WTF?? It doesn't even improve on the performance of ddr2.

gabamanic
09-06-07, 10:50 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010170147+1052129233&name=240-Pin+DDR3+SDRAM WTF?? It doesn't even improve on the performance of ddr2.


If you stay in the computer gaming world you will eventually go to DDR3. Do you know how many people said this same thing about DDR2 when it first came out? LOL.

Give it another year and DDR3 will be a good bit faster once the timings get worked out. Its the same way DDR2 was in the beginning.

malachi1313
09-06-07, 10:53 PM
But the price just doesn't justify the performance gains at all.

Absolution
09-06-07, 11:02 PM
But the price just doesn't justify the performance gains at all.
what performance gains? unless you encode all day long, you wont notice any

gabamanic
09-06-07, 11:16 PM
But the price just doesn't justify the performance gains at all.


Like I said, in a year it will be worth it as it will be more affordable and the ram timings will be better. But not right now.

Have you forgotten how it was when DDR2 first came out?

Madpistol
09-07-07, 07:06 AM
This cycle happens every time a new memory standard is introduced:

New memory is released
New memory is slower than old memory
New memory is more expensive than old memory
New memory uses less power.

1st year

New memory has better timings than initial release
New memory has much faster clock speeds
New memory is cheaper than initial release
New memory still uses less power

2nd year

New memory is now the standard on the market and superior to Old memory in nearly every way
New memory is cheaper than old memory.



This cycle happens pretty much every time. Don't buy the new memory initially, but several years down the road, it is the way to go.

hell_of_doom227
09-07-07, 07:10 AM
This cycle happens every time a new memory standard is introduced:

New memory is released
New memory is slower than old memory
New memory is more expensive than old memory
New memory uses less power.

1st year

New memory has better timings than initial release
New memory has much faster clock speeds
New memory is cheaper than initial release
New memory still uses less power

2nd year

New memory is now the standard on the market and superior to Old memory in nearly every way
New memory is cheaper than old memory.



This cycle happens pretty much every time. Don't buy the new memory initially, but several years down the road, it is the way to go.

Nice said

Joe Public
09-07-07, 07:52 AM
Yeah, by 2009 DDR3 will have vastly overtaken DDR2 in terms of bandwidth and price. Who buys DDR1 these days? The standard hit the wall and can't go any further, as will the case eventually be with DDR2 as well.

SOAD
09-07-07, 12:24 PM
Yeah, by 2009 DDR3 will have vastly overtaken DDR2 in terms of bandwidth and price. Who buys DDR1 these days? The standard hit the wall and can't go any further, as will the case eventually be with DDR2 as well.


I think it has already ;)


Manufacturers are seeing that past 2.4v the memory becomes very unstable and eventually breaks :(


oh well

bail_w
09-08-07, 01:38 AM
Would you go for DDR3 if they go for 100 GB for 2gb similar to DDR2 (even lower ) ?

jAkUp
09-08-07, 02:24 AM
When the timings get lower it will be well worth it.