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Windows 7: DDR4 Next-gen memory. Next-gen performance.


05 Dec 2013   #21

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

Instant (seemingly) boot up to Windows (or your OS of choice), file transfers, load times, etc. Basically, data storage and transfer speeds can always hold more and be faster.

That being said though, I still haven't gotten around to getting an SSD - still thinking about getting one on my next main upgrade. Right now, a lot of stuff on my HDD is loading from it's cache in RAM, so, fast "enough" for me (and much of it likely faster than what SSDs are capable of too).

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05 Dec 2013   #22

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrend View Post
Instant (seemingly) boot up to Windows (or your OS of choice), file transfers, etc. Basically, data storage and transfer speeds can always hold more and be faster.

That being said though, I still haven't gotten around to getting an SSD - still thinking about getting one on my next main upgrade. Right now, a lot of stuff on my HDD is running from it's cache in RAM, so, fast "enough" for me (and much of it likely faster than SSDs).
The access times of SSD's are exponentially faster than hard drives....and I'm pretty sure HDD caching doesn't hold a candle to SSD Sequential/Random 4K speeds.
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05 Dec 2013   #23

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

Much of it is cached in my on-board RAM.
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05 Dec 2013   #24

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't believe that time is far off when a SSD will have the equivalent of ram made in it as a unit.
How about a motherboard that incorporates a SSD with built in ram plus a cpu with complete video/audio support that works with the SSD/RAM with these new down sized ports and what ever DDR? required.
Made as one unit and sold as one unit. No repair just replace the complete unit. Nick named the Throw Away. The only thing separate and replaceable would be the cooling method.
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05 Dec 2013   #25

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

The general problem with RAM is that it's "volatile" memory, and still pretty expensive for large storage capacity. There are ways around some of the problems with it being volatile that could resolve that issue, for the most part. Cost for capacity would still likely limit its market viability. It is tempting though to take advantage of its speed performance, and for some server types (etc.) it's worth the price of admission.

For RAM speed SSDs (as it were) the limiting factor would be the SATA connection itself.

This is a benchmark on my RAM drive (actual RAM speeds are faster though):

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06 Dec 2013   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
Graphics cards jumped from DDR3 to DDR5 without bothering with 4. I still use some CAS2 DDR, I wonder how high the latency will be with DDR4?
There are some graphics card that had GDDR4 memory like the Radeon X1950 XT
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08 Dec 2013   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

This is interesting o.o

Thanks for the read Brink.
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08 Dec 2013   #28

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

ddr 4 and or ddr 5 ram sounds like it would be pretty sick! I just hope my mb will possibly be compatible with it as i dont want to have to shell out for new mb especially if my current one still works.
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08 Dec 2013   #29
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm sure it won't be compatible just as DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 are not. Each one needs the memory controller to be compatible.

Matts, did you mean slick instead of sick?
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08 Dec 2013   #30

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I'm sure it won't be compatible just as DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 are not. Each one needs the memory controller to be compatible.

Matts, did you mean slick instead of sick?
Well no I meant sick but why would it possibly
Not be compatible? It is due to different clock speeds of
The ram and different speeds in general?
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