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

08 Dec 2013   #31
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The memory controller I suspect would be the main problem due to the different way the RAM stores and addresses data. DDR4 RAM will have much higher frequencies and higher Column Access latencies. The DDR4 stick I'm sure will have a different slot configuration as well.

So it looks like it will take new CPUs and boards. Memory controllers are in the CPU.


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08 Dec 2013   #32
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

DDR3 is 240 pins and DDR4 is 280 pins and DDR4 is limited to one stick per channel and requires a different controller in the CPU. Rumors are that newer CPU's may have dual controllers to run DDR 3 and DDR4 memory but Motherboards will probably only support only one type.

Jim
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09 Dec 2013   #33
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I won't jump on the DDR4 bandwagon. I've read many would rather pass.
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