Wow this is really interesting, but why is the production cost so cheap, and aside from price why would manaufacturers stick with the 40nm technology over the newer 30nm, isn't there some sort of performance gain or some advantage in the 30nm chips?
Either way, im researching on newegg right now to go up from 8gb to 16gb of RAM
However when it says "Most CPUs have trouble running a high number of memory banks at high speeds--keeping the number of banks down is important if you want to push speeds upwards" does that mean it would be faster to say have, 2 DIM slots with 8gb sticks, than 4 DIM slots with 4GB sticks??
Moving from one process to another is expensive and time consuming. It's less a question of 8wanting* to stick with 40nm as it is having the money to move to 30nm.
So, ok. You need to understand what affects a memory controller. There are three concerns:
1) Total number of memory banks. A single-sided stick of RAM has fewer banks than a double-sided stick of RAM.
2) Number of slots in use. If you want to run at high frequencies, fewer is better.
3) RAM frequency. If you want to run tons of RAM, expect to be frequency limited. A memory controller that can handle 4GB of DDR3-2133 may only be able to run 8GB of RAM at DDR3-1333 and 16GB at DDR3-1066.
The best way to keep a system stable at high RAM loads is to use as few slots as possible and single-sided RAM.
Let's hope that they can get their costs into some sort of control. I'm liking these low RAM prices right now, and I'd hate to see them go belly-up anytime soon.
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I am really liking the new lower priced stick and have been considering a mem upgrade this weekend .noticed that some of the prices I had previously had on a 'wish list' at the egg are bit less as well .so now may be the time
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Lower than production cost is pretty sad :/ Best of luck to them!
I'm new to this so this is probably a stupid question, but if they can make a 2GB chip for $1.50, is $52 for 8GB of DRAM not a rip off? I would have thought the chips were the most expensive components? or is it $1.50 for older types and DRR3 etc are just much more expensive?
BMC:I'm new to this so this is probably a stupid question, but if they can make a 2GB chip for $1.50, is $52 for 8GB of DRAM not a rip off? I would have thought the chips were the most expensive components? or is it $1.50 for older types and DRR3 etc are just much more expensive?
I would think that the costs of manufacturing the memory stick (after you have the parts) would have to be considered, plus the testing and programming the Intel XMP profile into them. Shipping and distribution costs probably play into the final figures too.
I know that there is stiff competition between these companies, and prices have never been this good for DDR3 RAM before. I like it like this, and would hate to see them go back up again.
Thanks for that Neil, ye very true, they're so good at the minute I think its time I treated myself to an upgrade!
BMC:I think its time I treated myself to an upgrade!
Yes, I don't know how much lower prices will go, but current prices seem to be quite the deal as far as I can see.
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