Items tagged with DDR3

Although information has been floating around for ages and product hit the channel sooner than expected, today is actually the day Intel is officially unleashing their newest mainstream desktop chipset, the P35, a member of the formerly codenamed “Bearlake” family.  In addition to a new Southbridge, the P35 chipset ushers in support for DDR3 system memory in the desktop.  It also supports legacy DDR2 memory, depending on the motherboard’s DIMM slot configuration. We’ve taken a pair of brand-new P35-based motherboards from Asus for a spin with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory installed.  As you’ll see, thanks to some relatively high latencies currently, DDR3 doesn’t affect performance all that much.... Read more...
Motherboard chipset technology isn't refreshed at the same fevered pitch that processors, memory or IO products are.  A CPU or GPU speed-bump is like low-lying fruit relatively speaking, but chipset enhancements can usher in a whole host of stability, interoperability and verification challenges.  Let's face it, when the product is the basis for a platform foundation, forward migrations can be painful if not carefully planned, so the upside benefits need to be worth-while for both the end customer as well as the manufacturer.  If you asked us a year ago, what Intel's path to a higher bandwidth system bus and memory access was, we might have told you serial links from the CPU to... Read more...
DDR2 memory has been around for the last couple of years, but the move to DDR3 is on the horizon. So what's the advantage of moving to DDR3? Well for starters, DDR3 memory requires only about 1.5 volts, less than DDR2, and also can be clocked at higher frequencies. DDR3 memory will still use the 240-pin form factor of DDR2 memory but the socket notch will be in a different place, so DDR3 memory will not be compatible with current DDR2 motherboards. The modules will be available starting around mid 2007 but don't expect to see them in systems until Intel's Bearlake chipset family is released. DDR3 is set to be the next PC memory standard and the successor... Read more...
Hey folks, I just got back from the new Batman movie and I was fairly impressed. Not nearly as cartoonish as the previous ones, and it gets back to what I love most about Batman... no special powers, no back-up forces, just some crazy rich guy in a cape with a cool car. That's a real super hero! Anyway, here's the news: Desktop DDR3 Modules Ready for Retail in 12 Months @ CoolTechZone "Manufacturers are finally being optimistic about DDR2 sales, and DDR2 has been through various speed steps to actually be a worthwhile standard with Intel platform with 1066MHz system bus. Although the market appears to be optimistic, DDR2 sales aren't nearly anywhere close to what manufacturers might expect... Read more...
Sneak Peek:  NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5700 Ultra with GDDR3 RAM By, Marco Chiappetta March 24, 2004 Monday, March 22, 2004: Good afternoon folks! An interesting package just landed in the lab, that we thought you'd like to take a look at. At first glance, the card below looks like an ordinary GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, but upon closer inspection one major difference is revealed... NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5700 ULTRA WITH GDD3 MEMORY Unlike the GeForce FX 5700 Ultras available at retail, this particular card is equipped with Samsung GDDR3 memory. Most of you have probably heard that next generation parts from NVIDIA will use GDDR3 memory, and while we can't say anything for certain at the... Read more...
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