Solved

Is DDR4 really that much better?

Posted on 2014-09-27
3
522 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-27
Just out of curiosity for now.

I understand that in the long run that DDR4 will be far superior to DDR3. However, what about now? Just looking at the clock speeds and latency it seems that DDR3 is just as good or even better. Looking at the benchmarks i don't see anyone comparing similar speeds. For example they're comparing 2133 DDr4 to 1600 DDR3. Makes no sense. Has anyone tried DDR4 and right now is it really worth it? I know it's pretty expensive.

I'm thinking of upgrading in the next year or so, so i'm just kinda looking around.

Thanks
Josef
0
Comment
Question by:Josef Al-Chacar
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Michael-Best earned 500 total points
ID: 40347737
To answer your question:
"However, what about now?"

Better to  wait until you really need it.

Read this from tomshardware.com
DDR4 vs DDR3 : A breakdown.
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2291218/ddr4-ddr3-breakdown.html

Also FYI
This chart from micron.com shows that DDR4 is worth considering.
DDR4 – Advantages of Migrating from DDR3
http://www.micron.com/products/dram/ddr3-to-ddr4
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Josef Al-Chacar
ID: 40348099
Yeah i think i will wait a a year or so for them to amp up the speed. My system now is pretty freaking good i just like to upgrade every couple years or so.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Closing Comment

by:Josef Al-Chacar
ID: 40348100
Thanks a lot!
0

Featured Post

Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question