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Is DDR4 really that much better?

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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.

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Josef
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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
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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.
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Thanks a lot!
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