Good news for anyone looking to build a fast PC – Micron has teased their upcoming DDR4 RAM modules, and suggested that they’ll be in production by the end of this year. Their DDR4 RAM will run at 2400MT/s, and it will come in 4GB 8x sticks to start with larger modules coming in the future.
Samsung unveiled plans for a similar stick of RAM last year, which is more good news for PC enthusiasts, but there’s one catch – JEDEC hasn’t finalized the DDR4 standard yet. That means that these early efforts by Micron and Samsung might not be up to snuff when the standard is finalized, and ultimately they may not be compliant with the finalized DDR4 technology.
These early efforts at DDR4 RAM are expected to be adopted mainly by enterprise customers looking to beef up servers and other essential business-side computers, though gamers are likely paying close attention to the DDR4 race.
So, should you jump on the DDR4 bandwagon? Well, if you just can’t wait, and you don’t mind the possibility of having to upgrade your RAM again within the next couple of years, sure, go for it – you’ll probably be able to make the switch to DDR4 early next year. If, on the other hand, you would rather hold off until you can be sure you’re getting the final version of the new memory technology, you’ll want to hold of at least until JEDEC finalizes the DDR4 standard.
Whether or not you choose to take the plunge early, it’s exciting to see the new RAM technology starting to take a hold. We’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date on new developments in DDR4 technology.