DDR4 SDRAM – Faster and More Improved Memory Capacity

DDR4 SDRAM which means in computing world for Double Data Rate Fourth Generation Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory was released for public purchase during the second quarter of 2014. It is the higher version of the DDR3 but with a lesser voltage requirement of only 1.2 volts. Compared to DDR3’s 1.5 V, it operates a frequency ranging from 1600 to 3200 MHz and it also has a higher data rate transfer than its previous versions. The production of DDR4 was presumably an ambitious undertaking. In its first pilot release in 2013 it was predicted to gather around 5% of the overall DRAM market and by 2015, adoption may reach about 50%. Unfortunately, its full release in the market only began this year (2014) so even its complete release has started to come true, the expectations is now not high as before and this because with the development of the DDR5 which is expected to emerge in 2016. Moreover, the computing community that has anticipated on the dawn of the DDR4 was not disappointed. The DDR4 boasts of its lower power requirements which correspond to less waste heat. Its faster data transfer also support power-down mode that can reduce standby power consumption between 40 to 50 percent on desktops. For the host devices these can now shift to standby mode with no need for memory refresh.  What to Expect When used on servers and laptops, we can expect that our batteries can last a little longer because of lesser power use with the DDR4. Especially with the servers that run 24 hours a day, these can use terabytes of memory but...

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