THE DDR3 TALK here by Qimonda (yeah, a seemingly vulgar word in some Latin lingos) was filled to the capacity.
It showed a couple of interesting points, starting with the 1Gb dies becoming mainstream by early next year. According to the speaker, the 2Gb dies are also due soon, with take off pipped for mid next year.
That happens to be the expected DDR2-to-DDR3 crossover time as well, when the DDR3 would take the majority of new shipments for the first time.
Interestingly, the voltage reduction is more of a focus now, not just the speed: the push to run DDR3-1333 at 1.35 volts for 2009 is there, reducing the power consumption by some 17 per cent.
At the high end, their Xtune Aeneon overclocker's memory runs DDR3-1800 - CL10 though - speed at standard 1.5 volts. This should help with cooling. Not bad if having four 2GB modules, giving 8GB of densely packed RAM without having to worry about the heat.
Then we come to the DDR4 intro for 2012 on a 30nm process, and targeted for 1.2 volt level. The 2012 DDR4 speeds look to start with DDR4-2133 and moving quickly to DDR4-2667 mainstream and DDR4-3200 "enthusiast" speeds in 2013.
But hold on, that's after the Dec 2012 "end of the world" date prophesised by quite a few calendars, isn't it? µ
It's an onomatopoeic week for Google
Hope that free lunch was delicious
It's like Bixby being terrible never happened
Notch to be outdone