Crucial revealed its DDR4 strips ready to be released on paper at least. DDR4 is the new standard for RAM and should replace DDR3 in the next few years.
Crucial’s product consists of a single 4GB module produced on 30nm and running at 1.2v, resulting in approximately 20 percent energy savings. They were operating on 2133MHz – bare minimum for DDR4 but still a fair bit above the current standard of 1600Mhz. Crucial calls these the Crucial Ballistix.
DDR4 ram can run anywhere between 2133Mhz and 4266Mhz and should cut the cheese dual-sided offering energy savings while improving performance. With manufacturers producing these more commonly now, it’s only an inevitable amount of time until they’re mass introduced onto the consumer market.