Crucial Bringing DDR4 RAM To Customers By End Of 2013

It seems rather early but US based semiconductor devices brand Crucial will be launching DDR4 RAM for the public by the end of 2013. Although it has not provided a tentative launch date on its #-Link-Snipped-#, it has given a list of features that you can expect from a DDR4 RAM. The new RAM will be capable of running at speeds of up to 2133MHz (2.1 GHz) which is twice as fast as the present generation DDR3 RAMs which run at a max clock speed of 1000MHz. Since DDR4 RAMs use smaller dies than their predecessors they will be capable of cramming more gigabits of storage on a single stick. In terms of figures, DDR4 RAMs will be capable of handling 16GB per module. This is a huge step up from DDR3 RAM modules which could store up to 8GB per module.


Laptop users would be glad to know that DDR4 RAMs will consume 1.2 volts of power which is twenty percent less than that of DDR3 RAMs which consume 1.5 volts. The only drawback is that you have to upgrade your motherboard and that presumably will cost you a lot of money. #-Link-Snipped-# predicts that DDR4 RAMs will be taking over the market by late 2014 to early 2015. So you have got a year’s time to save up for the upgrade.


  • Kaustubh Katdare
    Kaustubh Katdare
    Check's whether the systems are passing Moore's Law ... test passed.
  • Jeffrey Arulraj
    Jeffrey Arulraj
    One law that has brought electronics to saturation is Moore's Law. What next after Moore anyway

    And If the process is so pricy Why not upgrade to a better laptop than to change the Memory tech of the laptop alone
  • lal
    Ah! Yet another upgrade. That sounds great. Hoping this won't be much of a burden on the pocket.

    By the way,

    "DDR4 RAMs will consume 1.2 volts of power which is twenty percent less than that of DDR3 RAMs which consume 1.5 volts."

    Voltage isn't the unit of power. And neither can it be consumed 😀

    It should rather be something like, "DDR4 RAMs will work on 1.2 volts which is twenty percent less than that of DDR3 RAMs which need 1.5 volts."
  • prahu mac
    prahu mac
    nice waiting for the upgrade!!!!!!
  • Abhishek Rawal
    Abhishek Rawal
    None of the current processors (except Haswell-E) & chipsets (except X99,LGA2013) support DDR4.(X99 is not officially released, I guess) So obviously it won't be popular among the customers the moment it'll be launched. I predict when Skylake processors will be released, it is when DDR4 RAMs will be 'popular' among users like DDR3 is now.
    BTW, no dual-channel! <- Best thing of all other features.
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    mind = blown. Infographics are cool. Check this one from Crucial -


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