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Although DDR4 memory has considerably higher clock-rate potential than DDR3, so far all manufacturers of enthusiast-class memory modules have not introduced DDR4 memory solutions clocked higher than at 3.0GHz, which is surprising. Apparently, there is nothing wrong with the first-generation DDR4 since Avexir, a memory module maker from Taiwan, this week unveiled plans for 3.40GHz DDR4 modules.

This week Overclockers UK and Caseking, two leading e-tailers from Europe, said they would exclusively sell Avexir memory modules in the U.K. and in Mainland Europe. Among other things the two companies revealed that Avexir plans to release 3.40GHz DDR4 memory modules going forward.

“The Avexir Platinum is a slick black module with current speeds up to 2400MHz and with a hint of up to 3400MHz in the future along with the signature LED series returning with DDR4,” a statement by two companies reads.

The Avexir Platinum modules come without heat-spreaders and given their maximum clock-rate of only 2.40GHz, they are clearly not designed for overclockers seeking for maximum performance. It is more likely that 3.40GHz frequency will be hit by Avexir’s Blitz memory modules aimed at enthusiasts and featuring LED lighting.

It is unknown when exactly Avexir plans to introduce 3.40GHz DDR4 memory modules. Keeping in mind that the company has not yet introduced its enthusiast-class DDR4 range, it is likely that 3.40GHz modules will be a part of it in the coming months.

Initially DDR4 memory will only be supported by high-end desktop (HEDT) platforms based on Intel Corp.’s Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” microprocessors and X99 chipsets.

Tags: Avexir, DDR4, Haswell-E, Intel, Core, Core i7, Haswell, HEDT, Intel X99, Wellsburg, Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K, Core i7-5820K, X99

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What CAS latency is it though 20? lol
2 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 08/22/14 12:46:40 AM]
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I was just gonna ask the same thing in the same sarcastic way LOL.
1 0 [Posted by: Chris Martinelli  | Date: 08/22/14 08:23:50 AM]
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0 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 08/25/14 02:56:04 AM]
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Actually your sarcasm was close to reality
It is 15.
I miss the times of DDR 400 Memory with CL3
0 0 [Posted by: Rollora  | Date: 08/24/14 08:37:33 PM]
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15 at 3.40ghz is quite good, That's impressive for a first batch. The other big memory makers have much lower speeds with latency around 15-16. 1ghz jump while retaining same cas is quite good in my opinion.
Now wether or not it makes any difference is another matter, I think if they can get cas down to 10 in a year or 2 it might make a little bit more of a difference in desktop. I have 32 gb DDR3 now only at 1866 but the cas is 9 and it's fantastic.
0 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 08/25/14 02:54:48 AM]
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1 4 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 08/22/14 10:08:15 AM]
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I don't agree with your assessment for at least 3 reasons:

1) APUs are greatly memory bandwidth bottlenecked. AMD's APUs would benefit tremendously from DDR4-3400mhz.

2) You only say that DDR4 offers nothing over DDR3 because the price is more at the moment. However, once density increases and prices reach parity with DDR3, we could have 16GB DDR4 modules which gives us more capacity in a system. Secondly, we would get lower power consumption at 1.2V.

3) The same could have been said for DDR1-> DDR2 or DDR2->DDR3. What we don't want is for anything to bottleneck our CPUs/GPUs. It's better to have more memory bandwidth now, then to run into a memory bottleneck in 2 years and have Intel/AMD scramble. It's like SATA III or PCIe 3.0. At first SATA III was enough and now SSDs have completely maxed it out. Sooner or later PCIe 3.0 and DDR3-1600 will be a major bottleneck but with PCIe 4.0 and DDR4 we know we won't be bottlenecked by those aspects.

So, in conclusion, DDR4 will offer much faster speeds at lower power consumption, larger densities and ensure we do not get bottlenecked down the line since the technology is there. DDR4 needs to come out since it will probably be around for 4-5 years and we need this tech to mature.
2 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 08/23/14 06:28:19 AM]
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Nope unfortunately you are wrong. 5-10 years from now DDR4 might offer some value to a CPU or APU powered desktop but not at the moment as 1600 MHz. isn't saturated for a CPU and 2133 MHz. is the typical performance drop-off for APU. BTW, PCIe 2.1 isn't maxed out either.

DDR3 LV runs at 1.2v so no real gain there. Density isn't an issue for any existing desktop system as most people only need 8GB. even though they "think" more is better. DDR4 offers no desktop advantage for current systems or those to be released for many years to come. Yes DDR3 is lower cost and even if DDR4 were the same price it would not be desirable as the topology is different from DDR3 and thus requires replacement of ALL of the DRAM. No addition to the existing DDR4 is possible as was possible with DDR, DDR2 and DDR3.

The hyping of the new DDR4 stuff is to get the technically challenged to blow their money on products that don't deliver any significant system performance improvements. It works because many PC enthusiasts don't bother to educate themselves and thus they fall for the marketing hype.
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