DDR2 Discussion

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by The_Neon_Cowboy, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    One begins to ask and think about DDR2 as Intel supports it and it appears
    an AMD DDR2 based solution will be coming/expected later this fall. Then
    Again there are baseless rumors about ddr3 or XDR...

    IS DDR2 that much better? I been reading and after getting a brain full reading
    about the situation and differences I ready to just see what others think. It seems
    to be held back by the more latent timings but the much higher clock rate accounts
    for something too don't it? As well as dual channel support.

    With memory prices for DDR2 almost a cheap as DDR right not and me
    thinking of switching at least one of my prospective PC's to Intel DDR2
    has my attention. (DDR2 timeings are also improveing)

    Also I wonder If the dual core cpu's affect that situation...
     
  2. Zelig

    Zelig Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's an improvement. At the same speeds, DDR2 generally has lower latency than DDR1, and AMD should get somewhat lower latencies than Intel anyway with the on-die memory controller.

    And it takes less wattage to run, which is always good. :)

    I'm probably sticking with my current DDR1/S939/PCI-Express rig for quite some time though.
     
  3. Lowfat

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    DDR2 isn't needed on A64 systems yet. They don't need that much bandwidth.
     
  4. CrapolaJola

    CrapolaJola The Great DaK

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    DDR2 originally sucked but, has really been coming out strong lately. Mushkin, OCZ, and some other companies newer ram can achieve VERY high speeds @ 4-2-2, very impressive stuff.
     
  5. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    What is considerd good timeings? for example some OCZ 667
    is like 4-4-4-8 but others I see are like 5-5-5-12

    The lower mhz memory is getting better timeings i know but the
    higher mhz stuff the timeings are alot higher
     

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