Ready for even faster PC performance? If you read our blog frequently, then you probably already know how important it is to upgrade your RAM. While DDR3 RAM is obviously very fast, we’ve been waiting for years for the next generation of RAM to be released.
Finally, in 2013, PC speed enthusiasts will have their wish. Micron, one of the world’s largest RAM manufacturers, says that a DDR4 DRAM module is up and running right now. By 2013, DDR4 should make it to the market.
So what kind of advantages does DDR4 have for people who want faster PC performance? Well, the main advantage of DDR4 is the fact that it has higher clock speeds and faster data transfer rates. While most PC hardware components have higher clock speeds and faster data transfer rates than their predecessors, it’s interesting to note that DDR4 will also use less voltage than previous RAM versions.
By the end of 2012, DDR4 RAM should be in full production. Soon after, DDR4 RAM will be released for enterprise and server markets before finally entering the consumer and mobile markets at some point in 2013.
If you can’t wait that long to get the latest and greatest RAM upgrades, then don’t worry: DDR3 RAM is incredibly inexpensive these days, and for under $50, you can add approximately 8 gigabytes of RAM to your system. That’s more than enough to handle any of today’s programs and operating systems, and an 8 gigabyte RAM upgrade can help your computer run some of the latest PC games – provided you have the CPU and video card power to go with it.