Grav!ty wrote:I think the next PC RAM will jump to DDR5 and give DDR4 a miss. GDDR5 RAM is already being used in some recent ATi GPU's and GPU's tend to be the guinea pigs of RAM.
I think that GDDR *used* to be the guinea pigs of RAM, but as I understand things the two have diverged somewhat
It was announced in 2008 that the successor to DDR will be DDR4, scheduled for release in ~2011. Speeds of DDR4 will start at 1,6 Ghz up to a theoretical maximum 3,2 Ghz. Theoretical maximum for DDR3 is about 2,2 Ghz (I *think*), with the current maximum speed for commercially available DDR3 @ 2 Ghz.
AMD are btw planning on releasing quad-channel DDR3 hardware in 2010, so it will be interesting to see what Intel's next move will be