quote: The memory comes with a promise of a power consumption reduction of 40% compared to current commercial DDR2 modules, due to DDR3's 90nm fabrication technology, allowing for lower operating currents and voltages (1.5 V, compared to DDR2's 1.8 V or DDR's 2.5 V). "Dual-gate" transistors will be used to reduce leakage of current.
DDR3's prefetch buffer width is 8 bit, whereas DDR2's is 4 bit, and DDR's is 2 bit.
Theoretically, these modules could transfer data at the effective clockrate of 400-800 MHz (for a single clock bandwidth of 800-1600 MHz), compared to DDR2's current range of 200-533 MHz (400-1066 MHz) or DDR's range of 100-300 MHz (200-600 MHz). To date, such bandwidth requirements have been mainly on the graphics market, where vast transfer of information between framebuffers is required.
quote: Why is it taking Intel so long to replace their high-end chipset?
quote: Because the 975X was made after the 965.
quote: Because the 975X was made after the 965
quote: AMD has been able to stretch Socket 939 over a long time.
quote: I wish Intel would take a hint from AMD in regards to making a motherboard that will support future CPUs.