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Old 04-17-2008, 04:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Corsair DDR3-1333 2x1gb for 119.99 bucks
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

its getting cheaper already.

I remember paying about 220 for my set of patriot ddr2-800, UGH.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The thing is...even at DDR3 2000, the FSB is still going to limit the performance. The difference is just not worth the price premium. Now if that DDR3 that costs you 4 times as much as DDR2 gave you a 3-4x performance gain it would be worth it. But a 10% increase in performance for a 400% price premium is just not viable. The reason nehalem will take advantage of ddr3 is due to the on board memory controller and doing away with the ancient FSB.
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DDR3 is not even standard yet so why should i care?
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just wanted to say veedub you have many a good point here.
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Yes but soon ddr3will be standard.

All the new chipsets are using it exclusively with the exception of a couple frankenboards...
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I would say within a year ddr3 will be the norm in sub $1000 custom built systems. Just a guess...
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I would say within a year ddr3 will be the norm in sub $1000 custom built systems. Just a guess...
A year is too fast. Maybe 1.5-2 years.
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A year is too fast. Maybe 1.5-2 years.
yeah thats what i would say...
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The thing is...even at DDR3 2000, the FSB is still going to limit the performance. The difference is just not worth the price premium. Now if that DDR3 that costs you 4 times as much as DDR2 gave you a 3-4x performance gain it would be worth it. But a 10% increase in performance for a 400% price premium is just not viable. The reason nehalem will take advantage of ddr3 is due to the on board memory controller and doing away with the ancient FSB.
Oh they're doing on board finally? Sheesh, AMD went that route forever ago.
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Honestly though, the price of DDR3 is not that high. I remember paying $280 for my 2Gb OCZ Titanium Kit less than 2 years ago...

We've just been spoiled by the low cost of ddr2, and I have a feeling the market is going to crash soon and we're going to some some big price hikes.
agreed.... i remember a time during s939 i had to buy my g.skill hz's for about 120 dollars a pop.. FOR 1 GIG....
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