Samsung has started delivery of the first batch of DDR4 memory, the next generation of memories for computers. As usual, these memories will first find application in servers and only in 2014 will find a way to our laptop.
These memories work at 1.2 V, that is 20% less than DDR3, and that means less energy usage (and so less dissipation). Their speed is also better than the present generation , reaching 3.2 billion transfer per second, and that translates into 2.4 gigabits per second.
Again, we are on track with Moore’s law. Faster, cheaper, less power hungry. Let’s enjoy till it lasts!