Technically Speaking: What DDR4 Memory Means For Computing

Ramping Up

If DDR3 provides any indication, it could take two years or more before DDR4 becomes mainstream. Introduced in 2007, DDR3 didn't even register significant market share until 2009, when it held about 24 percent of the market. According to a 2011 report by market researcher iSuppli, DDR4 might gain as much as 12 percent of the market by 2014, but could eclipse DDR3 the following year. DDR3 currently enjoys more than 90 percent of the market, which will continue through 2013.

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