Technically Speaking: What DDR4 Memory Means For Computing


DDR4 Memory Spec

The PC industry hasn't seen an updated memory spec in a while, and it was long past due. That upgrade came last week, as the memory standards group JEDEC revealed that it had published a spec for DDR4 SDRAM, defining "features, functionalities, AC and DC characteristics, packages and ball/signal assignments," that builds on the DDR3 spec, first published in 2007. The DDR4 spec applies to SDRAM devices from 2 GB through 16 GB for x4, x8 and x16 buses. Here's a look at some of the particulars.