DDR3 memory has been the standard for years, but that will soon change. Our friends over at Crucial Technology have just announced that they’ll begin selling DDR4 RAM some time before the end of December 2013.
DDR4 promises to be a major upgrade over DDR3. The new memory standard doubles the speed of its predecessor while also doubling the maximum storage capacity per module from 8GB to 16GB. And just as important, the new DDR4 RAM will operate on a meager 1.2 volts of electricity which means it should run cooler and save energy.
As of this writing there are no PCs (or even motherboards for that matter) that can use DDR4 RAM, but that will quickly change after the new memory sticks hit the market.
Recommendation: If you’re planning to purchase a new computer within the next 6 months, you might want to consider waiting until machines loaded with the new DDR4 memory hit the store shelves. I believe it will be well worth the wait.