DDR3 Mainstream By 2009

Samsung expects DDR3 memory chips to eclipse DDR2 as the mainstream DRAM technology for PCs by early 2009. DDR3 offers faster performance and lower power consumption than DDR2. The first desktop PCs using DDR3 will hit the market during the second half of next year. In less than two years, DDR3 will become the most common type of DRAM found in PCs. The DDR3 major crossover will happen in late 2008 or 2009, depending on the rate of industry adoption and cost reductions. Samsung is bullish on demand for DRAM, which it says will remain high next year due to the introduction of game consoles like PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Vista.


Samsung expects DDR3 memory chips to eclipse DDR2 as the mainstream DRAM technology for PCs by early 2009. DDR3 offers faster performance and lower power consumption than DDR2. The first desktop PCs using DDR3 will hit the market during the second half of next year. In less than two years, DDR3 will become the most common type of DRAM found in PCs. The DDR3 major crossover will happen in late 2008 or 2009, depending on the rate of industry adoption and cost reductions. Samsung is bullish on demand for DRAM, which it says will remain high next year due to the introduction of game consoles like PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Vista.

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