DDR or SD RAM

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MMF, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. MMF

    MMF Guest

    Dear Hareware expert

    i need to know which one is better the DDR or SD RAM and which one will be used more in the future, shall i go for DDR Mother Board or SD RAM one.

    Thank you
     
  2. sdram still works fine(100, 133), but ddr is double rate, (200, 266) and rambus alot faster ( 400, 600,800)
     
  3. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    If you have a P4 get RAMBUS 32 bit by Samsung for ultimate P4 performance. Ausus P4T533 is the board to get.
     
  4. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    Actually RAMBUS is not that much faster than DDR even though it has a higher MHz rate.

    RAMBUS has a 2bit pipe so even though the MHz is larger, data transfer can only happen over a small bus.
     
  5. frothymilkshake

    frothymilkshake OSNN Addict

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    DDR is faster. Hey catch23, my system bus says 400mhz. Is this what you were referring to?
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    no, frothy... very different. your system bus is more like 100mhz... but "quad-pumped" or some rubbish. via's soon-to-be kt400, for example, will run on a 133mhz bus like most modern motherboards, but the memory controller will run at a swift 200mhz (for 400mhz/pc3200 ddr). this should give better performance than pc800 rambus and maybe even pc1066.

    and MMF, be sure to go with ddr. sdr is it's predecessor and is becoming a thing of the past.
     
  7. DDR is the way to go.


    What about all the recent news regarding DDRII? does anyone know when this will come out?
     
  8. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    DDR is going to be in a large part of the markets from now on. sd is kinda being phased out.
     
  9. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    DDR = SDR+ 40 % .. So DDR is the future !
     
  10. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Go for DDR. It's Faster.
     
  11. BlazinX

    BlazinX justblaze.

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    DDR...its faster
     
  12. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    DDR
    buh for a p4 i'd stick wid RD (rambus)..
     
  13. frothymilkshake

    frothymilkshake OSNN Addict

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    Well the sticker inside my casing does state "system bus 400mhz". My system is only a month old.
     
  14. p4's run with a system bus of 400, or now 533 as opposed to the 66/100/133 of the p3