DDR4 & new cpus

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  1. pimpernell

    pimpernell Master Guru

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    When do you think ddr4 and new (intel) cpus/chipsets will be released?
    Early 2014?
    Most of my hardware except gpu and ssd's have lasted longer than in any previous builds.
    Strangly enough my old 2500k@4.5 and z68/ddr3@1600 still runs all new games fine. I think will struggle a little with bf4 (will see when beta becomes aviable).
    I will prob sli my gtx680 (or see what new ati has to offer) or just buy a titan.
    But the rest of the system i kinda have the urge to upgrade soon. :)

    I presume it's best to wait for ddr4 and hopefully some new cpu.
    The problem is that i dont see much advantage with current new cpus.

    A 4930k would prob not support ddr4?
     
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  2. XBEAST

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    4930K is Ivy Bridge-E. It doesn't support DDR4. Haswell-E (2014) should support DDR4. And Skylake in 2015.
     
  3. pimpernell

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    Ah ok. So i guess i'm waiting for haswell-e then . Thank you
     
  4. thatguy91

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    Haswell-E probably wouldn't be worth it, Skylake probably will be though...
     

  5. Kirkyl

    Kirkyl Maha Guru

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    Yeah same here, going to use the time to save up for it.
     
  6. Megabiv

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    I was trying to find information on this the other week and it looks like Skylake will be more than another i-refresh and an actual upgrade instead of an improvement (if you get what I mean).
     
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    OP is correct. DDR4 is to give us supposedly massive bandwidth. 2500K setup OP has is fine. Save your cash, man. January is when it always happens.
     
  8. Kirkyl

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    Isn't Skylake not due till 2016 and Broadwell coming for 2015 instead?
     
  9. Pill Monster

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    Good grief DDR4 won't even become main****** for another 2years....initially it's only going to be used on servers.

    So OP, you can relax your hardware will not become obsolete overnight....;)


    CAN SOMEONE FIX THIS SILLY WORD CENSORING PLEASE.
     
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  10. thatguy91

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    Awwwoooh no fair! I have to wait that long for a realistic upgrade? :nerd:
     

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    ^Pretty much.....
    If people have the upgrade itch and simply must get the latest tech well yeah go ahead, but it'll cost an arm & 2 legs....
     
  12. Megabiv

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    Well from what I could make out is that Broadwell is being pushed as a mobile CPU, so I'm guessing laptops/ultrabooks/tablets and not the desktops. Skylake is supposed to be server based but if anything I'd say that is what would be the new desktop CPU's.

    The big speed race is pretty much over now so there isn't quite the rush to market like there once was when AMD would constantly trump Intel and they'd retaliate etc. If Intel can extend the product life of the i7 architecture and make up on the R&D cost since there isn't a real need for faster desktops then they will. A good rule is to not show all of your hand at once.
     

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