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Ram Multithreading

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http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.php?sho...642&catid=6

Threaded modules can support 64-byte memory transfers at full bus utilization, resulting in efficiency gains of up to 50% when compared to current DDR3 memory modules. According to the two partners, the tests done so far with DDR3 DRAM show not 'only' a 50% rise in data throughput, but also a 20% drop in power consumption compared to 'regular' DDR3 modules.

Rambus is promising to showcase prototype threaded memory at IDF 2009 next week.
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Sounded really cool until I saw the 'RAMBUS' name. :P

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after rambus made this stuff and try to monopolize it... I dont know about there new stuff

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yes. hopefully they learned their lessen with proprietary hardware..... if they did. awesome for us. but still prolly be a year before chip makers use it's advantages in processors, since AMD and intel have moved to on chip mem controllers.

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Plus, in the scheme of things, how big of a deal is this? Sure it's very efficient, but I don't think RAM is a huge bottleneck for systems, is it? The difference between DDR2 and DDR3, let alone the differences between dual/tri channels are still pretty minute at the moment.

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this is mostly news for laptop makers. A 20% drop in power consumption is great.

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Plus, in the scheme of things, how big of a deal is this? Sure it's very efficient, but I don't think RAM is a huge bottleneck for systems, is it? The difference between DDR2 and DDR3, let alone the differences between dual/tri channels are still pretty minute at the moment.

yes. obviously hard drives are the biggest bottleneck. but with the easy possibility of 12gb for I7 and prolly 16gb soon for most everything... (4gb sticks) just load everything to ram that's needed... and power down the hard drive typically to save more power, and wear.

olds does have a point.. 20% of a few watts isn't much. but for laptops, could mean a few extra minutes easily on battery life. eh.

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