“DDR3 SDRAM or double-data-rate three synchronous dynamic random access memory is the name of the new DDR memory standard that has been developed as the successor to DDR2 SDRAM.
The memory comes with a promise of a power consumption reduction of 40% compared to current commercial DDR2 modules, due to DDR3’s 90 nm fabrication technology, allowing for lower operating currents and voltages (1.5 V, compared to DDR2’s 1.8 V or DDR’s 2.5 V). “Dual-gate” transistors will be used to reduce leakage of current.”
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 SLi-Ready Memory @ Modders-Inc
- OCZ 2GB PC2-9200 Reaper @ DH
- G.Skill 2x1GB PC4200 LA Series DDR2 RAM @ Hard-h2o
- Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 Tracer Memory Kit Review @ HardwareLogic
- Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 PC2-8500 (2x1gig) @ DragonSteelMods
- Mushkin XP2-8500 4 GB @ techPowerUp
If you are curious as to what the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 is, OCModShop has published the perfect article for you. The increase in maximum speed is the real difference, but if you are looking to find out how that is achieved, and why DDR2 can’t just keep be pushed faster then dig into the article.