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Old April 25, 2007, 08:01 PM
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Anyone know how much a Yen's worth?

Japanese Buffalo Ltd. anounced that it will ship its first DDR3 memory modules in Japan by the end of the month.

The company's lineup includes a pair of two 512GB modules (2x of 512MB), priced at 78,750 yen (), a single 1GB module available for 74,550 yen as well as a 2GB set (2x1GB) that is expected to cost 148,050 yen.





The DDR3 memory standard is considered as the successor of the DDR2 SDRAM. The memory promises of a power consumption reduction of 40% compared to current DDR2 modules, allowing for lower operating currents and voltages (1.5 V, compared to DDR2's 1.8 V). "Dual-gate" transistors will be used to reduce leakage of current. In addition, DDR3's prefetch buffer width is 8 bit, whereas DDR2's is 4 bit, and DDR's is 2 bit.

Buffalo's new modules run at 1,066MHz and maintain the 240-pin
DIMM interface of DDR2.

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Intel has preliminarily announced that they expect to be able to offer support for it in mid 2007 with a version of their upcoming Bearlake chipset.
AMD's roadmap indicates their own adoption of DDR3 to come in 2008.
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$1CND = ~120 Yen

So that 2GB kit costs around $1,400 ;-)

The sad thing is that the motherboards that can use DDR3 are usually even more expensive than that (up to $4K).
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Yeah- so it's still probably still going to be two more years before it's mainstream.
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Not to mention that DDR3 performs slower than DDR2.
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