1. Technical Improvements of DDR4
The RAM versions that people are currently using on the market are 3 main types and mainly DDR3, DDR3L and the latest is DDR4.
Everyone is interested in the technical improvement of this RAM 4, whether it will fit on existing mainboards such as haswell and broadwell. So, please read the improvements below to see if they can be used on any mainboard.
DDR4 has a noticeable improvement compared to its predecessor DDR3 because of the operating range of RAM, otherwise known as BUS and less power consumption compared to the previous version.
You can look at the example image above to get the RAM range of RAM3 (BUS) falling from 800mb / s -> 2133Mb / s. and among them there are about 4 clocks and the main machines are 1333Mhz, 1600Mhz, 1866mhz and 2133mhz, although there are also machines running RAM3 bus 800Mhz and 1066mhz but there are quite few and insignificant, but almost now all of it has been rejected by manufacturers.
As for DDR4, you can see the operating range of 1600mb / s -> 3200mb / s, looking at it, we can also know that it has a higher speed..but what the speed is more We will verify later.
In addition to the increased bus range of RAM, DDR4 is also developed with the purpose of saving power when the consumption of RAM 3 voltage is 1.5V, the PCL3 RAM voltage is 1.35V and with RAM 4, the voltage is Consumption is only 1.05 to 1.2V, it can be clearly seen that the improvements of RAM4 technically have helped a lot for users from speed to voltage consumption.
Well, we haven’t even mentioned the minimum capacity for each. When the price of RAM has decreased over the past few years, manufacturers have increased the capacity of each of their RAM modules, if at the minimum RAM of 1 RAM is 512MB, the RAM it has reached The minimum is 4GB a bar.!
2. More Improved Performance
When the improvements of new versions are released, the first thing people care about is the speed of the new ones. The following is a file unpacking test with 2867 files and has a capacity of 1.52GB as you can see in the image below, this test was tested by the manufacturers to prove their products.
One can see through the image can see that the speed of decompression of the file has been increased, although it has not increased much, but this is the test on a file with a small capacity ..!
3. Are prices higher and do you need to upgrade?
The high cost of DDR4 RAM is obvious to everyone, as each new product, new upgrade and especially towards the future, the higher cost is understandable, but every Do you need to upgrade? !!
The problem of upgrading or not, we have to reconsider the mainboard that we are using a little bit. Currently on the market, most DDR4 RAM lines are mainly installed on skylake generation mainboards if the mainboard of you are also in this new form and are running RAM 3, I think I would upgrade to it.
There are also some skylake mainboards that still support RAM 3 to save costs for users when there is no high demand.! However, whether to upgrade or not depends on everyone’s pocket!