JEDEC has published the new specs for DDR4 the next generation of synchronous DDR memory, which will double the speed of DDR3 RAM while at the same time consume less power to make it work.


β€œThe new standard will enable next generation systems to achieve greater performance, significantly increased packaging density and improved reliability, with lower power consumption,” Macri said.

The proposed transfer speed of DDR4 is expected to top off at 3.2 gigatransfers per second, while JEDEC has said that DDR3 exceeded its expected maximum speed of 1.6 gigatransfers per second. DDR4 DRAM will consume 1.2 volts, compared to 1.5 volts for DDR3. The memory bus speed will start at 2133MHz, which is a boost from the average bus speed of 1333MHz and 1666MHz for DDR3.