More RAM for less power is forecast in 2010

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  1. kemical

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    More RAM for less power is forecast in 2010

    Analysis DDR3 hits 1.2V at 1333 and 1.35V at 1600
    By Nebojsa Novakovic
    Monday, 30 November 2009, 15:23



    WHEN LOOKING AT PC system power consumption, the usual focus is on the CPU and GPU, followed by the chipset, disk drives and such. Memory isn't considered that important in the power equation until you start putting in three or more modules and start overclocking them.
    However, memory should not be ignored as the memory subsystem on a modern PC can draw 20 to 50 Watts, depending on the capacity, speed and chip generation used. In fact, 12-DIMM 96GB DDR3-1333 Nehalem Xeon workstation or server ECC memory arrays will draw upwards of 200 Watts, with the corresponding heat generation as well. At least that isn't as bad as FB-DIMMs where, according to a 2008 Microsoft server power budget survey, 128GB of FB-DIMM DDR2 memory in older Xeon systems draw nearly 350 Watts of power.

    The full article can be found here:

    More ram for less power is forecast in 2010 - The Inquirer
     
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    Great article and good news . Thanks kemical :D
     
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    Thanks Whoosh, it does sound promising...
     

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