AMD Zen Processor Might Use Rambus DDR4: Up To 3200MHz
The Intel Haswell-E platform introduced DDR4 into the market. That was two years ago and back then DDR4 was pretty expensive. A long time has passed since then and now the more mainstream Skylake is here which makes DDR4 cheaper and more accessible. Today the price difference between DDR3 and DDR4 is not great and you can choose between the two easily without bringing price into the equation. We are hearing rumors that the upcoming AMD Zen Processors could use Rambus DDR4.
Previously Intel dominated the desktop market and there weren’t many AMD choices to choose from for DDR4 performance. But now it seems that with upcoming AMD Zen supporting Rambus DDR4 things could change.
AMD has its eyes fixed on the processor market especially the market for servers and their upcoming Zen processor has created a lot of hype since it was first announced.
Though we are yet to learn more about this upcoming processor we have heard loads of rumors and the hype does seem to be real. If all these rumors are true then this could mean some serious competition in the processor market and that AMD is back in action after all these years of bad choices and wrong moves. There may still be hope. And knowing that AMD Zen could use Rambus DDR4 is great news indeed.
I have mentioned this countless times and I will say it again, competition is great for consumers. We have seen the impact the AMD RX 480 had on the GPU market. This could happen to the CPU market as well. Things are looking good for team red at the moment although nothing is for certain. AMD Zen will be coming out in 2017. We will find out more about this processor from AMD later this year before it comes out.