Despite DDR3 based motherboards and actual memory hitting the mass market in the very near future, HKEPC explain why this wont become the mainstream standard until at least early 2009. If the length of time it took for DDR2 to kick off properly is anything to go by, this is probably only stating the obvious.
Amid sluggish market demand, DRAM spot prices continued to drop. Contract prices for 2HApr are also expected to decline further, but at a slower rate. On a different note, Intel will officially unveil the Bearlake chipsets for DTs at the end of April. The new P35 and G33 will be compatible with both the DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules. Therefore, DDR3 supportable motherboards and modules will soon begin to appear in the market in 2Q07. However, as the DDR3 512Mb chip price is still too expensive, it is expected they wonˇ¦t become the mainstream standard until 2009, according to DRAMeXchange.