How would you like 50% more efficient RAM? I know I would love some. Right now despite speeds and latency improvements the current DDR technology just does not really give everything it is capable of.
Kingston and RAMBUS are working to change all of that. They have announced a new type of RAM that uses DDR3 modules, but in s slightly different way.
What they are doing is optimizing them for multi-threaded applications and CPUs. These new DDR3 modules will have the ultra-creative name of threaded memory modules. The will use industry standard DDR3 devices and the usual infrastructure (which means no new mainboards to but hopefully).
The new TMMs will be able to run 64-Byte memory transfers at full bus utilization. If all this is truly possible then we could see up to a 50% performance increase. Since the RAM is able to process data more efficiently there is also a corresponding 20% reduction in power usage.
Like I said the other day 2010 and beyond are going to have some pretty impressive technology debuts. Things like this are just the beginning.