Later this month Intel Bearlake desktop motherboards will be released for the very first time. While these motherboards will feature the latest and greatest Intel P35 chipsets they also happen to be the first desktop platform that utilizes DDR3 memory modules. For those that don't know DDR3 is the next generation of Double Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM). Read on to find out more about DDR3 and what it might mean for you.
"With upcoming 333MHz FSB processors running DDR3 memory modules at 1333MHz will be a standard setting in the BIOS. To hit 1600MHz a FSB of 400MHz needs to be reached, but that is not tough to do as it would be a mild overclock. DDR2 memory modules on the market right now have been topping off around ~1320MHz, so DDR3 is starting off at the upper limits of where DDR2 starts to become unstable..."