PC World claims Intel will launch its first DDR4 platform in Q3 2014. The first platform to support DDR4 will arrive with the launch of Intel's "Grantley" Xeon processor, and adoption will then gradually find its way to higher-end laptops and desktop PCs in the next 12 to 18 months. DDR4 memory promises 50 percent more bandwidth than DDR3 and 35 percent power savings.
The new DDR4 memory, which has been under development for more than five years, will speed up computer performance while reducing power consumption. It will also mean a progressive slowdown in the adoption of DDR3 memory, which currently goes into most laptops, tablets and servers.
The adoption of DDR4 by chip makers at the motherboard and chip level is the first step to bringing the new memory type to computers. DDR4 chip support will come with Intel’s next-generation Xeon server processors code-named Grantley, which will be based on the Haswell architecture, to be released in the third quarter, sources said.