DDR3 memory is slowly but certainly taking over the DDR2 standard, as more manufactures are completing their lineup of DDR3 memory modules, as tjos new standard promises to not only bring higher performance, but also lower the power consumption level considerably. One of the leading manufacturers of memory modules, Super Talent, released back in April 2008 a new DDR3 memory module. Dubbed Project X, the new modules were touted to be the world's fastest DDR3 memory sticks available.
Users which still have their desktop computer systems running on DDR2 memory can expect the new standard to bring them an upgrade in memory frequency and and data rate. DDR3 memories are rated to work at a maximum 1.5 V, compared to DDR2 standard of 1.8V. While this number will most certainly lower the power consumption of each module, the new DDR3 standard will bring increased latencies, which is another indicator of how fast is your memory going to be. Still, the higher frequencies on DDR3 memory modules are enough to supply better performance rates, compared to the DDR2 standard.
Super Talent's Project X DDR3 can offer a maximum speed of 2000MHz for 2GB memory modules, working in dual channel mode. The W2000UX2GP modules, Super Talent's highest performance DDR3 modules, are said to work best on NVIDIA's 790i SLI-based motherboards, thus offering a complete solution for the ultimate desktop gaming rig. The new modules also feature double surfaced aluminum heat spreaders, which can ensure the cooling factor of each module. Every high performance memory module do provide a standard cooling solution.
While most of desktop computer users out there still use systems based on DDR2 memory, the new standard will soon be affordable to most. Until that happens these new DDR3 memory modules are available and can be purchased for an approximate price tag of $400.