Close

DDR3 product roadmaps adjust for channel and economy

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
DDR3 product roadmaps adjust for channel and economy

Santa Clara (CA) – DigiTimes is reporting that Intel will delay making the switchover to DDR3-exclusive products until sometime in 2010. This news comes just two days after learning Asustek and Gigabyte are reportedly sitting on top of a $320 million inventory of unsold DDR2-based 4-series chipsets – stating they hoped Intel would delay the DDR3-exclusive 5-series chipsets to give them time to clear out their existing inventory.

Intel is scheduled to release its 5-series DDR3-based chipset in September, 2009, but the full switch will not take place until 2010 – due to the weakened global economy, a lack of falling DDR3 prices, and lower-than-expected demand for Core i7 on x58.

In addition, AMD is reportedly struggling with its own DDR3-related issues. DigiTimes cites technical difficulties and an inability to achieve stability with the integrated DDR3 memory controller in Socket AM3-based CPUs. According to DigiTimes’ sources, AMD will likely not make the transition to DDR3 until they are “able to come out with a workable BIOS.”

See DigiTimes.