DDR3 Is Better: Low Latency, Low Power, High Bandwidth

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We all know that Intel's Bearlake chipset will support DDR3 when it's released sometime around Q2 2007, but Intel isn't expecting DDR3 to become mainstream technology until 2009.

Charles Chang, Intel’s supplier Manager, said during IDF Fall 06 that the company has received DDR3 samples from different manufacturers, and they are working fine on the Intel platform. DDR3 is scheduled in mass production in Q107 and available in the market in a quarter later in Q207, an online source has reported.

You can see from the images below that DDR3 has a better Bandwidth per watt. Compared to DDR2-800, DDR3-800/1067/1333 use only 72%, 83%, and 95% of power. DDR3 is better at both power saving and bandwidth enhancement.

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22-10-2006, 08:39:39


Despite not liking m$`s reign of terror and pursuit of selling air for $$$, I don`t think 5m and 10% is that much.

In the grand scheme of things it doesn't seem like much...But if you take into account that if the movie were to break even and made $200 mill (which is highly unlikely). Microsoft would receive $25 million for doing 'jack' other than licensing. Then there is the merchandising such as hats, t-shirts, dvd's and video's for which they stand to make a tidy little cut also. If you conservatively said M$ would make $40 mill in total, it's still quite a bit (they have no real potential loss/risk involved), considering that Bungie made the game and studio houses like Universal etc had to foot the bill just to make the film. As per usual M$ gets the cream ;)

22-10-2006, 09:34:02

Well as much as everyone claimed it would be good, I am still convinced it would have sucked. I am looking at it as 2 hours of my life I didn't waste. :P

25-10-2006, 17:10:36

they have released a update to this situation.....

Microsoft has confirmed that plans to produce a film based on hit Xbox title Halo are still going ahead, despite the decision of Universal and Fox to pull out of the project.

Microsoft has released an official statement via the Bungie website which reads: "We are disappointed that Universal and Fox wanted to significantly renegotiate the financial points of the deal. But the Halo franchise is hugely popular and our goal remains the same - to find a partner that shares our passion and will creatively collaborate with us to best represent the story and spirit of the Halo franchise.

"Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and the rest of the creative team are dedicated to ensuring the Halo movie becomes a reality," the statement continues.
"We are already in discussions with potential partners who recognise the value of the Halo brand and its appeal to consumers worldwide."


25-10-2006, 17:18:29

If Microsoft believe in it so much why don't they fund it?

25-10-2006, 17:28:53

there not looking for funding, there looking for a partner that knows how to make a film......

25-10-2006, 17:36:22

Would have been nice to see a movie made from a game, but arnt halo's graphics a little out of date now :(

25-10-2006, 17:40:38

Lol it isn't made out of halo's graphics :P it just uses the story line and such.

25-10-2006, 17:51:27


Would have been nice to see a movie made from a game

Doom and Silent Hill were both pretty lame, and I'm guessing the recent Dead or Alive movie was the same although I've not actually seen it.

25-10-2006, 18:26:09

Videos made from Halo?


Machima (sp?) at its greatest:D

25-10-2006, 19:00:00


Doom and Silent Hill were both pretty lame, and I'm guessing the recent Dead or Alive movie was the same although I've not actually seen it.

hmmm I thought Doom and SH weren`t bad attempts tbh.

I still reckon the figures aint that bad, if I reverse think PV`s theory of m$ getting $40m - that`d mean the other company would be getting $360m ? For a concept I dunno.

(btw Halo bored the crap outa me)

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