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DDR2: The New DRAM Standard
A year later, in 2000, double data rate SDRAM was introduced. DDR SDRAM,
which provides data on both the rising and falling clock edges, operates at
more than twice the speed of the fastest SDR SDRAM device. This advance-
ment triggered yet another surge in technology upgrades.
Second generation DDR SDRAM represents a signi cant advancement. It
achieves extraordinary performance and provides numerous bene ts over
previous DRAM architectures. This technology of the future supports peak
bandwidths in traditional 64-bit wide modules up to 6.4 GB/s. At the com-
ponent level, this equates to an amazing transfer rate of 800 bits per sec-
ond, per pin. Additionally, the newly introduced fully buffered DIMMs (FB-
DIMMs), which use DDR2 components, support peak channel bandwidths
of 9.6 GB/s. With the phenomenal bene ts that DDR2 offers as a high-vol-
ume, cost-effective solution, it is now the memory of choice, displacing DDR