Let's face it, DDR2 memory, while it's been a reliable product, is getting a little long in the tooth. Many of us have been looking to DDR3 for the next evolution of DDR. When the new Intel processors arrive, if you want to drive one of those bad boys, DDR3 is your only option. Though it took a while for DDR2 to be accepted and fully utilized, DDR3 is on a little faster track. When the Intel Integrated Memory Controllers in the new Nehalem chip make their entry into the market, DDR3 will come of age and be all the rage.
While rumors abound about voltage limitations on the new Intel chip, many are looking to lower and mid-range DDR3 as a solution. We're going to take a look at a Crucial Ballistix Tracers 4 Gigabit kit of DDR3 1333 and see if we can get a glimpse into the near future.