Double Data Rate is a term usually used for the RAM in your computer, and it refers to the amount of times the memory can be accessed while synchronized to the clock–double, in the case of regular DDR. Newer DDR3 SDRAM is much faster, and can transfer data at 64 times the memory clock speed in megabytes per second while allowing memory chips up to 8 GB.
DDR is also the acronym for Dance Dance Revolution, a console video game that makes you dance around on a sensor pad until anybody in the vicinity falls down from laughter at how silly you look. It’s also a lot of fun.
- By Lowell Heddings on 08/29/12