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So, now that 4K HDTVs are hitting the production line, one has to wonder: where is all of that 4K content going to come from? No doubt, some of it will be upscaled 1080p content at first, but many motion pictures are already being shot natively in 4K. It's just a matter of time before even more content arrives that way, as well. But to do it properly, you need a capture card that can handle the extreme influx of all of that data. 4K shooting requires huge amounts of storage space, and also, a memory card with tons of bandwidth to handle all of the I/O transmissions. That's where Toshiba comes in.... Read more...
"Hybrid Memory Cube" sounds like something out of a 80s-era science fiction movie, but as these things tend to go, sci-fi often leads to reality. More than 100 developer and adopter members of the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC) today announced they've reached consensus for the global standard that will deliver a much-anticipated, disruptive memory computing solution. Developed in only 17 months, the final specification marks the turning point for designers in a wide range of segments-from networking and high-performance computing, to industrial and beyond-to begin designing Hybrid Memory... Read more...
Kingston Technology might be known for its iconic blue heatspreaders, but that doesn't mean the company is afraid to dive deeper into its boxy of crayons. Apparently its customers have been requesting a black line of memory, and Kingston answered the call by introducing all-new black printed circuit boards (PCBs) on two of its product lines. "Our customers and fans have asked us to come out with HyperX memory featuring black PCBs to better match their system designs," said Larry Yang, HyperX business manager, Kingston. "We are able to match good looks with high performance. The black on black combination... Read more...
In the race for "smaller, faster, better," memory chip makers probably have it the toughest. They're already dealing with immensely small objects, but as software evolves, we're sure in need of lots more of the stuff to keep our app addiction on course. One of the troubles, however, is power consumption. Most consumers probably don't realize just how much energy is sucked out of their laptop, tablet and phone by nature of RAM being in there, and that's one of the things that Toshiba is looking to address with its latest introduction. The company this week announced the development of an innovative... Read more...
Why choose between speed or capacity when you can have both? So proposes memory maker G.Skill, which claims its new Trident X Series 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3-2800 memory kit (F3-2800C11Q-32GTXD) is the fastest clocked 32GB kit you'll find on the entire planet. "Being the first to introduce such large capacity memory kit running at an incredible speed of 2800MHz, G.Skill continues to impress power users/professional overclockers by offering the best memory solution with highest quality," G.Skill said in a statement. The kit consists of four sticks of 8GB memory modules. Alone or apart, they're rated to... Read more...
Attention DIY yourself system builders and upgraders, if you're thinking about adding more RAM to your system, you may not want to sit on the fence too much longer. According to DRAMeXchange, DRAM contract prices continue to rise, increasing by 2 percent on average in the first half of December, and still going up. The research firm says that 4GB modules rose the most, jumping 3.17 percent. Given that RAM prices have pretty much hit rock bottom, these bumps translate into nominal price increases, but hey, every dollar counts in this economy. More importantly, however, this could be just the beginning.... Read more...
If there's one company worth watching out for at any CES, it's Corsair. More often than not, the company unveils a slew of products that catch our attention for all the right reasons, and sometimes even cause us to want to rebuild our PCs using its latest collection of kit. Another stature from Corsair is the unveiling of something we weren't expecting, and this year sticks to tradition. For many years, Corsair has slapped the "Voyager" name on a variety of storage products - namely thumb drives - however with this CES, a piece of wireless storage bears its name. "Voyager Air" is an external hard... Read more...
Kingston is adding to the HyperX family with the new HyperX Beast. This memory features a new heatspreader to maximize thermal dissipation and provide increased reliability. This heatspreader also features a new color and design to add to the character of the memory. The HyperX Beast is part of the Predator family, which is Kingston's premiere memory line. The HyperX Beast is available in kits up to 2400MHz and in capacities ranging from 8GB-64GB. The HyperX Beast is compatible with third-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and the latest AMD performance and gaming processors. The memory... Read more...
Kingston announced the new 64GB Kingston microSDXC Class 10 memory card. This card is designed to bring higher storage capacities and faster speeds to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Kingston's microSDXC cards are compliant with the latest SD Association specification. Kingston’s micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (microSDXC) card operates on the exFAT file system. This file system is designed to handle large volumes of data including files larger than 4GB.  The cards utilize non-volatile memory components for added reliability. Thanks to its Class 10 rating, the... Read more...
When AMD launched its Radeon-branded memory last fall, it came as a bit of a surprise. In fact, in some ways it felt like AMD was trying anything in order to not keep all of its eggs in one basket, given the company's obvious struggles these past few years. Some thought that launch would be the end of it, that we'd never hear of AMD memory again - but we've been proven wrong this morning. In a blog post entitled, Give your PC a boost with AMD Radeon RAMDisk, AMD offers us a free version of Dataram's RAMDisk software that will allow you to utilize up to 4GB of your memory for the cause, or... Read more...
Is the world okay as-is with just DDR2 and DDR3 memory? Perhaps. We could get by, yes, but what about pushing the envelope? What about faster, faster, faster? Well, it's about time for memory to take the next major leap in speed. JEDEC, a known name in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the initial publication of its widely-anticipated Synchronous DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) standard. That's DDR4, for those keeping count, which will offer "a range of innovative features designed to enable high speed operation and broad applicability in a variety of applications... Read more...
Science can be both awesome and terrifying, usually at the same time. Researchers at Wake Forest University are looking for ways to improve the cognitive and memory functions of those with brain injuries, and they’re using chips implanted into the brains of primates to test their technology and ideas. According to Neurogadget, five primates were each outfitted with a surgically implanted neuroprosthesis in their prefrontal cortex that recorded neural activity when they performed a memory task. In this case, the monkeys were shown a picture and then had to select its match from an array of... Read more...
It's just a matter of time before phones and tablets alike start shipping with triple digits worth of storage. Not today, but soon. And Samsung's getting us even closer. The company has just announced the mass production of the industry's highest density (128GB) embedded NAND storage. The kicker here is the size; it's all packed into a chip that's no bigger than the standard chips shipping today with 16GB or 32GB onboard, but obviously there's way more room for media, movies, e-mails, etc. Samsung's eMMC Pro cards read data sequentially at up to 140 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write it at up... Read more...
It looks like mobile device performance is about to get another bump in the right direction. Samsung announced that it has begun mass producing 2GB LPDDR3 memory, which will eventually supplant LPDDR2 in many mobile devices. The new memory is built using a 30nm process and consists of four LPDDR3 chips stacked together in a single package. Performance will purportedly double that of LPDDR2--Samsung says it can muster transfer data at 1600Mbps per pin with a data transmission rate of 12.8GBps. “We will embrace greater technical cooperation with industry leading mobile device makers, as we... Read more...
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