Items tagged with DDR2

OCZ Technology Group Remains Performance Leader with World's First 1100MHz Memory Solution Sunnyvale, CA-August 15, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the first ever production DDR2-1100 modules, developed for the latest processors from AMDR and IntelR. The new OCZ PC2-8800 Gold Edition will offer computer enthusiasts and gamers unparalleled performance and the piece of mind they are guaranteed to produce the world's fastest memory speeds within their personal desktop or gaming system. With AMD AM2 and Intel Conroe processors both supporting DDR2, consumers are now concerned with fast, high... Read more...
Kingston has been known throughout the industry as a steady-hand, a reliable partner, a company which is stable and never really pushed the bar in terms of enthusiast memory modules. If you wanted a solid, name-brand memory module which would be almost guaranteed to work, Kingston was one of the few brands which one should look for. They were respected in many markets, but until a few years ago, they weren't a name you would think of if you were looking to push the envelope in terms of overclocking. Over the last year in particular, Kingston has been particularly aggressive in promoting their new HyperX line of memory modules, designed to directly target overclockers. Kingston has kept their... Read more...
Phoronix has a 12 page article posted today detailing the performance of Intel's platform with DDR2 FB-DIMMs.  Some very interesting numbers to say the least -- FB-DIMM DDR2-533 memory outperformed higher-clocked standard DDR2 in many tests. "Intel was first to adopt DDR2 memory when they had launched their LGA-775 socket nearly two years ago with the Grantsdale and Alderwood Chipsets. Intel Corporation is first again to introduce the latest in memory technology: FB-DIMM. FB-DIMM is short for Fully Buffered Dual Inline Memory Module, and is primarily designed for mission-critical server environments that require maximum performance... Read more...
Now that we've had ample time to digest the performance numbers from AMD's new Socket AM2, it's time to take a closer look at the differences between DDR1 and DDR2. In order to get as close to an apples to apples comparison as you can get, Hardware Zone has overclocked an Athlon 64 FX-60(S939) to 2.8GHz and benchmarks it against AMD's Athlon 64 FX-62(AM2) and Athlon 64 X2 5000+(AM2) processor. "Remember, at a clock speed of 2.8GHz, the FX-60 is almost identical to the new FX-62 processor, with the exception that the former uses DDR memory while the FX-62 obviously uses DDR2 memory. In essence, this is an FX-62 on Socket-939 versus... Read more...
Corsair Raises the Bar for Ultra High Performance DDR2 Memory   -- Shipping immediately, the new NVIDIA SLI-Ready TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 set new performance standards for the enthusiasts --     Fremont, CA (May 22, 2006) - Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced broad availability of the world's first production DDR2-1066 and DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. The new TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 are optimized for the upcoming NVIDIA nForce 590 chipset based motherboards and feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).   "During the collaborative phase of EPP development, we... Read more...
SUPER TALENT SHIPS 1GHZ 2GB DDR2 KITS San Jose, California - March 20, 2006 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DDR and DDR2 memory modules, today announced immediate availability of a 1 Gigahertz, 2 Gigabyte DDR2 memory kit. Super Talent's new T1000UX2G5 is a matched pair of 1GB PC2-8000 DDR2 modules. Super Talent's recently introduced 800MHz DDR2 kit, T800UX2GC4, is widely touted as the world's fastest 2GB DDR2 kit. Super Talent engineers have now developed an even tighter test screen to produce this extreme performance DDR2 kit. Every T1000UX2G5 kit built is fully tested in a dual channel motherboard at 1000MHz at 5-5-5-15 latencies to guarantee that it meets its spec. These... Read more...
Adrian's Rojak Pot has a review of Mushkin's new high speed, low latency DDR2 memory. The Mushkin 2G XP2-5300 Extreme Performance is able to run with timings of 3-3-3-10, using 2.3v(which is covered by warranty), and keeps cool thanks to Mushkin's unique heat spreader design. "Of course, all that overclockability is due to the increased voltage that the Mushkin XP2-5300 modules run at. Unlike regular DDR2 modules, these modules are rated to run at a minimum of 2.1V. If you want to seriously overclock it, you need to further increase the voltage to 2.3V or higher."... Read more...
Corsair Unveils the World's Fastest Production DDR2 and DDR1 Memory at CeBIT 2006 Fremont, CA (March 6, 2006) – Corsair Memory(R), the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today launched the world's fastest DDR2 and DDR1 memory solutions for the Intel(R) and the AMD(R) platforms. Rated at scorching fast 1066MHz, the new TWIN2X1024-8500 from Corsair delivers the highest memory frequency currently available to Intel users. Simultaneously, the new TWINX2048-4400PRO takes the lead with its rated 550MHz speed to unleash maximum performance on the AMD platform. Live demonstrations of the world's fastest memory modules can be seen at the Corsair booth in Hall... Read more...
The day pigs fly, and hell freezes over, money might just grow on trees. Until then, we know many of you can't afford a brand new 7800GTX 512MB, or even a 7800GT for that matter. Though if you're looking for something to at least get your games up and running, you could consider Nvidia's GeForce 7300 series. Today Hardware Zone takes the Leadtek WinFast PX7300 GS TDH 256MB DDR2 for a spin, but can it get the job done? "With the new GeForce 7300 GS graphics card, the budget conscious can also enjoy the benefits of the GeForce 7 series. However, would its relatively weak GPU be sufficient to handle today's games? Read on to find out how the Leadtek... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils Next Generation DDR2-1000 (1GHz) Solution to be Showcased at this Year's CeBIT Sunnyvale, CA—February 21, 2006—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of the PC2-8000 Gold XTC DDR2 Series designed to run 1GHz+ speeds to deliver optimal memory performance on the latest Intel platforms. The launch of the new OCZ Gold DDR2-1000 solution will allow all users to achieve the greatest range of memory bandwidth, consequently enabling a superior computer gaming experience and enhanced overall system performance with all applications. OCZ will showcase the PC2-8000 Gold XTC... Read more...
Corsair Launches 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory for the New Intel Centrino Mobile Designed for the latest generation of notebooks, Corsair brings new build and upgrade options to consumers seeking maximum performance in SO-DIMM memory Fremont, CA (February 13, 2006) – Corsair(R) Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and watercooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today launched ValueSelect™ 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM memory to support the latest Intel(R) mobile technology. Available immediately in 512MB and 1GB modules, Corsair's new DDR2 SO-DIMM is ready to turbo-charge the new Centrino(R) Core™ Duo and Core Solo based notebooks. Based on carefully selected... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that DDR2 contract prices have soared a painful 18% since the second half of January. Amidst tight capacity, major memory vendors are free to play with pricing. Unfortunately, with Intel already in the DDR2 camp and AMD looking to join that group shortly it appears as though memory prices could be a sore spot for consumers in the coming months. Let's hope that memory module vendors take it easy on us and don't pass these price hikes over in their entirety. Hynix raised its quotes 5-10% while Samsung, which did not disclose the price increase, stated that its price hike was "significant", according to company officials... Read more...
Continuing their investigation on mobile memory performance with linux, Phoronix is looking to see how various memory configurations effect the Pentium M's performance. Today they'll be testing DDR 2 PC2-4000 memory, ranging from 512MB to 2GB. "In our previous piece yesterday, we had covered the performance benefits of using a 16MB cache on 2.5-inch mobile devices compared to the traditional 8MB capacity and overall we were pleasantly surprised by our penguin findings. Today we are going to be looking again at mobile memory performance under Linux but rather than the form of permanent storage, we are examining various memory configurations and... Read more...
Around this time last month, ATI made a lot of noise with the launch of their new X1000 series of graphics cards. With much of the buzz still continuing a month later, it's little surprise that NVIDIA is feeling the need to showcase something new. With their 7800 boards covering the enthusiast market, and the new 6800 GS tackling the mainstream, NVIDIA has re-worked an existing product to specifically compete against new ATI's entry-level offering, the Radeon X1300 Pro. The card we have for you today isn't exactly new technology, it's a GeForce 6600, but some modifications have been made to boost performance. DDR2 memory, as many of you may recall, was first by NVIDIA on their GeForce FX 5800. ... Read more...
Creative Labs X-Fi @ PC Perspective | HH Perspective "If you're on the fence with the X-Fi, consider gaming as a big factor. At the moment there's no real quality improvement (see 24-bit Crystalizer and CMSS-3D) to audio or performance improvement with the X-Fi (see Game Testing). I would wait a few months to see which titles are going to support X-RAM and then decide on a purchase, otherwise your current Audigy 2 ZS will do you just fine which performs and sounds just as good as the X-Fi (minus the X-RAM)." LapCool 3 (LPC-401) @ Phoronix "Do you own a laptop? Do you have a hard time keeping it on your lap because it's too hot? Well we sometimes do. Most of our reviews here are... Read more...
Good evening folks! An interesting package just arrived in the New York HH lab that we thought many of you would like to see.  And unlike many of the other items that come our way, this one won't cost you an arm and a leg.  Check it out... XFX GeForce 6600 with 256MB or DDR2 RAM       What you're looking at here is a sub-$100 card with an 8-pipe GPU clocked at 400MHz (NVIDIA's reference spec. calls for 350MHz) and 256MB of DDR2 RAM running at 400MHz (800MHz DDR). No, it's not a GeForce 7800 killer, but for under a $100 this card is going to be an excellent option. XFX also bundles in a full copy of FarCry with this card, which makes its price point all the more attractive.... Read more...
Kingston just sent over a bit of information about some new SO-DIMMs they're about to release for high-performance notebooks.  Check out this snip from the official press release, and then head on over to their site for the full scoop. Kingston Launches 667-MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory; Ready to Support Future High-Performance Notebook Market High-performance modules hit market ahead of notebook, mobile systems able to utilize new technology. Fountain Valley, CA (October 11, 2005), Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of ValueRAM DDR2 667-MHz (PC2-6400) memory modules to support next generation notebook and mobile systems.... Read more...
  Last month we took a look at two recent sets of memory from Corsair and Kingston that were pushing DDR2 technology ahead, offering higher clock speeds and lower latencies to complement leading edge motherboard technologies.  Each set did very well in our benchmarks, offering up premium peformance with solid stability. But, besides death and taxes, the only other constant in this world is that the speed of most PC components increase every six months or so.  While Kingston was the first to reach the 750MHz barrier with their HyperX KHX6000D2K2/1G memory, we now have faster sets on the market, including today's entry from OCZ Technology, a 1GB set of 800MHz rated DDR2 called the... Read more...
More news is starting to arrive concerning Microsoft's new operating system, Vista, and it's not exactly good news for most of you. The hassle that DRM is going to create will be accompanied by some pretty hefty system requirements that are currently be thrown around the web. bit-tech.net has published a brief summary of what you might need to run it. Enjoy the news, folks! Thermaltake Swing VB6000SWS Case Review @ HardwareXL "Simplicity was extravagantly designed into the Swing with modernly stylish piano-coating front panel design that reflects class and curve. Inside the chassis users will find wide range of thoughtful features from ten drive bays for maximum expandability to a 120mm... Read more...
Kingston HyperX DDR2 750MHz (KHX6000D2K2/1G) @ Bjorn3D: "Kingston's high-end system memory products are given the HyperX brand. Of course, Kingston offers HyperX products featuring the latest memory technology, DDR2. DDR2 is supported on most of the recently released chipsets and will eventually supplant first generation DDR as the dominant memory type in the PC industry. It is an evolution of the DDR specification that features lower power consumption, higher speeds and better thermal performance." Great, But Why Intel? @ The TechZone: "For this lifelong Macintosh fanatic, the urge to react to the news that Apple would be making the switch to Intel processors over the course of... Read more...
Good morning folks! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, taking a break from benchmarking to dish out a healthy serving of hardware news.  Things are flowing in a bit slow today, but we suspect our compatriots may be busy testing something tasty, that you'll all be hearing about fairly soon.  For now though, lets find out what's happening around the 'net so far this morning...  Thermaltake Armor Case Review @ 3DXtreme: "The Thermaltake Armor has its faults but with a few tweaks here and there I really believe Thermaltake can deliver a Case capable of stellar performance and quality. At $160 I feel we have to be hard on this Case, Cooler Master, Lian Li and Silverstone... Read more...
              When we last took a look at some DDR2 memory back in October of 2004, the technology was still a bit new and didn't seem to offer any tangible performance benefits over standard DDR RAM.  Higher speeds could be obtained with DDR2 though, and these modules required less voltage, thus lowering overall power consumption.  The caveat with DDR2, however, was that early sets were much higher priced per MB than older DDR memory, and latencies were generally much higher, which kept performance on par if not slightly off the existing model.  The Intel camp was left without any options, as the 925 series of chipsets... Read more...
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