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OCZ Technology Group Unleashes Enthusiast-Grade DDR3-1333 CL7 Solution Sunnyvale, Calif. — OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the newest OCZ DDR3 product addition. The leading-edge PC3-10666 Platinum Edition was developed to offer the enthusiast community a solution that fully exhausts the capabilities of the Intel P35 and X38 Express chipsets. At 1333MHz, the OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum edition is rated to run CL7-7-7, featuring the ideal balance of sheer DDR3 speed and enhanced timings so users can truly take these next generation platforms to greater heights.... Read more...
OCZ's latest solution for cooling their high performance memory modules is the Reaper Heat Pipe Conduit (HPC) system. The Reaper HPC memory uses a combination of an aluminum heatspreader, copper heatpipe, and aluminum fin array to quickly dissipate heat. Heat generated by the memory is absorbed by the heatspreader, where it is then transported to an aluminum fin array which then dissipates the heat into the surrounding air. In theory this method should cool the memory modules much more efficiently than the flat heatspreaders most other memory modules sport.In this article, we evaluate the original PC2-8500 Reaper HPC kit and the newer Enhanced Bandwidth Edition PC2-6400. Click the link below... Read more...
For the last several months, DDR2 memory development has been largly stagnent. The fastest DDR2 memory kits from last summer were, for the most part, still the fastest DDR2 memory kits this spring. We haven't seen any truly significant developments in DDR2 since Micron stepped up to the plate with their D9 chips. Although manufacturers continue to release new DDR2 memory, speed increases are fewer and harder to come by. It seems that even the mighty D9 has run out of headroom and it's becoming very difficult to produce faster DDR2 memory while still maintaining acceptible production yields. With the relative standstill in DDR2 development, manufacturers determined to keep... Read more...
CORSAIR ANNOUNCES WORLD’S FASTEST DDR3 MEMORY Optimized for Current and Future Intel Platforms, Corsair demonstrates production-ready DDR3-1600 DOMINATOR and previews next generation speed grade at DDR3-2000 COMPUTEX – Taipei, Taiwan (June 4, 2007) – Corsair, the worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today unveiled the world’s fastest production DDR3 memory rated at a blazing-fast 1,600MHz (PC3-12,800) and the world preview of the Corsair DOMINATORTM memory running at 2,000MHz (PC3-16,000). Live demonstration of the new DOMINATOR memory will be on display in the Corsair VIP suite (#1334) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.The... Read more...
OCZ Technology Premium Memory Line Expands with the Introduction of Next Generation DDR3 Memory Modules   Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 22, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced their official crossover into DDR3 memory to coincide with the recent launch of the Intel Bearlake Chipset. OCZ’s hand-tested DDR3 solutions enable ardent enthusiasts to take advantage of the highly-anticipated P35 platform while experiencing the legendary quality and reliability of OCZ memory.  The... Read more...
Although information has been floating around for ages and product hit the channel sooner than expected, today is actually the day Intel is officially unleashing their newest mainstream desktop chipset, the P35, a member of the formerly codenamed “Bearlake” family.  In addition to a new Southbridge, the P35 chipset ushers in support for DDR3 system memory in the desktop.  It also supports legacy DDR2 memory, depending on the motherboard’s DIMM slot configuration. We’ve taken a pair of brand-new P35-based motherboards from Asus for a spin with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory installed.  As you’ll see, thanks to some relatively high latencies currently, DDR3 doesn’t affect performance all that much.... Read more...
Motherboard chipset technology isn't refreshed at the same fevered pitch that processors, memory or IO products are.  A CPU or GPU speed-bump is like low-lying fruit relatively speaking, but chipset enhancements can usher in a whole host of stability, interoperability and verification challenges.  Let's face it, when the product is the basis for a platform foundation, forward migrations can be painful if not carefully planned, so the upside benefits need to be worth-while for both the end customer as well as the manufacturer.  If you asked us a year ago, what Intel's path to a higher bandwidth system bus and memory access was, we might have told you serial links from the CPU to... Read more...
We're toying around in the lab with some "new things" right now, one of which is Corsair's new DDR3 modules.  Have a look-see... Corsair DDR3 Memory These are very early engineering samples rated for 1066MHz but they do 1333 just fine.  Also the timings on them are a bit high for our liking but we're told tighter 1333MHz rated parts are on the way.  At CL6 or 5, 1333MHz DDR3 is going to be pretty snappy. Stick around... More good things to come in the days ahead!... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Worlds First AM2 Optimized Memory Kit Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 7, 2007 - OCZ Technology, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a unique memory kit for AMD enthusiasts and power users. The new PC2-5400 Titanium modules were designed exclusively for the AMD AM2 platform and are custom-tailored to the extended column address range of the AM2 memory controller. With a doubled page size, access penalties are reduced to ultimately improve system performance. Used on the AM2 platform, the architecture of these modules is particularly beneficial for large CAD model processing... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces Ultra-High Speed 1200MHz Flex XLC DDR2 Solution Sunnyvale, CA—April 17, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-9600 Flex XLC series. The latest edition to OCZ’s esteemed enthusiast lineup implements the proprietary Flex XLC design and is engineered to produce extreme speeds with rock-solid stability. The PC2-9600 Flex modules are guaranteed to run at 1200MHz with ease thanks to the supreme component screening and thermal management of “Flex.” “Memory performance is the key to system performance,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of... Read more...
Corsair is reading DDR3 memory modules in preparation for the impending launch of Intel's Bearlake chipset.  It seems Corsair is not only planning on supporting 1333MHz DDR3 with Bearlake, but is also prepping DDR3-1600 modules as well. "There are 800 and 1066 flavours here, and 1333 running in the labs. Corsair will not launch until there are chipsets that use the RAM, but when that happens in a few months, it expects to also have DDR3/1600 available. Pricing is not set yet, but as is usual with any new product, look for an initial price premium and watch it fade as availability goes up. Classic supply and demand."... Read more...
For reasons unknown, a good portion of the enthusiast market still thinks that memory cooling is a fruitless effort. Many high-end users still believe that memory chips run plenty cool, and that putting heat spreaders and heatsinks on them is a superficial effort at best, and that they don't provide any major benefits. The fact that nearly all high-end memory module and graphics card memory manufacturers use some sort of additional cooling doesn't seem to matter. For a long time, I was a member of this camp as well. The first memory modules with heat-spreaders showed themselves in 2000-2001, right about the time that the industry was shifting from SDRAM to DDR SDRAM, and Rambus RDRAM... Read more...
Chinese website HKEPC has some supposed scoop regarding AMD/ATI's upcoming mid-range RV630 GPU. According to the story, some RV630 variants will support not only GDDR4 memory but conform to the PCI Express 2.0 specification as well.  There is news regarding three flavors of R630 posted up on the site, but the information is not written in english, so bring your favorite translator. There are a couple of charts and diagrams listed at the end of the piece with specifications and features listed.... Read more...
DDR2 memory has been around for the last couple of years, but the move to DDR3 is on the horizon. So what's the advantage of moving to DDR3? Well for starters, DDR3 memory requires only about 1.5 volts, less than DDR2, and also can be clocked at higher frequencies. DDR3 memory will still use the 240-pin form factor of DDR2 memory but the socket notch will be in a different place, so DDR3 memory will not be compatible with current DDR2 motherboards. The modules will be available starting around mid 2007 but don't expect to see them in systems until Intel's Bearlake chipset family is released. DDR3 is set to be the next PC memory standard and the successor... Read more...
Corsair Launches Mac Memory DDR2-667 SODIMM Product Family for Apple PCs -- Memory Upgrades Available for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Intel-based versions of iMac -- Fremont, CA (February 5, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today launched Mac Memory, their first memory DDR2-667 SODIMM products to support Apple PCs. Three products were announced today, the 1GB upgrade module, the 2GB upgrade kit (two 1GB modules) and the 3GB upgrade kit (one 1GB module and one 2GB module). The 1GB upgrade module and 2GB upgrade kit are compatible with the MacBook family, MacBook Pro family, and Intel-based versions of the iMac. The 3GB upgrade kit is compatible only with... Read more...
Corsair 2GB DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory Modules Bring Performance Enhancement to Notebooks and Mini-PCs -- Designed for current and upcoming Vista-ready platforms, the new ValueSelect SODIMMs provide maximum memory bandwidth to accelerate end-user experience -- FREMONT, CA (January 30, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today unveiled production-ready 2GB DDR2-667 (PC5300) ValueSelectTM SODIMMs. Designed for current generation notebooks and mini-PCs, the new high density SODIMMs allow users to maximize memory bandwidth and minimize performance bottleneck to deliver superior user experience. The Corsair ValueSelect SODIMMs are optimized for Microsoft Windows... Read more...
Digitimes is reporting that a batch of about NT$20 million (US$306,000) worth of DDR chips from Hynix Semiconductor was stolen yesterday in Taoyuan, Taiwan. "The 20 boxes filled with DDR chips were robbed while in transit, with sources saying most of the chips were 400MHz frequency parts. This DDR chips were being delivered to distributors, though ownership of the chips is still unknown." Luckily, the shipment was small enough that DDR prices didn't spike after the news broke.... Read more...
Kingston Technology First with Fastest 1.2 GHz Memory High Frequency PC9200, PC9600 HyperX Modules Take Performance Computing to New Levels. Fountain Valley, CA -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the immediate availability of 1.150 GHz and 1.200 GHz DDR2 HyperX memory modules. To the delight of gaming and computing enthusiasts worldwide, Kingston is first to bring 100% production tested PC9600 HyperX memory to market and is concurrently bringing new high frequency PC9200 modules to market. "Kingston HyperX memory is 100 percent production tested at full frequency specifications," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology... Read more...
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...
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