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A few months ago, we rounded up some of the fastest DDR3 memory kits that were available and came away impressed by how well frequencies and performance had scaled in the short time since DDR3 had been introduced on the desktop.  Since that article was published, however, not much has changed on the DDR3 front in terms of overall performance.  1800MHz kits are still the cream of the crop and the latency of the top kits hasn’t dropped below CAS 7.  The landscape has changed a bit though, thanks to ever dropping prices, maturity, and some newly introduced features. At the time our round-up was published, we praised one of Corsair’s kits in particular, the TWIN3X2048 - 1800C7D, for... Read more...
Solid-state memory is the future. Micron and Intel, working together, have brought us closer to that future with the announcement of  a new flash  memory architecture that more than doubles both read and write speeds for solid-state memory devices.IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between Intel and Micron, has developed an 8G-bit SLC (single-level cell) high-speed NAND chip which can reach read speeds up to 200M bytes per second and write speeds of up to 100M bytes per second, which could mean faster data transfer between devices like solid-state drives and video cards."With the popularity of digital video cameras and video-on-demand services, high speed NAND can enable a high-definition... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces New PC2-8000 4GB Platinum Edition Memory to offer Mainstream Enthusiasts an Affordable Overclocking Kit Sunnyvale, CA—January 17, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-8000 Platinum Edition 4GB dual channel kit, designed to boost the performance of mainstream gaming systems. These new 2GB modules are the ultimate upgrade for entry-level enthusiasts seeking an exceptional overclocking kit at a price point that suits all budgets. As part of OCZ’s Platinum series, the PC2-8000 2GB modules are engineered to satisfy the demands of overclockers and enthusiasts, and designed... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces a New DDR3-1800 Intel Extreme Memory Kit for the Latest Enthusiast Chipset Sunnyvale, Calif.—December 13, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced new 1800MHz Intel Extreme Memory modules, a performance solution that implements a specification predefined and specially tailored for the Intel X48 chipset. These top-speed modules are the ideal solution for enthusiasts looking for the extra performance gains optimized memory offers their system. Designed to significantly increase performance levels of the entire platform, these modules feature Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), an exclusive... Read more...
It's not the first GDDR5 chip made, but Samsung claims it's the fastest.Samsung claims to have invented the world's fastest graphics memory, capable of transferring data at 6Gb/sec.The series five, graphics double-data-rate (GDDR5) chips are more than four times faster than those found in today's consoles, according to Samsung, and will find their way into desktop PCs, notebooks and workstations.The chips will be introduced next year at a density of 512Mb (16Mb x 32), with Samsung claiming that GDDR5 will claim half of the top-end PC graphics market by 2010. The first of these chips came from Qimonda last month, which began sampling a 512Mb GDDR 5 chip.  However, Hynix's chip has a... Read more...
Modern PCs are inching closer and closer to having 10 GB/sec or more usable memory bandwidth, and we haven't really had any complaints about the steady increase until we heard that Rambus was working on technology that could enable 1 TB/sec of memory bandwidth.The applications for graphics cards and consoles are certainly interesting, but we think that desktop and server CPUs might also end up benefiting from such an increase.  Consider that when Intel released the P4, its theoretical memory bandwidth was 6.4 GB/sec, and that was 4 years ago.  Today's CPUs have 4 cores, and it is safe to say each core is faster overall and thus could use more bandwidth.So how does Rambus plan... Read more...
Inspired by the Release of Crysis, OCZ Technology Releases New DDR2 and DDR3 “ReaperX” Memory Kits—Two Extreme Solutions to Power a New Era of GamingOptimized to Support the Next Generation of DirectX-10 Games, OCZ Heightens the Standards for Premium Gaming MemorySunnyvale, CA—November 15, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled two high-speed, high-capacity memory products designed with hardcore gamers in mind. Itching to experience the incredible graphics and FPS action of EA’s highly-anticipated Crysis®, gamers across the world will improve their gaming experience from upgrading their PC components... Read more...
We love solid state memory. Let's face it; you're going to have to explain to your grandchildren what it was like to have a big magnetic spinning platter holding all your ones and zeros for you. And for quite some time, it seemed like it would be advances in flash memory that would finally put conventional hard drives in their graves. But before flash has even got a chance to kill the digital metal frisbee in your computer, it looks like it's obsolete itself. Arizona State  University's Center for Applied Nanionics presents their flash killer: Programmable Metallization Cell, or: PMC...the methodology involves the new technique of nanoionics, where, Instead of moving electrons among charged... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces Two New Titanium Edition Memory Kits, Coupling Low Latencies with High Speeds to Meet Enthusiast Demands Sunnyvale, CA—October 17, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced two new PC2-6400 Titanium Edition dual channel kits. These modules feature enhanced timings with low latencies, and are the ultimate upgrade in performance or capacity for gamers and enthusiasts in need of a rock solid memory kit. As part of the OCZ Titanium series, the PC2-6400 CL3 Edition modules are engineered to satisfy the demands of overclockers and enthusiasts, delivering the tight latencies and speed... Read more...
We’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we rounded up a handful of high-speed DDR3 memory kits.  We got our hands on five, dual-channel, 2GB kits from Corsair, Kingston (2), OCZ, and Super Talent each with different rated speeds and timings, ranging from 1333MHz to 1800MHz.  Our intent was to show you how performance is affected by different clock speeds and timings using Intel's P35 chipset with a processor that has a 1333MHz front side bus speed.  Head on over to the site and take a look... DDR3 Memory Round-Up... Read more...
Samsung reports that along with Micron Technology, Nokia, Texas Instruments, Ericsson, Spansion, and STMicroelectronics, they've  agreed to create and adhere to an industry standard format for flash memory data cards, anticipated to be in place by 2009.   "For makers, the open common standard will help them cut costs for the development of products as they will be able to manage memory solutions more efficiently. For example, the new standard will set the ground for memory makers to develop next generation flash memory cards that will feature superior functions to existing cards. The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC),... Read more...
We're in the early stages of a major transition in the PC arena, much like in 2004 when Intel launched their first core logic chipset with support for DDR2 memory.  This time around, however, Intel is pushing DDR3 memory with their current crop of desktop chipsets. When DDR2 memory first hit the scene, we recommended users to tread lightly as the technology needed some time to mature.  Back then DDR2 had much higher latency than standard DDR memory and it couldn't scale to high enough clock speeds to negate its latency disadvantages.  And in many situations DDR2 memory actually performed below the bar set by standard DDR, not to mention it was much more expensive.  In time though, DDR2... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Unveils World’s First Intel Extreme Memory Modules Sunnyvale, Calif.— OCZ Technology Group (LSE: OCZ), a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced production of the industry’s first Intel Extreme Memory modules, a new memory solution that implements a high-performance specification optimized and predefined for the impending Intel X38 chipset. Designed to significantly increase performance levels of the entire platform, these modules feature Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), an exclusive set of SPD (Serial Presence Detect) settings that act as an integrated “plug and... Read more...
For an old-timer like me, C|Net's tour of the DigiBarn, a 19th-century farmhouse deep in the Santa Cruz mountains, about 90 minutes south of San Francisco, brings back a lot of memories.  Late nights huddled in front of my C64 using Nibble-Copy to "backup" some games, hammering my way through Sword of Sodan on the IIGS and Shadow of the beast on the Amiga - good times. "The DigiBarn, which is the pride and joy of NASA contractor Bruce Damer and his partner in curation, Alan Lundell, is what might be termed a temporary museum in transition. That's because, on the one hand, it is always growing as the aging lions of Silicon Valley donate their old playthings, and on the other, very wet winters... Read more...
Early rumors about FB-DIMMs claimed that they were going to offer better bandwidth, power/heat efficiency, all adding minimal latency.  Theory and reality don’t always end up being the same thing, and FB-DIMMs are great at some tasks, but there’s a fairly large latency penalty.  Add to that the fact that the FB-DIMMs are significantly more expensive than existing DDR-2 DIMMs, and you can see why the technology has only taken off in the server/workstation markets.AMD has developed a method to integrate a chip onto the motherboard that should offer many of the benefits of the FB-DIMMs with standard DDR-3 DIMMs.  If the technology, dubbed G3MX, takes off, it could end up being used on normal desktops... Read more...
Asustek Computer Inc. has recently included the Intel Turbo Memory offering to its line of Santa Rosa mobile platform-based notebooks. The Turbo-Memory-fitted notebooks will be available by late August of this year. “The new laptop configurations with Intel Turbo Memory, formerly codenamed ‘Robson’, are the 14-inch F8SV-A1 and V2S-A1, the 15.4-inch F3SC-A2, F3SV-A2/B2, G1S-A2, V1S-A1, VX2S-A1B/A2B (Black) Lamborghini, and VX2S-A1Y/A2Y (Yellow) Lamborghini, as well as 17-inch A7S-A2 and G2S-A2/A3.” As for the memory itself, it seems that the opinion is divided. While Asus claims that the Turbo Memory solution can reduce “boot time, improve application responsiveness, and accelerate application... Read more...
OCZ Technology Continues to Push the DDR3 Envelope and Announces Enhanced Bandwidth High Performance 1600MHz Modules Sunnyvale, Calif.—July 17, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announces two new 1600MHz parts including the world’s first enhanced bandwidth high speed DDR3. The newest additions to the OCZ DDR3 family offer enthusiasts performance they can really sink their teeth into and feature blazing fast speeds of 1600MHz and the incredibly fast latencies of 7-7-7 and 7-6-6 on ASUS motherboards. The new PC3-12800 Platinum Edition was developed to offer... Read more...
Kingston Technology Unveils First Ultra Low Latency DDR3 Memory Modules Memory Release Drives Performance Benchmarks, Gaming Further, Faster Than Ever Fountain Valley, CA (July 12, 2007) Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with ultra low-latency PC3 1375MHz DDR3 HyperX memory modules, driving memory benchmarking and gaming further and faster than ever before. "Our new HyperX DDR3 ultra low latency modules give early adopters and performance enthusiasts the opportunity to push their DDR3 motherboards as far as current memory technology will... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils 4GB Platinum Edition Kit with Optimized Timings for Enthusiasts and Overclockers Sunnyvale, CA—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Platinum Vista Performance Edition 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. These new modules feature enhanced timings and are the ultimate upgrade for gamers transitioning their high-performance systems to Windows Vista. For enthusiasts shifting to Vista and who need the performance of high speed memory, the PC2-6400 Platinum 4GB kit is the ideal upgrade from the standard 2GB of RAM.... Read more...
IBM recently was granted a patent for the technology to create an external RAM enclosure. IBM's current concept calls for the device to be comprised of three major parts; an external RAM enclosure for the add-on memory, a DRAM slot adapter that is installed like normal RAM, and a cable which connects the two. According to IBM the goal of the product is to provide a temporary solution to upgrading memory in everything from laptops, and PDAs to desktops while also allowing users to easily swap memory between systems. IBM claims that their external enclosure will provide four memory slots for every one DRAM slot within a PC. Furthermore, when the external RAM enclosure is not plugged in... 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...
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