Items tagged with RAM

People always say how you can't have your cake and eat it too, but what good is a slice of delicious cake if you can't cram down your throat? Not any good at all if you ask us, and though we don't recommend feasting on sticks of RAM (not in the literal sense, anyway), Corsair's latest memory kit is a prime example of why you shouldn't pay attention to silly sayings. Proving that low voltage doesn't have to translate into low performance, Corsair today announced the launch of a new 4GB Dominator GT memory that's "highly overclocked" to 2133MHz, yet only requires 1.5V. Not too shabby, and neither are the timings: 9-11-9-27. In other words, you can have your cake and eat it too. Corsair says its... Read more...
The "green" movement isn't going quite as strong as it used to be in consumer electronics, but Samsung is definitely still onboard. The company today announced the development of an eight gigabyte (GB) registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) based on its advanced Green DDR3 DRAM. The new memory module, which has just been successfully tested by major Samsung customers, delivers superior performance, in particular because of its use of a three-dimensional (3D) chip stacking technology referred to as 'through silicon via' (TSV). An 8GB RDIMM utilizing Samsung’s 3D TSV technology saves up to 40 percent of the power consumed by a conventional RDIMM. Also, the TSV technology allows for... Read more...
Recently, Samsung demonstrated their very own NFC module. Reports are suggesting that future Samsung smartphones could integrate the feature in order to convert their phones into mobile payment devices. But that's not all; the company is today announced the industry's highest density LPDDR2 DRAM using 30nm-class technology. As you might expect, this module will be used in high-end mobile applications such as smartphones and tablet PCs, and it couldn't come at a more opportune time. Smartphones and tablets are exploding, and the need for more RAM in less space is definitely real. The new 4Gb LPDDR2 DRAM can transfer up to 1,066 megabits per second (Mbps), which approaches the performance of memory... Read more...
We just can't help it: Bruce Willis comes to mind when we think of Corsair's latest memory. But we're sure the same is true for any Die Hard fan. Why? The company's newest memory is called Vengeance, and it's no laughing matter. The new module is optimized for overclocking, compatibility, and affordability, with these new DDR3 sticks marketed towards "enthusiasts and system builders." They're designed to work with both Intel and AMD platforms, and they have a 1.5V supply voltage. They're available in single, dual, or triple module kits, with sizes ranging from 4GB all the way up to 16GB, and all Vengeance modules are equipped with aluminum heat spreaders for thermal performance as well as aggressive... Read more...
Enterprise clients take note -- Super Talent has begun shipping its new 8GB Registered-ECC DDR3 DRAM modules, otherwise known as R-DIMMs, to support low-voltage Intel Westmere platforms. These 8GB modules adhere to the JEDEC standard of 1.35V and 1333MHz with latencies of 9-9-9. "Going Green has always been associated with considerable trade-offs; not so with our new generation of 1.35V server memory. Our 8GB capacity boards enable higher capacity with higher efficiency and with a real measurable effect on operating costs," said CH Lee, COO of Super Talent. The upshot, according to Super Talent, is that enterprise servers are able to elevate the total memory capacity while consuming less power... Read more...
Show of hands, how many of you can remember paying $200, $300, and even $400 for high-end DDR1 kits back in the day? We get a little green under the gills just thinking about it, and those of you new to the game should thank your lucky stars that you entered this hobby at a time when the DRAM has hit rock bottom. Or has it? Look around online and you'll find several 6GB tri-channel memory kits going for less than a C-note. Could RAM possibly get any cheaper? Apparently it can, and probably will. Following another disappointing quarter, Eplida Memory has gone and lowered its shipment growth forecast for 2010 to less than 40 percent from the company's previous estimate, DigiTimes reports. According... Read more...
Perhaps we're dating ourselves here, but 'back in the day' your choice of memory had a direct impact on your system's overclockability. Save for extreme overclockers with fancy LN2 setups and aspirations of setting world records, RAM isn't nearly as important anymore, but until you can punch the power button on a RAM-less PC and still have it boot up, you're going to see memory makers continue to crank out new kits. One of the latest comes from Patriot Memory, which just announced its DDR3 Viper Xtreme Series. "Patriot has been offering some of the fastest performance memory solutions in the world, and our Viper Xtreme series delivers a high-end solution with a custom heatshield built around... Read more...
Got memory? OCZ does, and plenty of it. And now they've got even more that requires even less power to operate. The company has just introduced next generation ultra-low voltage and extreme-low voltage DDR3 memory kits, with the new solutions offering power savings along with the stability that OCZ is known for. Both of these new kits are designed for the desktop. This enthusiast-grade memory complies with the latest JEDEC “DDR3L” low-voltage standards which ensures that system RAM runs cooler and more efficiently during intensive multi-tasking, gaming, and productivity applications. In fact, OCZ Platinum ELV solutions run at only 1.35 volts, with 4GB and 6GB kits on the market. Additionally,... Read more...
HP and Hynix. Two names we know well in the computing industry, but two that are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, at least in the world of consumerdom. But now, the two companies are joining forces in order to advance the memristor and bring it to market in next-generation memory modules. The two have agreed on a joint development agreement which will bring memristor, a new circuit element first intentionally demonstrated in HP Labs, to market in future memory products. Both companies will have a hand in the process, with the both of them working to jointly develop new materials and process integration technology to transfer the memristor technology from research to commercial development... Read more...
In general, bigger is better. But not always. Sometimes, smaller is better. But sometimes, smaller can lead to bigger, which is definitely better. Got all that? If you're a memory expert, you probably have no trouble understanding that, as the smaller the process technologies become, the bigger flash storage capacities get. Tighter packed memory modules allow even more content to be stored on prior design protocols, and both Intel and Micron are working day and night order to perfect this stuff. Now, the two companies have announced that they are the first to sample 3-bit-per-cell NAND Flash memory on an industry standard 25nm silicon process technology. That's a long way of saying that they... Read more...
Quick, name three companies you associate with high-end RAM. Now go an name two more. Was Transcend among any them? If so, you're either lying (shame on you), or you work for Transcend (oh, hi there). Transcend isn't usually the first company you think of when shopping enthusiast grade memory kits, and probably isn't on your RAM radar at all. Perhaps we should rethink things. Transcend, which is probably best known for its line of flash memory products, like memory cards and USB thumb drives, just launched a new dual-channel PC RAM kit -- 4GB aXeRAM DDR3-2400 -- aimed at LGA1156 Core i7 system owners with a penchant for overclocking. "The aXeRAM DDR3-2400 dual-channel memory kit has been tested... Read more...
G.Skill Launches the Ultimate Workstation Memory Kit Exclusively for EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2) motherboard: 12 hand-picked, hand-tested DIMMs, 48GB of ultra-high capacity at 1,900MHz, CL8. Taipei, Taiwan - G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage with solid quality, has today released the world’s only hand-picked, hand-tested, ultra-high capacity DDR3 memory kit for workstations: 48GB (4GBx12) of 1,900MHz CL8 1.65V with G.Skill's popular Ripjaws series heatsink. Designed exclusively for EVGA’s best in class Super Record 2 (SR-2) motherboard, which features dual Intel Xeon LGA1366 CPU sockets and 12 DDR3 memory slots, G.Skill... Read more...
It's difficult to say if or when Fusion-io's newest development will directly affect the average consumer, but as with many things in the technology field, what starts at the highest levels of enterprise eventually filters down to the consumer once kinks have been worked out, prices have adjusted downward and more partner companies have had time to adopt the new process. We are guessing that's exactly the path that ioMemory will take, which is a new flash-optimized OS subsystem. ioMemory VSL (Virtual Storage Layer) is definitely an enterprise application for now. It has little direct connection to the parts within your existing notebook or desktop, but the ideas presented here could definitely... Read more...
In need of new memory? There's never enough is there? OCZ Technology doesn't think so, and if you've been thinking of adding a bit of headroom to your main gaming rig, there's now a new option to consider. OCZ has just introduced the world's fastest high-density 4GB DDR3 modules operating at 2133MHz, perfect for those who "demand both performance and bandwidth in one memory solution." The new modules are aimed at prosumers and enthusiasts, and it's not often that high density and high performance go hand-in-hand like this. From the Flex EX and Reaper HPC Series for experienced overclockers and high-end users to the Platinum Series for entry-level enthusiasts and gamers, OCZ 4GB modules are configured... Read more...
Around here, all you really have to do is shout "world's first" or "world's fastest," and you'll have our attention. Particularly when talking about SSDs, HDDs, GPUs, CPUs and memory. Kingston Technology is talking about RAM today, and they've got yet another world's quickest with the planet's fastest triple-channel memory. Intel has certified the new module at 2333MHz, making it the perfect option for a new rig if you're into overclocking or simply can't sleep soundly without having the world's finest within your enclosure. The new HyperX triple-channel DDR3 memory kit now has Intel XMP certification on the Core i7 platform. The 2333MHz kit runs at 9-11-9-27 timings at 1.65 volts, and Kingston... Read more...
Kingston is known in the DIY PC builder sector as being a top-tier memory provider. They don't sell the cheapest RAM on the market, but with this kind of stuff, you generally get what you pay for. In order to bring Kingston quality to the entry-level market, the company is today revealing their HyperX 'blu' memory, which have an all-new look, run at standard JEDEC speeds and timings, and have headroom for enthusiasts to push the performance envelope. HyperX blu is available in DDR3, 1600- and 1333MHz 4- and 2GB kits of two, and it's also available DDR2 800MHz, single modules and kits of two. As you might expect, this memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 tech support. Full prices... Read more...
Micron, Samsung, Hynix, Infineon, NEC, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Elpida and Nanya. Ten companies, some of which you have definitely heard of before, all of which are being hit with some very bad news this week from the European Union. The European Commission branch this week handed down their first settlement in an ongoing investigation into cartel-like activities between these parties, which purportedly helped to "fix prices" in order to keep DRAM prices artificially high. This isn't completely unusual. We have also seen big-name companies in the LCD world hit with similar fines, and the EU never takes kindly to things of this matter. Micron, it should be noted, is being spared of a fine,... Read more...
Memory can be a complicated matter. We've got DIMMs, SODIMMs, DRAM, NAND, Flash, Error Correcting RAM, RDRAM, and the list goes on. Numonyx has been a major memory player for awhile now, and just a few months after being acquired by Micron, the company is now introducing a set of products based on the new class of memory technology called phase change memory (PCM). These new devices deliver higher performance, endurance and simplicity for wired and wireless communications, consumer electronics, PCs, and other embedded application. We're told that the new embedded memory products blend many attributes associated with flash memory, as well as RAM and EEPROM, while delivering new capabilities in... Read more...
OCZ Technology thinks you need some new RAM, and if you're struggling to open yet another Firefox tab without seeing lots of lag, you just might. The company has just unveiled their Gold Series modules in 4GB and 8GB dual-channel kits. These are designed for both existing and next-generation platforms, and they run at 1333MHz CAS 9, operating at a low-voltage specification of 1.65 volts and are tested and qualified on the latest platforms to ensure ultimate performance and stability. Each module is backed up by a Lifetime Warranty,and they're optimized for P55, H55 and H57 chipsets. No pricing has yet been announced, but they should be on sale momentarily. OCZ Technology Announces High-Density... Read more...
Hard drive capacities keep getting larger, processors keep getting faster, and memory process  keep getting smaller. These are all facts of life in the consumer electronics industry, and while talking about nanometers doesn't interest the average consumer, telling them that next month's memory cards will be bigger and cheaper just might get them to stop and listen. Samsung has been on a rampage of late, pressing to get process technology sizes smaller and smaller in order to cram more memory onto form factors that we already rely on. Basically, 32nm memory can only squeeze so much onto a Secure Digital card; make that memory at 20nm, and suddenly you can fit more onto the same size card.... Read more...
Corsair announced 16GB and 24GB Dominator DDR3 memory kits for workstation-level computers. The new DRAM kits feature a clock speed of 1600MHz. The 24GB Dominator DDR3 memory kit is designed for use with three-channel CPUs while the 16GB Dominator DDR3 memory kit is designed for use on dual channel platforms based on the P55 chip set. Corsair® Expands Dominator® Family with New Ultra-High Density 16GB and 24GB Memory Kits – Unmatched combination of speed and density ushered in with 1600MHz modules – FREMONT, California, April 6, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide supplier of high performance computer and flash memory products, today announced new 16GB and 24GB Dominator DDR3 memory kits for... Read more...
These "world's fastest" claims seem to be flying in at a record pace these days, but even though companies are holding their crowns for shorter periods of time, that's not stopping Kingston from bragging while they can. Today, the company is introducing the world's first, fastest low-voltage and ultra low-voltage memory for performance machines.The new product fits into the company's LoVo (low voltage) HyperX range, offering ultra-low voltage memory running at 1.25 volts at 1600MHz. The flagship product, running an ultra-low 1.25 volts at 1600MHz, is the lowest voltage to date for desktop PCs. In all, Kingston is debuting three HyperX DDR3 dual-channel products in the 'LoVo' line: the dual-profile... Read more...
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