Over at Silicon Strategies they have a news story up on Kentron Technologies Inc. to accelerate QBM memory technology into the market by year's end which promises to double the speeds of DDR SDRAM memory for PC's.
For those people who visit Adrian's Rojak Pot but have wondered if the site had died along with numerous other that have lately well two weeks ago, they was hit by persistent DOS attacks and although their host repeatedly restored the site they kept hit by them. So, finally ARP had to remain shut down because their host couldn't get back from his vacation to set things right. Till he comes back, they have temporarily mirrored Adrian's Rojak Pot on a different server. The new temporary URL to Adrian's Rojak Pot is http://www.itcp.net/~awsh/
Cameron "Sov" Johnson has just finished up his latest review of some Kingmax PC2100 DDR SDRAM for your viewing pleasure. They have incorporated their famous TinyBGA technology into their DDR line, so let's go see if its any good.
Mike "Darthtanion" Wright has just finished up some mroe testing. Today's contestant was the Thermaltake Active Memory Cooling Kit. Can it succeed in keeping the memory cooler (and making for some better FSB overclocking)? Come on in and find out for yourself.
Planet Savage has posted a review of the ATi Radeon 64MB DDR ViVo for those looking at alternatives to the nVidia line. here's a snip:
"The Radeon as well all know was not as fast as the GeForce2 GTS but proved to be a very good all-around card specially with its high quality DVD playback and multiple ViVo functions. The new Radeons are out, but the Radeon SE (the one reviewed) still does the job quite well specially with the addition of TruForm in the drivers."
October 11, 2001 - OCZ Technology Group announced the availability of OCZ PC-2700 DDR memory. OCZ PC-2700 features hand picked 266MHz (DDR) modules that pass rigorous 333MHz stability testing. The OCZ PC-2700 is packed in TSOP II package which is noted for its technical superiority.
"By pushing the current bandwidth from 2100Mb/sec to 2700Mb/sec, we have increased the memory bandwidth by 25%", said Armando Talamantez, VP Product Development. "This paves the way to increased performance."
Overclockers Club has just posted a review of the Thermaltake Active Memory Cooling Kit. here's a snip:
"ThermalTake is always coming up with more and more ways of keeping your system cool. Today, I will be reviewing a brand new product that they will be selling, the Active Memory Cooling Kit. This isn't your everyday memory cooling device. This cooling kit, uses ThermalTakes's old Memory Cooling Kit, plus a 40x40x20mm fan ontop. ..The fan is 40x40x20mm and runs at 5000rpm, give or take a little. The 23dBa is pretty loud, and it only blows out 5.1CFM. Maybe I can find a 7000rpm black label deleta fan to replace it with."
Crucial has been making a name for themselves for the past year or two. Head on over to Mikhailtech and see what they have to say about Crucial 256MB PC2100 DDR_RAM. here's a snip:
"The stick itself bears the general characteristics of most units made with Micron chips. it's a 256mb part, PC2100, CL2.5, unbuffered, non-parity, 2.5v, arranged in a 32meg x 64 array. Also, it's the usual 184-pin DIMM with a 64-bit data path. There's no ECC and it's not registered, so don't expect to use more than three of these sticks in a motherboard that has 4 slots (like the Abit KG7-R). Unlike a lot of manufacturers, Crucial memory is made from a 6-layer PCB as opposed to the 4-layer build of the competition. Speaking of competition, I decided to pit it up against another 256mb part I got. I'm referring to the previously reviewed Micron DDR stick."
Mikhailtech has just posted a review of some Micron PC2100 DDR SDRAM. here's a snip:
"With the maturation of the DDR chipset, newer memory is becoming more and more efficient and the gains over PC133 are becoming apparent as ever. Price used to be a major factor, but now that SDRAM and DDR are close in cost, there's not need to go for the slower stuff. We all know Crucial memory rocks, but that's not the point. Today we're taking a look at a "major brand" stick of PC2100 made with Micron chips."
OCAU wants to share some scoop with you concerning some PQI PC133 SDRAM. here's a snip:
"Another interesting thing is that both the printed circuit board the chips rest on and the chips themselves are marked PQI, as opposed to some other sticks where the PCB is made by the "named" manufacturer, but they use chips from other people. PQI, or Power Quotient International, are a Taiwanese company making a range of memory products from flash cards right through to PC-166 SDRAM. The fact that they even have a website sets them apart from some of the more generic manufacturers. But anyway, as always, the proof is in the testing.."
AcidHardware decided to do a little comparison shopping for you. Head on over and check out their latest PC2100 DDR Round-up. They dare to compare PC2100 sticks of RAM from OCZ, Mushkin, and Crucial. here's a snip:
"DDR RAM whilst only offering about a 15% performance increase over SDRAM has seen a surge in popularity ever since its mainstream integration on the original Nvidia Geforce 256 graphics card. Ever since then, DDR has only really been seen as an option for AMD equipped systems. Although there has been the option of the VIA Apollo Pro 266 chipset which allows you to utilize DDR ram on Socket370 motherboards it has yet to catch on."
Memory just keeps getting faster and faster, and DDR isn't any exception. got|apex? has just posted a review of some fast stuff that is designed with only one thing in mind...PERFORMANCE! Does it make the grade? Check out their take on some ODIN PC2400 DDR Gamer's Memory. here's a snip:
"The Absolute ODIN sets itself apart from other cheaper online memory modules with its guarantee that it will operate at 300MHz with a CAS Latency of 2-2-2. When first approached by Absolute to review their ODIN memory I warned them that with that price point it would most likely not score to well and in fact they may wish to reconsider. Upon further research I now understand their confidence in the pricing of their product."
There's a new site in the neighborhood that goes by the name The DDR Zone. Make sure to drop in and give them a friendly TweakTown welcome!