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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!
OCAU takes a look at some Kingmax PC166 SDRAM to see if it's worth the price of admission. here's a little snip:
"In recent times there has been much talk about new RAM technology - first there was RAMBUS and more recently the introduction of Double Data Rate or DDR RAM. While it's true that these new technologies may offer performance benefits, the fact remains that the vast majority of current systems run plain old SDRAM. This review is going to look at some SDRAM - but there is nothing plain or old about it. Kingmax rate this stuff to 166MHz @ CAS3.. and if that doesn't say "overclocker" then I don't know what does."
Press Release from OCZ:
Nampa, IdahoAugust 15, 2001 -
OCZ Technology Group announced the release of an entirely revamped line of SDRAM, including Enhanced PC-2400, Enhanced PC-2700, Enhanced 150 Ultra, ECC Registered SDRAM. The new line up includes features such as ultra fast timing and blue colored PCB.
"We have decided to rebuild our ram line up using the best quality components available, from companies such as Micron and Infineon. We can now offer faster products at the same low cost" said Armando Talamantez, VP Product Development.
Kinda looks like the memory game is going to get mighty interesting. =)
No review in this one, but some information that could conceivably change the way that computers work! What am I talking about? Just head on over to Cutting The Edge and see their news blurb entitled "Memory that Never Forgets". it's worth a look.
we've seen RAM sinks before, but copper ones? DreddNews has some and they want to share the news with you concerning Tweakmonster's Copper RAM Sinks. here's a snip:
"Just when you thought he'd made the best product in the world, he makes it even better. Today we're taking a look at a new revision of the Tweakmonster's ever so popular all copper RAMsinks. From my knowledge, these babies are a one of a kind product that you can't get from anyone else. They are completely CNC machined to perfection...every time(at least we hope). When you think Tweakmonster, you think of high quality. He is best remembered for his super-high quality copper CPU spacers(reviewed here), and I don't expect anything less from these RAMsinks. If your RAM is running hot, you want that final touch to make your custom case mod "truly" custom, or both, these RAMsinks just may be what you want."
Today a new tech website focused on DDR memory has been launched called The DDR Zone. They are running a small logo contest and they are also sporting a review of the new P4X266 reference motherboard from VIA.
Go check them out and say "Hi!".
Roughly a few hours ago the NDA for the VIA P4X266 chipset (DDR for the Intel Pentium 4 platform) expired, for possibly one of the most controversial chipsets ever released, at least from a legal prospective.
The P4X266 is set to make the Intel Pentium 4 platform a more cost effective alternative to the Intel 850. Already a fair few sites have released their reviews, they include:
I'm know there will be more sites later in the day who release their reviews, I'll update this post as it happens.