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G.Skill snipe competition with new Sniper Series RAM

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There seems to be a theme over the recent months with military style gaming gear. We've got the latest Killer series from Gigabyte and the new ASUS P67 Sabertooth that sports what essentially looks like a massive heatsink over the whole motherboard.

Expanding upon much loved series like the Ripjaws and RipjawsX, we see the new Sniper series which aims at the gaming and modding enthusiast. Available in black and metallic green, this unique gun styled heatsink makes it the next weapon of choice in your PCs arsenal.

 

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Available from next week we'll see kits ranging from 1333MHz DDR to 1866MHz DDR with a default voltage ranging from 1.25v to 1.6v. With 8 different speed kits hitting the market that offer support for AMDs AM3 chipset and Intels P55, P67, H61, H67 and X58, there's going to be a set for you.

Keep an eye out for a review on the new series as G.Skill has confirmed they've pulled the trigger on sending us a kit of the new series.

Make sure you check out the full press release to have a look at the speeds and timings G.Skill will be offering us.

 

Kingston possibly teaming up with JMicron

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Memory specialists Kingston may be moving to purchase a share of SSD controller supplier JMicron in the near future. Kingston, which already uses JMicron controllers in their SSD lineup, was reportedly brought into the deal after an investment partnership with Toshiba went south.

 

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Kingston accounted for 30% of JMicron's controller shipments in 2010, with Kingston expanding its lineup of SSDs between 64 and 512GB. A meeting was scheduled for the 25th according to sources, but nothing further has been officially released at this time.

 


OCZ says hasta la vista to the DRAM market

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OCZ has said hasta la vista to the memory market. After starting out in the memory market, they have expanded into other markets which has seen exponential growth.

 

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OCZ's third quarter financial report has shown this, OCZ's SSD business have revenues that were up 325% over the same quarter last year for a total of $41.5 million. It was also 105% higher than the Q2 results.

 

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Crucial adds customizable bling to its Ballistix Tracer Smart RAM (video)

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CES 2011, Las Vegas - Our first stop during the Digital Experience event last night here in Las Vegas was with Crucial Memory who showed us some recent software improvements to its line of Ballistix Tracer Smart memory.

 

 

Many of you will know what Ballistix Tracer memory is all about from our reviews with its fancy flashing LEDs. What Jeremy from Crucial explained to us in the video below is that they have been spending considerable time improving the accompanying software that goes along with it to give the user a high level of control over the funky lights.

 

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The new "lights" tab in the software gives you a huge range of control over the lights so you can setup your RAM to just how you want it.

 

Samsung announces development of energy-conscious DDR4 memory

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Here's an announcement that hardware fans have been looking forward to for some time. Samsung, one of the leaders in memory manufacturing, has announced today the development of a DDR4 DRAM stick that performs reads and writes with up to 40 percent more power efficiency than DDR3.

 

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Samsung's DDR4 currently has a bandwidth max of 2.13Gbps at 1.2V, but these modules are expected to eventually be able to hit speeds of 4Gbps. This memory will be a godsend to mobile devices like laptops which will be able to use Samsung's Pseudo Open Drain technology to minimize battery drain by the modules. Samsung is also working with server manufacturers to acquire the JEDEC certification necessary for server implementation.

 

G.Skill launches new Intel Sandy Bridge RAM

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CES 2011, Las Vegas - G.Skill has announced that it will be showing off new RAM at CES 2011 that is specifically for the new Intel Sandy Bridge CPU platforms. The RAM is optimized for H67 and P67 platforms and is called RipjawsX. The new line has a number of products in it with the fastest being a 4GB kit running at 2,300MHz.

 

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The 2,300MHz kit has latencies of CL7-10-10-27 and is made up of dual 2GB DIMMS with red heat sinks. The RAM will also be offered in other kits ranging from 4GB to 16GB with speeds of 1333MHz up to the 2300MHz kit I just mentioned.

 

Some of the RAM has heat sinks with fans and the heat sinks come in red, blue, or black depending on the kit. The RAM will ship with a lifetime warranty and the top of the line 2300MHz kit has data bandwidth of 25K MB/s bandwidth. Pricing and availability are unannounced, but we should hear more when CES kicks off.

 

Patriot introduces Viper Extreme Division 2 and G2 Series DDR3 memory kits

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Just in time for CES, Patriot has announced two new series of memory kits to their lineup. Geared towards the second generation Intel Core processor platforms, the Viper Extreme Division 2 Edition and G2 Series DDR3 memory modules are here.

 

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The Viper Extreme memory is geared towards the extreme enthusiast, offering speeds of up to 2133mhz and advertised with "plenty of headroom for adventurous overclockers." The G2 Series, the successor to Patriot's original G Series, are more budget and stable minded with speeds between 1333mhz and 1600mhz with effective low profile heatsinks. Prices and official release dates were not released.

 

Kingmax unveils new nudist 2400MHz RAM with no heat sink

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I like to see what's on the inside of my gadgets and hardware as much as the next geek as long as that doesn't mean I have to kill my gear. If you like gaming RAM for the speed and performance you probably know that each time a new set of RAM comes out it has increasingly garish and complex looking heat sinks to help keep it cool. Most of the heat sinks are for looks as much as cooling through. If you prefer your hardware to look like hardware with no aluminum or flashing lights Kingmax has your memory.

 

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The company has just unveiled a new set of fast 2400MHz DRAM modules that have no heat sink. The RAM is designed for overclocking and is the only module that can operate at 2400Mhz without a heat sink according to the maker. The Nano Gaming RAM uses nano thermal dissipation tech to cool the chips.

 

The RAM promises bandwidth of 19.2GB/sec with 1.65v of power. Latencies are 9-11-9-27 and the maker promises the RAM is perfect for gamers. The Nano Gaming RAM series has modules with operating frequencies of 1600MHz, 2000MHz, 2200MHz, and 2400MHz that will work with different computer platforms. The 2400Mhz RAM is for Intel P55 chipsets.

 

Crucial Ballistix pimps their RAM with Thermal Sensors

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Crucial have just added Thermal Sensors to their Ballistix line of memory - the memory comes in two-flavors. The first being the DDR3-1866MHz capable, available in 2GB and 4GB dual-channel kits, with triple-channel 6GB kits also available.

 

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Secondly, they have the DDR3-2133MHz available in 2GB and 4GB dual-channel kits. The new memory incorporates a new thermally improved design and a built-in thermal sensor. The new kits are also compatible with Crucial's recently announced Crutial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan.

 

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