GeIL have today made another addition to their Ultra-X line of enthusiast memory products, this time announcing PC4400 (DDR 550MHz) modules which are capable of running spec at timings of 2.5-7-4-4 and will also operate at DDR500 speeds with tightened timings of 2.5-5-3-3. Not only this but GeIL state definitive tight timings of 2-5-2-2 when operating at PC3200 (DDR400) speeds too. Very swish indeed. For further details you can obtain their supporting PR here folks.
GeIL Inc., the independent world leader in professional memory houses, today announced the release of it's new Ultra-X family member: PC4400 DDR550 DRAM module following the success of GeIL's Ultra-X PC3200 DDR400 DRAM modules. This new Ultra-X DDR550 module offers the same extreme performance and reliability as the Ultra-X DDR400 modules have but at a much higher operating speed for extreme PC gamers and enthusiasts that need more RAM power.
Ryan from OCZ let us know they've been testing out their new PC4000 sticks and they've been able to hit 290MHz with increased voltage mods. Without any drastic voltage mods, they were able to get 285MHz (570MHz DDR) out of their PC4000 with a Canterwood-based ASUS P4C800 motherboard.
I just though everyone would like to see our progress on achieving DDR566 and above speeds ,we have been running up to 580Mhz with increased VDIMM voltage. These benchmarks were taken with the OCZ Gold 4000 1 GB kit on the ASUS P4C800 ,instead of releasing a DDR 533 or 566 product we will for the time being be using these extremely fast IC's in our gold PC-4000 kits to increase the value of our products to the end user.Unbuffered SiSoft Sandra Benchmarks @ OCZ Technology
Wesley from AnandTech has posted an article about which memory best suits Intel's Canterwood and Springdale chipsets. In Part 1 of their series, they investigate the best possible configuration for performance. Interesting read!
Given this climate, we decided to take a closer look at the question of what is the best memory for the Canterwood and Springdale chipsets. In Part 1, we will try to determine the best Memory configuration for the 875/865. We were able to examine this and find some answers with Memory that we had on-hand. The answers will be important for many of you who are looking to buy memory for the new boards, so we decided to release the results of our memory configuration testing. Part 2 will investigate the performance of the new DDR466 and DDR500 modules that will be coming to market in the near future. Since we are still waiting to receive many of these new modules, or currently have only beta samples of some of the memory, it will be several weeks until Part 2 is posted.More information @ AnandTech
This is the type of program I think we have all been looking for at least once. It's called Bench'emAll and it is a tool used to automate 3D performance benchmarking using 3D games and synthetic benchmarks.
While it doesn't support all of the current benchmarks, it does contain quite a bit of support.
Usually you had to launch manually each benchmark separately one by one. But now BenchemAll! will do all the job for you. Just click one button and get your 3D video benchmarked by all your favourite 3D games, benchmarks and synthetic tests.More information @ Bench'emAll
Texas Instruments has announced the industry's first Double Data Rate-II (DDR2) Phase Locked Loop (PLL) device for registered memory modules that support data rates up to 800MB/s. Supporting the industry's highest frequency, the high-performance, low-skew, low-jitter, zero-delay buffer gives designers wider timing margins, necessary in the design of high speed DDR Memory Modules found in applications such as PCs, servers and workstations.
More information @ Texas Instruments
Corsair is the next memory maker in line with DDR-500 memory in the form of their XMS4000. Corsair claims their DDR-500 is able to operate with 3-4-4-8 timings at 2.75V.
Fremont, CA, July 14, 2003: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced their first XMS4000 product, the TWINX1024-4000. Corsair's new XMS4000 part, based on 500MHz DDR technology, delivers extreme memory performance when used with the new breed of overclockable dual channel DDR motherboards.More information in our New Products Forum
Corsair designed this new module to support the highest clock speeds possible which translates to optimum performance. To select the fastest available components Corsair's Compatibility Lab performed exhaustive benchmark tests on a broad range of RAM chips from a multitude of different chip makers.
Victor from GeIL USA let us know that they have released their enthusiast targeted DDR-500 Golden Dragon memory.
Anyone for 1GHz bus action the Pentium 4?
This module is designed for the most extreme gamers and PC enthusiasts whose optimization of memory parameters in their gaming rigs is an absolute necessity. First in the industry to implement Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging (WLCSP), Golden Dragon achieves its high bus speed and unsurpassed bandwidth even at the highest allowable voltage setting with no heat spreader required. Without the heat spreader in the way, the true face of a never-seen-before actual die from a silicon wafer is now beautifully shown under operation. Low operational temperature is maintained at high voltage setting, giving abundant room for the worst torturous overclocking minds found in the human specie.More information in our New Products Forum
Rambus, along with Elpida and Toshiba today announced XDR DRAM as the world's fastest memory. Code-named Yellowstone, XDR DRAM uses Rambus' XDR memory interface technology. Running at 3.2GHz, XDR DRAM offers 8x the bandwidth of today's best-in-class PC memory.
Earlier this year, both the Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. licensed Rambus' XDR memory interface for utilization in future broadband applications featuring their "Cell" technology.
More information @ Rambus
OCZ has announced the availability of its Gold Edition PC-4000 memory which features "state of the art" HyperSpeed technology and is capable of achieving speeds of up to 500 MHz at CL 2.5-4-4-7.
The module also includes OCZ's EVP Extended Voltage Protection, a circuit protection feature that allows performance enthusiasts to tweak their systems without the worry of invalidating the warranty.
More information @ OCZ
All the information used in this roadmap was supplied by Virtual Zone.
Yesterday Kingmax let us know about the release of their 1GB DDR-333 SO-DIMM notebook memory. Kingmax were able to achieve this feat by using their new Stacked IC TinyBGA method of stacking as many chips into as smallest place as possible, as described below.
Kingmax, renowned for its stable product quality, leading specification and high performance on the SO-DIMM market, boosts the memory capacity of SO-DIMM to 1GB inside a limited space with its Stacked TinyBGA IC, a breakthrough of traditional IC chip package technology, and its existing TinyBGA package technology. This revolutionary product will certainly bring a commotion to the SO-DIMM market and meet NB PC users' critical requirement on performance.More information in our New Products Forum
Unlike the static growth rate of DT PC, the growth rate of NB PC still remains 2-digit growth in terms of shipment recently. On the other hand, mature manufacturing technologies cause the declining prices of NB PC. It is very obvious that the situation of market demand for NB PC has replaced that of DT PC. The wireless and mobile network concept of Intel Centrino CPU incites individuals and SOHO users' needs for mobility and further the new generation Intel P4 CPU has significantly enhanced its functions while the latest Intel 845/855 chip set all can support 2 GB memory capacity. These new designs make no function difference between NB PC and DT PC, and further provide both mobility and platform performance option to performance demanding consumers.
Micron Technology has delivered the industry's first graphics double data rate SDRAM (GDDR3) components to ATI and Nvidia.
GDDR3 targets high-speed point-to-point applications such as high-end PC graphics and gaming platforms requiring ultra fast data rates. This breakthrough technology can provide an aggregate bandwidth of 6.4GB per second per device, achieved with a 1.6Gb per second per pin data rate. GDDR3 is the fastest memory device available today. Fabricated on Micron's leading-edge 0.11µm process technology, GDDR3 provides the highest performance in both per-pin bandwidth and aggregate bandwidth.
More information @ Micron
Vera Chien from Kingmax Technology in Taiwan let us know about the release of their new Dual Channel memory modules in DDR-266, DDR-333 and DDR-400 configurations.
More information in our New Products Forum
OCZ is offering a new range of DDR memory aimed at users who want great performance at a lower price. Available in speeds up to PC-3500 (433MHz), the Premier Series uses high quality hand selected OCZ IC's built on an ULN PCB. Memory timing and the heat spreader appear to be the main casualties on this cheaper alternative.
Let's hope that other high-end memory manufacturers follow OCZ's example and give us this choice.
More information @ OCZ Technology
Elpida's PC2-4200 (533Mbps) DDR2 SDRAM module has successfully completed Intel's DDR validation process. The 512Mb Unbuffered DDR2 SDRAM module features eight 0.11 micron 512Mbit DDR2-533 1.8V chips, these are made at their 300mm (12 inch) silicon wafer manufacturing plant in Hiroshima (pictured).
More information @ Elpida
OCZ Technology has today announced their new EL DDR platinum edition RAM shipping in speeds up to PC-3500 with 2-2-2-5 timings.
OCZ is proud to announce our new EL DDR platinum edition. The OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition is expected to fill the performance gap for ultra low latency and high-speed DDR DIMMs. OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition will be shipping in speeds up to PC-3500 2-2-2-5 timings for single and dual channel configurations. OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition use the highest quality hand selected OCZ EL DDR IC's built on OCZ ULN PCB to achieve outrageous speeds exceeding even the newest JEDEC PC-3200 standard. OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition come with integrated "mirrored" heatspreaders.More information @ OCZ Technology
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has begun mass production of the industry's first 1GB DDR-II dual in-line memory module (DIMM), based on 512Mbit DDR-II components.
"DDR-II is a viable technology and will play an important role in enabling the development of a new generation of feature-rich, high-speed gaming PCs, servers and network computers," said Tom Quinn, Samsung's US vice president of memory sales and marketing.DDR-II delivers twice the external bandwidth of a standard DDR solution for the same internal frequency. The 1.8-volt device features a high-speed data transfer rate of 533Mbps that can be extended to 667Mbps for networks and special system environments.
More information @ DigiTimes
Elpida Memory Inc has announced the availability of its 128 Megabit DDR2 SDRAM devices for notebook and desktop PC graphics applications. The new devices offer high speed, low power and enhanced thermal characteristics that enable them to perform in the constrained environments often experienced by mobile applications. The devices incorporate "GDDR2-M" technology, featuring an innovative low-power termination scheme and a new data inversion technology that was jointly developed with ATI Technologies Inc, to speed operation and reduce power consumption.
More information @ Elpida
The Inquirer has a quick article talking about new DDR Ram from TwinMos. This is some seriously fast memory clocking in at 466mhz. TwinMos is getting these speeds at just 2.7v so you don't have the worry of shortened life with 3v.
The firm produced results using SiSOFT Sandra memory benchmark on a Gigabyte GA-8SQ900 Ultra SIS 655 mobo, using an overclocked CPU - the brains of a computer - and claimed it had achieved scores 15.4% higher than PC3500 CL2, and 31% higher than PC3200 CL2.More information @ The Inquirer
Shelley Baldiga from Crucial just let us know about the release of their PC3200 DDR-400 memory in 256MB and 512MB flavors.
Just a heads-up that Crucial is beginning to add PC3200 DDR SDRAM (DDR400) to its high-quality DDR product line. Both 256MB and 512MB PC3200 modules are now available online at Crucial.com. We've received a growing number of requests for this higher-speed memory in recent months and are now offering a solution to meet the diverse needs of our customers.More information @ Crucial
PC3200 is designed for use in motherboards that require a 200MHz front-side bus with an effective front-side bus speed of 400MHz. Crucial's PC3200 modules have components at 400MHz (200Mhz x 2). They are not overclocked components.
Ken from Kingmax Technology let us know about their latest innovation - colored RAM chips. The Taiwanese company will soon be offering a full range of DDR-333/400 modules with full color chips in green, blue, red, purple and aqua.
More information @ Kingmax Technology