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Core i7 / X58 Triple channel DDR3 memory kit list

By: Array

eva2000 of i4memory.com has compiled a list of all the memory manufacturers to have released triple channel kits for the Core i7/X58 platform thus far and he will continue to update it as more are announced.

 

Core i7/X58 Triple channel DDR3 memory kit list

 

For those of you looking to get the most out of your new Nehalem rig, this may help in deciding which kit is the right one as there are now quite a few triple channel offerings on the market from the likes of A-DATA, Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston OCZ and others.

 

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Corsair working on sub-ambient RAM cooler

By: Array

Hexus has just discovered that Corsair are currently testing out a mega serious piece of cooling tech for memory modules to bring temps lower than ever, which theoretically should allow heavy overclockers to pump insane amounts of volts (allowing for higher clockspeeds/lower latencies) with a bit more peace of mind.

 

Corsair working on sub-ambient RAM cooler

 

What you see there is one very chunky waterblock which also includes a TEC/Peltier to help brings temps down to sub-ambient temps. However, they still have quite a bit of rigerous testing ahead of them yet. And depending on how things go, we may or may not see it come to market.

 

Corsair working on sub-ambient RAM cooler

 

The hardest thing to get around will be condensation buildup, which can lead to a potential death sentence for hardware.

 

It is assumed that should it make it into mass production, it will likely be further complimenting Corsairs existing enthusiast lineup that we know to be the Dominator series. It will certainly be interesting to see how the progress of this thing turns out. We'll keep you posted as we hear more about it.

 

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Gingle timely introduce triple-channel DDR3 kit

By: Array

Coinciding with the launch of Intel's new Core i7 + X58 Express platform today, Gingle has just announced its first triple-channel DDR3 memory kit.

 

This kit coming in either 3GB or 6GB configurations is said to work at 1600MHz DDR at 1.65 volts and scales up to 1800MHz at 1.80 volts with timings of 8-8-8-24.

 

It's interesting that a voltage of 1.80 volts is required since Intel recommended a voltage no higher than 1.65 volts, or it could damage your processor.

 

Gingle timely introduce triple-channel DDR3 kit

We haven't done enough extensive testing to prove this or otherwise, but it will be interesting to see what we come up with our testing of this and other triple-channel DDR3 memory kits over the following weeks and months.

 

For now, you can get the full run-down on the new Gingle RAM over at the press release, which is here.

 

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Patriot also prepares its triple channel DDR3 RAM

By: Array

The folks over at Patriot issued a news release earlier today stating that they will soon be shipping its line-up of Viper DDR3 triple channel memory kits.

 

Designed specifically for Intel's X58 based chipset for its Core i7 processor, Patriot is preparing a full range of memory in both 3GB and 6GB kits from 1333MHz up to 1600MHz DDR.

 

Patriot also prepares its triple channel DDR3 RAM

Each feature Patriot's stylish blue Viper heat spreader cooling, along with Intel XMP technology for easier overclocking on the X58 platform.

 

3GB PC3-12800 Viper Series Low Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1600MHz (3 x 1GB) 8-8-8-24
6GB PC3-12800 Viper Series Low Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1600MHz (3 x 2GB) 8-8-8-24
3GB PC3-12800 Viper Series Enhanced Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1600MHz (3 x 1GB) 9-9-9-24
6GB PC3-12800 Viper Series Enhanced Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1600MHz (3 x 2GB) 9-9-9-24
3GB PC3-10666 Viper Series Low Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1333MHz (3 x 1GB) 7-7-7-20
6GB PC3-10666 Viper Series Low Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1333MHz (3 x 2GB) 7-7-7-20
3GB PC3-10666 Viper Series Enhanced Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1333MHz (3 x 1GB) 9-9-9-24
6GB PC3-10666 Viper Series Enhanced Latency Tri-Channel Kit, 1333MHz (3 x 2GB) 9-9-9-24

 

You can find more details over at the press release, which we uploaded here.

 

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Core i7s memory options are plentiful

By: Array

During their rounds at IDF earlier today, Fudzilla has acertained that Core i7 will in fact have an unlocked memory multiplier. It wasn't that long ago that a very sour rumour had emerged regarding Nehalem's ability (or therelackof) to run high speed (1600MHz+) DDR3 independantly of the CPU clockrate and voltage; this due to what was believed to be a limitation of the combined memory controller.

 

Core i7s memory options are plentiful

 

This report clears a few things up and puts those fears to rest, also making mention of Nehalem's ability to run different memory configurations (including mismatched modules) without any hiccups.

 

The granularity is 64MB, in other words, the smallest size on one interleave would be 192MB, although it's unlikely that someone would end up with such a configuration, as the smallest DDR3 modules are 512MB. Again, this is good news for people planning to upgrade, as it's possible to run with unevenly configured memory, but according to Intel you get the best performance if you keep the same amount of memory in the same channel, although this doesn't mean the same size modules in each channel.

 

For example, if you own a 2x2GB DDR3 kit today, you can compliment it with a 2x1GB kit and split it into 2GB per channel for the best overall performance. This means that triple-channel memory kits might not be as popular as first expected and it could possibly upset a few memory manufacturers that hoped to sell a lot of triple-channel DDR3 memory kits.

 

Check out the full report here.

 

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A-DATA displays triple-channel DDR3 OC at 2000MHz

By: Array

While sadly ASUS forgot to invite us to its X58 launch event last week in Taipei, A-DATA were kind enough to send through plenty of data about the event for us to talk about right here.

 

A-DATA displays triple-channel DDR3 OC at 2000MHz

ASUS were out in force showing off their ranges of Core i7 supported X58 Express motherboards to attending press but maybe more interesting was the fact that A-DATA displayed its DDR3-1600X triple channel memory working at 2000MHz DDR (and beyond) - oh and by the looks of things, there were plenty of showgirls on standby incase the crowd got bored.

 

A-DATA displays triple-channel DDR3 OC at 2000MHz

This was all done with an ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard and Core i7 processor. Using the Everest benchmark, a memory bandwidth read speed score of 20,515MB/s was achieved.

 

Clearly we can see that A-DATA are well and truly ready for the Intel Core i7 on November 17th and we look forward to checking out this memory and more - it is going to be interesting comparing single channel, dual channel and triple channel to see what different there really are.

 

You can find the full details of the press event over at the press release, which we uploaded here earlier.

 

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Nehalem to bring unprecedented memory bandwidth

By: Array

Following the launch of A-DATAs new triple channel memory kits for the upcoming X58 platform, the company decided to get together with ASUS and stick the three modules into a P6T Deluxe motherboard, which we've heard and seen a lot of in recent times.

 

Not satisfied at the rated 1600MHz speed, A-DATA pushed the modules to speeds of over 2000MHz and then proceeded to demonstrate just how awesome the memory bandwidth is on Nehalem.

 

Nehalem to bring unprecedented memory bandwidth

 

As you can see above, the result was a massive 20GB/sec read speed and just under 17MB/sec write; leaving any Core 2 setup well in the dust.

 

I'll now leave you to feast your eyes on ASUS' fully fledged Rampage II Extreme X58 board, ready and waiting for those with deep pockets.

 

Nehalem to bring unprecedented memory bandwidth

 

Credit goes to Hexus for the coverage.

 

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Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 arrives in style

By: Array

Lexar Media has just launched its new line-up of Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) memory, sold individually as 1 and 2GB modules or 2 and 4GB dual-channel kits. Being the newest members to the Tracer series, these modules incorporate an eye-catching new black heat spreader design with Crucials proprietory activity-indicating LEDs. The black PCB of the modules themselves further compliment the new design.

 

Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 arrives in style

 

You can see in the above shot, four additional blue LEDs are positioned on each side of the modules for added bling. The modules will run at their rated speed of 1333MHz with latencies of just 6-6-6-20 at 1.8v.

 

Pricing for the modules come in at $54.99 for the 1GB module, $99.99 for the 2GB whilst the 2 and 4GB dual-channel kits are $109.99 and $199.99 respectively.

 

You can read more about the new Tracer DDR3 series of Crucial Ballistix memory in the press release here.

 


Fremont, CA, and Glasgow, UK, 7 October, 2008 -- Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced immediate availability of Crucial™ Ballistix Tracer™ PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz) high-performance, low-latency memory modules. These modules are the world's first high-performance DDR3 memory modules to incorporate activity-indicating Light-Emitting Diodes (LED).

 

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Patriot releases 4GB DDR3 PC3-16000 Viper Kit

By: Array

With Nehalem being confined to DDR3 only, memory makers are beginning to leave DDR2 in the dust as they push to release bigger and better DDR3 kits. Patriot has just announced a kit with the best of both worlds in capacity and high performance.

 

Patriot releases 4GB DDR3 PC3-16000 Viper Kit

 

The new Viper Series 4GB PC3-16000 kit is capable of operating at its rated 2000MHz speed with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 2.0v. If you're running an NVIDIA 790i SLI platform these modules also feature EPP2.0 to optimize their specification automatically.

 

You can read more about Patriot's new DDR3 PC3-16000/2000MHz 4GB kit within the official PR here folks.

 


Patriot Memory, a global provider of premium quality memory module and flash memory solutions, today unveiled their 4GB DDR3 2000MHz low latency Viper series memory kit. The newest addition to Patriot's Viper series, the 2000MHz kit boasts both high-density and high-frequency, enhancing overclocking capabilities for gamers and PC enthusiasts alike on today's latest DDR3 platforms.

 

"Patriot's DDR3 2000MHz memory kits are perfect for PC gamers and enthusiasts," said Les Henry, Technical Director of Patriot Memory. "Capable of handling the demands that high-bandwidth multimedia programs and PC games require, the 4GB PC3-16000 2000MHz memory has the perfect combination of density and speed to push systems beyond what is currently imaginable."

 

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Intel Bloomfield to support DDR3 800, 1066 MHz

By: Array

Further to our article from yesterday, Fudzilla has reported additional information regarding Bloomfield's DDR3 support.

 

Intel Bloomfield to support DDR3 800, 1066 MHz

 

It has been confirmed that Bloomfield (Core i7) CPUs will initially support only DDR3 800 and 1066 MHz memory. DDR3 1333 MHz support will not will be part of Intel's initial equation, yet would be within reach via dabbling in the arts of overclocking.

 

Speeds in excess of DDR3 1600 are also possible, yet will of course not be supported by Intel.

 

The article concludes with claims that Intel may, shortly after launch, validate support for DDR3 1333 MHz and higher, yet further information is not available at this time.

 

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