In order to better combat high latencies on DDR2 parts, memory maker Patriot have come up with a 4GB quad kit comprising 4x1GB PC2-6400 (800MHz) modules which operate with lowly timings of 4-4-4-12 at 2.2V. If it's the best of both worlds you want in terms of ultra low latencies combined with plenty of RAM for those memory intensive games, this might be a nice option for you.
Fremont, California, USA, October 9, 2007 - Patriot Memory, a global provider of premium quality memory module and flash memory solutions, today announced the latest addition to their Extreme Performance line of gaming modules, the 4GB Quad Kit.
"The reasoning behind the launch of the 4GB Quad Kit was to provide high density solutions with fast timings," said Les Henry, Technical Director of Patriot Memory.
Tailored towards the upcoming X48 chipset from Intel, OCZ have dished up some high-end DDR3-1800MHz memory modules which feature Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP).
The modules are offered as singular 1GB sticks or in 2GB dual channel kits, and at their rated 1800MHz speed they are designed to run base latancies of 8-8-8, with a second XMP Profile allowing the enthusiast to operate them at 7-7-7.
OCZ have the full details here.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-December 13, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced new 1800MHz Intel® Extreme Memory modules, a performance solution that implements a specification predefined and specially tailored for the Intel X48 chipset. These top-speed modules are the ideal solution for enthusiasts looking for the extra performance gains optimized memory offers their system.
A new breed of HD 3850 has been spotted in the wild; Expreview has pictures of a "UNIKA" branded offering which uses a modified PCB with the reference GDDR3 memory replaced in favour of Hynix 16Mx32bit 0.8ns GDDR4 chips. With this significant change comes a non-standard cooler (which looks a little...odd) and superior clockspeeds of 700MHz core and 2200MHz memory; not that far behind the 3870.
Details and more images here.
With DDR3 memory making its way into notebooks in the near future (apparently debuting on Intel's Montevina mobile platform next year), TwinMOS are jumping the gun by introducing a new high-speed DDR3-1333MHz SO-DIMM which operates at just 1.5V, a full 0.3V lower than typical DDR2 SO-DIMM modules; which means (if only slightly) better battery life to boot.
However, what is odd is that TwinMOS fail to deliver in their press release any information relating to what capacities the modules will come in, as well as their rated latencies. Unfortunately their website also lacks any details about them in this regard.
Nonetheless, you can check out the full announcement here.
(December 06, 2007, Taipei) The pursuit of convenience and efficiency has become a new consumer's lifestyle. For this reason, the laptop, or notebook PC, has gradually replacing desktop PC and becoming consumer's choice. Following the launch of the Windows Vista, which has higher memory storage performance requirements, memory modules with higher capacity and speed have thus become the standard requirement for consumers. However, when the speed of memory modules evolved from SDR through DDR to DDR2 and even DDR3,leading wafer manufacturers like Micron Technology, Elpida Memory and Qimonda AG had their DDR 3 chips development certified with Intel, TwinMOS R&D team remain devoted to technological and quality enhancement.
If some images to recently surface on the big back Internet are to be believed, ASUS may soon launch an all-new GeForce 8800GT graphics card with a whooping 1GB of GDDR3 memory - this, of course, compared to the current 512MB model and the 256MB versions about to hit the market.
At least according to the source, clock speed would remain the same as the reference version at 600MHz core clock and 1800MHz DDR memory clock. There are also claims being thrown around which suggest it might be using a custom-made PCB.
As if the 8800GT couldn't get any hotter and any more press than it already has...
Patriot have just released a complete new lineup of "Viper Series" DDR3 memory modules which sport aluminum-copper composite heat spreaders for more effective heat management.
The lineup comprises the following kits :-
PVS32G1866LLK PC3-15000 2GB Kit 8-8-8-24 @ 1.9V
PVS34G1600LLK PC3-12800 4GB Kit 7-7-7-20 @ 1.9V
PVS32G1600LLK PC3-12800 2GB Kit 7-7-7-18 @ 1.9V
PVS34G1333LLK PC3-10666 4GB Kit 7-7-7-20 @ 1.7V
PVS32G1333LLK PC3-10666 2GB Kit 7-7-7-20 @ 1.7V
You can locate the product pages for each kit here.
For those of you who just arn't satisfied with 4GB of RAM in your system, OCZ are catering to the real memory hungry folks with some new DDR2 8GB "Quad Kits" aimed towards Advanced Gaming Systems and Professional Workstations.
"To have eight gigabytes of memory available in the system may sound like overkill for the average user; however, in any mega-tasking environment the requirements for system memory can skyrocket and easily break the 4GB boundary, thus far considered as the penultimate amount of system memory," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "The new OCZ2P8008GQ kit is the first to bring eight gigabytes of memory also to Intel architecture-based systems to explore workloads which previously were a challenge within the personal computing space."
The new PC2-6400 8GB Platinum Quad Kit has rated timings of 5-4-4 and comes shipped with OCZ's platinum-mirrored XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders.
The PC2-6400 8GB Quad Kit is ideal for enthusiasts, professionals, and DIY system-builders using Windows® Vista™ as their choice operating system that require the performance of high-speed memory. As the ultimate upgrade for hardcore gamers, the latest DirectX-10 PC titles require large amounts of memory to deliver the most stable system performance and maximize game play. The PC2-6400 8GB Platinum Edition is the ideal memory solution for the ultimate powerhouse PC, and provides unsurpassed stability and performance to unleash every multi-media possibility.
Update: An official announcement has since been made over at A-DATA's website.
The folks over at ChileHardware have a bit of exclusive news for us in the way of some upcoming high-end DDR3 modules from A-DATA, these to further expand their existing "Vitesta" series.
Details are very scarce with no actual pictures of them just yet; all that has been said is that they will first show up in the form of a 2000MHz 2x1GB kit, and according to this graph they will be rated for rather loose timings of 9-9-9-24. Also to enter the lineup will be 1900MHz and 1600MHz modules.
The lads over at TechConnect have spotted a new high-end DDR2 memory series from Geil dubbed the Black Dragon Evo One.
The lineup comprises an extensive range of kits from 2x1GB through to 4x2GB, these available with speeds of 800MHz (4-4-4-12) and 1066MHz (5-5-5-15); rather impressive timings indeed!
Another interesting highlight of the modules is the type of heatspreader used. This is Geil's new Maximized Thermal & Conduction Dissipation (MTCD) heatsink made up of aluminum with copper heatpipes and fins.
For peace of mind when laying down the big bucks on one of these kits, Geil slap on a lifetime warranty as well.
Update: Geil have since forwarded on the official press release which provides further details and images.
Kingston has announced a range of DDR2 modules for AMD's newly launched Spider platform and we're talking 1,066MHz modules with a rather high latencty of 7-7-7-20. These are 1,066MHz modules and they operate at 1.8V. The reason for the DDR3 like latencies comes down to two reasons, first of all the high clock speeds, but secondly and most importantly, these are ValueRAM modules and not the faster HyperX type.
We can somewhat forgive the high latencies for the target market and the price seems to be fairly reasonable as well at US$170 for a 1GB kit and US$340 for a 2GB kit. An individual 512MB module goes for US$89 and 1GB modules for US$178. You'll most like be able to find them for less than the MSRP though, but you might as well stick with some cheaper DDR2 800 modules at lower latency.
You can find the full press release here
Some new DDR2 and DDR3 ReaperX series memory kits have been introduced by OCZ today, these being marketed as having been inspired by the release of the blockbuster game "Crysis" to make for a better gaming experience.
The DDR3 kit comprises PC3-10666 (1333MHz) modules with timings of 6-5-5-18, these available in both 2 and 4GB kits. The DDR2 offerings are rated for PC2-8000 (1000MHz) speeds with timings of 5-5-5-18, these are sold as a 4GB kit.
As members of the ReaperX lineup, both sets of modules sport OCZ's eye-catching ReaperX HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) heatsinks.
For further information you can find the press release here.
Sunnyvale, CA-November 15, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled two high-speed, high-capacity memory products designed with hardcore gamers in mind. Itching to experience the incredible graphics and FPS action of EA's highly-anticipated Crysis®, gamers across the world will improve their gaming experience from upgrading their PC components and benefit from the optimizations of premium memory. The latest OCZ PC3-10666 and PC2-8000 ReaperX 4GB memory kits feature the ideal blend of speed, latency, bandwidth, and up to 4GB capacities to help DirectX-10 PC games reach their full potential on the latest DDR2 and DDR3 platforms.
Chaintech have just added to the DDR3 memory market their new APOGEE GT series DDR3 memory module rated to run at 1800MHz (PC3-14400). Latencies are fairly well balanced to allow for the high speed of the module, programmed at 8-8-8-24.
This module is currently being sold as a 2x1GB kit as is the case with the rest of the APOGEE GT series lineup (1600/1333/1066MHz offerings).
Grab the press release for further information.
Taipei, Taiwan, November 06, 2007-Walton Chaintech, the world's renowned memory module and graphic card manufacturer, releases its brand-new APOGEE GT DDR3 memory module rated at a blazing-fast 1800MHz (PC3-14400). This high-speed DDR3 solution sets industry performance standards as well as to accelerate the development of next-generation enthusiast platforms.
Tested and qualified to reach DDR3 1800 with substantial overclocking capability and aggressive latencies, the APOGEE GT DDR3 memory module is believed as an innovative addition to the GT line up. Balanced between bandwidth and latencies, APOGEE GT DDR3 1800 memory modules are rated to run CL8-8-8-24 and optimized for the latest Intel P35 and X38 chipset.
Though GDDR4 based memory hasn't even fully bedded itself into the market just yet, global memory supplier "Qimonda" have already shipped out the industry's first batch of 512MB GDDR5 samples to partners and customers.
The Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) has not solidified the standards for GDDR5. However, JEDEC's GDDR5 special interest group is in its second year of operation, and finalized specifications may come sooner than later.
Now it's just a question of how long we wait before seeing GDDR5 implemented on high-end graphics cards. To learn more about the benefits of GDDR5 Dailytech have the full rundown here folks.
GDDR5 features data rates at 20GByte/s per component. This is double the bandwidth of the fastest GDDR3 memory.
GDDR5 operates using two different clock types. One clock type that GDDR5 comes with is a differential clock (CK), where address and command inputs are referenced. The other clock type that GDDR5 uses is the forwarded differential write clock (WCK), which operates at twice the frequency of the CK. Read and write data are referenced to the WCK. Each write clock of GDDR5 SGRAM is assigned to two bytes.
Not long after seeing Thermalright introduce their new "HR-07 Duo" RAM heatsinks to the market, Thermaltake jump in with a rather unique looking RAM cooler of their own.
Dubbed the V1R, this RAM cooler is based off their V1 CPU cooler with V-shapped copper fin design and is suited to both DDR and DDR2 memory types.
With the increased demands from the PC Enthusiasts and the increased RAM frequency, the thermal management issues of DDR Ram have become more and more important. After the successful introduction of the memory cooler, Spirit RX, at the beginning of 2007, Thermaltake is now launching another new RAM cooler - V1R.
V1R RAM cooler extended the astounding Dual-VTM architecture of the well-liked V1 CPU cooler; the V shaped copper fins are combined with the copper heatpipe to achieve maximum heat transfer from the memory module. At the same time, great features of Spirit RS have also been remained; like the patent heatpipe thermal module, aluminum extruded heat spreader that increased the heat dissipation surface, and the adjustable heatpipe thermal module to avoid structural interference for maximized mechanical fitting compatibility.
PC cooling specialist "Thermalright" have just added a new cooling product into their lineup, this being their HR-07 Duo memory cooler which is designed to replace the existing heatspreaders on your memory modules with a more effective form of cooling.
- Double heatpipes to double heatsinks for fast and efficient cooling
- Proprietary through holes on every fin for efficient ventilation in passive mode
- Vast compatibility across multiple types of memories (DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 - only support duble sided memory modules)
- No tools needed for an easy installation keeping manufacturer's warranty in tact without voiding it
- Supports Dual Channel Mode. Option to install on all four memory slots.
It's hard to say just how effective these are in assisting with a better overclock, some would be quick to judge and suggest they'd be entirely useless, I'm sure. However, it's without doubt they'd significantly drop the temps of your modules in any case, giving the enthusiast / overclocker more peace of mind when pumping extra volts into them.
Also worth noting is that the HR-07 DUO comes in both (H)igh Rise and (L)ow Rise versions, as described at the product page on Thermalright's website.
Sony has just announced its latest addition to its T-series of digital cameras, the DSC-T2. It's yet another pocket camera with an 8.1 Megapixel sensor, but what makes it stand out is the fact that has 4GB of built in memory. It will also accept Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo cards just in case 4GB isn't enough for you.
On the back is a large-ish 2.7-inch touch sensitive LCD display which is used as the main controls, although there's still separate buttons for zoom and playback. This is very much a consumer camera and Sony has added easy picture and video sharing features to the camera and it even has a built in scrapbook feature.
It comes supplied with software that will automatically upload your pictures to one of a wide range of online photo services such as Flickr, Photobucket etc, but oddly enough it seems like Picasa is missing from the list. Since this is a consumer model it also features Sony's smile shutter, which means that the camera will automatically take a picture of anyone that smiles at it when it's set to the smile shutter mode and up to six shots can be take without the need to press the shutter button.
It's great to see that Sony has fitted optical image stabilization onto a simpler kind of camera, as even though it only has 3x zoom, this allows for better handheld shots in low-light conditions without flash. The T2 can also be connected to a HDTV via an optional component video cable or HD cradle. Sadly it only captures video at 640x480 in MPEG-1 which is hardly impressive, nor will it allow for very good quality video.
The DSC-T2 will be ship in December and has a suggested retail price of US$350.
Foxconn have just unveiled a new P35 based motherboard as part of their Digital Life series, this dubbed the P35AP-S.
The particularly interesting thing to note about this P35 board is that it's one of just a few out there to support both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, allowing for a more flexible upgrade path should you not want to go the (still somewhat expensive) way of DDR3 just yet.
Usually motherboards that run combo memory circuit designs show inferior performance to the rest but Foxconn claim this isn't the case with the P35AP-S; they say they've found a way to eliminate crosstalk and other types of electrical interference associated with the usual crop of combo memory motherboards.
For a full rundown on the board's characteristics and feature set, grab the official PR here folks.
Beijing, China, October 22nd 2007 - FOXCONN today released the P35AP-S motherboard - the latest product in Foxconn's Digital Life segment, which aims to bring more connectivity and digital entertainment capability to high-end motherboards.
The P35AP-S is based on the Intel® P35 chipset, and offers support for both DDR3 and DDR2 memory. Foxconn engineers have managed to eliminate crosstalk and other types of electrical interference associated with 'combo memory' circuit designs, delivering a motherboard which has excellent memory performance, in both DDR2 and DDR3 configurations.
Maintaining their focus on the DDR2 memory market for now, Transcend have today announced some new high performance DDR2-1066MHz modules as part of their aXeRAM Overclocking Memory series. These modules run timings of 5-5-5-15 at 2.1V and come in the form of a 2GB kit.
For full details, check out the announcement here.
Transcend, a global leader in the manufacture of high performance memory modules, is proud to unveil its latest product: a 2GB DDR2-1066 aXeRam? Dual-Channel Overclocking Memory Kit. Just like its predecessor, DDR2-800 aXeRam, it uses premium chips and offers unrivaled performance. Designed with gamers and power users in mind, aXeRam memory delivers superior overclocking performance while maintaining rock-solid system stability.
AENEON, a Qimonda AG brand have announced some new high-speed "XTUNE" DDR2-1333 memory modules this week, these in the form of a 2x1GB dual channel kit running latencies of 8-8-8-15 at 1.5V.
You can read the press material here for For full details folks.
Munich, Germany, October 2, 2007 - AENEON, a Qimonda AG brand, announced the availability of its new XTUNE™ DDR3-1333 CL8 memory modules. DDR3 is the upcoming memory technology which will be mainly used in high-end desktop platforms. The XTUNE™ DDR3 series is the AENEON solution for these platforms addressing enthusiasts' highest performance needs as well as enabling fast, stable and reliable system operation.
The XTUNE DDR3-1333 memory module is available with a density of 1GByte (AXH760UD00-13G) and the single module is tested to run at 1333 MHz at a latency timing of 8-8-8-15 at the standard DDR3 voltage value of 1.5 V. The modules can be organized as 128M x 64-bit DDR3-1333 based on 16 components of 64M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components. The XTUNE DDR3-1333 memory modules are offered in dual channel kits with two identical modules (2x1GB) tested together in dual channel mode at 1333MHz at a latency timing of 8-8-8-15 on several platforms.
Though DDR3 is the new benchmark of choice when it comes to building high performance PCs, a lot of people are still running recently built high-end systems which run off DDR2, therefore G.Skill have decided to bridge the gap a little closer between the two and offer some ultra fast DDR2-1000 modules, these in the form of a 4GB kit to keep Vista happy.
The F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ kit runs with timings of CL5-5-5-15 at its rated speed of 1000MHz and should be available very soon now. More details here.
Taipei, Taiwan (techmessenger.com) -- G.Skill International Enterprise unveils the world no.1 DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 (F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ) today. Since Microsoft launched Vista last year, users are requesting higher memory capacity in better performance. Today, GSkill, the leader in memory has once again launched DDR2-1000, PC2-8000, CL5 4GB kit.
"Not only Microsoft VISTA, but also home multimedia requirement, high capacity with high speed memory is always been requested by end users."
As the DDR3 market continues to grow quickly, there's now some new high-performance Ballistix series modules out from Crucial. These modules run at speeds of 1600MHz (PC3-12800) with latencies of 8-8-8-20 @ 1.8v. They can be purchased as singular 1GB modules or in 2GB kits.
For more information head over to Crucial's website.
Lexar Media, a subsidiary of Micron Technology, today launched its first Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory modules. Crucial Ballistix DDR3 modules feature a newly redesigned heat spreader with a clip-less design, giving the modules a cleaner look. Additionally, the new Ballistix modules feature a Micron company logo on the heat spreader, calling attention to the exclusive use of Micron components in the Ballistix DDR3 product line.