Following an announcement from Corsair late last week in relation to earning themselves an XMP license from Intel for select memory modules, Super Talent have just followed suit and let us know that their Project X series of DDR3 modules are also certified for Intel's Extreme Memory Profiles standard.
San Jose, California - September 17, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of memory and flash storage solutions, today announced that the company's new Project X DDR3 memory supports Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP).
Developed by Intel Corporation in partnership with leading system board and memory module makers, the new XMP specification utilizes a reserved sector of the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) on memory modules to store factory configured profiles of memory timing settings. These profiles make it much easier to overclock memory and squeeze incremental performance from the PC. XMP was designed to optimize memory performance with motherboards based on Intel P35 and X38 chipsets.
Alongside Super Talent, G.Skill have also kicked off some new DDR3 memory modules today, this being DDR3-1600MHz parts with latencies of 7-7-7-18.
The F3-12800CL7D-2GBHZ are a matched pair of 1GB modules and are covered by G.Skill's lifetime warranty. Full details here.
Taipei, Taiwan (Tech Messenger) -- G.Skill International Enterprise announces DDR3-1600 CL7-7-7-18 (F3-12800CL7D-2GBHZ) today. Intel has strived ramp up 3 series chipset for 3 months. DDR3 is the new technology for high end user looking for. G.Skill prepares DDR3-1600 for the enthusiasts.I>
Super Talent have launched a new series of DDR3 memory today which is what they claim to be 'the most advanced DDR3 memory available'.
The "Project X" series combines ultra fast clock speeds with aggressive timings, Super Talent carefully screen DRAM chips before giving them the tick of approval for these modules.
The heatspreaders also scream performance, with double the surface area and 106% more aluminum mass over standard heat spreaders. A special thermal adhesive is also used to help dissipate heat beter as well.
Modules on offer are as follows :-
W1800UX2GP DDR3-1800 PC3-14400 2GB Kit (2x 1GB) 7-7-7-21 2.0V
W1600UX2GP DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 2GB Kit (2x 1GB) 7-6-6-18 1.8V
Pricing isn't exactly surprising for high-end DDR3, but certainly painful. The DDR3-1800 kit carries an RRP of approx. $599 whilst the lower DDR3-1600 kit comes in at around $559.
For further details you can download Super Talent's official PR here folks.
San Jose, California - September 12, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today announced immediate availability of the world's most advanced DDR3 memory kits, dubbed Project X.
Project X represents the most advanced DDR3 memory available. It is developed in Super Talent's Silicon Valley Engineering Labs to deliver the highest attainable DDR3 memory performance. Project X memory combines blistering fast clock speeds with aggressively tuned latencies.
Nvidia first pioneered Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) with Corsair and one of the upcoming features of the Intel X38 chipset is Extreme Memory which works in a similar way.
OCZ has just announced that they are first out with Intel Extreme memory modules with DDR3 at 1600MHz (PC-12800).
Sunnyvale, Calif.-September 10, 2007-OCZ Technology Group (LSE: OCZ), a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced production of the industry's first Intel Extreme Memory modules, a new memory solution that implements a high-performance specification optimized and predefined for the impending Intel X38 chipset.
Designed to significantly increase performance levels of the entire platform, these modules feature Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), an exclusive set of SPD (Serial Presence Detect) settings that act as an integrated "plug and play" overclocking tool. With a long history of providing the most innovative products to the enthusiast community, OCZ is excited to take advantage of Intel's interest and development of overclocking platforms.
"It is truly a milestone in personal computing to see Intel support overclocking," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "The new Extreme Memory Profile options on the new OCZ DDR3 modules allow the end user to select extreme or ultimate performance through a framework of predefined and validated optimizations of individual settings without the hassle of manually adjusting each single parameter. Moreover, the predefined settings also adjust parameters that are not accessible to the user in most CMOS setup utilities. What this means for consumers is easy overclocking on Intel platforms right out of the box."
Mushkin have jumped onto the DDR-3 bandwagon today with some new flagship modules available as single 1GB sticks or in 2GB dual-channel kits. The HP3-10666 modules boast timings of 6-7-6-18 and they appear to use chips from Qimonda.
Mushkin's proprietary FrostByte heatspreader has been implemented onto these modules and they also come with a lifetime warranty. Pricing isn't yet known.
For further information you can read up on the official PR here.
"The focus for our enthusiast-grade DDR3 products is to offer high-bandwidth solutions that maintain Mushkin's typical aggressive latency values," said Brian Flood, Mushkin director of product development. "Many enthusiasts have expressed disappointment in the high standard latency values of DDR3. With the HP3-10666 modules, we have attained a CAS latency value that is a full 3 clock cycles below standard-rated DDR3-1333 DIMMs available on the market today, allowing for more efficient use of bandwidth."
Transcend have entered the enthusiast / performance memory market this week with their new "aXeRam" Overclocking series of modules.
The first product to enter the lineup is a couple of 1GB DDR2-800 parts making up a dual-channel kit, these with a CL4 latency with the ability to loosen the timings a bit and ramp up the speed to '?'.
You can get full details on them here folks.
Transcend Information Inc. (Transcend), a global leader in the manufacture of high performance memory modules, is proud to unveil its latest product series: aXeRam™ Overclocking Memory which use premium chips and offer unrivaled performance. Designed with gamers and power users in mind, aXeRam delivers superior overclocking performance while maintaining rock-solid system stability.
Corsair are in full swing this week, letting us know of three new additions to their DDR3 memory lineup, these in the form of seperate product announcements.
First up is the 2GB 1800MHz DDR3 DOMINATOR module Kit which are capable of 7-7-7-20 timings using 2.0V Vdimm. Announcement here.
Next we have one of the first 4GB DDR3 kits around, the new 4GB 1600MHz DDR3, XMS with DHX technology kit. These (no doubt ultra ULTRA expensive) 2GB modules will plod along at 1600MHz with latencies of just 7-7-7-20. Announcement here.
And finally we come to a kit the same as the above, but as a somewhat more affordable 2GB kit. Announcement here.
All kits will be shipping out this week so shouldn't be too long before you can get your hands on 'em.
Corsair is pleased to announce a major edition to the Corsair lineup of DDR3
solutions, the memory technology of the future!
1). Corsair is launching a 2GB 1800MHz DDR3 DOMINATOR module Kit that will be the worlds most popular high performance module for ultra enthusiasts.
2). Corsair will also be introducing a 4GB 1600MHz DDR3, XMS with DHX Technology Kit. This 4GB DDR3 solution is the only 4GB DDR3 product in the market!
3). Lastly, Corsair is launching a 2GB 1600MHz DDR3, XMS with DHX technology Kit. This will become the mainstream enthusiast solution for overclocking the Intel P35 and upcoming X38 chipset.
Patriot have raised their head in the DDR3 market with some very nice 1866MHz modules with timings of 8-8-8-20 @ 1.9v. These will be offered in 2GB paired kits and include Patriot's ""Bladed®" heatspreaders for improved heat dissipation. Unfortunately there's no mention of pricing yet though.
"Having the fastest DDR3-1866MHz modules on the market demonstrates Patriot's leadership in the memory marketplace," said Les Henry, the Technical Director of Patriot Memory. "Patriot will continue to push the envelope to develop and bring the fastest and highest quality memory to our customers."
OCZ have introduced a new high performance series of DDR3 memory modules today in the 2GB "PC3-12800 Flex XLC kit".
Combining blistering performance with optimal cooling, these 1GB modules are rated for 1600MHz speeds with tightening timings of 6-6-6-18 (good for DDR3 at this speed!), OCZ's proprietary XLC heatsinks are also used on these babies.
The newest PC3-12800 modules feature OCZ's Flex XLC (Xtreme Liquid Convention) heatsink that delivers superior heat dissipation via a hybrid copper and aluminum design alterable between passive air or water cooling. This unique "flexible" design gives enthusiasts the option to run the modules passively or water cooled via the integrated liquid injection system. The concurrent use of both technologies (water-cooling) promotes maximum heat dissipation, allowing the memory to operate at extreme speeds without the high temperatures that inhibit or damage the module's ICs.
There's a continuous raging battle amongst DDR3 makers at the moment to see who can pump out the fastest modules. OCZ recently went all out and kicked off some 1800MHz modules which put them in #1 spot for a little while; that is until Super Talent striked back today and went a notch higher at 1866MHz.
The new W1866UX2G8 modules are 1GB a piece with 2GB kits on offer, these are guarenteed to operate at 1866MHz (PC3-14900) with latencies of 8-8-8-24 w/ 1.9v.
For further information check out Super Talent's PR here folks.
San Jose, California - July 30, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today announced the world's fastest production DDR3 kit. W1866UX2G8 is a 2GB Kit that is tested and guaranteed to operate at 1866MHz (PC3-14900) at extremely low latencies.
The W1866UX2G8 Kit, the world's first 1866MHz 2GB Kit (2x 1GB), supports ultra low 8-8-8-24 latencies. This Kit is built with the fastest available, carefully screened DRAM chips, and is hand tested as a matched pair on a dual channel Asus P5K3 Deluxe motherboard at its rated specs at 1.9 volts.
OCZ are going psycho on DDR3 modules, it seems they're releasing new variants every few days at the moment. Just the other day I made mention of some new PC3-12800 Platinum Edition modules becoming available very soon, and within a few days they raise the bar even further and dish up some ultra-fast 1800 MHz flavours (PC3-14400) also as members of their Platinum Edition family.
Due to the extreme ceiling of these, rated timings are nothing to write home about at CL8-8-8-27. They can be purchased as either single 1GB modules or in dual channel 2GB kits.
Pricing hasn't been disclosed yet but if you're serious about picking some up, you'd better make sure those pockets are mighty deep.
Sunnyvale, Calif-July 19, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, the worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the next step to achieving maximum performance on the latest PC platforms with the launch of the World's first production PC3-14400 DDR3 modules. These OCZ kits are meant to set industry performance standards as well as accelerate the development of next-generation enthusiast platforms.
Tested and qualified to reach DDR3-1800 with ample overclocking capability and aggressive latencies, the OCZ PC3-14400 Platinum Edition is a true milestone. At 1800MHz, the OCZ PC3-14400 modules are rated to run CL8-8-8 to take the latest Intel platforms to previously unimaginable levels.
GeIL has launched a new line of DDR3 memory products and
GeIL is going straight for the low latency market. Sometimes it's just better to wait a little bit before you bring out new products and it seems like GeIL took its time so it could come out with some high performance modules straight away.
We're looking at 1,066 and 1,333MHz modules from the word go and GeIL will offer the 1,066MHz modules with memory timings of 6-6-6 and 7-7-7, there will of course be a price difference here between the modules.
The 1,333MHz modules will be available with memory timings of 7-7-7, 8-8-8 and 9-9-9. These modules will operate at between 1.65 and 1.7V compared to 1.5V of the 1,066MHz modules. All of the new models will feature brushed Titanium look Aluminium heat spreaders and comes with a lifetime warranty.
GeIL didn't announce any pricing information for the modules and 1GB single modules and 2GB kits will be available first with 2GB modules and 4GB kits to follow.
Sparkle has released a new card under its Calibre brand, the P850+ which is based on a GeForce 8500 GT GPU. This in itself is hardly exciting, but the fact that the P850+ comes with 512MB of GDDR3 memory makes this a much more appealing card. It's one of the first GeForce 8500 GT based cards with 512MB of GDDR3 memory and Sparkle's Calibre series comes factory overclocked.
The P850+ has its GPU clocked at 650MHz, that's a 200MHz overclock compared to stock clocks. Again, the memory is clocked at 1,440MHz, some 640MHz faster than stock clocks and faster than the stock memory clock speeds of a GeForce 8600 GT. The shader clock speed is 1,300MHz which is a 500MHz overclock.
To further sweeten the deal, the Calibre P850+ comes with Sparkle's GDP or Graphics Display Port, which is a small daughter card with an LED display on that shows real time GPU and PCB temperatures. Sparkle has also fitted what it calls VRT or VGA Rectifier Technology. This is more of a marketing gimmick than anything else, but the card has a metal bar that runs across the top of the card that is meant to prevent it from bending due to high temperatures.
No price has been announced as yet, but this is looking like it's going to be one of the best GeForce 8500 GT cards out there, for now. You can find the official press release here
OCZ have added yet another series of memory modules to their quickly expanding DDR3 family, these being the "PC3-12800 Platinum Edition" modules rated to operate at speeds of up to 1600 MHz with latencies of 7-6-6 on ASUS motherboards, and 7-7-7 across all others.
You can purchase these modules as a 2x1024MB kit. For further details have a read of the press material here.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-July 17, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announces two new 1600MHz parts including the world's first enhanced bandwidth high speed DDR3. The newest additions to the OCZ DDR3 family offer enthusiasts performance they can really sink their teeth into and feature blazing fast speeds of 1600MHz and the incredibly fast latencies of 7-7-7 and 7-6-6 on ASUS motherboards.
Kingston have introduced some new DDR3 memory modules this week, these being 1375MHz "Ultra Low Latency" HyperX parts. The modules are available as either 1GB sticks or 2GB dual channel kits and they have a very tight CL rating of just 5.
As a result of the ultra low latencies, they are quite pricey with a single 1GB module weighing in at $400 whilst the 2GB kits will shift for a rather hefty sum of $800. In retrospect, Kingston have been shifting 2GB DDR3-1375 CL7 kits for almost half that price, simply due to the slightly higher CL7 rating. Crazy!
Details at the Dailytech.
Kingston Technology today announced its ultra low-latency, or ULL, DDR3 HyperX memory modules. The new ULL PC3 HyperX modules arrive capable of speeds up to 1375 MHz. Kingston rates the ULL PC3 1375 MHz HyperX with a CAS latency of 5, a new low for DDR3 latencies.
"Lower CAS latencies deliver better performance without driving thermal conditions that would require extra cooling in a system," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. "As a high-volume production company, Kingston's goal is to launch true production memory that can run at full speed in normal dual channel, dual module configurations."
OCZ have just dished up their first "Quad Kit" in the form of 4 x 1024MB modules. Available in both PC2-6400 Platinum and PC2-6400 Gold, this gives gamers and enthusiasts a balance of high performance (4-5-4 timings) and capacities with Windows Vista in mind.
For further information check out the press material here folks.
Sunnyvale, CA-July 10, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Platinum and PC2-6400 Gold 4GB "Quad" Kits. These optimized kits offer users the option of getting the high speeds and high capacities needed for their demanding gaming PC and Vista-upgraded desktops in a unique 4 x 1024MB solution.
For enthusiasts, gamers, and DIY system-builders using Windows® Vista™ as their choice operating system and who need the performance of high-speed memory, the new PC2-6400 4GB Quad Kits are the ideal upgrade to increase your system responsiveness.
Memory maker Super Talent have released a new series of DDR3 modules this week, starting with the W1333UB2G8 kit. This kit comprises a couple of 1GB sticks rated for 1333MHz speeds with timings of 8-8-8-18.
However, the most exciting is their two DDR3-1600 kits. The best of the two happens to run fantastic timings (as far as DDR3 goes for now) at 7-7-7-18 with 1.8V, very nice indeed for 1600MHz modules. Then there's the other 1600MHz rated kit, operating with slightly looser (but still quite reasonable) latencies of 9-9-9-21.
Another highlight of the new family is the introduction of a 2GB DDR3 module, up until now I hadn't spotted a 2GB DDR3 module yet (only 2x1GB kits). This module is designed to operate at up to 1333MHz with 8-8-8-18 timings at 1.8V.
Price wise, it's not surprising this early in the picture that they're touching the sky. The single 2GB (W1333UB2G8) module will retail for a whopping $417. So if you're rubbing your hands in glee at the thought of 4GB DDR3 on your P35, you'll need to cough up $834 first!
The official pricing on the flagship W1600UX2G7 2GB kit is $648, with the looser latency 2GB kit coming in at $598.
For further information, check out Super Talent's press material here folks.
San Jose, California - July 3, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today launched three significant new DDR3 kits.
The W1600UX2G7 is a 1600MHz PC3-12800 2GB Kit (2x 1GB) that is tested at very aggressive 7-7-7-18 latencies at 1.8 volts. The W1600UX2G9 is a 1600MHz PC3-12800 2GB Kit (2x 1GB) that is tested at 9-9-9-21 latencies at 1.8 volts. Super Talent tests both these kits as a matched pair on a dual channel Asus P5K3 Deluxe motherboard. These kits are built with the newest gigabit IC's, using eight pieces of 128M x 8 chips to produce a single-sided module. According to Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James, "These kits were designed to shock hardcore tweakers and performance enthusiasts into a state of awe. Some of these kits have broken the 2000MHz barrier in our Compatibility Labs.
OCZ has been a strong driving force in the high-end memory market for a long time now and it's something of a house brand when people go shopping for quality, low latency and overclockable modules. DDR3 is something of a problem for all memory manufacturers out there due to the increased latency it has over DDR2. However, you might remember that this was the same problem going from DDR to DDR2 and people weren't happy then either.
But we survived and moved on and fully embraced DDR2 in the end and now you can get CL3 modules. It's unlikely that DDR3 will hit these kinds of latencies any time soon, but the new OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum edition is rated at CL-7-7-7 which is better than most other 1,333MHz DDR3 modules out there.
These new modules will be available in 2x512MB and 2x1024MB dual channel kits and come with the platinum XTC heatspreaders. They're currently available in limited quantities and OCZ is working together with motherboard manufacturers to ensure the best performance and compatibility.
You can find out more here
G.Skill have entered the DDR3 memory market this week, announcing some new DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) CL8 and CL9 memory kits which operate at 1.65v.
The F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK kit runs with timings of 8-8-8-21 whilst the F3-10600CL9D-2GBPK at 9-9-9-24. Both kits comprise 2x1GB modules and are backed up by G.Skill's lifetime warranty.
You can get more information on the new series over at this section on G.Skill's website folks.
Word from OCZ today has it they've just added a 4GB DDR2 kit to their new Platinum Vista Performance Edition series, designed to operate at PC2-6400 speeds.
The big highlight with these modules however is the timings, OCZ have managed to stamp them as being rated for very tight latencies of 5-4-4. They also sport OCZ's XTC heatspreaders and a lifetime warranty.
If 4GB is stretching it cost wise for you, the modules will also be available in 2GB kits.
For further details head over to OCZ's website.
Sunnyvale, CA-June 18, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Platinum Vista Performance Edition 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. These new modules feature enhanced timings and are the ultimate upgrade for gamers transitioning their high-performance systems to Windows® Vista™.
For enthusiasts shifting to Vista and who need the performance of high speed memory, the PC2-6400 Platinum 4GB kit is the ideal upgrade from the standard 2GB of RAM. The OCZ PC-6400 Vista Performance series was developed to provide a superior computing experience that ensures the best possible gaming and productivity on Vista systems.
The lads at Techpowerup have spotted a Radeon HD 2600XT card on the web which is actually running 512MB of 0.7ns GDDR4 based memory. The memory is said to operate at 1430 MHz on this card (compared to the usual 1100 MHz on the usual GDDR3 based cards).
The various pictures also show us that the card features both DVI and HDMI ports, and uses a quiet Zalman cooling solution.
Beyond that, there's no other details as yet (ie. which add-in partner intends to release it, when, and for how much). I'll be sure to update you all with more details on it as they arise.