Corsair have just officially announced some killer "DOMINATOR" series DDR3 (PC3-1600) memory modules for the P35 platform which run rated timings of 10-8-8-24. In an early overclocking preview, Corsair have demonstrated already that these modules are capable of handling upwards of 2000 MHz quite easily.
Also released is some XMS3 DHX modules rated for 1333MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24, and XMS3 CLASSIC modules at both 1333MHz and 1066MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24 and 7-7-7-21 respectively.
For full details grab the official PR from Corsair here.
COMPUTEX - Taipei, Taiwan (June 4, 2007) - Corsair® http://www.corsair.com, the worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today unveiled the world's fastest production DDR3 memory rated at a blazing-fast 1,600MHz (PC3-12,800) and the world preview of the Corsair DOMINATORTM memory running at 2,000MHz (PC3-16,000). Live demonstration of the new DOMINATOR memory will be on display in the Corsair VIP suite (#1334) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The TWIN3X2048-1600C10D DOMINATOR is the latest addition to the Corsair line of high-performance memory modules.
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Information has reached us that the 1GB GDDR4 version of the Radeon HD 2900XT is going to be available from next month. We don't have a lot of details at this moment, but at least we can tell you that these cards aren't vapour ware. The other good news is that the 1GB GDDR4 version will be a 9-inch card, not the 12.4-inch cards as earlier rumours speculated on. However, the 12.4-inch cards are still likely to end up in various systems from the large system integrators, such as Dell, HP and Fujitsu-Siemens. There is still no word if the XTX cards will appear or not, but maybe these new 1GB GDDR4 cards will be clocked higher than the current crop of HD 2900XT cards. We'll bring you more info as we have it.
And here we see more evidence that DDR3 really breaks new ground with its awesome overclocking potential. Although GIGABYTE reported earlier this week that they'd managed to ramp up some Micron DDR3 modules to a blitzen' 2200 MHz on their P35T-DQ6 motherboard, it was a single channel effort.
A talented overclocker by the name of Simani now pumps out some dual channel results, taking a pair of Team Group DDR3-1066 Modules to a very impressive 2036 MHz using ASUS's P5K3-Deluxe motherboard. It would appear he made sure there was still some headroom left too, as the latencies are quite good considering how high the sticks are running, 9-7-6-20 (stock 1333 modules usually specified for 9-9-9-27).
More information can be sourced on this huge overclock over at the XtremeSystems forums, including a shot of Everest's memory test results indicating a whopping 11070MB/sec.
With the inevitable transition to DDR3 for most of us in due course, OCZ are gearing up early on and have announced their first range of hand-tested DDR3 modules for enthusiasts. These comprise of some "Gold Series" memory kits in PC3-8500 (1066MHz) and PC3-10666 (1333MHz) flavours. they sport OCZ's gold-mirrored XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders and are said to be initially available as 1GB and 2GB kits.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 22, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced their official crossover into DDR3 memory to coincide with the recent launch of the Intel Bearlake Chipset. OCZ's hand-tested DDR3 solutions enable ardent enthusiasts to take advantage of the highly-anticipated P35 platform while experiencing the legendary quality and reliability of OCZ memory.
"For the past few years, we have highly anticipated DDR3, since it is everything DDR2 should have been from the very beginning," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "Being part of the task group defining the serial presence detect and extended feature set of DDR3 has further increased our commitment to the third generation of double data rate memory and we are ready to break some new performance records."
Shortly after the launch of Intel's P35 Express chipset which brings DDR3 support to the market, Super Talent have announced a series of DDR3 based memory modules for use with the new platform. Both 1066MHz and 1333MHz modules exist, as either 1GB or 2GB dual channel configurations.
Not surprisingly, the latencies are sky high with the 1333MHz sticks rated for 9-9-9-27 and 1066MHz at 7-7-7-20. These are said to become widely available as of sometime next month, and price wise we only know that the 2GB DDR3-1066MHz kit will go for around $489 US.. OUCH.
Further information here peeps.
San Jose, California ? May 22, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today announced a new line of extreme performance 1333MHz and 1066MHz DDR3 modules.
These JEDEC compliant 1GB modules and 2GB kits were designed specifically for the new Intel? P35 ?Bearlake? platform, and have already been validated on multiple P35 motherboards. These modules are clad in Super Talent?s custom black cast aluminum HE heat spreaders for optimum thermal performance.
Holy mackeral! - Early signs are already showing us that DDR3 based memory really stands its own ground as far as overclocking headroom goes. GIGABYTE have kindly forwarded on news that they've managed to ramp up some Micron DDR3 1066 modules to a blistering 2000MHz in dual channel mode on their new (and obviously very overclockable) P35T-DQ6DDR3 motherboard, then higher again at 2080MHz in single channel.
This feat actually puts them in a verified number 1 possy on the CPU-Z Hall of Fame.
Sheesh, and we thought Shane was doing exceptionally well with his 1500MHz achievement yesterday, but then it's quite possible GIGABYTE went to extremes as far as the cooling side of things goes, due to no images or info relating to the setup / cooling used.
According to a press release from the company, ADATA is expecting to have 1,333MHz DDR3 modules ready in time of Computex. The modules will be available in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacity. No pricing was announced, but we'd expect these modules to catch a price premium over the already expensive DDR3 modules currently available.
ADATA will also be showing off a range of other products, including an ExpressCard 34 memory card reader with a mini USB connector, so it can be used with notebooks and desktops, a new range of tiny USB memory keys with retractable connectors and its range of SSD hard drives ranging in size from 32 to 128GB. We will bring you more details of these products live from the show in a couple of week's time.
Shane has been playing around with some DDR3 memory for a comparison that he's working on which will be up later this week. We just figured we'd give you a quick little preview here of what he's been up to. Although DDR3 memory is still scarce, we've got some early sample from Corsair. The XMS3 1066MHz modules that Corsair supplied to us for testing seems to be quite overclockable and as you can see from the picture below, Shane has manage to hit 1500MHz with these puppies.
We're not 100 per cent sure, but we think this might be a record for DDR3 overclocking so far. As you can see, CPU-Z doesn't quite recognise the P35 chipset as yet and the actual timings where 9-9-9-24. This speed was reached at 1.5V, so with a bit of voltage tweaking, Shane might hit even higher speeds by the time the article goes up. The motherboard used was an ASUS P5K3 Deluxe, which is a DDR3 only board. These boards are supposedly selling in Europe with a 2GB bundle of DDR3 memory of unknown origin for €650 which is about US$879. Make sure to check back in a couple of days for the full story.
OOoooh yeah, this is what we want to see more of. Kingston have just released some new DDR2-800 memory modules as a part of their HyperX performance lineup which boast extremely low latencies; 3-3-3-10! They can be purchased as either 512MB or 1GB modules with the option of dual channel kits.
Pricing doesnt look too shabby either, with the 512MB stick coming in at $69 or 2x512MB kit $138, followed by 1GB sticks and 2x1GB kits at $128 and $255 respectively.
Given their somewhat high rated voltage of 2.3 to 2.35V, overclocking headroom is anyone's guess at this stage. But you'd imagine if you dip down the timings a bit it should give you some nice headroom to play with.
Head over to Kingston's website for the full scoop on 'em folks.
Fountain Valley, CA -- (May 15, 2007) -- Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with production volume of its ultra low-latency DDR2 800MHz HyperX memory modules. Available immediately, the new modules are the fastest performing memory available that provide speed and performance -- without the need for overclocking.
"In lowering the latency even more, going to 3-3-3 with our new HyperX ultra low latency 800MHz DDR2 modules, Kingston is offering both gaming and tech enthusiasts the flexibility to drive performance and benchmarking scores to the limit," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. "Gamers and reviewers have been waiting for memory vendors to achieve the 'holy grail' of 800MHz 3-3-3-- and they wait no more."
If you're in the market for a high-end 2GB kit and run a CrossFire platform these would certainly be of interest to you. OCZ have launched a new PC2-8500 "CrossFire Certified" Kit which are a part of their Reaper series of modules, these sporting OCZ's exclusive HPC heatspreaders which use heatpipe technology for more efficient cooling. The modules run with timings of 5-5-5-15 at their rated speeds.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 14, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the OCZ PC2-8500 AMD CrossFire™ Reaper HPC Edition. As some of the highest performing modules on the market, the PC2-8500 CrossFire features the exclusive OCZ CrossFire edition Reaper HPC heatsink for advanced component cooling.
Tested and qualified under AMD's renowned certification program, the PC2-8500 CrossFire series not only meets a high standard of quality, but guarantees superior compatibly with CrossFire technology. Combined with AMD's esteemed CrossFire technology, the OCZ PC2-8500 certified series unleashes the performance potential of the entire platform.
Recently we received some engineering sample DDR-3 1066 memory from our friends at Corsair.
We will be comparing it against DDR-2 at a range of different settings on two similar Intel P35 boards very soon, which should prove for some interesting test results.
For now, here are some photos for you to enjoy...
Stay tuned as always, our article will be online late this week or early next!
Crucial are making life a lot easier for people who are inexperienced when it comes to installing memory into their desktop or notebook PC. They've kindly set up a flash-video installation guide on their website which carefully runs you through the neccesary steps to ensure you feel at ease the whole way through the process.
Crucial wants to show your readers just how easy it is to install memory into their desktops, laptops and Macs! By visiting http://www.crucial.com/installguide, your readers can now follow a video guide to understand the five quick steps needed to install desktop, notebook and Mac memory modules correctly.
The Crucial installation video is a flash-based program built for timid computer users. It offers the opportunity to pause after each step, allowing the user to carry out the installation at their own pace. More in-depth installation assistance can also be found alongside the video.
The video answers the most common questions on how to ground yourself, which way the module should be installed, as well as at which angle and how much pressure should be applied to the module. Your audience will be confident enough to install a memory module in their own system after choosing the correct upgrade with one of Crucial's award-winning online tools.
Crucial also offers various self-help online tools at its Web site, http://www.crucial.com. Crucial's Memory Advisor tool helps readers to find the right memory for their computer in three easy steps by selecting the system manufacturer, product line, and model.
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Crucial's online tools guide the customer through the entire memory upgrade process, proving that finding and installing memory modules for desktops, notebooks and Mac computers is a snap!
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OCZ have launched the world's first memory kit which has been optimized for use with AMD's advanced memory controller on their AM2 platform.
These new Titanium series modules are rated for PC2-5400 speeds and will initially be available in 4GB kits. They are said to work best in 64-bit operating systems but will still take advantage of the AM2 controller's feature set in any case.
For the full rundown on them have a read of OCZ's press material here folks.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 7, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a unique memory kit for AMD enthusiasts and power users. The new PC2-5400 Titanium modules were designed exclusively for the AMD AM2 platform and are custom-tailored to the extended column address range of the AM2 memory controller. With a doubled page size, access penalties are reduced to ultimately improve system performance. Used on the AM2 platform, the architecture of these modules is particularly beneficial for large CAD model processing and memory intense graphics applications such as filters in Adobe Photoshop or video processing.
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Micron has announced a new range of DDR2-1066 memory chips manufactured with 78 nanometer process. The press release states native chipset support from AMD, VIA and SiS, but there's no mention of Intel or Nvidia. These new chips are available in 1 Gigabit sizes and will be used in modules ranging from 512MB to 2GB. You might wonder what the big deal is, as you can already get DDR2-1066 modules. Well, the difference between these new chips from Micron and current DDR2-1066 is the Voltage they operate at, as all current modules have to work outside of the 1.8V standard set by JEDEC. These new memory chips will operate at the standard Voltage at 533MHz or 1066MHz DDR. Samples are shipping now, but don't expect to see modules based on these chips until Q3 this year.
You can read the press release here
Qimonda isnt a name we recognise in the mainstream memory market, but they've just announced some new DDR2 memory modules that would seem highly worthy of praise. Dubbed the Aeneon XTUNE series, these new parts are DDR2-1066 memory modules available in densities of 512MB and 1GB (along with dual-channel kits). They support the EPP standard and will run at their rated 1066MHz speed with latencies of 5-5-5-15 using just 1.8V.
Lets just hope the pricing is good!
Aeneon, a Qimonda AG brand, announced the availability of a new series of overclocking memory modules designed on the needs of demanding users looking for highest speed and reduced latency. The new XTUNE™ overclocking series consists of DDR2 1066MHz overclocking memory modules offering exceptional system performance without any compromise on fast, stable and reliable system operation.
With the XTUNE series Aeneon is the worldwide first memory vendor, providing high-performance memory modules without the need of higher supply voltages. The 1066MHz Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs) operate at the standard DDR2 voltage value of 1.8V. This results in higher reliability and longer lifetime.
The DailyTech have acquired a bunch more details in relation to AMDs plans for 2008, the biggest of which will be K10, their next-gen architecture which will debut on a 65nm node and soon after migrate to 45nm.
The briefing also touches on some 45nm quad-core offerings to show up and stacks more. Lets hope all this upcoming tech performs like the dickens, AMD obviously needs a huge spark to really clamp the pressure back down on Intel once again.
This summer, AMD will announce its first major architecture change since the introduction of the K8 architecture in 2003. This new architecture, dubbed K10, will first make an appearance in the server space, with the introduction of the Barcelona-family processors.
K10 features a native quad-core design that incorporates shared-L3 cache, HyperTransport-3 support and backwards functionality with AM2 motherboards. However, the original K10 desktop and server processors will debut on the 65nm architecture -- a process AMD only started mastering in December 2006 with the launch of the Brisbane desktop CPU family.
Despite DDR3 based motherboards and actual memory hitting the mass market in the very near future, HKEPC explain why this wont become the mainstream standard until at least early 2009. If the length of time it took for DDR2 to kick off properly is anything to go by, this is probably only stating the obvious.
Amid sluggish market demand, DRAM spot prices continued to drop. Contract prices for 2HApr are also expected to decline further, but at a slower rate. On a different note, Intel will officially unveil the Bearlake chipsets for DTs at the end of April. The new P35 and G33 will be compatible with both the DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules. Therefore, DDR3 supportable motherboards and modules will soon begin to appear in the market in 2Q07. However, as the DDR3 512Mb chip price is still too expensive, it is expected they won¡¦t become the mainstream standard until 2009, according to DRAMeXchange.
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