The lads at Techpowerup have posted up images of some DDR3 based memory which is surprisingly available for purchase in Japan already. They've also found out that the price for a single 1GB stick is around the vicinity of $350.
Images and info were sourced from Akiba PC.
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: Check out the PQI 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card for just $39.99 with $5 OFF Coupon: sdhc. SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) is a newer SD format which allows capacities in excess of 2GB (4GB to 32GB). Fast data transfer rate up to 6MB/Second with a Mechanical Write Protection Switch!
OCZ have further ramped up the speeds of their FlexXLC series memory modules today, having announced some new beastly 1.2GHz (PC2-9600) 2GB kits with 5-5-5-18 timings.
For full details, check out the PR here.
Sunnyvale, CA-April 17, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-9600 Flex XLC series. The latest edition to OCZ's esteemed enthusiast lineup implements the proprietary Flex XLC design and is engineered to produce extreme speeds with rock-solid stability. The PC2-9600 Flex modules are guaranteed to run at 1200MHz with ease thanks to the supreme component screening and thermal management of "Flex."
DEAL OF THE DAY - Hot! NewEgg - WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail for $94.99 Shipped Free!!!
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: This is a great way to improve your workstation's performance. And it's sooooo cheap right now! All the reviews for this budget brand have been nothing but good and there are reports of it being quite overclockable (not promising anything, just what I've heard).
Chaintech have forwarded on news today that they've expanded their APOGEE GT lineup of DDRII memory modules with some new high performance 1066MHz parts.
Grab the announcement here for full details.
Taipei, Taiwan, April 11, 2007-Walton Chaintech, the world's renowned memory module and graphic cards maker, introduces its new APOGEE GT DDRII 1066 memory module. Designed to fulfill the speed and performance requirements of extreme gamers and computer enthusiasts, APOGEE GT DDRII 1066 module is believed as an innovative addition to the GT line up. Featuring high performance, lower latency, and lower power consumption, the DDRII 1066 is the best choice for high-end platforms based on the Intel Core 2 Duo/Extreme/Quad series or AMD Athlon 64 series processors.
Crucial have just ramped up their Ballistix Tracer DDR2 family of modules with some new 1066MHz (PC2-8500) additions, these available as 1GB modules or in 2GB kits.
Meridian, Idaho, and Glasgow, UK, 10 April, 2007 - Crucial Technology today announced the immediate availability of 1066MHz Ballistix® and Ballistix Tracer® DDR2 modules. The new DDR2 PC2-8500 modules broaden Crucial's high-performance memory product lines and are optimized to provide excellent performance on newer, cutting-edge motherboards.
Along with Ballistix PC2-6400 and PC2-8000 modules, these new 1066MHz modules utilize Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) memory technology by simplifying overclocking in EPP-supported systems. EPP technology allows preconfigured performance memory settings to be built into high-performance memory DIMMs, increasing overall PC system performance.
Word from Transcend today has it they've released a 2GB microSD memory card which comes with both a miniSD and full-size SD Card adapter to allow it to be used in many different devices, be it mobile phones through to PDAs and the like.
For further info, check out the PR here.
Transcend Information Inc., a world leading company in flash memory cards, has announced its 2GB microSD™ memory card with dual adapters. This new card is the smallest memory card (15mm x 11mm x 1mm) in the world, and it is a great choice for the next generation of mobile phones and portable devices, which include a memory card slot as a standard. This microSD card comes with a miniSD and a full-size SD adapter that allows you to use it in multiple devices.
CoolerMaster have announced a new external HDD enclosure dubbed the X Craft 360 which is based around a completely tool-free design.
The wonders of technology are helping to capture the vivid moments of our life in a digital way. While we save space physically, we require more space digitally. To have an external HDD to store and backup all your irreplaceable memories is the perfect solution. Storing all special moments in life in an elegant and stylish case with its revolutionary tool-free 10 second installation is the perfect solution for our life on the go. The X-Craft 360 provides the perfect storage solution for your 3.5" HDD, with hot swap for frequent data transfer, high quality aluminum material and careful engineering, Cooler Master´s X Craft 360 is in class by itself.
Crucial have a nice deal going at the moment whereby if you purchase one of their DDR2 1GB modules or kits, they'll chuck you a 512MB SD card; and if you pick up one of their 2GB modules or kits, you'll get yourself a free 1GB SD card.
This is a limited offer though, and expires on the 8th of April. For more information click here folks.
Looking for the right time to upgrade your RAM? The wait is over! For a limited time, you can get a free Secure Digital™ card with a qualifying 1GB or 2GB RAM purchase.
Order between 3/27/07 and 4/8/07, and you'll get a free 512MB SD card with the purchase of a DDR2 1GB module or kit or a free 1GB SD card with the purchase of a DDR2 2GB module or kit.
That means you get that big RAM boost you've been craving, and your SD device will reap the benefits of new memory too! But act quickly-this offer is good only until 4/8/07 or while supplies last. So go ahead, upgrade your system now-there's no better time to do it!
After having entered the SD Flash Storage market not too long ago, OCZ have already made themselves stand out from the crowd with a new microSD, SD and USB In One solution dubbed the "Trifecta Card" series.
For all the details on it check out OCZ's press material here folks.
Sunnyvale, CA-March 26, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today released the most innovative Secure Digital™ memory solution on the market, the new OCZ Trifecta SD card series. This unique combination of microSD™, SD and a USB key in one unit creates a new way of sharing files between your mobile phone, MP3 player, digital camera, and PC.
The ultra-convenient Trifecta card combines the storage use of microSD with the ability to be converted into a standard SD card that can also be plugged into any USB port for quick access on your desktop or notebook. This eliminates the need for a card reader, allowing you to transfer images and music to and from your cell phone anywhere. Featuring three of today's most common storage needs for digital cameras, cell phones, and PCs, the Trifecta is the most versatile memory card.
Still tinkering with the OC on your Core2Duo based PC? Not getting the results you expected and think it might be your mediocre DDR2-667 memory holding you back? Then this fresh article over at LegionHardware will set you at ease and prove that memory performance alone holds very little significance with these platforms.
Recently I published an article titled "DDR2 Memory Frequency Performance" which looked at the value of high speed memory. The reason I found the need to write such an article was to demonstrate that there really is no need to try and overclock your memory when pushing a Core 2 Duo processor to the max. Often readers complain about poor Core 2 Duo overclocking performance and 99% of the time it comes down to memory instability at higher frequencies. This article showed that when running a Core 2 Duo E6700 on a 500MHz FSB, DDR2-667 was just as fast as DDR2-1181 memory and in some cases even faster.
Following recent announcements from OCZ. Kingston and Muskin to have released 4GB dual channel memory kits, Patriot add to the list with their new Extreme Performance PC2-6400 4GB Kit which operates with 5-5-5-12 latencies at 2.0v.
Have a read of the PR here for full details.
Fremont, Calif., USA-March 16, 2007-Patriot Memory, a global provider of premium memory module and flash memory solutions, today unveiled two innovative new products: the latest in their Extreme Performance line of gaming modules, a DDR2-800 4GB dual channel kit; and an addition to the flash line, an 8GB X-Porter USB flash drive. The new 800MHz modules offer the ultimate solution for PC enthusiasts and gamers upgrading to the demanding Microsoft Windows® Vista™ operating system, while the 8GB X-Porter offers a cost-effective, high capacity storage solution.
With Vista in mind, Mushkin have just announced two seperate 4GB (2x2GB) kits as new additions to their XP2 family of modules.
DENVER, CO (March 14, 2007) - Mushkin, a global leader in high performance computer products, today released the XP2-8500 5-4-4 modules available in 4GB dual-channel kits and 2GB single DIMMs. Designed for the most demanding enthusiasts, the XP2-8500 is specified for operation at 1066MHz, 5-4-4-12 latencies. Each kit is tested beyond its rated specification to ensure the overclocking headroom and quality that Mushkin customers expect.
Word from Samsung a short time ago has it they've just released a hybrid hard drive to their customers.
Dubbed the MH80 series, these 2.5" sized drives come in sizes of 80GB, 120GB and 180GB with 128 or 256MBs of flash memory onboard for faster access times and lower power consumption (perfect for notebooks). These are the first hybrid hdds to enter the market.
For more info, check out this article over at the DailyTech.
While Fujitsu may have snagged the headlines on Monday for its 7200RPM 160GB SATA/300 2.5" hard disk drive (HDD), Samsung is looking to make a few headlines of its own with the availability of the world's first hybrid HDDs. Samsung new MH80 Series hybrid HDDs will be available in capacities of 80GB, 120GB and 160GB.
Samsung new MH80 HDDs will be fully compatible with Windows Vista and will offer OneNAND Flash onboard in capacities of 128MB or 256MB. The onboard flash allows for up to 50% faster OS boots, quicker resume times and increases in battery life of up to 30 minutes.
Mushkin has expanded its eXtreme Performance DDR2 lineup with the XP2-9200 series, these rated for 5-5-4-12 timings at 1150MHz and are available singularly as 1GB sticks or in 2GB kits.
Grab this PDF formatted announcement for all the info on 'em folks.
DENVER, CO (March 7, 2007) - Mushkin, a global leader in high-performance computer products, today released the XP2-9200 5-5-4 modules available in 2GB dual - channel kits and 1GB single DIMMs. Designed for the most demanding enthusiasts, the XP2-9200 is specified for operation at 1150MHz, 5-5-4-12 latencies. Each kit is tested beyond its rated specification to ensure the overclocking headroom and quality that Mushkin customers expect.
KingMax have just announced some speedy DDR2 modules as a part of their Mars series, these being 512MB and 1GB rated for 1066MHz speeds.
Grab the announcement here for full details on 'em.
KINGMAX,Taipei March 7,2007 - Known for their overclocking performance, Kingmax memory products have quietly transitioned into the DDR2 era. Since the days of PC-100/133, Kingmax was the world's first to launch proprietary TinyBGA-packaged PC-150 memory modules and the only brand to offer lifetime warranty for its products, quickly making it one of the top three memory brands in Taiwan. Today, as DDR2 is now the reigning standard, all memory products are completely BGA packaged - a technology Kingmax has been building up for the past eight years. Kingmax has also invested US$10 million to purchase the T5593 testing system, once again underscoring Kingmax's DDR2 strengths. Without any entry barriers, Kingmax has successfully and smoothly launched three JEDEC memory modules, i.e. DDR2-533, -667 and -800.
Another news release has popped up from OCZ this week, they've just unveiled some new 1066MHz memory modules dubbed the "OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series". The 2GB kit features a sophisticated passive cooling solution they call the "Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) heatspreader", said to provide far better heat dissipation over the traditional heatspreaders we're used to seeing.
Sunnyvale, CA-February 21, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series. This 2GB dual channel kit features the proprietary OCZ Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) heatspreader, engineered to deliver superior silent heat dissipation over traditional heatspreaders.
The Reaper HPC is an innovative cooling solution developed by OCZ to effectively minimize heat produced by high-speed memory. As heat rises into the thermo-conductive copper heat pipe conduit, it is dissipated through the strategically-placed compact aluminum fin array. By guiding performance-robbing heat away from key memory components, the unique Reaper HPC design helps facilitate improved overclocking performance, while improving longevity and stability of the modules.
Intel's upcoming Bearlake chipset will be the first to make use of DDR3 memory (which according to the latest roadmap, should hit the market sometime around the middle of the year). As such, memory maker SuperTalent are prep'ing up nice and early with word spreading on the weekend that they've just recently partnered up with Samsung to construct the first DDR3 prototype modules, and that they will also apparently be the first to enter the market with DDR3 memory.
Super Talent sends us word that it has completed construction of its first DDR3 prototype modules and will be the first to market for commercial modules. As a member of JEDEC, Super Talent is devoting engineers and time to defining and finalizing the DDR3 specifications.
DDR3 is set to be the next PC memory standard and the successor to DDR2 memory. It holds a number of technological advantages over its predecessor. Power consumption has been decreased to 1.5 Volts, while clock speeds have gone up. Currently, DDR3 frequencies range from 800 MHz to 1600 MHz.
Corsair have just released some performance oriented 2GB SODIMM modules for notebooks, these being DDR2-667 parts as a member of their "ValueSelect" series. Two or even one of these modules whacked into your lappy make for some very nice headroom in conjunction with Windows Vista!
More details here peeps.
FREMONT, CA (January 30, 2007) - Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today unveiled production-ready 2GB DDR2-667 (PC5300) ValueSelectTM SODIMMs. Designed for current generation notebooks and mini-PCs, the new high density SODIMMs allow users to maximize memory bandwidth and minimize performance bottleneck to deliver superior user experience. The Corsair ValueSelect SODIMMs are optimized for Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM client operating system.
Legit Reviews are on a winning streak in terms of early and exclusive coverage from CES thus far, previously having given us a peek at a 1000W PSU and new water block from OCZ, an all-carbon fiber PC case from Ultra, and now dropping by Corsair's stand to get a good look at some new ultra fast PC2-10000 DDR2 memory modules (1250MHz!) specifically designed for motherboards utilizing the NVIDIA nForce 680 SLI chipset.
This would've given Corsair bragging rights as to producing the world's highest frequency modules to date, only Patriot Memory recently gave everyone the heads up that they would be showcasing PC2-10100 (1302MHz) memory at CES. Phwoar!
The 2GB PC2-10000 memory kit requries 2.4V to run at 1250MHz with 5-5-5-18 2T timings, which is common for memory kits above 1GHz. While visiting with Corsair we saw numerous working kits on a couple different systems and even got a chance to see a kit of this memory running on a test system with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 that was overclocked even higher than 1250MHz!
Corsiar was able to leave the multiplier alone and crank up the Front Side Bus (FSB) on their Core 2 Duo up to 437.5MHz. By running their memory unlinked on the eVGA 680 SLI motherboard they were able to hit some pretty high frequencies. The end result was 656.3MHz, which means the memory was running at an actual frequency of 1312.6MHz.
G.Skill have just introduced what they state to be the world's first DDR2-800 memory modules rated for lowly timings of CL4-4-3-5. They are sold as either single 1GB modules or in 2GB kits.
Taipei, Taiwan (TechMessenger) -- G.Skill International Enterprise launches the world 1st DDR2-800 CL4-4-3-5 high performance series memory modules - F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK.
Last week, G.Skill became the 1st company to launch DDR2-800 4GB memory module kit, today he gains another the world 1st specification owner by 2007. No matter you would like to upgrade your system or buy a new PC. F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK absolutely is your best choice.
DDR2-800 HK Series Features:
- Guaranteed clock speed of 800MHz (PC2-6400)
- Low latency settings of 4 (CL), 4 (TRCD), 3 (TRP), 5 (TRAS)
- Lifetime warranty
- Available in the following packages:
F2-6400CL4S-1GBHK - Single Module of 1GB
F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK - Matched Pair of 1 * 2GB modules (2GB kit)