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Corsair is a huge part of the memory market for computers of all types for enthusiasts and gamers. The company makes all sorts of gear like flash drives and power supplies in addition to PC memory. Corsair is always out to prove its memory is tops and the company has announced that it has broken a record.
Corsair reports that it has broken the world record for dual-channel memory on AMD Phenom II processors. The record breaking run was made on a machine using Dominator GTX4 Memory, a Hydro Series H50 CPU cooler, and a Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU.
Corsair was able to get the RAM to run stable at 2287.6MHz and the record setting run was independently validated. That is some fast memory for sure. The board in the record setting PC was an ASUS Crosshair IV Formula.
Patriot has some nice playing cards for Computex this year. The strong standing storage and memory maker is readying up some super fast DDR3-2500MHz "Sector 5 Edition" memory kits under its Viper II Series that will be available in both 4 and 6GB kits. Their 2500MHz speeds will be possible with timings of 9-11-9-27T at 1.65v.
Word has it that Patriot is also preparing to release a new series of SSDs to market which will make use of the proven SandForce SF-1200 controller; a new favourite in the SSD market.
Come Computex I'm sure we'll be hearing and seeing a lot more about these parts.
Corsair has pushed memory boundaries yet again with today's release of some new super fast DDR3 memory modules under its top-end Dominator GTX line-up.
The new Dominator GTX4 series brings with it modules that are guarenteed to handle speeds of up to 2533MHz. Each RAM chip used for these modules is individually screened and graded for performance. The top performing chips are kept aside for these modules whilst the remainder return to normal manufacturing lines.
These modules can run their 2533MHz rated speed with latencies of 9-11-10-30 at Intel's acceptable 1.65V. Being part of the Dominator GTX series, the modules include Corsair's DHX+ high-quality heatsinks which sport extended aluminum fins for improved heat dissipation.
It goes without saying that if you want a pair of these modules in your rig you'll be digging extra deep into your pockets. But as always, if you want the best expect to pay a significant premium to have it.
For further information on Corsair's Dominator GTX4 2533MHz modules, you can read the official announcement here.
Patriot has just claimed to have brought the world's fastest DDR3 memory to market with its new Viper II series Sector 5 Edition memory kit that boasts rated speeds of 2500MHz.
The kit comprises 2x2GB modules and thus is suited to Intel's P55 platform. The modules run at their rated 2500MHz speed thanks to more relaxed latencies of 9-11-9-27.
As a member of their top-end Viper II Sector 5 series, the modules sport larger than usual heat spreaders with aluminum fins protruding out the top to better assist in heat dissipation.
Patriot also offers Viper II Sector 5 series modules with speed ratings of 2400MHz and 2133MHz. All kits carry with them lifetime warranties.
For further details, you can get to the official announcement here.
G.Skill has just launched its new Flare series high-performance DDR3 memory kits that are primarily suited to the AMD AM3 790 and 890 platforms with AMD C3 stepping CPUs.
The modules are good for speeds of 1800MHz out of the box and come with high quality over-sized heatsinks to better assist in heat dissipation which also gives the potential for a higher overclock ceiling if the user's looking to push beyond the norm.
The modules come in 2x2GB kits and can be purchased with the following specifications :-
DDR3 1800MHz 4GB (2GBx2) CL6-8-6-24 1.65V
DDR3 1800MHz 4GB (2GBx2) CL7-8-7-24 1.65V
DDR3 1800MHz 4GB (2GBx2) CL8-8-8-24 1.65V
DDR3 1800MHz 4GB (2GBx2) CL9-9-9-27 1.65V
No word on pricing just yet.
G.Skill's press release on the new AMD optimized Flare series can be found here.
If the typically sized 4GB kits on the market for your current P55/H55/H57 based desktop rig isn't satisfactory enough for your needs, OCZ has just come out with higher density 4GB modules (available in 8GB dual-channel kits) under its Gold Series lineup.
These higher density modules are rated to run at 1333MHz with timings of 9-9-9-20 at 1.65v.
OCZ's press release on the new 8GB Dual Channel Gold Series kits can be located here.
A well known overclocker in Romania known as "matose" has shown just what Corsair's top-end Dominator series GTX1 DDR3 memory is capable of in the right hands.
Corsair reports that even in his initial testing phase using only air cooling on the CPU and memory controller, he still managed to get stability from the modules running at 2666MHz, backed by a validation on the CPU-Z website. A nice feat indeed with the modules already pushed to extremes out of the box at their rated 2400MHz speed.
However, in typical pro overclocker fashion, he wasn't satisfied there and decided to take things to the next level. It was time to strap some dry ice to the platform and see how far the ceiling could rise with the modules, if much at all.
Thankfully, it certainly turned out worthwhile with an incredible CPU-Z validated clock rate of 2906MHz, showing just what kind of headroom these highly impressive modules have in reserve when in the right hands.
G.Skill has just released a new top-end enthuaist class dual-channel memory kit which it claims to be the world's fastest, rated at a speed of 2500MHz with timings of 9-11-9-28.
The 4GB kit sports G.Skill's radically designed Trident series heatsinks for improved heat dissipation which you can see in the picture above.
No word on pricing or availability yet, but for obvious reasons you'll be digging deep for performance like this. We hope to get a sample in for review very soon to see how well they shine and if there's even more breathing space in the overclocking realm.
G.Skill's official announcement on the new Trident series 2500MHz 4GB DDR3 Kit can be located here folks.
Like most things in the electronics world, the smaller the build process for flash memory chips, the more storage space can be crammed onto the chips. In the CPU world, the smaller build process means less power consumption, faster speeds, and less heat.
Reuters reports that Toshiba has placed an order for new chip-making equipment that will allow it to build flash memory at sub-25nm size. Toshiba is said to be targeting 20nm construction as early as 2012.
Toshiba is reported to be investing $160 million in 2010 to build a test production line for the advanced chips. Toshiba shares rose on the news.
Samsung has just reached a new milestone in its DRAM business with word that it has begun sampling DDR3 modules with a massive 32GB on board; the highest density RDIMMs in existance at this time.
This is accomplished by using 36 dual-die 40nm 4GB DRAMs. The modules are said to operate at 1066MHz with 1.35V. The modules will allow two-way servers to be equipped with as much as 384GB of RAM and four-way servers would have the ability to harness a maximum of 2TB!
"Samsung continues to set the pace in advanced memory for high-end server applications by offering 40nm-class 32GB memory modules to reach previously unattainable levels of system capacity," said Soo-In Cho, president and general manager of Samsung Electronics' Memory Division. "In just 10 months, Samsung has now secured the best competitive advantage with the broadest portfolio of 40nm-class DDR3 based memory solutions in the industry since the 40nm-class DRAM was first produced last July."
Samsung has stated its 32GB RDIMMs will go into mass production sometime next month.