Following the release of Corsair's new flagship DDR2 memory yesterday (the DHX XMS2 Dominator PC2-8888 modules), OCZ have quickly responded with their new "PC2-9000 Ti Alpha VX2 DFI Special Edition" series, 1120MHz of blistering goodness designed primarily for the new DFI LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R motherboard.
For all the details, check out the press release on OCZ's website.
Sunnyvale, CA-August 29, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the exciting unveiling of the PC2-9000 Ti Alpha VX2 DFI Special Edition, an exclusively engineered series of memory optimized for the new DFI LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R.
As a member of the cutting edge OCZ Voltage eXtreme lineup, the PC2-9000 VX2 DFI Special series is custom-built for high-voltage operation and record-breaking speeds of 1120MHz on the DFI M2R motherboard.
"The OCZ PC-5000 Platinum DFI nF4 Special edition that launched last year was a great success. The tailor-made memory concept has not only eliminated compatibility issues, it has elevated overall platform performance to the highest level. This unprecedented success has driven the two significant manufacturers in the overclocking enthusiast arena to collaborate even closer," said Jacky Huang, General Manager, DFI Inc. "After countless cross testing and debugging, we are happy to see the DDR2 sequel is finally launching. The new OCZ PC2-9000 Titanium Alpha VX2 DFI Special is optimized for our new LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R enthusiast board, and together these two premium components will push your overclocking milestone beyond any other motherboard and memory solution."
As memory companies continue to push the boundaries in the world of DDR2 memory, Corsair have taken their lineup a notch higher with the release of their new "DHX XMS2 Dominator PC2-8888 modules" rated for a whopping 1111MHz with a CAS latency of 4.
One of the other major highlights is the extreme heatsink/*fan* solution used; Yep, you get a "DOMINATOR" Airflow fan as well as the Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX) heatsink solution for these puppies.
Due to the expected high price tag though, Corsair have also intro'd a pair of more affordable 2GB PC2-8500 CL5 kits with the same heatsinks.
Fremont, CA (August 28th, 2006) -Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today unveiled the latest innovation in high performance module design, Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX™) technology. This performance and reliability enhancing technology will be available in the latest memory product line from Corsair also launched today, the DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR™ Series. The advances provided by DHX enable the world's first PC2-8888 C4 (1111MHz at CAS Latency 4) speed rating on a production pair of 1 GByte modules.
The DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8888 C4 module will also feature a Corsair DOMINATOR Airflow fan that provides vastly increased air circulation through the module heat sink. To complement the launch of the PC2-8888 module Corsair will also offer a lower cost PC2-8500 C5 module for customers who want the added features of DHX without requiring the additional speed boost provided by the PC2-8888 C4 solution.
Memory maker "Silicon Power" have just announced their biggest SD card yet, a 4GB high-speed offering thats scheduled for release at the end of the month.
Grab the announcement here for futher details folks.
Silicon Power is proud to present a new format and capacity in the SD category: SD High Capacity 4GB flash card. Demand for high capacity memory cards is increasingly rapidly as small storage-intensive devices such as mobile phones and portable video games capable of taking high-resolution pictures and playing high-quality videos become widely available. The capacity for SD 1.1 memory card in the past used to be no greater than 2GB. To solve this, the SD association released SD Specifications Version 2.0 for the capacity beyond 2 GB. With the new specifications, it is now possible to develop FAT 32 based SDHC memory card with capacities up to 32 GB. Silicon Power's SDHC 4GB card is scheduled for release in late August.
OCZ have just introduced a new range of SD memory cards with a difference. These new SD "Dual" series cards introduce the ultimate convenience of an SD card and USB adaptor in one unit, as demonstrated in the photo below.
"To make it easier than ever for consumers to transfer data from their digital cameras and SD-based consumer devices, OCZ is introducing the new SD "Dual" card," commented Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, OCZ Technology, Inc. "The 'Dual' combines both SD and USB drive functionality into one easy-to-use card making it faster than ever before to access images and data."
Sapphire are proud to announce today that they've become the first board manufacturer to join Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program.
Saratoga, California / Hong Kong - August 23rd, 2006 - Futuremark Corporation, a leading provider of system performance-analysis software and services for PCs, smartphones and other handheld devices, in joint cooperation with Hong Kong based Sapphire Technology Ltd, the world's leading manufacturer of ATI based video graphics accelerators and mainboards, announced today that Sapphire has become the first board manufacturer to join the 3DMark Benchmark Development Program.
The 3DMark Benchmark Development Program (BDP) enables Futuremark to build partnerships with leading hardware and technology manufacturers in order to design unbiased professional benchmark software. Futuremark provides BDP Members with specifications and pre-production versions of benchmarks and, in turn, evaluates the feedback provided by the Members.
Thought you guys might like to know Crucial have a pretty sweet deal in place at the moment (expiring 09/01) where they are offering a $25 rebate on 512MB compact flash cards, making the final price a measily $1.99!
What can you really get for under two bucks these days? Sure, you could nab a 12 oz. cup of regular house blend coffee, or maybe two-thirds of a gallon of gas, but what can you get that you will actually use over and over again? A 512MB Crucial CF card will provide your digital device with years of worry-free storage space - that's why we cover it with a limited lifetime warranty and free technical support.
OCZ have reached a new milestone today, releasing the world's first 1100MHz DDR2 memory modules. The PC2-8800 Gold Edition modules are rated to run at relaxed timings of 5-6-6-15 and will be available in dual channel 2x1024MB kits. These also sport OCZ's funky XTC heatspreaders.
Sunnyvale, CA-August 15, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the first ever production DDR2-1100 modules, developed for the latest processors from AMD® and Intel®. The new OCZ PC2-8800 Gold Edition will offer computer enthusiasts and gamers unparalleled performance and the piece of mind they are guaranteed to produce the world's fastest memory speeds within their personal desktop or gaming system.
With AMD AM2 and Intel Conroe processors both supporting DDR2, consumers are now concerned with fast, high speed DDR2. The PC2-8800 Gold Edition is not only optimized for the latest CPU architectures, but demonstrates OCZ's commitment to consistently offer customers the innovative solutions they demand while forging ahead of platform technology and inevitably challenging the industry to develop higher performing DDR2 platforms.
2GB memory kits are all the rage these days, with many enthusiasts making the dip in prep for Vista as well as many newer game titles that thrive on headroom!
SuperTalent have dished up a new 2GB DDR2 kit, guarenteed to operate at DDR2-1000 speeds with 4-5-4-15 latencies. The modules also support Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).
For further info, grab their supporting PR here folks.
This PC8000 kit is the first memory kit to sport Super Talent's new blue cast aluminum High Efficiency (HE) heat spreader. The new HE heat spreader has ridges that increase its surface area for optimal cooling, and an embossed Super Talent logo. The HE heatspreader will soon be a standard feature on Super Talent's entire overclocking product line, phasing into production in August.
According to David Crume, Super Talent Marketing Manager, "This new kit looks sleek in our new HE heatspreader, supports EPP for quick and easy overclocking, and delivers formidable performance at 1GHz CL4." Mr. Crume continued, "This is our highest performance DDR2 kit yet. It is ideal for extreme performance computing."
Its been made clear not too long ago that ATI would be the first to implement GDDR4 memory on their next GFX monster, the X1950XTX. Although these cards are yet to be released / shipped in volume, there's already talk of GDDR5 reaching partners by mid 2007!
HKEPC have the full scoop.
DRAMeXchange, a research company in the memory market, released a trend estimation report on graphic memory (GDDR). It pointed out that game console products would push forward the demand for GDDR in 2006 Q4, and the wave would be followed by the release of Windows Vista in 2007 Q1. As there will be an increased demand for GDDR memory in notebooks and game consoles, DRAM manufacturers plan to raise the production of GDDR chips to fulfill the demand in the coming 2 quarters.
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: With a minimum write speed of 9 megabytes per second (MB/sec.), and a minimum read speed of 10MB/sec., the Ultra II Memory Stick Pro Duo card is the fastest performing flash memory card in the world.
PQI are prep'ing up for the Vista launch in the near future, today introducing singular 2GB DDR2-533 memory modules (or 4GB dual channel kits). Although 4GB seems like mega overkill at the moment, i've a feeling Vista will change all that somehow.
Taipei, Taiwan - With current PC multimedia frenzy, the need for more system memory is ever increasing and with the up and coming release of Windows Vista, a multimedia orientated operating system, the memory demand is at an all time high!
PQI's DDR2-533 2GB, that's 2GB worth of capacity on a single module (a dual channel kit will give you 4GB), is here to take on Windows Vista's demand on system memory. This means you can have 4GB worth of memory capacity running under 1T command rate and fully enjoy Windows Vista's variety of visual effects and capabilities.
A recent announcement from Transcend introduces their latest 533 and 667MHz unbuffered DDR2 modules which measure just 1.2 inches in height.
Grab the official PR here for further details folks.
Transcend Information, Inc. is very proud to announce the release of the world's highest capacity 2GB DDR2 533/667 Non-ECC Unbuffered DIMM memory modules (P/N: TS256MLQ64V5U/6U). Transcend's DDR2 533/667 Non-ECC Unbuffered DIMMs have a huge 2GB memory capacity, measure only 1.2 inches in height and are specially designed and engineered for speed, reliability and extreme performance. All of these attributes make these modules perfect for use in high performance desktop computers, which contain chipsets such as, Intel's 915GV/945G/955X, AMD's AM2, or Apple's iMac G5 17" 1.9GHz and 20" 2.1GHz chipset solutions.
G.Skill have managed to tighten up the timings somewhat with their latest DDR2-667 and 800 parts, offering the modules with low latency settings of 3 (CL), 4 (TRCD), 3 (TRP), 8 (TRAS). You can get them as single 1GB parts or in 2GB kits.
Grab the press release here folks.
G.Skill, the well known performance memory provider, today introduces the shortest latency, CL3, products in DDR2-667 and DDR2-800. These two new models clear up the doubt of DDR2 performance as the longer latency than DDR. If you are a serious gamer, these new CL3 models are your best choice to upgrade your computer.
GA Series Features:
- Guaranteed clock speed of 800MHz (PC2-6400) or 667MHz (PC2-5400)
- Low latency settings of 3 (CL), 4 (TRCD), 3 (TRP), 8 (TRAS)
- Lifetime warranty
- Available in the following packages:
F2-6400CL3S-1GBGA - Single Module of 1GB
F2-6400CL3D-2GBGA - Matched Pair of 2 * 1GB modules (2GB kit)
F2-5400CL3S-1GBGA - Single Module of 1GB
F2-5400CL3D-2GBGA - Matched Pair of 2 * 1GB modules (2GB kit)
According to The Inquirer, it's been discovered that AMD's AM2 platform doesnt really care much for a dual channel memory config.
WE HEARD shocking news from a chap that tests PCs for a living. He revealed to us that he got the best 3D score on Socket AM2 with an overclocked machine and just one single memory module.
It turns out that the new CPUs with DDR 2 support inside won't need dual channel memory. They will run just slightly faster than the single DDR 2 modules.
GDDR4 memory is one step closer to being found on upcoming graphics cards, with word from Reg Hardware that Samsung have started shipping GDDR 4 memory chips in volume. Rumour also has it that GDDR4 based memory will be found on ATI's upcoming R580+ boards.
Samsung has begun shipping GDDR 4 memory chips in volume, the company said today, more than eight months after it began sampling the parts.
The South Korean giant's offering is a 5412Mb part fabbed at 80nm. The chips can chuck data around at a rate of 2.4Gbps per pin, and with 32 pins per chip that's 9.6GBps in total. The DDR 2-based chip is clocked at 1.2GHz (2.4GHz effective).
Also discovered over at the DailyTech today, Seagate has submitted a patent for a technology it invented that could give current hard drive technology a few more years of life.
It's called "nanotube technology", which allows the read and write head to be brought closer to the platter which thus means more data can be recorded to a finer space on the disc. End result? Seagate predict future hard discs up to 10X the capacity of whats available currently.
Earlier this year, we started to see hard drives using perpendicular technology make their way into the market. The technology is one of those inventions that changes the fundamental way information is recorded onto disk. Without going into too much background information, perpendicular recording techniques have given new life to hard drives. Despite this however, storage demands continue to increase as consumers find more uses for data-focused consumer electronics such as portable video players, audio players and other mediums.
A couple more low latency DDR2 kits have just been added to Corsair's lineup, these are the TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 kits which fit into Corsair's XMS PRO and XMS XPERT product families respectively. Both kits operate with latencies of 4-4-4-12.
Grab Corsair's official PR here for further details.
Fremont, CA (June 27, 2006) -Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced the introduction of two new DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. Designed with the advanced users in mind who demand performance, aesthetics and functionary in one package, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 memory kits are optimized for the current AMD® socket AM2 platform and the upcoming Intel® platform.
Joining the growing XMS DDR2 product line, Corsair's TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 are aimed at gamers and enthusiasts who demand low latencies of 4-4-4-12 at standard 800MHz frequency. The Corsair XMS product family now offers complete performance-oriented DDR2 solutions ranging from the classic XMS to the PRO and the XPERT in a variety of speeds and densities.
Two new memory solutions have surfaced from OCZ, these both being low latency PC2-6400 modules. The "PC2-6400 Platinum Revision 2 Edition" modules are rated at 4-4-4 and the "PC2-6400 Titanium Alpha Edition" modules will run at 3-4-3-9, these are also the first modules to compliment OCZ's latest Titanium Alpha series.
For full details, check out the official PR.
The PC2-6400 CL3 is the first member of the OCZ Titanium Alpha series, a new line of memory that carries the industry's highest performing DDR2 solutions. All Titanium Alpha modules feature exclusive, multicolored XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders implementing an innovative Titanium deposition coating process that is resistant to scratches. Each Titanium Alpha module has its own unique color scheme and displays interchanging shades depending on the lighting and angle of the heatspreader. No two Titanium Alpha modules look alike.
Some more DDR2 modules have been added to Kingston's "HyperX" lineup just recently, these being rated for 800MHz at timings of 4-4-4-12. They're available as single 1GB modules, or dual channel 2GB kits.
The press release can be found here.
Fountain Valley, CA - (June 05, 2006), Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the NVIDIA SLI-Ready 800 MHz low-latency HyperX® modules. The NVIDIA SLI-Ready 800-MHz low-latency HyperX modules increase overall system performance when paired with select NVIDIA nForce® 500 series-based motherboards with easy, one-step set up. Kingston's NVIDIA SLI-Ready modules, designated with an "N" in the part number, are available in 1- and 2-GB kits.
Kingston® and NVIDIA engineered these specially designed HyperX modules to allow users the ability to boost system performance by simply installing NVIDIA SLI-ready components. Without needing to tune the BIOS, users simply select their performance options during their system configuration to experience enhanced performance.
With the help of Corsair's new TWIN2X2048-6400C3 memory kit, overclocking enthusiast "Klngpln" has managed to reach new heights with 3 fresh world records across Futuremark benchmarking suites; 3DMark06, 3DMark05 and 3DMark03.
Using the Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C3 2GB kit rated at true low latencies of 3-4-4-9, Vince Lucido - also known as K|ngp|n, was able to make his mark on Futuremark's Hall of Fame. K|ngp|n overclocked to set new world records, taking first place honors in 3DMark06, 3DMark05, and 3DMark03 with scores of 13358, 20684 and 52733 respectively. This extreme enthusiast achieved his lustrous fame by using a desktop configured with the AMD® Athlon™ 64 FX-62 processor chilled to -45c, NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900GTX video cards in SLI configuration, Foxconn C51XEM2AA motherboard and the Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C3 with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) memory module kit.
For further details, grab Corsair's official announcement here folks.
The recent accomplishments made by Vince Lucido have given him a new title which few before him have had the honor to hold - 3DMark Triple Crown. Only those who hold high honors of first place position concurrently in all three of the Futuremark 3DMark benchmarking programs can claim title to the Triple Crown. "Like many enthusiasts in the hardware community, I view overclocking as an art and a sport. Having the best hardware currently available certainly made my 3DMark quest possible," sighted Vince. "The Corsair XMS2-6400C3 made me a firm believer of DDR2. Thanks to Corsair, I am proud to join the league and claim the official Triple Crown title using the AM2 platform," continued Vince.
Designed primarily for Intel's latest Itanium CPUs which feature a built-in FB-DIMM memory controller, Transcend have just introduced their new low-profile (standing just 1.2" high) DDR2-533/667 fully buffered memory modules.
For full details, grab the official PR.
Transcend DDR2-533/667 FB-DIMM use 64Mx8 Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array (FBGA) chip packages with a full DIMM heat-spreader for improved electrical and heat dissipation. Transcend's superior design results in highly stable and reliable systems. The low profile modules are the best choice for high-end servers and computers.
Transcend memory undergoes rigorous laboratory testing to ensure the highest performance and reliability. Every Transcend memory module comes with a lifetime warranty, a global service network, and Transcend's commitment to high quality, cost-effective, and stable solutions. Transcend memory modules are renown for their superior standard, outstanding performance, and excellent compatibility.