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With a fresh new brand identity up its sleeves, well out in the open actually, the Taiwanese memory company has just announced a brand new 8GB memory kit based around its XPG Gaming Series brand of high performance RAM.
The dual channel memory kit is designed specifically for gamers with Intel P55 or H55 Express based motherboards. The memory operates at 1600MHz DDR with its timings at 9-9-9-24 at 1.55 to 1.75 volts in the power department. While the memory speed is not incredibly fast, the 8GB of RAM should provide a smooth gaming experience especially when running with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 that is able to make use of all of the memory.
The modules come with a stylish black heat spreader and should be on sale now or soon. You can find more exact details here in the press release.
You would usually except the likes of OCZ, GSkill or Corsair to come out with the fastest certified memory on the planet, but this time it is Kingston who beats the other guys to the punch with its latest HyperX DDR3 memory kit.
Kingston part number KHX2400C9D3T1K2/4GX has been certified by Intel for operation up to an incredibly fast 2400MHz on a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P motherboard. With the DIMM voltage set at 1.65 volts and the timings at 9-11-9-27, this new RAM will provide some incredibly fast memory performance numbers.
You can see the press release here.
A-DATA has just shared out details on its its new series of faster Class 10 microSDHC cards to market which give a good boost in performance for mobile phone users.
The cards come in capacities of 4, 8 and 16GB, meeting compliance with the SD Association Specification v3.00. They can deliver read and write rates of up to 16MB/sec and 10MB/sec respectively.
The cards will be available on their own or together with a standard SD sized adapter. They are backed my a lifetime warranty.
I am a big fan of PC gaming and always look forward to new video cards hitting the market to give me better graphics when I play. A new video card has turned up at CeBIT from Sapphire and the card is a beast.
The Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5970 has 4GB of on-board memory of the GDDR5 flavor. It uses a Sapphire Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme cooler packed with three fans and four copper heat pipes. That massive cooler should keep the card running nice and cool.
The GPU clock is 850MHz and the memory clock is 4800MHz. The card needs a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors and has two DVI outputs. The card also has a pair of DisplayPort outputs too. Exactly how much the beast will cost is unknown, but it won't be cheap.
Most of us will agree that when it comes to storage, RAM, and performance more is always better. If you can get more of any one of those three items free, it is a great thing indeed.
Joystiq reports that Sony has quietly unlocked an extra 70MB of RAM for PS3 game developers to take advantage of. The extra memory comes by way of making the PS3 OS smaller. The OS was previously 120MB and was reduced to 50MB with a recent update.
It's nice to see Sony is always looking to optimize the PS3, which is still one of the best Blu-ray players around in my mind. One game dev told Joystiq that the extra RAM is nice, but gamers shouldn't expect a massive improvement in games.
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One key to getting computers that are faster and use less power is to move to ever smaller build processes for CPUs and memory components. The smaller the build process the less heat is produced and the cheaper the components are to build.
Samsung has announced what it claims to be the industry's first 30nm DDR3 DRAM. The new chips are being made in 2Gb densities and are available for 1.35V and 1.5V desktops, notebooks, and servers. The new 30nm process allows Samsung to increase productivity by 60% compared to 40nm class DRAM.
The DRAM produced with the new process also needs less power with reduced consumption of up to 30% compared to 50nm class DRAM. Samsung is developing 4GB modules using the new DRAM and mass production is set for H2 2010.
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In our most recent poll, we asked our readers who is their favorite RAM memory module maker. We have had almost 2,000 people vote on the poll and the numbers are in.
Among TweakTown readers, Corsair is the most popular RAM memory module maker taking 27% of the votes.
Second went to Kingston, followed very closely by in third by OCZ. G.Skill cemented a solid forth place and the others were all pretty close.
For the actual numbers, go here.
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CES 2010 - A-DATA shows off several new products including SSDs, flash, memory and PSUs.
For me A-DATA's new SSD lineup was the most appealing for me. Here we see a massive 512GB SSD.
For early 2010 A-DATA will offer four SSDs, one based on SandForce's new 1200 Series consumer controller. We here that TweakTown will be the first to review this product in a few months.
A-DATA will also venture into the PSU business in 2010 and they had a few on display at CES.
Flash products are a large part of A-DATA's business and the company had several themed flash memory drives on hand.
The company started shipping external drives last year and they are going to continue in this market.
A-DATA made their name in the high performance PC memory sector and they will continue to grow in this market as well.