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OCZ launched a very impressive series of DDR3 memory modules today which are primarily suited to the Core i7 platform with its tri-channel support.
The new Blade series is certainly some mighty fine competition for the ultra high-end market, squarely up against the likes of Corsair's yet to be announced DOMINATOR GT series.
These Blade series modules are rated for 2000MHz speeds with tightened latencies of just 7-8-7-20 and stay within the 1.65v Core i7 safe zone. The exclusive Blade heatspreader is an enhanced design to better dissipate heat whilst keeping to a sleek, low profile.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-December 18, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced the Blade Series Triple Channel Memory kit, the latest maximum-performance RAM designed specifically for the Intel® Core i7 processor / Intel® X58 Express Chipset. At DDR3-2000 CL 7-8-7, the Blade Series harnesses industry-leading speeds at the low voltage required to safely run Core i7's triple channel mode. With the ideal combination of all the factors that formulate the ultimate memory solution- density, speed, latency, and an effective new cooling design-the Blade 2000 kit is guaranteed to please enthusiasts looking to take the hottest Intel platform to new heights.
The lads at Hexus have the scoop on some pretty serious DDR3 memory modules coming out from Corsair very soon, these to fall under their top-end DOMINATOR GT series.
Pictured is a set of tri-channel 2GB modules which can handle 2,000MHz with just 1.65v whilst keeping its latencies down at 7-8-7-20; pretty darn impressive! - Given the low voltage and latencies on tap, i'd imagine once these make their way into talented overclockers' hands we'll be seeing some record breaking results soon after.
We'll bring you specifics on them including their inevitable hefty pricing once Corsair officially introduces them to market, which we expect will be very soon now.
Patriot has a little treat for the lucky few that are running the i7.
They have kicked their Vioper Series DDR3 1600MHz Tri Channel kit out the door in both 3 and 6GB flavors.
Patriot has added in Intel Certification for the 6G kit as a bonus.
Read the full Press Release here including pictures.
Patriot Memory, a global provider of premium quality memory module and flash memory solutions, released their DDR3 1600MHz Viper Series Tri-Channel memory kits designed for the recently released Intel® Core i7 processors and X58 Express Chipset. Available in 3GB and 6GB* kits, these new memory kits deliver exceptional bandwidth and latencies needed for today's pc applications.
In case you missed it, yesterday Foxconn issued out an announcement in excitement of the world record DDR3 memory overclock achieved from their mighty X58 based Blood RAGE motherboard.
A very talented Taiwanese overclocker got hold of this very impressively kitted out board and chucked a Core i7 920 processor onto it along with some of of A-DATA's highly overclockable DDR3-1333 memory modules. The result was astonishing.
Focusing soley on getting the memory as high as possible, he ended up with a smashing world record overclock as the modules cranked away at 2513.8MHz (1256.9x2). Timings were of course relaxed a bit at 10-11-9-24, but for 1333MHz rated modules this is quite an amazing result.
It makes you wonder how far he would get some modules like these to.
A guy called Theo Valich (you'll know him from TG Daily and INQ, etc) has started his own blog and seems to be doing pretty well, just breaking the 50,000 page view mark.
More importantly, his latest blog post discusses the upcoming launch of NVIDIA's new and improved GeForce GTX 260 graphics card based on a 55nm manufacturing die process. Included are pictures from a Chinese website of the new GTX 260 with the new GPU.
Theo goes on with a lot of speculation including that since the new GTX 260 makes use of 14 memory chips, it can support up to 1.5GB of memory. He also goes onto to speculate that the GTX 295 (dual GTX 260 part) could end up coming with a massive 3GB of memory - all speculation remember, anything could happen.
This card features Volterra multiphase power regulation (no more Nvidia squealing, yes!), 14 memory chips (instead of standard seven) and 55nm GT200-103-B2 chip. 14 memory chips leaves room for cards with 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory, and if dual-bank is used, GTX260 can support 3GB memory on the single card.
Does this mean GTX295 will feature 3GB of GDDR3 memory? Only time will tell
Zotac board comes with standard GTX260-216 clocks, but the board features two 6-pin PEG adapters. Since Quadro FX 4800 works with just one, this board just may be overclockers dream. Second PEG adapter provides additional 75W, so the board can consume 225W instead of maximum 150W on Quadro CX/FX4800.
Above you get a look at what could be the first retail version of the new GTX 260 from ZOTAC, simply dubbed "GTX 260²".
Read more over here.
Kingston has officially launched a new DDR3 SO-DIMM under its high-end/enthusiast "HyperX" series today. The module is rated for 1066MHz with ultra-low latencies of 5-5-5-15 @ 1.5v. Kingston is offering a kit of two modules, totalling 4GB at an MSRP of $228.
More details in the press release here.
Fountain Valley, CA -- December 4, 2008 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with ultra-low latency HyperX® DDR3 gaming SO-DIMMs. The new DDR3 1066MHz notebook memory modules are pre-programmed to high-performance, ultra-low latency values and built with a new metal heatspreader that further helps promote thermal conduction for added performance.
GeIL, the makers of high-performance memory have now entered the cooling game.
Announcing their new EVO Cyclone Memory Cooling system GeIL claims to allow for better thermal management of your high-performance memory.
The EVO Cyclone features a projected display on the fan that shows the temperature and the RPMs of the fan in addition to the Geil and EVO name.
Read the Press Release here.
GeIL is proud the announce the launch of the GeIL EVO Cyclone Memory Cooling System, featuring the world's 1st memory cooling fan with LED display, embedded with thermal sensor, indicating the surrounding temperature and real-time fan RPM. The Cyclone LED
logo fan will display "GeIL"/ "EVO Cyclone" in one cycle then automatically switching to "Temperature"/"RPM" in the next.
We recently heard about Corsair's endeavours to being a TEC revolution, to the memory cooling solution field.
With images coming courtesy of TEAM.AU, Fudzilla reports that Corsair's TEC memory cooling solution, has been captured on camera.
Whilst there may be further changes to the product, it is believed that the usage of different wattage TECs could be possible, bringing an element of customisability into the game.
A-DATA is launching a whole range of Triple-Channel DDR3 kits for the i7 today.
The kits will be both 3GB (3x1GB) and 6GB (3x2GB) sizes with speeds ranging from 1333MHz CL9 to 1600MHz+ CL8.
A-DATA XPG X Series DDR3-1600X (1GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.75V-1.85V
A-DATA XPG X Series DDR3-1600X (2GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.75V-1.85V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1600+ (1GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1600+ (2GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1333+ (1GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG + Series DDR3-1333+ (2GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1600G (1GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1600G (2GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1333G (1GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA XPG G Series DDR3-1333G (2GBx3) Kit CL8-8-8-24 at 1.65V-1.75V
A-DATA Standard Series DDR3-1333 (1GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-28 at 1.5V
A-DATA Standard Series DDR3-1333 (2GBx3) Kit CL9-9-9-28 at 1.5V
Kingston has today unveiled a new series of DDR2 and DDR3 memory kits it dubs the HyperX T1 Series. All modules in this series sport Kingston's new T1 heatspreaders with Thermal Xchange Technology which are designed to better dissipate heat for superior results during overclocking.
"The HyperX T1 Series heatspreaders are made of heavy-duty extruded aluminum with extended fins and HTX technology for maximum thermal conditions when users take their systems to the extreme," said Dara Sun, product manager, Kingston®. "Any gamer or overclocker who intends to dominate with memory will want to use Kingston's T1 series, which is a great complement to our existing line of HyperX modules with the lower profile heatsink."
For full details on the kits available along with specs and pricing, check out Kingston's official PR here folks.
Fountain Valley, CA -- November 12, 2008 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping select DDR3 and DDR2 HyperX® memory modules with new T1 heatspreaders. The taller heatspreaders utilize HyperX Thermal Xchange (HTX) technology to further diffuse heat buildup when overclocking. HTX technology is the latest innovation from Kingston's engineers who are dedicated to building the fastest memory for enthusiasts who push system performance.