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OCZ are now offering DDR3 memory as part of their Special Ops Edition lineup, these comprising both PC3-8500 and PC3-10666 singular modules in 1 and 2GB sizes as well as dual channel 2 and 4GB kits.
The Special Ops Edition Series of modules is primarily aimed at the gamers crowd, featuring a unique camouflage motif heatspreader design. The PC3-8500 (1066MHz) modules operate with latencies of 7-7-7-24 at 1.6v whilst the PC3-10666 (1333MHz) modules are set with timings of 9-9-9-27 at 1.7v.
For further information, head over to OCZ's press room.
Sunnyvale, CA-April 29, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the Special Ops Edition DDR3 Series, available in both PC3-8500 and PC3-10666 kits featuring the high densities and stability gamers demand. These DDR3 kits are ideal for users advancing to the next generation of memory platforms, offering the speeds, density, and reliability required for the latest DirectX 10 PC titles. Featuring a unique camouflage motif heatspreader design, the DDR3 Special Ops Edition Series was designed for gaming systems in need of a reliable upgrade as well as some extra style.
With the DDR3 memory market continuing to show rapid growth, Super Talent has become the first memory maker to introduce a 4GB DDR3 kit capable of operating at DDR3-1800 speeds. As a fresh member to their Project X series, these modules are rated with latencies of 8-8-8-24 at their 1800MHz speed.
Super Talent are promising near immediate availability at a hefty price tag of around $499 USD, so there's still some waiting to do before 4GB of high-end DDR3 falls within reach.
You can find Super Talent's official announcement on the W1800UX4GP kit here.
San Jose, California - April 23, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today launched a DDR3-1800 4GB kit (2x 2GB) in their extreme performance Project X family.
Super Talent's Project X memory is widely regarded as the world's most advanced DDR3. "This represents another major first-to-market milestone for Super Talent", commented Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James. "While competitors are only able to produce 4GB kits up to DDR3-1600, we've engineered a kit that performs at elevated clock speeds while still supporting aggressive latencies."
If money's of little to no object in your PC upgrade path, this will certainly be a feast for the eyes.
OCZ has today announced a new series topping 2GB DDR3 memory kit as part of their FLEX II family. These premium modules are designed to operate at up to 2000MHz speeds with timings of 8-8-8 at 1.9V. Furthermore, the heatsink used is one of the most extreme ever seen on a memory module, with the ability to be either water cooled or left passively thanks to the thick array of aluminum fins.
For further details, head over to OCZ's website.
Sunnyvale, CA-April 17, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a blazing fast DDR3 addition to the new Flex II memory series. These premium modules run at incredibly fast 2000MHz speeds at CL8-8-8 timings for added performance to high-end systems with integrated water-cooling. Designed to the very core to offer enthusiasts the thermal management innovation of hybrid water and passive cooling, the new PC3-16000 Flex II Series offers rock-solid stability and performance for your high-end gaming or overclocking system.
Diamond is today taking the covers off its latest graphics card. It claims to have been the first AIB to introduce 1GB of memory on the HD 2900 series and again is the first to strap a total of 1GB of DDR3 memory to the single GPU Radeon HD 3870.
Not only does it get a boost in memory but it also sees its clock speeds increased to further push performance as high as possible. The core clock is set at 825MHz which is a fair boost over the reference model clock rate and the memory spins its wheels at 1800MHz DDR.
CHATSWORTH, CA -April 15, 2008- Diamond Multimedia (www.diamondmm.com), a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, introduced today the 1 gigabyte, overclocked version of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card. This card offers maximum speed and power at an incredible value. Utilizing 55nm technology, this card runs cool and quiet.
Diamond was the first AIB for AMD to launch a consumer based 1GB card with the HD 2900 XT. Today, we stand alone to again to be the first AIB to offer the HD 3870 1GB. The performance itself matches against Nvidia new line of 9xxx series, as well against the HD 3870 X2.
The HD 3870 is a dual slot card, PCIE 2.0, with 1024MB of DDR3 memory and an overclocked speed of 825 MHz. The memory speed is 900 MHz. As with the original HD 3870, the 1 gigabyte version is designed with 320 stream processors and plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX upgradeability with up to quad-GPU support.
The lads at Expreview have sighted what could be the world's first budget/mainstream positioned DDR3 motherboard to hit the market. Code-named MCP7A-U, this will be a part of NVIDIA's GeForce 9-series motherboard GPU lineup with nForce 730i Southbridge, HDMI video output, PCI-E 2.0 and many more up to date technologies.
It is said that we should see the upcoming chipset first sampled as early as next month, with a launch date of sometime in July which is when Intel's G45 should see light of day with its assumed DDR3 support. However, Expreview have strong suspicion that NVIDIA will beat them to it.
As to the logic of running DDR3 in a more budget oriented platform; well, it would seem to be a bit un-fitting given the cost of DDR3 memory hasn't really dropped much at all yet, though this will hopefully soon change for the better with the presence of chipsets like these hitting the market.
Because of Hybrid SLI, NVIDIA mainstream market strategy is now facing a big change. The new chipset, MCP7A-H, have been canned before it enters the market. Because it is lack of integrated graphic, can not meet the needs of NV's recent changed strategy.
But instead of canceling, 730i will keep exist and have new chipset, the MCP7A-S. In other words, MCP7A-S will have two names, one is GeForce 9xxx (still can not conform its name) and the other is 730i. The GeForce 9xxx is a uATX form factor mobo, with less PCI, PCIe and other expansion slots. 730i is a ATX mobo and has more expansion slots.
The never resting OCZ Technology has introduced its latest memory kit and it's not just your standard run-of-the-mill RAM.
OCZ claims its DDR2 PC2-9200 Flex II 4GB series is the world's fastest 4GB kit money can buy. It features the Flex II cooling kit which allows you to water cool the RAM if you are going for ultra high clocks. The package even includes 40" plastic tubing, 4-way manifold barb and 3/8" and 1/2" barb adaptors.
Working at 2.1 volts, the two 2GB RAM modules will clock up to 1150MHz DDR in Dual Channel at relatively good timings of 5-5-5-18. OCZ's Lifetime Warranty is also thrown in for good measure. No details on pricing just yet but expect to pay a fair chuck.
You can read more over at the OCZ product page for more details.
As DDR3 memory continues to further embed itself into the market as the enthusist's choice, Super Talent has come forward with some extreme "Project X" series modules; a 2GB PC3-16000 (2000MHz) kit operating at 1.9V with timings of 9-9-9-28.
Further to the extreme specs is the use of a large heatspreader which offers double the surface area and 106% more aluminum mass than traditional ones.
The downside? - At a street price just shy of $400, these modules will be confined to those who have very deep pockets. Give it while longer though; it's inevitable we'll see DDR prices plummet in the (hopefully) not too distant future.
"Countless enthusiasts worldwide have already exceeded the 2000MHz mark with our Project X 1600 and 1800 kits over the past seven months. This new 2000 kit offers overclocking gurus a product that has passed our tightest test screen and packs some real serious horsepower", commented Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James.
With Intel's Montevina Centrino 2 platform just a couple months away, DDR3 SO-DIMM modules are beginning to show up in the market. Walton Chaintech has just released DDR3 1066 SO-DIMM modules which meet DDR3 JEDEC standards and operate with a working voltage of just 1.5V.
This is where DDR3 modules are really fitting for a notebook, as not only do they have a much higher ceiling, but the lower power consumption reflects on overall battery life as well.
Global memory provider Lexar/Crucial has also come forward with an announcement supporting the release of some DDR3 SO-DIMM modules today. The Crucial DDR3-1066 SO-DIMMs are available in 1 and 2GB densities, also operating at a mere 1.5V.
You can find more information on the Crucial PC3-8500 modules here.
With SLI becoming a more attractive option for enthusiasts once again, thanks to the release of NVIDIA's 9 series graphics cards and nForce 790i SLI platform, DDR3 based memory is beginning to firmly embed itself into the market as the preferred choice for high-end users.
Kingston are proud to announce today that their HyperX family of DDR3 memory modules have just been SLI-certified by NVIDIA for optimal use in their most recent nForce 790i SLI platforms.
The lineup of SLI-Certified DDR3 HyperX modules from Kingston comprise a DDR3-1625, DDR3-1800 and DDR3-2000 kit, all of which are 2GB kits with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).
You can learn more about the modules within Kingston's official announcement here folks.
Hsinchu, Taiwan - (April 2, 2008) - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its family of HyperX DDR3 memory modules have been SLI-certified by NVIDIA Corporation, as part of its program to offer gaming enthusiasts solid platform/memory compatibility, stability and performance solutions when building high performance systems using the new series of NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI platforms.
"Collaborating with the world's best of class chipset manufacturers and industry alliance partners, Kingston is proud to launch a new family of auto-overclocked memory designed, tested, and certified to meet NVIDIA's standards," said Ann Bai, Product Manager, DRAM Memory, APAC Region, Kingston. "Our new N Series HyperX DDR3 modules deliver the fastest performance possible with the new nForce 790i SLI series of motherboard partner solutions."
Everything is going green, not in colour, but in concept. No more wasteful power consumption, and certainly much less heat production from everyday items such as globes. Welcome to the new era of green technology.
OSRAM is a familiar name to almost any household, it might be one of those names you've seen somewhere before, but you have no idea what or where it's from. Let me enlighten you, I mean figuratively take you out of the dark. Yes, these guys are the bright flame of the bulbous world. What I mean is, bulbs and globes are their business, and you have probably bought one of their products at least once in your life.
OSRAM is working on the development of high-efficiency OLED light sources that consume little energy. Their latest developments are in the opto semiconductor technology field. For the first time ever they have simultaneously made improvements in the two areas which were considered inversely proportional, that of energy-efficiency and longevity. The energy-efficient OLEDs have been tweaked to achieving an efficiency of 46 lm/W and a life of more than 5000 hours.
Dr. Karsten Heuser, Director of OLED Lighting Technology at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is very pleased with the excellent results to date. "Our development team has reached a real milestone for warm white OLEDs .OLED flat light sources are approaching the values of conventional lighting solutions and are therefore becoming attractive for a wide variety of applications."
The warm OLEDs can be used for many different applications, from illuminated wall coverings, atmospheric canopies of light and light partitions. With their pleasant diffused light, the colour of which can be individually controlled, OLEDs will enhance the premium design segment, for example as light tiles that can be attached to any surface.
By March 2009, development should be so far advanced that a demonstrator for an energy-saving OLED flat light module comprising several tiles will be able to deliver an overall luminous flux of 500 lm from a power consumption of less than 10 W. What this means is big savings both in power consumption and in terms of cost of the products in the future.
You can read the full report here.