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Vera Chien from Kingmax Technology in Taiwan let us know about the release of their new Dual Channel memory modules in DDR-266, DDR-333 and DDR-400 configurations.
More information in our New Products Forum
OCZ is offering a new range of DDR memory aimed at users who want great performance at a lower price. Available in speeds up to PC-3500 (433MHz), the Premier Series uses high quality hand selected OCZ IC's built on an ULN PCB. Memory timing and the heat spreader appear to be the main casualties on this cheaper alternative.
Let's hope that other high-end memory manufacturers follow OCZ's example and give us this choice.
More information @ OCZ Technology
Elpida's PC2-4200 (533Mbps) DDR2 SDRAM module has successfully completed Intel's DDR validation process. The 512Mb Unbuffered DDR2 SDRAM module features eight 0.11 micron 512Mbit DDR2-533 1.8V chips, these are made at their 300mm (12 inch) silicon wafer manufacturing plant in Hiroshima (pictured).
More information @ Elpida
OCZ Technology has today announced their new EL DDR platinum edition RAM shipping in speeds up to PC-3500 with 2-2-2-5 timings.
OCZ is proud to announce our new EL DDR platinum edition. The OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition is expected to fill the performance gap for ultra low latency and high-speed DDR DIMMs. OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition will be shipping in speeds up to PC-3500 2-2-2-5 timings for single and dual channel configurations. OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition use the highest quality hand selected OCZ EL DDR IC's built on OCZ ULN PCB to achieve outrageous speeds exceeding even the newest JEDEC PC-3200 standard. OCZ EL DDR Platinum Edition come with integrated "mirrored" heatspreaders.More information @ OCZ Technology
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has begun mass production of the industry's first 1GB DDR-II dual in-line memory module (DIMM), based on 512Mbit DDR-II components.
"DDR-II is a viable technology and will play an important role in enabling the development of a new generation of feature-rich, high-speed gaming PCs, servers and network computers," said Tom Quinn, Samsung's US vice president of memory sales and marketing.DDR-II delivers twice the external bandwidth of a standard DDR solution for the same internal frequency. The 1.8-volt device features a high-speed data transfer rate of 533Mbps that can be extended to 667Mbps for networks and special system environments.
More information @ DigiTimes
Elpida Memory Inc has announced the availability of its 128 Megabit DDR2 SDRAM devices for notebook and desktop PC graphics applications. The new devices offer high speed, low power and enhanced thermal characteristics that enable them to perform in the constrained environments often experienced by mobile applications. The devices incorporate "GDDR2-M" technology, featuring an innovative low-power termination scheme and a new data inversion technology that was jointly developed with ATI Technologies Inc, to speed operation and reduce power consumption.
More information @ Elpida
The Inquirer has a quick article talking about new DDR Ram from TwinMos. This is some seriously fast memory clocking in at 466mhz. TwinMos is getting these speeds at just 2.7v so you don't have the worry of shortened life with 3v.
The firm produced results using SiSOFT Sandra memory benchmark on a Gigabyte GA-8SQ900 Ultra SIS 655 mobo, using an overclocked CPU - the brains of a computer - and claimed it had achieved scores 15.4% higher than PC3500 CL2, and 31% higher than PC3200 CL2.More information @ The Inquirer
Shelley Baldiga from Crucial just let us know about the release of their PC3200 DDR-400 memory in 256MB and 512MB flavors.
Just a heads-up that Crucial is beginning to add PC3200 DDR SDRAM (DDR400) to its high-quality DDR product line. Both 256MB and 512MB PC3200 modules are now available online at Crucial.com. We've received a growing number of requests for this higher-speed memory in recent months and are now offering a solution to meet the diverse needs of our customers.More information @ Crucial
PC3200 is designed for use in motherboards that require a 200MHz front-side bus with an effective front-side bus speed of 400MHz. Crucial's PC3200 modules have components at 400MHz (200Mhz x 2). They are not overclocked components.
Ken from Kingmax Technology let us know about their latest innovation - colored RAM chips. The Taiwanese company will soon be offering a full range of DDR-333/400 modules with full color chips in green, blue, red, purple and aqua.
More information @ Kingmax Technology
While DDR-II is not likely to become available in quantity until March this year from what we've been told, Lost Circuits have a very decent write up on the new memory technology which nobody should miss.
DDR (I) is approaching the end of its dominating role in the desktop space to be replaced by the second generation of double data rate memory starting at 400 MHz and using a conventional 64/72 bit parallel bus interface. Lower operating voltage, new features like on-die termination, off-chip driver calibration, Posted CAS and variable write latency sound intriguing but what is really lurking behind the new standard. We have seen claims of up to 72% power savings over DDR I and other miracle cures for any bandwidth issues faced by the PC industry. We have done the math ourselves found a few convenient errors in some of the manufacturer's descriptions of DDR II. Otherwise, DDR II looks very promising but who will benefit in the end?More information @ Lost Circuits