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Mikhailtech has posted an interview with Kingston about their new EPOC (Elevated Package Over CSP) memory technology.
4. Are there any performance benefits in terms of stability, reliability and speed?More information at Mikhailtech
(Comparing the Kingston EPOC technology to stacked-chip module designs): EPOC technology ensures better thermal performance by keeping the rows of memory chips independently connected to the PCB and without chip layer interconnects. The air channel that separates the two rows of chips aids in cooling the memory chips; the memory chip rows and their independent bonding to the PCB also conducts heat away from each chip through the leads (TSOP) or the solder balls (MicroBGA) and into the PCB. The improved thermals result in better stability and reliability. In terms of electrical performance, the EPOC DIMMs meet the electrical interface timings specified by the memory controller's manufacturer. Shorter leads, reduced signal length and lower capacitance loading have also indicated improved performance.
Hexus.net have a close look at Corsair's XMS 3200 (DDR-400) CAS2 memory module.
This Corsair CMX256A-3200C2 module does exactly what it states on its specification sheet, and then some. I felt comfortable running the memory at 215MHz (DDR-430) at 2.8v, I'm sure it will go higher once primed in a little. From a pure performance point of view, this is the best memory I have personally used.More information at Hexus.net
AusPCWorld takes a look at the Tyan Tachyon G9000 64MB DDR GPU (ATI Radeon 9000 Pro) video card.
Tyan is a company well known especially for its dual CPU motherboards. They are also known for making quality motherboards utilising the latest technologies and features, but Tyan has now entered the Graphics card arena and first of the rank is the Tachyon G9000 Pro based on the ATI radeon 9000 chipset. We take a look at Tyan's first entry into this market today.More information at AusPCWorld
DeviantPC has posted a review of the new Corsair XMS PC3200CAS2 memory.
Corsair have recently propelled themselves to the top of the memory performance ladder with their XMS series of products. In a quest for rock solid stability coupled with high performance Corsair have hit a winner with the XMS series for both overclockers and stability seeking users alike.More information at DeviantPC
Tech-PC have just posted a review of Corsair XMS3200 CAS-2 DDR Memory.
In a nut shell, if you are out to get the best overclocking memory money can buy I can't see how you would be disappointed with the CORSAIR XMS3200 CAS2, the speed is excellent, it's rock solid, well packaged, comes with free heatspreaders and a lifetime warrenty, I can't see a bad point about it, it really is that good.More information at Tech-PC
Seems that they've been bust at AMDZone just lately.
First up is their August 2002 Heatsink Roundup in which they have the Antec Reference CPU Cooling System, Thermaltake Volcano 7+, Thermaltake Volcano 9, Thermalright AX-7, and the Zalman CNPS6000Cu all battling it out.
Next they go and find out how good Corsair's 512MB PC3200 memory really is.
They top it off with an article on building a First Time Water Cooling System.
The news hounds over at The Inq have seen more of those interesting roadmaps which state we will see Samsung DDR400 in Q4 while we'll see the devlish DDR-II 666 next year sometime. 10 bucks says that we will never see DDR-II rated at 666, it will most likely be 667 - At least history tells us this with the Celeron 667MHz processor. If you want to see how Samsung DDR400 memory performs, read this article which we posted earlier this week.
MEMORY ROADMAPS seen by the INQUIRER indicate that Samsung, at least, will be able to push ahead with DDR 400 in the fourth quarter of this year.More information at The Inq
In the meantime it is increasing production of its DDR 333 memory.
The first densities Samsung will produce are 128Mb chips at 2.5 volts, but it will move to 256Mb chips by Q1 of 2003, the roadmaps indicate. DDR 333 memory chips in 1Gb densities are not due until the end of next year.
BurnOutPc.com has just posted their review on some GeIL pc3500 ram.
Performance. That one word is synomonous with overclocking and you can add GEIL to that list too! Everyone that comes to burnoutpc.com is looking for the latest and greatest stuff. Motherboards, CPU, Video cards are all listed in this addiction. No need for 12 steps here! No way! Yet again, its time to upgrade your ram. First it was Sdram PC133 to DDR. Now its to DDR PC3500. Lets get on with the introductions. Finally something that can keep up with those blazing P4s with the 533 FSB.More information at BurnOutPc.com
Over at X-bit labs they have just posted an article called "DDR400 with i845E: Myth or Reality?".
At Computex exhibition this year one of the mainboard makers, the Albatron Company, announced an i845E chipset-based mainboard supporting, according to the manufacturer, DDR400 memory. At the same time we know from our previous reviews that i845E does not support DDR400. The explanation of this paradox is in our detailed investigation!More information at X-bit labs
I got to get me one of these. The guys from PC Stats have posted a review of Innoventions Ramcheck Advanced Memory Tester. It's an expensive device, which you guessed it... test's memory!
Designed and built with the reseller, memory manufacturer and computer service center in mind, the Ramcheck memory tester from Houstin-based Innoventions is a one-of-a-kind portable memory testing platform for the professional. At a cost of just under $2,000 USD for the standard unit, the Ramcheck memory tester comes in fairly inexpensive in a market populated by large desktop testers that can range in price from as much as $8,000-$26,000USD. The basic unit comes in a padded protective case with a serial cable, power supply, desktop software and instructions. Depending upon individual requirements, expansion adaptors can be used to widen the capabilities of the Ramcheck from standard 168-pin SDRAM through to DDRAM, SODIMM, SIMM, and even individual TSOP memory modules. The versatility of the unit is quite unique, though at first glace it presents a more humble impression.More information at PC Stats