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Just when you thought having 2GB of RAM in your smartphone was great, Samsung have gone and moved the goal posts, yet again. The South Korean company have just announced they are mass-producing 3GB LPDDR3 packages.
These new 3GB LPDDR3 packages are just 0.8mm (0.03-inch) thick, and can be slid into virtually any smart device. The first smartphones rocking this new 3GB LPDDR3 RAM should arrive later in the year, something I didn't expect until 2014. Samsung will unveil which smartphones will rock the new, thin, super-fast RAM in the near future.
I'm guessing we should expect it to be built into the Note III and maybe an upcoming Galaxy S5?
Computex Taipei 2013 - We stopped by the Avexir booth today where we finally had a chance to bump into Hans Cheng, the General Manager, of this fast growing enthusiast memory company. He briefly introduced me to their new Blitz II memory that will hit the market soon.
In the video embedded above you can see Avexir had a nice display that shows the development of Blitz II from conception all the way up to final design, well really close to the final design.
The effect of the Blitz II lighting atop the RAM was quite simply amazing. While we haven't had a chance to test Avexir RAM yet for its performance numbers, if the lighting is anything to go by, we're quite excited. We'll have some reviews up of Avexir in the next few weeks - stay tuned for those.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Following the trend of most memory companies; GeIL had some new Haswell ready memory kits that are due to hit soon. While information on the modules was a little scarce; we know that the new EVO POTENZA memory modules will offer speeds of up to 3000MHz DDR; a number that we're seeing a lot of companies offer.
Outside of 3000MHz DDR we'll see the company offer the modules in a number of other speeds but as we mentioned the exact numbers weren't on display at the moment. Looking above, though, you can see some of the color combinations the new kit.
As soon as the kits are available we'll be sure to get some samples and let you know how GeIL is going with Haswell memory in the coming weeks
Computex Taipei 2013 - Memory is pretty big this year at Computex thanks to the new Haswell platform which is offering us some truly insane speeds out of the box. G.Skill was showing off its new 3000MHz DDR with a 12-14-14-35 setup. What's really impressive, though, is not just the out of the box speed but also the fact that we're dealing with a 16GB kit instead of an 8GB one.
Showing that the memory was more than capable on multiple boards we saw the new kit running on both the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC and ASUS Maximus VI Extreme with both boards of course running the new Haswell-based Core i7 4770K processor.
Computex Taipei 2013 - ADATA had some cool new memory modules on show but none where as cool as the new Chameleon series from the company. While only being shown off at lower 1600MHz DDR, the new Chameleon series has a new heatsink design like nothing we've really seen before.
Depending on the heat being generated by the modules we can see that the heatsink design color changes; much like a chameleon, hence the name. On the left you can see what the kit looks like normally while when we're up and running a little warmer you can see the difference on the right hand side. This is something very cool and we're looking forward to taking a closer look at the kit.
Crucial and Micron give us the low-down on the current state of DDR4 memory, with nice pictures of course
Computex Taipei 2013 - One of our meetings at Computex today was with Crucial and Micron who not only had some of its new RAM to show off to us, but also we had a good chance to sit down and talk about its current state of DDR4 memory, among some other interesting topics.
While pictures of Crucial's DDR4 memory is nothing new, during our meeting we were updated on the current state of affairs for Crucial and Micron memory. Crucial is already producing DDR4 memory in limited quantity at the moment with what sounded like no issues in the yield department, even though that wasn't specifically disclosed. They are producing DDR4 memory at this moment for their own internal validation tests and to hand out to companies like Intel who are using its memory for validation of upcoming platforms that will support DDR4 memory next year on future chipsets.
As for the DDR4 memory itself, while it's not a hard and dry fact at this stage of the game, Crucial sees its DDR4 memory coming in at clock ranges anywhere from 2400MHz DDR all the way up to 3200MHz, at launch. Crucial pointed out that they are quite pleased with the extra performance users will get from jumping from current DDR3 based systems to DDR4 systems, the jump from 1600MHz DDR to 2400MHz is rather positive.
Computex Taipei 2013 - If you've caught the theme, there are a lot of new products debuting at Computex. Corsair isn't being left out and has introduced a new line of Vengeance Pro DDR3 RAM for extreme overclockers and pro users around the world.
The new RAM ranges in speed and capacity from 1600MHz to 2933MHz and from 8GB (2x4GB) to 64GB (8x8GB). The Vengeance Pro RAM supports Intel's XMP 1.3 and comes in a range of colors, seen above and below.
According to Corsair, the RAM ICs are "specifically selected for speed and overclocking headroom." They come with a limited lifetime warranty. Pricing and availability have not been divulged as of yet.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Crucial have just unveiled some sexy new DDR3 memory in the form of their Ballistix Sport XT range. The Ballistix Sport XT comes in 4GB and 8GB kits, and in both 1600Mhz and 1866MHz bundles.
Crucial's new Ballistix Sport XT memory is designed for high-performance systems and features XMP profile for advanced speeds and timings. Crucial's new high-performance RAM has a limited lifetime warranty, which is limited to within ten years of the date of purchase. Crucial's new Ballistix Sport XT DDR3 RAM comes in both single DIMM's, dual-channel kits and quad-channel kits.
Computex Taipei 2013 - G.SKILL have just unleashed your new dream RAM, which is the world's fastest DDR3 RAM, arriving at 3GHz. Yes, that's 3000MHz DDR3, and it comes in a 32GB kit.
The new 3000MHz DDR3 RAM from G.SKILL is the latest member of their TridentX series of memory, and is designed to work perfectly with Intel's new fourth-generation "Haswell" processor and Z87 motherboards. G.SKILL have even proven that their new wonder RAM works at a low voltage of just 1.65V, which is quite the feat in itself.
AMD has announced their new 2133MHz Gamer Series of RAM is now available. AMD has been venturing into different markets so that they can build an AMD Platform, much like Intel used to push that "Intel is better together." The new 2133MHz RAM comes as a 4x4GB kit, totaling 16GB of RAM.
It runs at 1.65v and comes with a CAS10 latency. One thing that you wouldn't expect about the RAM is that it comes programmed with Intel's XMP profiles, meaning it can be used and overclocked in nearly any system. The RAM also comes with AMD's own RAM profiles known as AMP (AMD Memory Profiles).
The RAM is also shipping with AMD's RAMDisk software. For those who don't know, a RAM disk is a disk created in the RAM. It allows for much faster transfers as the bandwidth from RAM is much higher than that of an SSD.