If the typically sized 4GB kits on the market for your current P55/H55/H57 based desktop rig isn't satisfactory enough for your needs, OCZ has just come out with higher density 4GB modules (available in 8GB dual-channel kits) under its Gold Series lineup.
These higher density modules are rated to run at 1333MHz with timings of 9-9-9-20 at 1.65v.
OCZ's press release on the new 8GB Dual Channel Gold Series kits can be located here.
A well known overclocker in Romania known as "matose" has shown just what Corsair's top-end Dominator series GTX1 DDR3 memory is capable of in the right hands.
Corsair reports that even in his initial testing phase using only air cooling on the CPU and memory controller, he still managed to get stability from the modules running at 2666MHz, backed by a validation on the CPU-Z website. A nice feat indeed with the modules already pushed to extremes out of the box at their rated 2400MHz speed.
However, in typical pro overclocker fashion, he wasn't satisfied there and decided to take things to the next level. It was time to strap some dry ice to the platform and see how far the ceiling could rise with the modules, if much at all.
Thankfully, it certainly turned out worthwhile with an incredible CPU-Z validated clock rate of 2906MHz, showing just what kind of headroom these highly impressive modules have in reserve when in the right hands.
G.Skill has just released a new top-end enthuaist class dual-channel memory kit which it claims to be the world's fastest, rated at a speed of 2500MHz with timings of 9-11-9-28.
The 4GB kit sports G.Skill's radically designed Trident series heatsinks for improved heat dissipation which you can see in the picture above.
No word on pricing or availability yet, but for obvious reasons you'll be digging deep for performance like this. We hope to get a sample in for review very soon to see how well they shine and if there's even more breathing space in the overclocking realm.
G.Skill's official announcement on the new Trident series 2500MHz 4GB DDR3 Kit can be located here folks.
Like most things in the electronics world, the smaller the build process for flash memory chips, the more storage space can be crammed onto the chips. In the CPU world, the smaller build process means less power consumption, faster speeds, and less heat.
Reuters reports that Toshiba has placed an order for new chip-making equipment that will allow it to build flash memory at sub-25nm size. Toshiba is said to be targeting 20nm construction as early as 2012.
Toshiba is reported to be investing $160 million in 2010 to build a test production line for the advanced chips. Toshiba shares rose on the news.
Samsung has just reached a new milestone in its DRAM business with word that it has begun sampling DDR3 modules with a massive 32GB on board; the highest density RDIMMs in existance at this time.
This is accomplished by using 36 dual-die 40nm 4GB DRAMs. The modules are said to operate at 1066MHz with 1.35V. The modules will allow two-way servers to be equipped with as much as 384GB of RAM and four-way servers would have the ability to harness a maximum of 2TB!
"Samsung continues to set the pace in advanced memory for high-end server applications by offering 40nm-class 32GB memory modules to reach previously unattainable levels of system capacity," said Soo-In Cho, president and general manager of Samsung Electronics' Memory Division. "In just 10 months, Samsung has now secured the best competitive advantage with the broadest portfolio of 40nm-class DDR3 based memory solutions in the industry since the 40nm-class DRAM was first produced last July."
Samsung has stated its 32GB RDIMMs will go into mass production sometime next month.
Chaintech has joined the 2400MHz memory party with some new APOGEE GT DDR3-2400 modules today that keep to 1.6v whilst running 9-11-10-27 timings. Those timings might not look all that fantastic, but with 2400MHz on tap this isn't so much of an issue. The modules can be purchased in either 1GB x 2 or 2GB x 2 kits for dual channel motherboards.
You can see from the image of the modules above, Chaintech has paired them with some unique heat-pipe equipped heatsinks for improved heat dissipation efficieny via the residing fins up top.
Chaintech's official press release on the new APOGEE GT DDR3-2400 series memory can be located here.
With a fresh new brand identity up its sleeves, well out in the open actually, the Taiwanese memory company has just announced a brand new 8GB memory kit based around its XPG Gaming Series brand of high performance RAM.
The dual channel memory kit is designed specifically for gamers with Intel P55 or H55 Express based motherboards. The memory operates at 1600MHz DDR with its timings at 9-9-9-24 at 1.55 to 1.75 volts in the power department. While the memory speed is not incredibly fast, the 8GB of RAM should provide a smooth gaming experience especially when running with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 that is able to make use of all of the memory.
The modules come with a stylish black heat spreader and should be on sale now or soon. You can find more exact details here in the press release.
You would usually except the likes of OCZ, GSkill or Corsair to come out with the fastest certified memory on the planet, but this time it is Kingston who beats the other guys to the punch with its latest HyperX DDR3 memory kit.
Kingston part number KHX2400C9D3T1K2/4GX has been certified by Intel for operation up to an incredibly fast 2400MHz on a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P motherboard. With the DIMM voltage set at 1.65 volts and the timings at 9-11-9-27, this new RAM will provide some incredibly fast memory performance numbers.
You can see the press release here.
A-DATA has just shared out details on its its new series of faster Class 10 microSDHC cards to market which give a good boost in performance for mobile phone users.
The cards come in capacities of 4, 8 and 16GB, meeting compliance with the SD Association Specification v3.00. They can deliver read and write rates of up to 16MB/sec and 10MB/sec respectively.
The cards will be available on their own or together with a standard SD sized adapter. They are backed my a lifetime warranty.
I am a big fan of PC gaming and always look forward to new video cards hitting the market to give me better graphics when I play. A new video card has turned up at CeBIT from Sapphire and the card is a beast.
The Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5970 has 4GB of on-board memory of the GDDR5 flavor. It uses a Sapphire Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme cooler packed with three fans and four copper heat pipes. That massive cooler should keep the card running nice and cool.
The GPU clock is 850MHz and the memory clock is 4800MHz. The card needs a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors and has two DVI outputs. The card also has a pair of DisplayPort outputs too. Exactly how much the beast will cost is unknown, but it won't be cheap.
Most of us will agree that when it comes to storage, RAM, and performance more is always better. If you can get more of any one of those three items free, it is a great thing indeed.
Joystiq reports that Sony has quietly unlocked an extra 70MB of RAM for PS3 game developers to take advantage of. The extra memory comes by way of making the PS3 OS smaller. The OS was previously 120MB and was reduced to 50MB with a recent update.
It's nice to see Sony is always looking to optimize the PS3, which is still one of the best Blu-ray players around in my mind. One game dev told Joystiq that the extra RAM is nice, but gamers shouldn't expect a massive improvement in games.
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One key to getting computers that are faster and use less power is to move to ever smaller build processes for CPUs and memory components. The smaller the build process the less heat is produced and the cheaper the components are to build.
Samsung has announced what it claims to be the industry's first 30nm DDR3 DRAM. The new chips are being made in 2Gb densities and are available for 1.35V and 1.5V desktops, notebooks, and servers. The new 30nm process allows Samsung to increase productivity by 60% compared to 40nm class DRAM.
The DRAM produced with the new process also needs less power with reduced consumption of up to 30% compared to 50nm class DRAM. Samsung is developing 4GB modules using the new DRAM and mass production is set for H2 2010.
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In our most recent poll, we asked our readers who is their favorite RAM memory module maker. We have had almost 2,000 people vote on the poll and the numbers are in.
Among TweakTown readers, Corsair is the most popular RAM memory module maker taking 27% of the votes.
Second went to Kingston, followed very closely by in third by OCZ. G.Skill cemented a solid forth place and the others were all pretty close.
For the actual numbers, go here.
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CES 2010 - A-DATA shows off several new products including SSDs, flash, memory and PSUs.
For me A-DATA's new SSD lineup was the most appealing for me. Here we see a massive 512GB SSD.
For early 2010 A-DATA will offer four SSDs, one based on SandForce's new 1200 Series consumer controller. We here that TweakTown will be the first to review this product in a few months.
A-DATA will also venture into the PSU business in 2010 and they had a few on display at CES.
Flash products are a large part of A-DATA's business and the company had several themed flash memory drives on hand.
The company started shipping external drives last year and they are going to continue in this market.
A-DATA made their name in the high performance PC memory sector and they will continue to grow in this market as well.
CES 2010 - On the 2nd day of the actual show we got a chance to talk to Kingston. They had a few interesting items up on display. One of the first we saw was a few possible new color choices for your RAM. These included pink and even purple. But there was more than just color options being shown off at the Kingston Suite.
One of the first things that Kingston wanted us to take a look at was how well their new 16GB memory (4x4GB) kit for Core i5 handled RAM intensive applications like Photoshop. To do this they took a series of stitched photos (digital images combined to form a panoramic) that were exposure bracketed and combines them into a single HDR image file. This process involves having multiple images each containing up to 12 vector layers.
The system we were shown was using 14 of the 16GB of ram available and was still responsive and able quick. From there Kingston took us to see a new product. This is their 24GB triple (6x4GB) channel kit for the Core i7 X58 combination. To show the capability of this RAM to handle high loads Kingston had setup an interesting demo. They had VMWare Server installed and running a Windows 7 VM as a guest. Inside this Guest they opened a number of windows causing the system to max out the full 24GB.
Now These demos might not show you the overclocking capabilities of the new HyperX kits but they do show how stable this new RAM from Kingston is even under heavy loads. We hope to take a closer look at these kits in the near future.
But like they say; Wait there is more. Kingston also let us know that they will be partnering up with Sony Pictures to release a USB version of the movie "Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT" on a limited edition USB Flach Drive. Kingston also showed us a smaller 30GB version of their recently released "boot drive" SSD.
CES 2010 - Patriot displayed a couple of new solid state drives in their hotel yesterday. The Zephyr shown here is running the new JMicron 612 controller and is designed as a mainstream solution. The Inferno on the left is where the action is though.
The Patriot Inferno uses SandForce's 1200 solid state controller that is positioned to provide the next big leap in SSD technology.
Benchmarks for the Inferno are on the left and as you can see the 4K write speeds are simply incredible.
The preproduction case for the Inferno is hot! Here you can see that the housing is painted red, something that we really hope will make it into production units.
CES 2010 - Kingston Technology now has 1600MHz DDR3 memory kits available for professional users looking to take their photography to the next level.
In order to get to 24GB Kingston has bundled six 4GB memory modules running at 1600 MHz (CL9) and placed them in a triple channel kit.
Kingston had previously launched a 24GB triple channel kit at a slower speed and the cost was right around 2100 USD. The new 1600MHz kit should be available now for 1600 USD.
Even more surprising was the demo system that was able to make use of all that memory. Here we see enough applications running that use up 22.4 GB of space.
Wow, looks like there will be some amazing things to see from Kingston at CES this year.
According to a few teaser Tweets on Kingston's Twitter page they are getting ready to drop some water cooled HyperX DDR3 on the enthusiast crowd. Although there are no details yet we can see that this is going to be some high end DDR3. Of course the Kingston entry will be following water-cooled products from OCZ (their Flex products). But still Kingston has been pushing the upper limits of their memory in the past year without dropping their commitment to compatibility.
We hope to bring you more information as CES gets closer, for now we will leave you with a couple of pictures
If you're a power user wanting gobs and gobs of RAM in your X58/Core i7 rig, Corsair delivers today with the launch of a 24GB kit under its Dominator series.
The kit comprises six 4GB modules which operate at a stock speed of 1333MHz with latencies of 9-9-9-27 (1.65v). Being a member of the Dominator family, the modules also sport Corsair's patented DHX+ heatsinks for superior cooling properties.
Corsair has the kit up for sale over at their online store at a hefty $1349.99.
For further details on this chunky 24GB kit, you can read the official announcement here.