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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.
Samsung's new mobile memory could speed mobile devices up exponentially, giving mobile devices PC-like performance for multimedia-intensive features. The new 20nm class low-power DDR3 mobile RAM features 4GB of memory and is capable of speeds of up to 2,133 Mbps per pin.
Samsung have stated that at those speeds, you could transfer three full HD videos in one second in a mobile device. Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, mobile sales & marketing for Samsung has said:
By providing the most efficient next-generation mobile memory with a very large data capacity, we are now enabling OEMs to introduce even more innovative designs in the marketplace. Our 20nm-class four gigabit mobile DRAM provides another example of our ability to deliver well-differentiated, high-performance, high-density memory to customers in a timely manner.
Corsair have just unveiled their new Vengeance Extreme RAM, which is the world's fastest rated PC memory kits. Vengeance Extreme comes in at a DIMM-busting 3000MHz, in dual-channel kits of 8GB. The new Vengeance Extreme comes with low profile "racing red" heat spreaders, too.
The 3000MHz RAM is air-cooled with latency pegged at 12-14-14-36 at 1.65V. If you want to overclock this already super-fast RAM, included with the kit is a Kingpin Cooling memory cooler, which can be used for some LN2 action to push the ram far beyond its already quick 3000MHz. In order to even use this new kit of RAM from Corsair, you'll need a third-generation Core processor from Intel, with an Integrated Memory Controller capable of pushing 3000MHz.
Corsair's Vengeance Extreme 3000MHz 8GB kits are priced at $749.99 and will be available exclusively from Corsair.com later this month.
CES 2013 - Corsair have announced the release of the Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade Kits, which allow users to pimp their ride, or should I say RAM, with lighting for their Dominator Platinum DDR3 RAM.
Each of the Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade Kits will include two light bars which will replace the existing bars that come stock on the memory, sporting translucent colored inserts which come in Cerulean Blue and Arctic White which will allow the user to customize the lighting color. The light bars are designed in a way that the new top openings radiate more light upwards.
G.Skill's TridentX Extreme Performance Memory used to break records, becomes the fastest RAM on Earth
I've got to admit, this stuff is so cool - professional overclockers "HiCookie" and "Christian Ney" have just made world records for G.Skill, using their latest flagship memory series, the TridentX Extreme Performance Memory Series.
Earlier this month, HiCookie first teased the world with an official memory clock score on HWBot.org, showing off the world's fastest memory frequency with DDR3 speeds at a blistering 3,354MHz with Ultra-Low CAS Latency CL11. All of this was done on Intel's Ivy Bridge-based Core i7 3770K CPU and Gigabyte's Z77X-UD4H motherboard.
Just a few days later, Christian Ney beat his own personal world memory frequency record on the AMD platform, using G.Skill's TridentX memory and pushing it to an insane DDR3 3,900MHz using another Gigabyte board, the GA-A75-UD4H. VP of G.Skill, Bill Wang, has said:
Despite being world's fastest RAM manufacturer, G.Skill will continue to strive for first-class quality at a most competitive pricing to the market.
Samsung have reportedly starting the mass production of what they consider the first 2GB LPDDR3 (low profile DDR) chip for mobile applications, just 10 months after the South Korean company started production on DDR2 memory.
Samsung have hit a milestone that sees the first time 2GB LPDDR3 density chips are made available as an all-in-one package, since they sport four LPDDR3 chips stacked together. Samsung says that LPDDR3 will be a requirement moving forward, as mobile devices ship with faster and faster processors, higher resolution displays, and 3D graphics. Samsung have also pointed toward the fact that LPDDR3 features a transfer rate of up to 1600Mbps per pin, which gives us transmission rates of up to 12.8GB/s at the package level - compared to LPDDR2 that maxed out at 1066Mbps, makes LPDDR3 parts around 50% faster.
LPDDR3 will usher in the ability of allowing real-time viewing of high-quality video, without having to download the content first. Samsung have also teased that the mass production of 128GB eMMC for mobile devices, which will see the new products being much faster than their predecessors, while offering the increased storage space. Samsung's 128GB eMMC products will sport NAND with a toggle DDR 2.0 interface, built on a 20nm manufacturing process.
Kingston, one of the world's largest memory manufacturers, produced a HyperX Red line as a limited edition product earlier this year. The HyperX Red line was designed to be a budget part, an offering to compete against "major on 3rd" products, which have dominated the budget market.
"Major on 3rd" means that a company has taken a major brand memory, such as Toshiba, and added it to a 3rd party vendor's PCB. This is where most of your budget memory comes from. Now, Kingston wants to take some of this market. That is why they have permanently added the HyperX Red product to their line up.
The HyperX Red brand is designed for system builders who want to use major brand memory or for enthusiasts who don't want to spend a lot of money on their RAM and still want to get some performance.
"HyperX red was a tremendous success when it was launched earlier this year as a limited edition product," said Ann Keefe, Regional Director UK & Ireland. "We decided to make it a permanent part of the HyperX family because demand was so great. The vivid colour, fast speeds and excellent value make it perfect for any system, especially red, gray and black schemed motherboards".
Computer sales have been slow, especially considering we are in the third quarter, a time when sales are usually peaking due to back to school shopping and other factors. This slow down in sales has caused a drop in demand for DRAM and quite the stock pile of RAM back at the factories. Most have pulled in production, but they still have a 3 month surplus.
Hopefully, Windows 8 PCs and the release of Windows 8 will drive PC sales back up to where they should be. This should help clear out the back up as sales pick up. Some sources have reported OEM PC factories have a surplus of 6 months. This huge pile up is bad for the industry but good for consumers looking to upgrade their RAM.
Some sources are saying that RAM prices could be 10-15 percent lower in October than they are today--good news if you need to expand your RAM offerings or are looking to give RAM as a gift. Elpida and Rexchip Electronics have cut production by 25-30 percent in order to stop prices from dipping even further.
Bottom line: if you can hold off buying RAM for another couple of months, it should be 10-15% cheaper.