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G.SKILL announces new TridentX DDR3 memory kit for Ivy Bridge and Z77

With the launch of Ivy Bridge successfully completed, other companies now get to launch their new equipment that compliments the features of Ivy Bridge. One of the first up in the RAM department is G.SKILL. G.SKILL is no noob when it comes to high performance RAM, so these new sticks are expected to amaze.

 

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And, they do! The modules feature some innovative features such as removable heat spreaders and are overclocking headroom, even with their already high stock speed. The new modules range from from 2400MHz 8GB to 2800MHz 16GB. According to the release, "the TridentX 2800MHz 16GB kit has successfully achieved DDR3 3320MHz speed," so these modules are no slouches.

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Samsung are pushing Intel to launch DDR4 ahead of its 2014 release date

Just a couple of weeks ago we were talking about Intel bringing DDR4 into the market by 2014, but Samsung Electronics thinks this is too far away and are trying to talk Intel into launching its DDR4 memory supporting server platforms ahead of the 2014 release dates. Inside sources are saying that Samsung are concerned that making DDR3 chips are now unprofitable due to low prices.

 

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At the moment, only Samsung and Hynix Semiconductors have completed the development of DDR4 products and are readying for the transition to the next-generation of memory standards. At the moment, the memory market is quite shaky thanks to the near collapse of one of the biggest manufacturers, Elpida. It's said that the early release of DDR4 should restabilize the market.

 

If DDR4 is pushed quicker, it would put Samsung in a very lucrative position, where they'd sit at the top spot in the channel. Memory industry standards body, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, is scheduled to publish the DDR4 standard, which is said to bring a big advancement in performance with reduced power consumption when compared to previous generations of memory, sometime in mid-2012.

Coolaler breaks previous memory OC record on Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

Gigabyte have come along way over the years. Gone are the years of motherboard manufacturers not endorsing overclocking, to employing, listening and catering to the entire enthusiast and overclocking market. It's a great move, and I applaud Gigabyte for doing so.

 

 

The latest news comes from Taiwanese power user "Coolaler" who has smashed Gigabyte's previous memory overclocking record with his Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard. He pushed his memory up to an insane 1530MHz (which is 3060MHz in dual-channel) with 4 DIMMs.

 

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I will add that it's not too hard to hit high overclock results on 1 or 2 DIMMs, but 4 DIMMs? That's another challenge altogether. Nice work, Coolaler!

Intel to throw DDR4 into the mix with high-end server CPUs in early-2014

DDR4 memory has eluded us for a while, but it seems the next-gen RAM should hit us in 2014, but not for the mainstream consumer market. It seems we should expect the new memory in the high-end Haswell-EX 4-socket platform, with each chip capable of sporting 16 or so cores.

 

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These insanely high-end chips are capable of upward of 60 cores on each four-socket motherboard, will definitely impress most people. DDR4 will bring along with it lower power consumption with 1.2v power supply, as well as better parity protection and recovery from errors. Will we see DDR4 on the desktop side, and not server side in the same year? Probably not.

 

Both the 22nm Haswell and its 14nm Broadwell successor should share the same LGA1150 socket, thus, supporting DDR3 memory only. DDR4 support will most likely arrive with their 2015 successors, and a new micro-architecture at that time. This means we'll experience a one-year gap between the high-end and low-end for the new generation of memory support.

Poll Results - Which company made the best desktop performance RAM in 2011?

Our latest poll had almost 3,300 people who answered, Which company made the best desktop performance RAM in 2011?

 

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It all started with G.Skill taking a clear lead early in the game and then Corsair shot right up hitting around 45% of the votes. At the end of the game Corsair won this round with 38% of the votes and G.Skill got in second with 30% of the votes.

 

Third place went to Kingston and further behind in a tied fourth place was Crucial and Mushkin each with 5% of the votes.

 

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G.Skill "rams" CeBIT show floor with a heap of new RAM

CeBIT 2012: G.Skill has shown off a bunch of new RAM at CeBIT this week and it all looks great. The first kit we see is an expansion to the Ripjaws Z series with a 4x 4GB kit sitting on the much loved ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard running at a blistering 2666MHz DDR.

 

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The massive speed does come at the cost of some more relaxed timings, but CL10-12-12-31 at 1.65v isn't anything to turn away from. Considering the speed and the sheer amount of RAM that's on offer, this is no doubt a kit for people who want both speed and a large amount of RAM...

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Deal of the Day: Newegg - 16GB (4 x 4GB) Corsair DDR3 for $51.99

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G.Skill unveil 64GB RipjawsZ DDR3 2400MHz kit, becomes the boss of memory

G.Skill hot on the heels of their RipjawsZ series quad-channel DDR3 memory announcement, have again staked their claim of pushing the boundary with RAM. Today brings the announcement of their insanely hot looking 64GB kit of DDR3 memory built specifically for Intel's X79 platform.

 

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The 64GB kit comes at DDR3 2400MHz CL10 speeds, with 8GBx8 sticks to build up to an amazing 64GB of RAM. G.Skill have tested every single memory module, with each stick being hand-tested, hand-picked by G.Skill's legendary R&D team. All the chips in this range are highly selected and tested with G.Skill's rigorous internal validation process that ensures maximum stability, while maintaining a decent overclocking headroom.

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Intel demonstrates 512MB Hybrid Memory Cube DRAM operating at 1Tb/s

Earlier today in Taipei we attended the Intel Innovation & Research Forum 2011 where bigwigs from Intel Labs were in town to showcase what they have in store for the future of computing. Besides announcing further cooperation with research institutes in Taiwan, they also had some super techy and nerdy demonstrates on display in the showcase area of the event.

 

One demonstration that quickly caught our attention was the Hybrid Memory Cube display which was showcasing potential future memory technology in the mainstream running at a stunning 1Tb/s or 128GB/s.

 

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Not only is the memory able to operate super-fast at around 12 times faster than DDR3-1333 (10.66GB/s) and DDR4-2667 (21.34GB/s) at around 6 times faster, it also uses less power per bit. DDR3-1333 uses 53.98 pj/bit and Intel's HMC Gen1 512MB Cube uses just 7.78 pj/bit.

 

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It gets super technical really quick, but what you can take away from this is that Intel and its partners such as Micron are working really hard on future processor and memory technology to feed the requirements of future extremely intensive applications in the years ahead.

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AMD-branded memory is now available for Entertainment, Performance and Enthusiast Desktop computers

AMD have just announced the first retail availability of AMD-branded memory in North America, as they've partnered with Patriot Memory LLC and VisionTek Products, LLC. AMD Memory branded products will help customers with their DRAM selection when buying a new system.

 

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It is all part of AMD's development of personal computer platforms, they've used the AMD OverDrive performance optimization tool to test and optimize DRAM in conjunction with the company's APUs, CPUs, GPUs and chipset platforms. Paul Jones, CEO of Patriot Memory says:

 

Patriot Memory will bring over two decades of experience and expertise into this ecosystem. Our proven ability to deliver the best technology at the most competitive prices will help pave the way to success for this memory line.

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