Corsair Predicts 8GB Memory Kits To Be The Norm

But Corsair yet to offer such a kit.

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Andy Paul, CEO and president of Corsair Memory, says that by the end of the year he expects most dual-channel memory kits will be 8GB.

Corsair Predicts 8GB Memory Kits To Be The Norm



Paul backs his statement by talking about the price of memory continuing to decrease, Windows 7 launching before the end of the year is up, and the push towards 64-bit computing which allows the additional address space for applications to take advantage of. This shouldn't be a surprise to most though. Windows XP popularized the 2GB kits, Vista the 4GB kits, and the next step up becomes the 8GB kits.

Perhaps the irony in Paul's comment is that Corsair doesn't even offer an 8GB kit, but does offer 6GB and 12GB triple-channel kits for Intel's Core i7 systems. However AMD has released the dual-channel supporting Phenom II's and Intel is working on some dual-channel Nehalem chips so there will certainly be a market for such a kit.

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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