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COLORFUL launches new CVN Guardian, WARHALBERD DDR4 RAM

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Oct 12 2020 10:29 PM CDT

COLORFUL has just announced its latest CVN Guardian and WARHALBERD DDR4 series RAM, with the CVN Guardian being aimed at gamers while WARHALBERD is aimed at the value-focused user.

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Starting with the new CVN Guardian RGB DDR4 gaming memory, it features a futuristic design with RGB lighting to ensure that it's not just fast -- it looks good, too. COLORFUL has chosen Hynix CJR memory modules that provide stable performance great OC.

COLORFUL's new DDR4 memory is ready for your Intel or AMD processor, with the COLORFUL CVN Guardian RGB Gaming Memory packing a slick look with its RGB lightbar capable of being synced with your motherboard.

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Viper Gaming's new memory kits come in 4133MHz, 4266MHz and 4400MHz

Kevin Carbotte | Fri, Sep 11 2020 9:05 PM CDT

Viper Gaming by Patriot is taking its memory kits to new speeds. The Viper 4 Blackout Performance Memory lineup offers overclocked modules that run at 4133MHz to 4400MHz

Viper Gaming's new memory kits come in 4133MHz, 4266MHz and 4400MHz 01 | TweakTown.com

Viper Gaming by Patriot launched a new lineup of high-speed memory kits this week. The Viper 4 Blackout Performance Memory kits are high-performance modules designed to complement the latest high-end computer systems. They offer full compatibility with 10th gen Intel and AMD Ryzen 3000 series chipsets.

Viper Gaming by Patriot built these new memory kits with stability and reliability in mind. The company said it "rigorously tests" its memory chips to ensure they are fit to operate at 4133MHz to 4400MHz. The Viper 4 Blackout memory modules also feature a 10-layer PCB to ensure good signal quality. These memory kits also include a military-grade aluminum heat spreader to keep things from overheating.

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Elon Musk on Neuralink BCI demo: will show 'Matrix in the Matrix' tech

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Aug 27 2020 9:11 PM CDT

Neuralink will be showing off their brain-computer interface (BCI) technology on August 28, with the Elon Musk-backed company teasing some rather big -- and cryptic, things.

Musk tweeted out on July 31 that the upcoming Neuralink BCI demonstration would be showing the world "neurons firing in real-time on August 28". He finished off the tweet with "the matrix in the matrix", which is a gigantic tease on its own.

The limitation of communicating, using, or accessing technology has always been the input -- typing, or speaking into a smartphone, laptop, console, or TV. Our brains and our input methods are slow, but computers can transfer over a trillion bits of data per second -- humans are too slow.

For now that is, and maybe Neuralink's new brain-computer interface is the answer. I guess we'll find out on August 28.

  • Fun note: I remembered while writing this story that August 28 felt familiar, and then it clicked: Judgment Day is August 29, 1997 in the Terminator franchise. So we are almost 23 years to the day of Skynet (a neural-based artificial intelligence) wipes out the human race. We (the humans) built the computers (that would later turn into Skynet, obliterating us all, in Terminator).

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Thermaltake introduces 32GB & 64GB Toughram RGB memory kits

Kevin Carbotte | Wed, Aug 26 2020 6:25 PM CDT

Thermaltake today announced the availability of 32GB and 64GB dual-channel Toughram RGB memory kits in 3200MHz and 3600MHz configurations. The kits are compatible with AMD and Intel's latest chipsets, including AMD's B550 and Intel's Z490.

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Thermaltake's new memory features a high-quality ten-layer PCB design, and the company said it uses "strictly selected" Hynix A-die 2GB memory chips to produce Toughram modules. The 32GB kits include dual 16GB modules, whereas the 64GB models offer 32GB per stick. Thermaltake is not currently offering 4-stick configurations, although you could combine two sets for double the memory capacity.

As the name suggests, the new Thermaltake Toughram RGB modules include RGB LEDs that allow you to customize your system's appearance.

These Toughram modules support various software applications that enable you to control the ten LEDs that line the top edge of the heat spreader. You can use NeonMaker or TT RGB Plus to control the colour and effects. TT RGB Plus also supports third-party solutions, such as integration with TT AI Voice Control, Amazon Alexa, and Razer Chroma. Toughram kits are available with black or white heat spreaders.

Continue reading: Thermaltake introduces 32GB & 64GB Toughram RGB memory kits (full post)

GALAX unveils HOF OC Lab Diamond DDR4-5000 RAM for enthusiasts

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jul 31 2020 7:25 PM CDT

GALAX has just unveiled two new kits of memory, aimed at high-end enthusiasts with the new Hall of Fame (HOF) OC Lab Diamond and HOF OC Lab Phantom lines of enthusiast-segment memory.

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The first of which is the flagship DDR4-5000 memory kit with timings of 19-26-26-46 but GALAX hasn't detailed the voltages on this memory just yet. The DDR4-4800 kit has 19-22-22-46T timings that use 1.5V of power.

Here's the full list of GALAX Hall of Fame (HOF) OC Lab Diamond kits and their timings:

  • DDR4-5000 @ 19-26-26-46 @ ????
  • DDR4-4800 @ 19-22-22-46 @ 1.5V
  • DDR4-4600 @ 18-26-26-42 @ 1.5V
  • DDR4-4400 @ 18-22-22-42 @1.50V
  • DDR4-4266 @ 17-22-22-38 @1.50V

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This US state will fine you $1000 for not wearing COVID-19 face mask

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Jul 25 2020 2:31 AM CDT

If you're based in Washington D.C. then you might not like this news, as Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has just signed an executive order on Wednesday that requires DC residents to wear masks outside of their home.

The move has been done to stem COVID-19 coronavirus cases, with Bowser explaining in a press conference: "Basically what it says is, if you leave home, you should wear a mask. This means, if you're waiting for a bus, you must have on a mask. If you are ordering food at a restaurant, you must have on a mask. If you're sitting in a cubicle in an open office, you must have on a mask".

You will be fined $1000 per violation, while the new rules do not apply to children that are under the age of 3 -- as well as people who are eating or drinking.

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G.Skill rolls out 16GB DDR4-4400 CL17 memory kits

Shane McGlaun | Fri, Jun 12 2020 3:01 PM CDT

G.Skill has announced the launch of new extreme-speed DDR4 memory kits that push 16GB and 8GB modules up to DDR4-4400 with low latency. Latencies for the memory are CL17-18-18-38 across-the-board under the Trident Z Royal family. G.Skill says that the memory modules are designed specifically for the latest Intel Z490 platform to achieve higher performance for gaming and content creation.

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G.Skill says that as 32GB memory capacity becomes the standard for gaming and performance PC builds, it is rising to the challenge. The 32GB memory kit was stress-tested on an MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus motherboard using an Intel Core i5-10600K processor. The same memory was also tested on the ASRock Z490 Aqua motherboard using an Intel Core i9-10900K processor.

The high-speed, low-latency Trident Z Royal memory kits will be available via G.Skill worldwide distribution partners starting in Q3 2020. The memory modules are made using Samsung B-die ICs. The company has also announced some improved latencies for its 8GB x 2 DDR4-4400 kits.

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Viper Gaming 32GB DDR4 UDIMM and SO-DIMM memory debuts

Shane McGlaun | Fri, Jun 12 2020 1:02 PM CDT

Viper Gaming by Patriot has announced the addition of 32GB modules into its Viper Steel DDR4 UDIMM and SO-DIMM performance memory line. The frequencies available for the UDIMM modules are from 3000 MHz to 3600 MHz. SO-DIMM modules are available in 32GB, ranging from 2400 MHz to 3000 MHz.

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All of the modules are built from rigorously tested memory chips and components placed on a 10-layer PCB for optimal performance inside gaming desktops and laptops. The Viper Steel memory provides extra gaming performance and stability for the most demanding desktop and laptop environments on both Intel and AMD platforms.

The memory modules support Intel XMP 2.0 performance. The kits are available as single or dual UDIMM. "The VIPER STEEL has been awarded by many PC hardware sites in 2019. The feedback from PC gaming communities around the world has demanded that we expand the VIPER STEEL to create larger 64GB memory kits," said Roger Shinmoto, the Vice President of VIPER GAMING by PATRIOT. "These new kits are not just for desktop gamers but apply to gaming laptop users and even mini-ITX builders as they benefit most from the 32GB modules."

Continue reading: Viper Gaming 32GB DDR4 UDIMM and SO-DIMM memory debuts (full post)

Check out these 'homebrew' DDR4 modules being made in China

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 4 2020 9:11 PM CDT

The DRAM market is about to get hairy, with Chinese manufacturer Xi'an UnilC Semiconductors making its first DDR4 memory that is 100% made in China.

Check out these 'homebrew' DDR4 modules being made in China 01 | TweakTown.com

The 100% made in China part is interesting, as UnilC is using made-in-China parts from start to finish: all DRAM chips, PCB, drivers, and other required parts. It's a plain-looking stick of DDR4, with no RGB lighting or even a heatspreader -- but this is day one of making made-in-China DDR4 memory.

We have unbuffered DDR4-2400 and DDR4-2667 modules being made by UnilC in 8GB sticks. As for timings, we're looking at the DDR4-2400 module is timed at CL17 17-17-39, and the DDR4-2667 at CL18. Both of the modules use 1.2V. We're not going to see China take over the DDR4 market overnight, but this is a very big step in that direction.

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ADATA scores impressive overclocks with XPG DRAM

Shane McGlaun | Fri, May 22 2020 10:02 AM CDT

ADATA has been making high-performance DRAM and NAND flash products along with other accessories for a long time. The company has announced that its XPG Overclocking Lab, in conjunction with MSI, has been able to overclock its Spectrix D50 and D60G 32 GB RGB DDR4 memory modules to a frequency of 5000 MHz on an Intel Z490 platform. ADATA says that feat not only shows its modules compatibility with the latest Intel platform to bring out the module's full performance potential but also its stability.

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ADATA D60G DRAM has more RGB lighting per mm2 than other memory modules available. That means that more than 60% of the surface area of the module is covered. The RAM also had fully exposed light diffusers that are extra-wide for maximum effect.

XPG Spectrix D50 RAM has a "clean and elegant exterior" with simple geometric lines and a triangular RGB panel that fits with the overall design of the module. These modules have three RGB modes, including static, breathing, and comet. They can also be set to give a light show synchronized to music. Both the D60 and D50 modules are built with high-quality chips and metal heat sink for signal integrity, reliability, and stability.

Continue reading: ADATA scores impressive overclocks with XPG DRAM (full post)

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