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G.SKILL releases optimized DDR4-3800 CL14 memory kit for AMD

By: Shannon Robb | RAM | Posted: Aug 2, 2019 @ 16:59 CDT

G.SKILL has been pushing the limits with memory for a long time now. With Ryzen, the memory frequency and related performance have always been a bit limited.


With AMD's Ryzen 3000 series, the memory speed has been unlocked in a significant way. G.SKILL has released a kit with 3800MHz speed and CL14-16-16-36 in a 16GB kit.

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DRAM prices spike 20% with 'skyrocket' in price warned

By: Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Posted: Jul 22, 2019 @ 4:42 CDT

We kinda knew it was coming but now it is here: DRAM prices have spiked by 20% from the Toshiba factory power outages and also fueled by the on-going trade issues between Japan and South Korea.


This will cause the price of DRAM used in most consumer PCs in the form of RAM, graphce cards, RAM for smartphones and much more will slowly increase. It'll happen as stock is depleted, and then some of it will be marked up along the supply chain before it gets into your hands. The tightly knit memory industry is co-dependant on one another, with Asia being a hotspot for DRAM with South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. DRAMeXchange reports that the spot-pricing of 8-gigabit DDR4 is up 14.6% week-over-week, and up a large 23% as of July 5.

Japan is flexing its muscles with regulatory moves, but industry sources have said that if the regulatory moves affect production of DRAM at Samsung Eletronics and SK Hynix -- two South Korean chip titans -- "memory prices could skyrocket".

ADATA gaming orb is something I need in my life, NOW

By: Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Posted: Jun 4, 2019 @ 23:04 CDT

Computex 2019 - Where do I even begin with ADATA, as it really felt like 'alright this has to be it' when I'm being walked around their gigantic booth in the halls of Nangang... but it kept going. Quality product to quality product, most blinged out with RGBs and an amazing gaming pod that I need want to take home.


Gaming on a super-ultra-wide gaming monitor, in a game that ADATA reached out to the developer for to get their pod into the game so it felt more lifelike. The gaming desk is adjustable once you get into the pod, and pushes up closer to the screen when not needed. If that pod had been moving with the pod in the game, I would not have gotten any other work done as I would've planted myself there for the entire day.


As you can see a gaming RIG is secured at the back of the gaming pod, blinged out with some ADATA RGB-infused cooling and DDR4 RAM.

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Kingston teases 7.6TB SSD, new HyperX goods at Computex 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Posted: Jun 3, 2019 @ 23:52 CDT

Computex 2019 - Another visit in the Grand Hyatt this year was Kingston who alongside its HyperX brand were both showing off some great new products, and some much more bling than others.


First we'll start with the the DC1000M, a new PCIe NVMe Gen 3x4 2.5-inch SSD that comes in a U.2 interface and capacities between 960GB and 7.68TB. Kingston is also offering hardware-based power fail protection on the DC1000M series SSDs, too.


Kingston was also showing off its A2000 series, which is a PCIe NVMe Gen 3x4 M.2 SSD that arrives with up to 1TB of flash, and is powered by Intel's 3D TLC 64-layer NAND flash. Kingston is promising up to 1500MB/sec write and 2000MB/sec read speeds.

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ADATA break DDR4 speed record with insane 5634MHz on LN2

By: Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Posted: May 15, 2019 @ 21:30 CDT

ADATA has just smashed the previous DDR4 speed record by Kingston and its HyperX Predator RAM, with ADATA's in-house XPG Overclocking Lab (XOCL) using its new Spectrix D60G DDR4 RGB RAM to reach the dizzying heights of 5634.1MHz.


A single 8GB stick of Spectrix D60G was used on an MSI MPG X390I Gaming Edge AC Mini-ITX motherboard and an Intel Core i9-9900K, with LN2 cooling keeping the highly-overclocked DDR4 RAM cool. The timings were loose, with the team stretching them out to CL 31-31-31-46 3T, with no voltage numbers released but with LN2 keeping the RAM cool as well as having the DDR4 chips clocked at that speed, I'd say it was pretty damn high.

The ADATA Spectrix D60G comes at a stock 4133MHz so the OC all the way to 5634MHz is mighty impressive, and using LN2 cooling is even more insane. The RAM overclocking game is a crazy one, with ADATA taking the reigns this close to Computex 2019 is a big deal.

G.SKILL unveils 192GB kit of its Trident Z Royal DDR4 RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Posted: Jan 31, 2019 @ 22:25 CST

Intel just released its monster new Xeon W-3175X processor (a huge 28C/56T beast that we reviewed here) but what are you going to do about a kit of RAM? That's where G.SKILL steps in with its just-announced 6-channel Trident Z Royal kit of memory that comes in a variety of different capacities.


G.SKILL's awesome Trident Z Royal RAM looks amazing in any PC but in a new 28C/56T beast from Intel it'd look even better. The company is offering the new kits in various different capacities that include DDR4-3200 speeds with lower latencies (14-14-14-34 and 16-18-18-38) in 48GB, 96GB, and 192GB kits. If you want the high-end stuff, G.SKILL also has a faster 192GB kit of DDR4-4000 with 17-18-18-38 timings, but it's also available in 48GB and 96GB kits.

SK Hynix: DDR5 memory in 2020, while DDR6 development begins

By: Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Posted: Jan 29, 2019 @ 19:31 CST

SK Hynix research fellow Kim Dong-Kyun has said that the DDR5 memory standard could hit the P{C next year, where it will kick things off at a huge DDR5-5200 offering twice the bandwidth of DDR4-2666.


Last year SK Hynix developed a working prototype of a 16-gigabit (2GB) DDR5 DRAM chip that reached 5200 MT/s with just 1.1V. Kim explained: "We are discussing several concepts of the post DDR5. One concept is to maintain the current trend of speeding up the data transmission, and another is to combine the DRAM technology with system-on-chip process technologies, such as CPU".

The company is working on its own innovations that will continue to make DDR5 dazzle, developing technologies that will hopefully beat its competition which is also making DDR5 memory. Kim teased: "We have developed a multi-phase synchronization technology that enables keeping the voltage during a high-speed operation in a chip at a low level by placing multiple phases within the IP circuit, so the power used on each phase is low but the speed is high when combined".

Kim also said that the DDR6 memory standard is also in development, with memory makers aiming for twice the bandwidth and densities of DDR5 which will already offer significant improvements over DDR4.

G.Skill reveals Trident Z DDR4-3466MHz RAM for AMD X399

By: Derek Strickland | RAM | Posted: Jan 14, 2019 @ 9:58 CST

G.Skill today announced a new Trident Z RAM kit with boosted frequency speed for AMD's performance-driven X399 platform.


G.Skill's new Trident Z memory clocks in at a speedy DDR4-3466MHz under quad-channel configuration, and sports tight CL18-22-22-42 timings. The 32GB kit comes with 4x8GB modules with 1.35V power consumption, and premium RGB flair adds a nice color splash to any build.

Specifically optimized for AMD's X399 platform, the kit has been validated on an ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha mobo outfitted with an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU. Pricing wasn't revealed, but the Trident Z RGB kit is expected to ship in Q1 2019.


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Thermaltake reveals liquid-cooled RGB DDR4-3200MHz RAM

By: Derek Strickland | RAM | Posted: Jan 8, 2019 @ 9:40 CST

CES 2019 - Thermaltake debuts its first RAM modules with stylish flair and liquid-cooled performance.


Aimed at enthusiast gamers, Thermaltake's new WaterRam sports liquid-cooling to ensure longer memory life with lower operating temps, all with a splash of color. The memory comes in 8GB modules clocked in at DDR4-3200MHz with tight 16-18-18-38 timings and rated at 1.35V. The kits support Intel XMP 2.0 overclocking profiles and modules come in two 16GB (8GBx2) and 32GB (8GBx4) configurations. The WaterRam's RGB rocks 16.8 million colors with various profiles, and fits neatly into Thermaltake's fleet of radiant-lit hardware across its RGB Plus ecosystem.

The two-way liquid cooling array allows Thermaltake's WaterRam to maintain cool temps as low as 30C, and its higher-end copper water block and aluminum heat sink lets you choose between liquid cooling or conventional cooling.

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G.SKILL launches Trident Z Royal Series DDR4: ALL GOLD, BABY

By: Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Posted: Nov 20, 2018 @ 22:48 CST

G.SKILL has announced it is launching one of the most gloriously detailed kits of DDR4 memory ever with its new Trident Z Royal Series DDR4 RGB memory kit. The company teased it at Computex 2018, but now it's officially ready to go.

The company will be offering its new Trident Z Royal Series in capacities of up to 64GB and speeds of 4600MHz, the 64GB kits are available in only 3000/3200MHz kits while the 4600MHz version is only available in a 16GB kit. G.SKILL has said its using high-end Samsung B-die DDR4 ICs for the best in performance and overclocking headroom.

G.SKILL has promised a release of December 2018 for the new Trident Z Royal Series DDR4 memory kits, with pricing still a mystery for now.