RAM News - Page 3
TEAMGROUP has just unveiled the world's first VC (Vapor Chamber) liquid-cooled M.2 SSD cooler, which will come more and more into play as we enter the world of PCIe 5.0 SSDs.
Vapor Chamber liquid cooling technology is commonly used in high-end mobile devices, but now TEAMGROUP's new N74V-M80 is an industrial grade VC Cooling MM.2 SSD that uses proprietary liquid cooling technology. TEAMGROUP is using specially designed VC liquid cooling tubes which pumps cooling fluid to the headzone of the PCIe M.2 SSD controller.
From there, heat is transferred to the aluminum fin heat sink, with TEAMGROUP using a convective design through gas-liquid phase transition to boost thermal performance. TEAMGROUP's new N74V-M80 combines the functions of heat absorption, conduction, and dissipation to better transfer and regulate thermal energy.
Kingston has just announced its latest FURY Renegade DDR5 family of RAM, with both the FURY Renegade DDR5 and FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB memory.
The new Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RAM is offered at up to DDR5-6400 speeds, with quick CL32 timings. The company is using premium components, "hard-tuned by engineers" and rigorously tested for compatibility across a wide range of motherboards.
Kingston is using a black and silver aluminum heat spreader, something that the company says is "newly designed" while you can get RGB lighting with the dynamic LED light bar with the FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB memory. If you opt-in for RGB lighting, simply tap into the Kingston FURY CTRL 3 software, which lets you tweak 16 smooth, customizable RGB lighting effects.
Samsung is already talking about being in the early development of totally next-gen DDR6 memory, where during a recent seminar in Suwon, South Korea.
During the seminar, Younggwan Ko, Samsung's Vice President for Test and System Package (TSP) said that packaging technology needs to evolve, as the performance (speed) of memory continues to skyrocket. I mean, DDR5 starts at JEDEC specs of 4800Mbps... but DDR6 flies up to 17,000Mbps.
Korean media outlet The Elec reports: "The previous tenting method only coated areas of the circular copper plate where the circuit patterns will be formed while the other areas were etched out". Ko continued: "But in MSAP, the areas besides the circuits are coated and the empty spaces plated, allowing for finer circuits. As the capacity and data processing speed of memory chips increase, packages must be designed to fit that, the VP said. As the number of layers increases and processes become more sophisticated, the memory package market is also expected to grow exponentially".
ASUS is in the headlines with some DDR5 memory overclocking world records being broken, using their high-end ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard.
The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard was used with an Intel Core i9-12900K processor, and a single stick of DDR5 RAM was used -- but we don't know which manufacturer, what speeds, or anything about the DDR5 memory used -- to reach insane DDR5-10552 speeds. Breaking DDR5 memory overclocking world records, the ASUS way.
Hong Kong-based overclocker "LUPIN_NOP_MUSUME" used exotic LN2 cooling on an Intel Core i9-12900K processor (with of the 4-Cores enabled) running at a huge 5275.9MHz overclock on the DDR5 memory, breaking DDR5 memory overclocking world records. JEDEC specifies that DDR5-4800 is the entry for DDR5, meaning that the overclock on this DDR5 RAM being pushed to DDR5-10552 is a huge 2.2x the JEDEC spec for DDR5. Very cool.
Micron has just announced the commercial and industrial availability for its new DDR5 DRAM, which is destined for AMD and Intel's next-gen server and workstation platforms.
The company announced the news with a press release, with Micron saying its new DDR5 server DRAM maximizes performance for AI, HPC, and data-intensive applications that require more CPU compute capacity, and higher memory bandwidth than what DDR4 technology is capable of.
Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron's Commercial Products Group explains: "As data continues to grow exponentially, the need to derive insights from that data is critical to business success. Data center operators need to maximize platform performance with advanced memory capabilities and processor advancements".
Sabrent has now entered the SO-DIMM memory market with the introduction of its new Rocket DDR5 SO-DIMM 4800MHz memory modules, available now for laptops, Ultrabooks, and Mini-PCs.
The new Sabrent Rocket SO-DIMM memory is available in DDR5-4800 speeds, in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities (in 1, 2, and 4 packs, too). So you can fill up a laptop, Ultrabook, or mini-PC with 128GB of Sabrent Rocket DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM memory: unleash yourself, truly, with Sabrent's new Rocket DDR5 SO-DIMM memory, opening as many Chrome tabs as you want.
Sabrent explained in its press release: "It seems like DDR4 has ruled the roost forever. Finally, new motherboards and architectures have allowed memory to grow wings with the advent of DDR5. Improved clock speeds promise up to twice the bandwidth of DDR4, all with lower voltage for better efficiency. To further help with that last bit, DDR5 has on-board power management to reduce motherboard cost and complexity. This is particularly nice for all-new, powerful laptops and embedded devices".
Microsoft is proud of the fact that its Edge browser and its "Sleeping Tabs" feature has saved users an incredible amount of RAM.
In a new tweet, just over the last 28 days on Windows devices, the company last slept an incredible 6 billion tabs has saved users 273.7 petabytes (273,700TB) of RAM. That works out to roughly 39.1MB of RAM saved per tab, which is quite insane.
Microsoft added the new Sleeping Tabs feature to Edge in January 2021, designed to help users -- like me, and I'm sure you, and many others -- from having their RAM gobbled up with a billion browser tabs. Right now I have 50+ open, so this feature makes sense and makes me want to properly try Edge out.
DDR5 memory is slowly getting cheaper, with prices of DDR5 memory dropping 20% in the last month alone according to ComputerBase.
ComputerBase has been keeping a close eye on DDR5 memory pricing, with DDR5-4800 memory dropping down to under 5 EUR per gigabyte: 20% cheaper over the last month alone. ComputerBase has an awesome price tracker, that includes over 200 different DDR5 memory kits, with the standard 32GB DDR5-4800 desktop SO-DIMM kit (the JEDEC standard) costing 154 EUR, down from nearly 450 EUR at the start of the year, and down from 250+ EUR in February and March 2022.
The site also noticed price drops for U-DIMM memory, with 16GB modules of DDR5 memory -- Kingston DDR5-4800 memory for example, in a single 16GB DIMM -- costs 42 EUR. This is a huge reduction as well, as it was 99 EUR back in February.
Corsair has just unveiled its latest DDR5 high-performance memory kit, with the introduction of its new DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5-6600 CL32 memory: now the world's fastest DDR5 kit on the market.
The new Corsair DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5-6600 CL32 memory comes in 32GB (2 x 16GB) kits with tight timings of 32-39-39-76. Corsair explains: "At time of writing, these are the fastest DDR5 kits available to buy in the world, achieving remarkably tight timings of 32-39-39-76. Available in kits of 2x16 GB, DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB continues to break frequency barriers with unprecedented speeds, and stay on the cutting-edge of performance".
Corsair already has a few different DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5 memory kits on the market: with DDR6-6400, DDR5-6200, and DDR5-6000 that are now joined by their biggest brother in the DDR5-6600 kit. Corsair's new DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5-6600 CL32 memory is the perfect companion for the new Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and flagship Intel Z690-based motherboards.
AMD has outed its enthusiast-grade X670E + X670 chipsets and a bunch of new motherboards are being announced, with MSI accidentally revealing AMD's new DDR5 memory overclocking technology.
MSI outed AMD's new "EXPO" technology, which popped its head up inside of MSI's own X670 launch slides... but AMD didn't make a mention of it. MSI has asked other websites to remove the post, as it seems mentions of EXPO is triggering alarm bells for the company, or it could be completely wrong.
We have no idea what AMD's new EXPO technology is going to do exactly, but there are some things that AMD didn't share, that MSI shared through the leaked slides. We know that AMD is claiming just 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes, but MSI is saying there will be 28 PCIe 5.0 lanes (this could change, could be a mistake, or could be a future SKU).