RAM News - Page 5
We know that DDR5 memory is coming and it will be the next big jump for RAM inside of servers, workstations, and gaming PCs with China now kicking off mass production of DDR5 memory.
Jiahe Jinwei is the fourth-largest memory manufacturer in China and the company has now just announced it has started mass producing DDR5 RAM from Micron. Guangwei and Asgard RAM brands are owned by the company, which announced its first-gen DDR5 memory comes at up to 4800MHz speeds and 128GB capacities.
Intel will be the first with support for next-gen DDR5 memory with its upcoming Alder Lake-S platform, speaking of which Intel just launched its new Rocket Lake-S platform with our reviews on the Intel Core i9-11900K here and Intel Core i5-11600K here. Intel will have support for both DDR4 and DDR5 memory with its next-gen 600-series chipset, making it much easier for gamers to transition over to DDR5 over time.
Samsung has just announced it has made the world's first 512GB DDR5 memory module, using High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology.
We have 7200Mbps speed here with the DDR5 module, double the performance of DDR4 -- all while using 13% less power. Samsung says its DDR5 has lower leakage, more performance, and it's not even the first time the company has worked with HKMG material. Samsung used HKMG process technology in its GDDR6 memory back in 2018.
Samsung's new 512GB DDR5 memory module is using through-silicon via (TSV) technology in order to stack 8 x 16Gb DRAM chips. Don't expect DDR5 in your gaming PC anytime soon, as the first destinations for this next generation technology for cloud-based datacenters, big networking systems, AI, supercomputers, machine learning, and more.
ADATA is laying down the groundwork for the big launch of the next-gen DDR5 memory standard, working with motherboard manufacturers GIGABYTE and MSI.
In a new press release, the company explains that it has been working with the two motherboard makers on ensuring that consumers get an "optimized experience through ensuring synergies between ADATA's DDR5 modules and their latest Intel platforms".
ADATA wants to see a world of DDR5 overclocking with its new RAM on GIGABYTE and MSI motherboards for enthusiasts and gamers. ADATA has been closely collaborating with the two companies to make sure they will be launching DDR5 modules and DDR5-capable motherboards simultaneously with high-performance for the enterprise, gamers, creators, and everyone in between.
Viper Gaming by Patriot released a new series of Viper Steel memory, which now features RGB illumination. The new memory modules are optimized for the latest Intel and AMD platforms. They're also compatible with all major motherboard RBG solutions.
Viper Gaming's new Viper Steel RGB memory modules come in two speeds and a variety of capacities. Patriot's new memory modules are available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, and the company offers the modules individually or in dual channel kits with two sticks. Each retail configuration is available in 3200MHz or 3600MHz variants.
Patriot said the new Viper Steel RGB memory modules feature aluminum heat spreaders with black pearlescent paint and scratch-proof finish. The heat shield includes an embedded diffused lightbar, which illuminates with five individually addressable lighting zones.
TEAMGROUP is the first to have consumer-grade DDR5 memory ready, and is proudly working with motherboard makers as it enters the validation phase of its upcoming next-gen DDR5 memory.
TEAMGROUP has its first batch of DDR5 memory ready, with the first stick being a single 16GB DIMM of DDR5-4800 memory at 1.1V. The company is working with ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE, and MSI -- where TEAMGROUP provides some memory and then the companies collaborate between their respective R&D divisions for validation testing.
The best part about DDR5 is that you will get kick ass next-gen speeds out of the box, without having to overclock it like DDR4. You will be able to buy a new kit of DDR5 memory, if you motherboard is compatible that is, slot it in and enjoy an instant upgrade in speed.
G.Skill announced new Trident Z Neo series memory kits optimized for AMD's new Ryzen 5000 processors. Whether you need high-speed, low-latency, or high-capacity, G.Skill has kits for each scenario.
G.Skill has tested its memory modules with AMD's new Ryzen 5000 processors, and the company discovered that it can now push the limits of its memory even further. G.Skill developed three Trident Z Neo memory kits for use with AMD's new platform.
If you're looking for high-frequency memory, G.Skill introduced a Trident Z Neo DDR4-4000 kit CL16-19-19-39 modules. If 32GB isn't enough RAM, G.Skill offers a 64GB option, but the extra capacity comes at the cost of latency. These larger modules are rated CL18-22-22-42.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.