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Kingmax DDR-400 SDRAM Review (Page 1)

Just recently there has been a great deal of talk about DDR-400 memory. Talk regarding supply for current and future chipsets including nVidia's nForce2 and the SiS 648. Kingmax were the first to bring DDR-333 memory to the market and again they have come out first with their DDR-400 SDRAM. There's been talk of poorly performing PC3200 memory from the Taiwanese company before now, Kingmax confirmed to us these were not modules with actual 5ns chips like the authentic DDR-400 memory from Kingmax which Cameron "Sov" Johnson bench tested today!
By Cameron Johnson on Jul 16, 2002 11:00 pm CDT
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Kingmax


Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Kingmax Memory has grown to become the largest memory producer for the Taiwan and East Asian markets. Kingmax's ties have also been strong in Australia growing to become the largest memory source ever to the Australian public.

Kingmax Technology was founded in 1989 and is listed among Taiwan's Top 200 manufacturers (Commonwealth Magazine, May 2000), and is a leading manufacturer of memory modules. Aside from the Taiwan based manufacturing facilities, the company's American, Chinese, Australian and Dutch workforce consists of over 390 employees, and this is just the head offices. Production facilities employ four times this amount to produce the high quality Kingmax memory modules many Australians use in their PC's.

Kingmax has gained ISO-9001 certification and developed business partnerships with top enterprises and organizations in the IT industry. A global leader in DRAM memory products, Kingmax announced the world's first memory module with TinyBGA packaging technology in 1997.

The award winning TinyBGA package allowed the company's PC-133 DRAM module to triple memory capacity up to 512 MB while maintaining a small one inch form factor. Kingmax has also created 1GB StackBGA modules for use in high-end servers and workstations. This allowed them to use 1GB of memory on the same PCB space as the 512MB modules, maintaining its small one inch form factor. With the market swinging the overclockers' way, Kingmax have pushed their memory fabrication process towards making faster and more stable memory at insane clock speeds, like the PC166 SDRAM. With the release of the VIA KT266, SIS 735, ALi MagiK 1 and the AMD 760 chipsets supporting DDR SDRAM, Kingmax were there once again with PC2100 DDR SDRAM with overclocking beyond that of any other memory manufacturer. Kingmax saw fame, being the first manufacturer to introduce DDR-333 into the market place. This was evident when SiS released sample boards with Kingmax DDR-333 bundled and EPoX test samples for KT333 and SiS 645 chipsets.

Now with VIA's P4X400 and KT400, SiS introducing the 648 in a matter of months and NVIDIA's nForce2 all supporting DDR-400 memory, Kingmax have pushed the envelope even further.

Introducing the Kingmax DDR-400 SDRAM module for the ultimate PC experience.

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