Subject: Memory | August 14, 2012 - 04:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ridgeback, redline, Mushkin, ddr3-1866, 32GB, 16GB
You can pick up two DIMMs with the 16GB kit or four with the 32GB, either way you end up with DDR3-1866MHz @ 10-10-10-27 running on 1.5v, with a lifetime warranty to boot! When Overclockers Club went to work the two kits did end up showing some difference as the 16GB kit hit 2288MHz @ 11-11-12-28 2T while the 32GB only managed 2202MHz @ 11-12-12-28 2T. If you check out the Mushkin Redline series on NewEgg you will see a wide variety of models, so pick the ones with the lowest latency for the best performance out of the box as well as more overclocking headroom.
"Looking at these two kits of memory from Mushkin shows that it has another pair of kits that deliver performance indicative of their specifications and more. First up are the distinctive good looks and functionality of the cooling solutions employed on each kit. The 32GB kit part number 994071 uses the "Ridgeback" design. This robust heatsink package uses a series of angle shaped (think Mushkin logo) fins on top of a thick body to effectively wick away the thermal load generated by these high density modules. Packing them into a four DIMM configuration like used in the testing will allow a higher heat load to be retained but is nothing to be concerned about. Using an air cooled CPU cooling solution would fix that issue as once air starts moving over the modules they cool down fast."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- AVEXIR AVD3U16001008G-4CI 32GB C10 1600MHz Memory Kit Review @ Madshrimps
- 3 Way DDR3 SODIMM Comparison @ NikKTech
- Patriot Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition 16GB DDR3-1866MHz Memory Kit @Hi Tech Legion
- Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2133MHz Review @ OCC
- G.SKILL TridentX 2400 MHz F3-2400C10D-8GTX @ Bjorn3D
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical Review - 16GB Dual Channel @ HCW
- Patriot Viper ‘Black Mamba’ 2133mhz Gen 3 16GB @ Kitguru
Subject: Memory, Mobile | December 1, 2011 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: corsair, vengeance, laptop memory, ddr3-1600, ddr3-1866
FREMONT, California — December 1st, 2011 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced a line of high-performance memory upgrade kits for power laptop users.
Operating at speeds of 1600MHz and 1866MHz, the new Vengeance laptop memory upgrade kits are an ideal solution for notebooks equipped with a 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. Vengeance laptop memory is designed to be plug-and-play, with no BIOS adjustments needed to instantly take advantage of the faster memory speed.
The new Vengeance high-performance memory upgrade kits for laptops are designed to work with any PC or notebook which accepts standard DDR3 SODIMMs, and are backward compatible with notebooks and laptops which use first-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Even on older notebooks, customers can still take advantage of the ability to upgrade to 8GB of memory using only two memory slots, and enjoy the confidence of Corsair's renowned service and support.
"As more complex applications and games are available in the market, many laptop users are looking for an easy way to improve their system performance in order to have the best experience." said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "Our new Vengeance high-performance laptop memory kits allow performance-minded customers to boost their memory performance and capacity in an instant."
|Size||Speed||# of DIMMs||Part Number|
|8GB||1866MHz, 10-10-10-27, 1.5V||2||CMSX8GX3M2A1866C10|
|8GB||1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V||2||CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9|
|4GB||1866MHz, 10-10-10-27, 1.5V||1||CMSX4GX3M1A11866C10|
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2011 - 03:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: llano, ddr3-1866, a8-3850
Most reviewers made a financial decision when pairing RAM to review AMD's new Llano A8-3850 processor. Most chose 1333MHz DDR3, since when building a low cost PC most users are going to choose the lower cost as opposed to spending half the budget simply on DDR3. After seeing significant overclocks produced by a variety of testers, The Tech Report thought it would be interesting to see the impact of high speed RAM on the performance of an A8-3850, especially the graphics portion. As it turns out, the decision to go with lower cost RAM made a lot of sense as the the graphical performance did not benefit from faster RAM.
"Will 1866MHz memory make a big difference to the performance of the AMD A8-3850 APU? How does power consumption look without a discrete GPU involved? We aim to find out."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Llano A8-3850 Review @ t-break
- AMD A8-3850 Fusion GPU Performance Analysis @ techPowerUp
- AMD A6-3650 2.6GHz Llano APU Review @ Legit Reviews
- Intel Core i3-2120 & Core i5-2400 LGA1155 Processors Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
Subject: Memory | June 14, 2011 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: G.Skill, sniper, ddr3-1866
G.Skill's Sniper 1866Mhz @ 9-10-9-28 bear a rather unique heatsink, keeping in line with the odd military theme many hardware companies have chosen to go with in 2011. The rifle motif might not add to the cooling but for those who build a system to be pretty the looks might be more important. Benchmark Reviews didn't get into overclocking this DIMM kit but they certainly had no problems running them at their advertised speeds. At just $100, this kit is not a bad choice for a system using dual channel memory.
"RAM is one of the basic building blocks of a computer system, and although the technology has changed over the years the same basic idea of quick temporary storage has been RAM's main purpose since its inception. Gamers have always wanted the fastest speeds possible but unfortunately that meant that many of the fastest kits were very expensive. Since the introduction of DDR3 prices have plummeted and speeds have skyrocketed and a good set of 2 x 4GB RAM can be had for under $150. G.Skill understands this and has SKU's designed for every price range. G.Skill's most recent addition is its Sniper series of which we will be looking at the 1866 MHz F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR kit which is well priced $104.99 providing users above average speeds with relatively tight 9-10-9-28 timings. Benchmark Reviews will determine if this RAM is worth its price or if users are better off getting slower, less expensive SKU's."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Patriot Memory VIPER Xtreme PC3-12800 CL8 6GB Kit Review @ Real World Labs
- TwinMOS TwiSTER 4GB DDR3-2133 Memory Kit Review @ t-break
- G.Skill Ripjaws-X Series PC3-14900 8GB Kit @ Tweaktown
- Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix
- GSkill SNIPER PC3-12800 CL7 12GB Kit Review @ Real World Labs
Subject: Memory | April 29, 2011 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: sodimm, kingston, hyperx, ddr3-1866
If you prefer your laptop to be ultrapowerful not ultraportable then Kingston has a SODIMM kit that you are going to love. 8GBs of DDR3-1866 in two SODIMMs with timings of 11-11-11-32 2T, the star of the 6 new HyperX DDR3 kits from Kingston. That will give yor laptop a boost many desktops still don't have. Legit Reviews were very impressed with the performance jump they saw on their Sandy Bridge laptop, calling it the next best thing to upgrading to an SSD.
"The performance numbers from upgrading to the Kingston HyperX Plug and Play 8GB DDR3 1866MHz memory kit was insane. We saw performance gains from 6% to 86% depending on the benchmarks with the largest performance gains coming from graphics intensive games. Who would have thought that the area that gained the most was the frame rate in games? If you want to get better performance out of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU on your Sandy Bridge laptop this is more than likely the best way to go about it. You can literally feel and see the difference in everything that you do on the system, so this is an ideal upgrade for those that want 8GB of memory and better performance..."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3-1600 Tri-Channel 6Gb Kit @ FunkyKit
- Mushkin Ridgeback 996991 PC3-16000 8GB Review @ OCC
- G.Skill RipjawsX 1600MHz CL7 4GB @ VR-Zone
- G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers
- Crucial Ballistix Finned DDR3 1866 MHz CL9 4 GB @ techPowerUp