Dual channel DDR3 roundup, only the best for your Z68 system

Subject: Memory | July 8, 2011 - 12:53 PM |
Tagged: corsair, patriot, kingston, crucial, G.Skill, ddr3, roundup

At Hardware Heaven you can catch a dual channel DDR3 roundup featuring Corsair Vengeance, Crucial Ballistix, Kingston HyperX, Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme and G.Skill RipjawsX kits.  The kits range from DDR3-1600 @ 7-8-7-24-2T to DDR3-2133 @ 9-11-9-27-1T and even features a low power 8GB kit which uses 1.5V.  They didn't have much luck overclocking the high speed DIMMs, it seems they are running stock speeds close to the maximum possible and had much better luck with the 1600MHz kits.  The charts do reveal a truth that not many like to admit, spending all that extra money on the high speed kits will not give you a noticeable jump in real world performance.

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"Last month, for the first time in a while, we took a look at various different memory products which were designed for Intel's X58 architecture and found that there are a number of great kits available from a number of manufacturers. Whether it is capacity, speed or low energy use there was something for everyone and the various approaches created an interesting comparison. Not everyone has access to an X58 system though so today we are going to look at Intel's mainstream chipset and put 5 different kits through their paces in a selection of real world and synthetic tests on Z68."

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Five way triple channel DDR3 roundup

Subject: Memory | June 22, 2011 - 01:46 PM |
Tagged: ddr3, triple channel, X58, corsair, crucial, G.Skill, kingston, patriot

Hardware Heaven have not given up on the X58 chipset and its support for triple channel memory and offer a round up for those of you who are sticking with those boards.  Five vendors with RAM ranging from Crucial's Ballistix SmartTracer DDR3-1600 @ 8-8-8-24-1T to Patriot's Viper Xtreme DDR3-2000 @ 9-11-9-27-2T so not only do you get a look at the different speeds you also get to see what different timings do.  They finish off by overclocking the modules, not only to see the maximum speed at default timings but also the limit when relaxing the timings.

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"Every so often though we like to take a look at what the major manufacturers have to offer, something which will be particularly relevant for those building a new system or wondering how they can get some extra zip from an existing build and today is one of those days. We'll be using our high end X58 build to look at kits which each have their own unique selling points to find out what Corsair, Crucial, G.Skill, Kingston and Patriot have to offer in the triple channel DDR3 market."

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The asking price of G.Skill's DDR3-1866 sniper kit is right on target

Subject: Memory | June 14, 2011 - 01:45 PM |
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.

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"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."

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G.Skill Breaks World Overclocking Record and Achieves Fastest Super Pi 32M Record For 1155 Intel Platform

Subject: Memory | June 4, 2011 - 08:26 PM |
Tagged: record, ram, G.Skill, computex, benchmark

G.Skill brought their “A game” to this year’s Computex 2011 show by shattering the current super Pi 32M record on the first day of the show. With the help of famous overclockers Shamino, Fredyama, and Young Pro, the team was able to achieve a time of 5min 33.172 seconds. Using the company’s DDR3 2400MHz CL8 4 (2x2GB) memory kit, the team achieved the record overclock using an Intel 2600K processor at 6.34Ghz and memory clocked at 2340MHz with a CAS Latency of 6-9-6-25 1T. This was all run on an Asus ROG maximum IV Extreme motherboard.

Considering that the memory still had some headroom before reaching even stock clocks, G.Skill is confident that they will break even their record, saying that “this is just the beginning, we aim to achieve more records before the close of Computex 2011.”

The super Pi 32M program is often used as both a benchmarking and stress test application as it heavily stresses both the CPU, memory controller, and RAM by calculating Pi out to 32 million digits. As a single threaded program, it is heavily dependent on CPU clock speed-which is why the G.Skill team focused on low RAM timings as well as getting the CPU clocks up as high as possible in order to grab the world record.

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Source: G.Skill

G.Skill Guarantees Compatibility of Dual Channel RipjawsX and Sniper Series DDR3 RAM Kits With Z68 Motherboards

Subject: Memory | May 27, 2011 - 11:29 AM |
Tagged: ram, G.Skill, ddr3

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G.Skill recently announced that it has finished testing its RipjawsX and Sniper series DDR3 memory kits on Intel’s latest Z68 motherboards. The RAM manufacturer stated that it has “worked closely with all the major motherboard manufacturers to ensure the best compatibility between all Z68 motherboards available in the market and G.Skill’s current memory product line.”

The testing in question included memory kits from 1333 MHz CL9 DIMMS to their highest clocked 2200 Mhz 16GB set using Hyper PI 0.98b and MemTest.

It’s nice to see that G.Skill is willing to support their current product lineup as new motherboard tech is released. You can read more about warranty and product information here.

Source: G.Skill

Corsair Announces High Performance 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit Capable of 2400 MHz

Subject: Memory | May 26, 2011 - 06:40 PM |
Tagged: ram, ddr3, corsair

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Corsair, a popular PC component manufacturer founded in 1994, today announced the production of a new DDR3 memory kit for their Dominator lineup. The new 2x4GB memory kit is capable of running at 2400 Mhz at a voltage of 1.65V.

Corsair states that the 2400 Mhz kits are the result of a four stage testing process that fewer than one in every 20 memory chips pass. The Director of Memory Products at Corsair, Giovannie Sena stated that “The purpose of these kits is to help overclockers explore the limits of memory performance.” As the product of Corsair’s testing, they are eager to see what enthusiasts are able to get out of them.

Further, the new 8GB memory kit is capable of CAS latency of 9-11-10-30-1T. Each DIMM is fitted with Corsair’s DHX+ heat sink with removable fins, and the kit includes their AirFlow 2 GTL Cooling Fan to keep the DIMMS cool. Dubbed the Dominator GTX 8 GB 2400 MHz Kit, can be purchased today from Corsair for $499 USD.

Source: Corsair

Patriot aims for AMD users with their AMD Black Edition DDR3-1333 4GB kit

Subject: Memory | May 26, 2011 - 12:29 PM |
Tagged: ddr3, patriot, amd

This particular RAM kit is not branded SLI or EMS or Intel or any of the other theoretically targeted kits we have seen in the past, these ones are marked for use with AMD and overclockers as they use the familiar Black Edition phrase in their name.  They are Patriot's G Series AMD Black Edition DDR3-1333 4GB @ 9-9-9-24 and Think Computer wanted a way to test them that would show off their abilities with an AMD system.  To that end they added the AMD OverDrive Benchmark to the usual list of tests and the DIMMs performed well enough for ThinkComputers to forgive the minor packaging error they spotted.

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"We’ve all seen different branded kits of memory, from memory that has the strangest heatsink design to SLI-ready memory. But what a lot of people haven’t really encountered before is AMD Ready memory. Today we’ll be looking at one of the few AMD Black Edition Ready Memory Kits, which work great with an AMD based system. Read on further to find out what unique AMD only software we used to help us along with the review.”

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Kingston's DDR3 2250 kit is faster than the speediest i7 920

Subject: Memory | May 13, 2011 - 11:55 AM |
Tagged: msi, MOA, overclocking, master overclocking event, kingston, ddr3, ddr3 2250, PC3 18000

PC Perspective was at MSI's Master Overclocking Event in Los Vegas during CES2011, but that was simply one stop along a long road for MSI and the overclockers.  At one MSI MOA event, the Benelux qualifier, Madshrimps spoted an interesting set of DIMMs from Kingston, a triplet of 2250MHz 2GB sticks at 9-11-9-27.  They quickly proved that anyone using an older Bloomfield CPU will never see the full speed of these DIMMs thought they will be able to tighten the timings nicely, you need a Gulftown before your CPUs uncore will be able to keep up with these DIMMs.

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"At the latest MSI MOA Benelux qualifier we were allowed to play with MSI's Xpower board, some 980X ES CPUs and some pretty high specced Kingston rams. The 2250Mhz CL9 triple channel kit seemed very interesting for a spin in the Madshrimps Lab. Could these blue beauties come close to the almighty Corsair Hyper IC based GTX2s ? What's the use for such a high MHz kit for a daily user ? Is this kit Bloomfield friendly ? A lot of questions warped through my brain. Time to open the box and find some answers."

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Source: Mad Shrimps

Give your Sandy Bridge laptop a jump on the competition with the new Kingston HyperX DDR3-1866

Subject: Memory | April 29, 2011 - 11:46 AM |
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.

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"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..."

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Just Delivered: 24GB (6 x 4GB) of Corsair DDR-1333 Memory

Subject: General Tech, Memory | April 20, 2011 - 01:31 PM |
Tagged: delivered, corsair

Just Delivered is a new section of PC Perspective where we share some of the goodies that pass through our labs that may or may not see a review, but are pretty cool none the less.  

When building a video editing rig, it is important to have some incredibly powerful specifications like faster processors, lots of cores, speedy storage and of course, lots and lots of memory.

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To address this issue and to help us bring more high quality video content readers faster, we just received a set of six 4GB DDR3-1333 modules for a total of 24GB of memory.  Our processor layout includes a pair of quad-core Xeon processors with HyperThreading (thus, 16 threads) with each CPU getting 12GB all their own.  

Source: Corsair

Kingston will sell you it's HyperX T1 Black Edition DDR3 in the same way you'd buy beer

Subject: Memory | April 8, 2011 - 12:30 PM |
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You want a 6-pack, a twelve or a two-four

Bjorn3D opted for just the 12GB of 1600MHz DDR3, in 3 DIMMs with timings of 9-11-9-27 and negligible alcohol content.  When compared to similar competing memory performance varies only slightly, the differences are more to do with the aesthetics of the heatspreaders, which are not just for show as Bjorn3D saw cooler temperatures.  For those not looking to overclock they've a solid implementation of XMP, a good thing for multimedia editors that need a lot of RAM but have no interest in tweaking it.

"While the HyperX T1 Series are not new to the market, and have previously been introduced in both dual- and triple-channel variants, with the release of the Black Edition, Kingston has expanded the maximum RAM to 24GB. The Kingston Hyper X T1 Black Edition is offered in three kits: 6GB, 12GB, and 24GB. The definitive feature of the newly introduced memory is the black heatsink. Aside from its looks the memory is made to support the performance of the Core i7 990x and is designed for a stock frequency of 1600 MHz with a latency of 9-9-9-27. However, the frequency can be overclocked in order to achieve maximum performance, which we intend to test in this review."

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Shopping for RAM for your SandyBridge system? Check this out.

Subject: Memory | March 31, 2011 - 05:18 PM |
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Overclockers Club assigned themselves the daunting task of testing five different sets of DDR3 of varying speed and not only tested them against each other on a Core i7 2600K, ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Memory and HD5870 system but then proceeded to test overclocking.  Take a look at the final standings once the DIMMs cooled off a bit, as well as the specific features that differentiate them beyond their respective top speeds.

"Corsair's Vengeance series modules are rated for operation at 1600Mhz with latencies of 9-9-9-24 using a low 1.5v. At 1.5v I was unable to get them to scale up to the next memory multiplier which was 1866MHz. However, at the rated speed, the latencies could be tightened up to 7-8-7-27. To reach the next multiplier step I had to increase the voltage to 1.65 with a bump in the TECD from 9 to 10. Once at this step I increased the BCLK of the 2600K to go further with this set, topping out at 1962MHz DDR. That's a 362MHz or almost 23% bump from the base 1600MHz rated speed. A pretty stout bump in clock speed if you ask me."

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Hardcore RAM from Corsair for LGA1156 boards that want Vengence

Subject: Memory | March 21, 2011 - 06:40 PM |
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So what if you didn't choose an X58 board that can handle triple channel RAM?  That doesn't mean you have to limit yourself in size or in speed, something that the Corsair Vengence 8GB kit proves.  A pair of 1600MHz, 4GB DIMMs with 9-9-9-24 timings and with some serious heatspreaders dor you overclockers, this will get you running with RAM to spare.  For a $100 investment you too can experience the performance that Red & Blackness Mods saw in their review.

 

"Time for another memory review, today we’re taking a look at Corsair Vengeance kits. This one is aimed towards overclockers with its aluminum heatsinks to dissipate heat and a low price which should make an excellent choice for overclockers."

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New Crucial Ballistix for X58 users

Subject: Memory | March 8, 2011 - 05:35 PM |
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Triple channel memory is still going strong, even with the coming release of quad channel support on the X68 chipset.  For those looking to speed up an existing system using a triple channel kit the Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1866 6GB will cost you under $200 and is compatible with Crucial's M.O.D. software that will allow you to keep track of the SPD information as well as the current temperatures and speed.  Think Computers managed an impressive overclock, which you can read about in the review.

"A little while ago we took a look at a 4GB dual channel Ballistix kit from Crucial. Today Crucial has sent us a 6GB triple channel kit of Ballistix and we are very eager to see how it performs. This 6GB kit runs at 1866MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.65V. Just like the other kit we took a look at this kit features XMP profiles, Crucial’s new Ballisitx heatspreaders and on-board temperature sensors and monitoring software. Let’s check them out!"

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Crucial brings well monitored speed with the 4GB Ballistix 1866 kit

Subject: Memory | February 17, 2011 - 01:10 PM |
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Perhaps the key feature of the Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3-1866kit are the sensors present on the DIMMs which allow you to monitor the temperature with Crucial's Ballistix MOD utility.  They come at a speed of 1866MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings
and in their overclocking experiments Overclockers Online could tighten the timings to 8-8-8-23 at stock as well as hitting 2000MHz leaving the timings at stock. 

High powered dual channel DDR3 from Patriot

Subject: Memory | February 11, 2011 - 11:39 AM |
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Sandybridge has prompted RAM vendors to focus on high speed, high capacity dual channel DIMM kits that were not very popular with H55/P55 users, but the H67/P67 boards will utilize.  The Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1866 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit is a little faster than many dual channel kits and that has made the timings different as well, at 9-11-9-27. 

Check out how they perform on a board you cannot buy over at ThinkComputers

"A little while ago we took a look at Patriot’s Viper Xtreme triple channel memory that is designed for Intel X58 systems. Today we are checking out the Viper Xtreme Division 2 Edition memory which is designed for Intel’s 2nd generation “Sandy Bridge” Core processors. This memory has been rigorously tested and validated on the Intel 6 Series platform to achieve maximum performance and stability. The Division 2 memory has all of the same features as the original Viper Xtreme memory like the 6 gram copper core and aircraft-grade aluminum heatspreaders. Today we will be puttin g the 8GB DDR3-1866 kit to the test."

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Higher frequency or lower latency ... remember which is better?

Subject: Memory | February 3, 2011 - 12:04 PM |
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OCIA recently revisited the old conundrum, is it better to buy or overclock the frequency of your DIMMs as high as possible, or to stick with the lowest latency possible?  It all comes down to the memory bandwidth, as these values are the variable which affect how many bits can flow through your RAM in a certain period of time.  To make it easier on those just starting to delve into this topic, OCIA's table of JEDEC
specifications will help you on your way to picking the best RAM
.

Source: OCIA

Kingston's new HyperX looks a little different

Subject: Memory | January 21, 2011 - 02:56 PM |
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The new

12GB of DDR3 vengeance from Corsair

Subject: Memory | January 17, 2011 - 11:53 AM |
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Triple channel memory has had slow uptake thanks to the limited number of processors that will support it.  However, those with X58 boards and a Bloomfield, Gulftown or newer Xeon CPU do enjoy the lowered memory latency that using DDR3 in triple channel mode and manufacturers are still putting out kits.  For those with a definite need for large pools of RAM, the new Corsair Vengence 12GB kit<

Testing out Silicon Power's new DDR3 kit

Subject: Memory | December 8, 2010 - 02:29 PM |
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Silicon Power have been around for 7 years and mostly have provided CF card but are extending their expertise to SSDs and RAM.  In this particular review it is the XPower DDR3 2000 RAM, nothing to do with MSI even with a name similar to a particular Big Bang series motherboard.  The stats are right, a pair of XMP profiles will have you running at either DDR3-1800 @ 9-9-9-24 or DDR3-2000 @ 9-9-9-27, at least in theory.  What Bjorn3D found was that the XMP profiles would not work properly for them and they had

Source: Bjorn3D