In the market for twins

Subject: Memory | June 8, 2009 - 05:28 PM |
Tagged:

Shopping for DDR3 for an AM3 system is a little different that for a Core i7 system, as AMD has opted to go with dual channel as opposed to triple channel.  Arguments about the exact cause of that decision still goes on; that is not the purpose of iXBT Labs review however.  They are looking at a mix of 1600MHz and 1800MHz dual channel kits paired with Phenom II X4 955BE
on an

Source: iXBT Labs

Kingston Technology Releases First 12GB Triple-Channel Memory Kit

Subject: Memory | May 27, 2009 - 12:48 PM |
Tagged:

Fountain Valley, CA - May 27, 2009 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with DDR3 1600MHz 12GB triple-channel memory kits. The HyperX kit of three 4GB modules allows enthusiasts to get the most out of their Intel Core i7 and X58 platforms.

"Kingston was first to release 2GHz kits and has continued to lead the memory charge with more DDR3 offerings since Intel created the triple-channel architecture," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston.

Some thing old, something blue

Subject: Memory | May 25, 2009 - 02:31 PM |
Tagged:

At over $200 the Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue DDR3-1600 DDR3 kit isn't the cheapest on the market, but speeds above 1066MHz are still a small enough niche to demand a high price.  The voltage is right on Intel's spec of 1.65V and the timings are fairly impressive for the overall frequency at 8-8-8-24.  The biggest change from previous Tracer DIMMs is the colour, these guys have blue LEDs for those who like that

Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 Memory Hits 2533MHz, Sets World Record for DDR3 Memory Frequency

Subject: Memory | May 21, 2009 - 11:14 AM |
Tagged:

Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of DDR3-2533MHz with the aggressive memory timings of 7-8-7-20 using a triple-channel 6GB memory kit. This new world record, verified and validated by CPU-Z, the industry-standard tool for verifying overclocking results, is the first time this frequency has been achieved on a Core i7 system with 6GB of memory using three modules; most world record attempts use only a single 1GB module.

You'll have nothing to be ashamed of

Subject: Memory | May 6, 2009 - 02:22 PM |
Tagged:

DDR3 memory prices have been sliding down for a while now, to the point where 6GB kits can be had for less that $100.  A perfect example is A-Data's 6GB Triple Channel PC3-12800which could be matched with an AM3 processor and board for an incredibly cheap gaming machine.  The timings of 8-8-8-24 are not the tightest on the market; the CAS7 kits come at a high premium, but there is not

Source: Guru of 3D

Corsair Wins a Best Selling Product Award from RetailVision for its 4GB XMS Memory Kit

Subject: Memory | May 6, 2009 - 12:08 PM |
Tagged:

Fremont, California, May 6th, 2009 -- Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced it was honored with one of RetailVision's coveted Best Selling Product Awards in the e-tail PC RAM Best-Seller category.

RetailVision Spring 2009, produced by Everything Channel, took place April 27-30 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL. The award program was supported by research from The NPD Group, the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research information.

OCcam'Z Razor

Subject: Memory | April 24, 2009 - 01:46 PM |
Tagged:

The original 2000MHz DDR3 Blade series from OCZ comes at a very reasonable price, though it's latencies are higher than it's new brother.  If you want 7-8-7-20 timings, you are going to have to spend three times as much.  Those low timings are impressive for DDR3, let alo

The X58 catches up with DDR3

Subject: Memory | April 15, 2009 - 05:19 PM |
Tagged:

When Think Computers tried testing Kingston's HyperX DDR3-2000 3GB Triple Channel kit they ran into a small problem, the sample Core i7 chip, as well as the three motherboards they tried could simply not run the memory at full speed.  This time around, the board and chip had no problems supporting DDR3-2000 @ 9-9-9-27. 

Reach the top by aiming lower

Subject: Memory | April 2, 2009 - 02:46 PM |
Tagged:

Mushkin's new Ascent XP3-14400 CL8 2 GB kit hits 1800MHz at latencies of 8-8-7-20 though the voltage seems a little high for the Core i7 at 1.85-1.95V.  That didn't scare techPowerUp! in the least as they tested out how performance scaled with some voltage tweaks, along with total speed and timings.  If you are willing to take the limit to your maximum available memory, 7-7-7 @ 1800MHz is easily reachable, though they do warn that this memory did not work in all the boards they tested.

Source: techPowerUp!

Something seems a little out of proportion

Subject: Memory | March 23, 2009 - 01:39 PM |
Tagged:

If you want the fastest DDR3 around you have to go for 2000MHz and be willing to pay.

Source: Guru of 3D

Which memory will serve your Phenom II properly

Subject: Memory | March 13, 2009 - 02:26 PM |
Tagged:

AMD hasn't been in any rush to switch to DDR3, the new Phenoms are the first to support it.  That does make sense, DDR2 keeps getting cheaper and faster and the timings keep getting tighter, so it is still a very viable product.  Perhaps the biggest caveat is Triple Channel DDR3, all the tests are done in dual channel.  You can see how DDR2-1066MHz @ 5-5-5-15 and DDR3-1333MHz @ 9-9-9-24 compare the full review at Tweaktown.

Source: TweakTown

High speeds, low latency, lower temps

Subject: Memory | March 9, 2009 - 03:52 PM |
Tagged:

Kingston's HyperX T1 Series DDR3-2000 3GB has fairly tight timings for it's speed and sports those distinctive blue heatspreaders that define Kingston's high speed RAM.  The DIMM's can be yours for under $200, so if triple channel memory sounds very attractive, but you don't happen to have a 64bit OS, this might be an easy way for you to experience the benefits.  If you still aren't sure it is

It's not easy being blue

Subject: Memory | February 25, 2009 - 02:32 PM |
Tagged:

Low latency, low voltage DDR3 is what Core i7 owners are looking for, and Kingston has delivered with their HyperX DDR3-1866 3GB kit.  At 1866MHz and 9-9-9-27, and keeping in the safe 1.65V, the kit's specs match most gamers desires and with heatspreaders standing twice the height of a DIMM heat shouldn't be a problem.  Unfortunately, once X-bit Labs tried to push the memory's frequency it turns out that those extra tall heatspreaders only cause difficulty for large CPU heatsink us

Source: X-Bit Labs

Corsair's insane new RAM

Subject: Memory | February 19, 2009 - 03:17 PM |
Tagged:

The new Corsair 1866C8 TEC is a 3GB memory kit that ships with a TEC and compatible waterblock system, up to and including an external box with controllers.  Nordic Reviews tries three different timings in their quest to get these DIMMs to go as fast as they can, and even without relaxing the timings you can see a fairly nice increase in speed when overclocking.  Perhaps the biggest dissapointment is these DIMM's ability to overclock without the peltier, the maximum speed they saw using the TEC was onl

DDR3 getting closer to syncing with the CPU

Subject: Memory | February 16, 2009 - 12:18 PM |
Tagged:

With Corsair's new Dominator GTs running at 2.0GHz, they are only 660MHz off of the default speed of a Core i7 720.  Though the multipliers are completely different; it is something to see the speed of RAM approaching the same speeds as modern processors.  These new Dominators will be be available only by ordering direct from Corsair, so hopefully these 2GHz @ 9-9-9-28 will have gone through even more rigorous
testing than retail DIMMs.  HEXUS's testing would verify that, they hit 2,100MHz @ 7-8-7-26 on

Source: Hexus

Hyperactive HyperX

Subject: Memory | February 6, 2009 - 02:04 PM |
Tagged:

The new Kingston HyperX Triple Channel 6GB DDR3 kit runs with timings of 8-8-8-24 at 2GHz.  Bjorn3D tried a slew of different timings and speeds in order to see how the performance scales, and boy does it ever scale.  Sporting blue heat spreaders as tall as the DIMM it's self, some motherboard layouts may prove problematic, but the performance will make this a very popular kit.  You can see their numbers, and new records here.

Source: Bjorn3D

Corsair launches the Dominator GT family

Subject: Memory | February 5, 2009 - 02:08 PM |
Tagged:

Fremont, CA, February 5th, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the launch of the new Dominator GT line of ultra high-performance DDR3 memory modules for Intel Core i7-based systems.

Sporting a new racing red color scheme and the next-generation of Corsair's patent-pending Dual-path Heat eXchange (DHX) technology, the new Dominator GT comes in 3-up 6GB kit, running at 2000MHz with latencies of 7-8-7.

Why is my RAM detecting cereal?

Subject: Memory | January 29, 2009 - 04:13 PM |
Tagged:

Has playing with BIOS options got you scratching your head as to why manually setting your RAM's speed and timings causes eternal reboots, but setting the options to something called SPD fixes your posting problems?  Icrontic would love to shed some light on your confusion, by explain just what Serial Presence Detect is, why the JEDEC is very important to tweakers and just why CPU-Z doesn't seem to report your RAM going the speed you though it should.

Source: Icrontic

Make that 64-bit OS work

Subject: Memory | January 26, 2009 - 12:21 PM |
Tagged:

Legit Reviews shocked themselves with the results of their testing 12Gb of RAM set up in triple channel.  Six 2GB memory modules at 1600MHz with 8-7-7-20 1T, and only 1.6V, pushing the kits harder resulted in 1700MHz with 8-8-8-24 1T.  Check out their full review to see the incredible bandwidth benchmarks that these modules can handle.