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 |
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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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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

Mushkin's new RAM is Radioactive

Subject: Memory | November 30, 2010 - 02:06 PM |
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Over at OC3D they got their hands on Mushkin's new PC16000 Radioactive 6GB RAM kit, with a very unique colour scheme.  The yellow colour is reminiscent of glow in the dark plastic and will certainly stand out in any case, though likely clashing with some of the more colourful motherboards available nowadays.  You can even expect a decent overclock from them as well.

Source: Overclock3D

Acer's AMD powered budget gaming laptop

Subject: Memory | November 30, 2010 - 01:09 PM |
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Perhaps the most disappointing thing that AnandTech found about the Acer Aspire 5551G-4591
is that it is out of stock everywhere.  Consider the low expectations that they had walking into the review that almost rates as a stellar recommendation; the fact that AnandTech actually went looking for the device puts this Aspire miles ahead of past models.  It is not a high powered notebook, it is better compared to Atom+ION netbooks as opposed to gaming laptops with switchable GPUs.

Source: AnandTech

Corsair Launches Vengeance High-Performance DDR3 Memory

Subject: Memory | November 30, 2010 - 11:27 AM |
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Fremont, California — November 30, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Vengeance series of high performance DDR3 memory modules for enthusiasts and system builders.

Vengeance memory modules use carefully selected RAMs to enable excellent overclocking results on current and future generation In

OCZ Technology Announces High-Performance 'Xtreme Thermal Exchange' and Blade 2 DDR3

Subject: Memory | November 23, 2010 - 10:56 AM |
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SAN JOSE, CA—November 23, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, unveils new Xtreme Thermal Exchange (XTE) and Blade 2 high-speed desktop memory, providing the optimal balance of blazing DDR3 performance and cooling efficiency in one solution.

High frequency, low voltage RAM from OCZ

Subject: Memory | November 17, 2010 - 03:31 PM |
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The 4GB OCZ Blade ST 2000MHz Low Voltage DDR3 kit
has quite a bit going for it, from its 9-9-9-24 timings @ 1.65v to the ease it adds to those looking to overclock an LGA1156 CPU.  A little tweaking to the BCLK is much easier when your RAM is happy to run at those speeds, removing it as a cause of instability when you are overclocking.  Drop by BenchMark Reviews to see these DIMMs in action.

Source: 3DCenter

Kingston's new RAM is designed for watercoolers

Subject: Memory | November 1, 2010 - 03:18 PM |
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That is not to say that those not planning on watercooling their rig should avoid the

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G.Skill has a Flare with AM3 targeted DDR3

Subject: Memory | October 19, 2010 - 04:33 PM |
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The G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000
kit
is a pair of 2GB DIMMs running at 2000MHz and running you about $180.  The high price is the penalty you face for trying to grab some of the fastest RAM available.  Once OC3D popped open the kit the AM3 branding seemed a little off as no matter what they tried they could not get these DIMMs runnin

Source: Overclock3D

Dual Channel memory doesn't mean you have to go small

Subject: Memory | September 30, 2010 - 03:44 PM |
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Picking up a Core i3, i5 or certain i7 CPUs does limit you to dual channel memory if you use an H55 based board and many feel that going that route limits your RAM.  Really, the difference between triple channel and dual channel RAM is minuscule and
there is no reason you can't have large amounts of RAM on a dual channel system.  G.Skill makes this obvious with their 8GB Trident 2000 MHz DD

Source: techPowerUp!