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Subject: Memory | March 13, 2009 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | March 9, 2009 - 03:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | February 25, 2009 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | February 19, 2009 - 03:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | February 16, 2009 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | February 6, 2009 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | February 5, 2009 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | January 29, 2009 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | January 26, 2009 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | January 12, 2009 - 03:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are setting up an i7 system, the Patriot Viper PC3-12800 6GB Triple Channel kit should appear on your wish list. The timings are 9-9-9-24 @ 1600MHz and the kit will set you back about $250, offering a good value for performance when you consider the price tag DDR3 can come with. Virtual Hideout can give yo
Subject: Memory | January 10, 2009 - 12:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
Corsair was showing off a handful of new products in their suite during CES this week including some new DDR3 memory modules and a Pelletier memory cooler for the stupid-extreme overclocker. The new DDR3 memory kit will sell as a triple-channel package for Core i7 systems and will be rated at 2000 MHz and a 7ns CAS latency. You can expect them to be expensive and you expect them to be pretty rare – so rare in fact that Corsair will be selling these kits directly to the end user rather than through the Newegg's and MicroCenter's of the world. There will be a slightly slower ki
Subject: Memory | December 19, 2008 - 12:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
OCZ sent over word that they have launched a new series of DDR3 memory modules called "Blade" that will offer DDR3 memory speeds of 2000 MHz with timings of CL 7-8-7. The kit will come with three modules for triple channel goodness and top performance with Intel's Core i7 processors.
Subject: Memory | December 16, 2008 - 04:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechSpot is looking to define the relationship between memory and the Core i7 processor with four simple tests. The first and second offer a baseline, with their triple channel kit running default timings at 800, 1066, 1333 and 1600MHz; followed by the same test with all latencies set to the same values. The next two involve tightening the timings and a variety of channel set ups. Read through this rather long article for a serious amount of hard performance data.
Subject: Memory | December 9, 2008 - 12:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
G.Skill is really pushing it's new PC3-12800 CL9 6GB kit, you can get it on Newegg for just over $200. Straight out of the box you will be running 1600MHz @ CAS9-9-9-24, or run it at 1333 and tighten the timings to 8 or tighter if you reduce the speed even more. Check out this triple channel kit at Legion Hardware.
Subject: Memory | December 1, 2008 - 05:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DDR3 has had two big effects on the PC market; the first is famliar, higher timings compared to the latest generation of DDR2. The second has only become apparent with the advent of the Core i7 and X58 chipset, triple channel memory. Guru3D takes the OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Gold Low-Voltage Triple Channel kit for a spin, at one point hitting 1800 MHz. If you are setting up a new Core i7 system,
Subject: Memory | November 25, 2008 - 01:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you still aren't convinced that triple channel DDR3 is the solution to all your problems, this TweakTown review might not make up your mind completely, but it should help. In their synthetic testing, adding that third channel had the same results as a dual channel setup going from 1066MHz to 1600MHz. On the other hand, when they tested Crysis, the difference in performance is hard to spot on a graph and is most likely unnoticeable while playing.
Subject: Memory | November 19, 2008 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking for triple channel memory, consider Corsair's Dominator Tri-Channel DDR3-1600 6Gb kit, with timings of 8-8-8-24. They sport the now familiar DHX (dual-path heat eXchange) cooling system and as they run at 1.65V so heat will not be much of an issue with these DIMMs. CPU3D managed a fairly good overclock and recommend turning on XMP in your BIOS as it really changed the amount of throughput for these DIMMs. They didn't leave the c
Subject: Memory | November 17, 2008 - 01:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair has run a long series of tests on their 1600MHz Corsair Dominator TR3X3G1600C8D series, comparing the performance between 3GB and 6GB on the new triple channel X58 based ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard, an Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, a pair of 1GB Nvidia GeForce 280 GTX in SLI and 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB in RAID 0. (So, you know, a system just like everyone has)
Subject: Memory | October 30, 2008 - 01:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
4Gb of DDR2-800 @ 4-4-4-12 faces off against 4Gb clocked to DDR2-1,066MHz @ 5-5-5-15 at bit-tech. Many of us still haven't made the plunge into DDR3, especially with Nehalem looming in the near future and it's triple channel capabilities. If you are looking for extra speed in your DDR2 system, it's worth revisiting the differences you get in changing timing and overall speed.