Subject: Memory | April 24, 2009 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | April 15, 2009 - 05:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | April 2, 2009 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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.