Subject: Memory | June 24, 2008 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Winchip's DDR2 667 may not be blazing fast compared to other DIMMs but the size is impressive. 16GB in four 4Gb DIMMs does stand out in the crowd though. techPowerUp! couldn't get the DIMMs to overclock at all, but they did set up a RAM drive and used VMWare to set up a virtual Windows machine with good results.
Subject: Memory | June 18, 2008 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Super Talent's new DDR2 Project X DIMMs showed themselves to be pretty powerful, and now Hardware Logic has had a chance to test the DDR3 version. The 2Gb DDR3-2000 modules run 9-9-9-28 at 2T and hit 5-5-5-12-1T at 1333MHz with a bit of tweaking. At $250 they are an investment, but if you want that kind of speed you need to pay for it somehow
Subject: Memory | June 6, 2008 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has been doing some rather difficult testing of DDR3; by modding an ASUS P5E3 Premium X48-based motherboard. They were specifically changing the clock signaling and frequency of the crystal oscillators. This isn't quite as easy as upping the voltage and reducing the timings without changing MCH clock skew settings, this is some serious overclocking. The results are very promising as well.
Subject: Memory | June 3, 2008 - 12:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
While visiting with OCZ Technology at Computex this morning I happened to be around when the best known gaming celebrity, Fatal1ty, and his managers stepped in. They were actually inking the deal officially to sell Fatal1ty branded memory modules and power supplies like so:
Subject: Memory | May 29, 2008 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA, May 29, 2008 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it will launch a new 4GB DOMINATOR DDR3 memory kit running at 2000MHz at CompuTex 2008, held June 3-7, 2008 in Taipei. Tested and guaranteed for operation at the lightning fast overclocked speed of 2000MHz, this 4GB DOMINATOR kit provides superior performance for desktop platforms.
Subject: Memory | May 20, 2008 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patriot's new 2GB DDR3 kit is called the Viper Fin PC3-15000, and runs at 1866MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings. Hardware Zone was rather impressed by the new cooling solution, it wasn't even warm to the touch at 2.5V! A little tweaking and by relaxing the timings just a little, to 9-9-9-28 and bumping the voltage up to 1.9V, they hit 2000MHz.
Subject: Memory | May 19, 2008 - 06:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA, May 20, 2008 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that Corsair Labs has set the world record for the highest achieved DDR3 frequency.
Verified and validated by CPU-Z, Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of 2462MHz at CL=9 with a single-rank 1GB module. This new world record eclipses all previous CPU-Z validated memory benchmarks. This record was set using Corsair's award winning DOMINATOR DDR3 memory module paired with an Asus P5E3 Premium motherboard based on the Intel X48 chipset.
Subject: Memory | May 14, 2008 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DDR2 is getting some rather oddly clocked modules as it matures, like Aeneon's newest XTune 2GB kit which is clocked at 1142MHz. It is built to DDR2-800 CL5 specs, but is able to go faster if your board can handle it. Big Bruin's could handle those speeds and more, the kit toped out at 1242MHz with the default 5-5-5-15 timings.
Subject: Memory | May 8, 2008 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to ever increasing clock rates, and lower latencies than DDR3; DDR2 is still going strong. One of your newest choices is the Kingston HyperX 2GB PC2-9200 kit a pair of 1Gb DIMMs. The default clock speed of 1150MHz is strange, but hitting 1200MHz is awfully easy, as you can see at Big Bruin.
Subject: Memory | April 30, 2008 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
8Gb kits are uncommon, but you can find kits for sale like the OCZ Quad 2Gb that Madshrimps tested. They start out by looking at the rumours surrounding the usage of 8Gbs of RAM in a system, and then dispel them. They felt the only sticking point was the price, but at $200, 2Gb of DDR3 will cost almost as much.
Get notified when we go live!