Corsair today announced the production of a Dominator GTX 8GB dual-channel DDR3 kit guaranteed to operate at 2400MHz with latency settings of 9-11-10-30, and at a memory voltage of 1.65V. That qualifies it as the world's fastest production 8GB memory kit, a claim Corsair proudly makes and one we can't find evidence to the contrary. Turns out there's a reason why no other company has been able to crank out an 8GB kit as fast as this.
Here's how most memory kits work: You plug them into your system's DIMM slots, fire up your machine, and begin doing whatever it is you use your PC for. There's an optional extra step for power users who might want to jump into the BIOS and tweak the timings or overclock, but otherwise it's the same process. That being the case, what in the world is Kingston getting at with its new 'HyperX Plug and Play' series of high-performance memory? Hit the jump to see what Kingston's cooked up.
Never mind that the DRAM market is in shambles, so much so that some, like OCZ, have decided to get out of the RAM game altogether and focus on more lucrative components. There are still some companies willing to cater to enthusiasts with high-end kits. G.Skill is one of them, and today the memory maker announced what it claims is the world's fastest 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 memory kit rated at 2300MHz at CL9.
We've seen a lot of funky looking RAM kits, from ones with finned heatspreaders to others with flashing LED lights. But we can't recall a memory kit that's ever looked as rugged as G.Skill's new Sniper series. If you're not rocking a case window, the Sniper series will have you rethinking that decision.
Kingston has taken its popular HyperX memory line and transformed it into a high-speed SO-DIMM kit for notebooks, mini-ITX motherboards, and any other mobile platforms that use fun sized DIMMs. The dual-channel, plug and play kits zip along at 1600MHz without the need for XMP profiles and was designed specifically Intel's Huron River platform.
Corsair on Tuesday announced a new line of high performance DDR3 memory kits aimed at the overclocking crowd who want a little bling with their RAM without spending a ton of cash. It's called Cerulean Blue Vengeance and it's comprised of memory kits with aggressive looking blue aluminum heat spreaders (the original Vengeance line came anodized in jet black).
Boutique system builders, OEMs, and DIY hobbyists have all been spoiled by rock bottom RAM prices in recent months, much to the dismay of memory makers struggling to stay afloat. The latter will get a little help this month, assuming contract prices for DRAM memory chips go up as expected. According to Nanya Technology, as reported by DigiTimes, contract prices are on pace to increase by at least 5 percent in February 2011.
Shopping for RAM can be a dizzying experience. Not only are there hundreds of memory kits to choose from, but it's not uncommon for memory makers to offer several different models all sporting the same frequency, and sometimes the same latencies. And then there's the generic RAM kits boasting similar specs, but at a cheaper rate. Ever wonder what really separates one RAM kit from another? Here's how Exceleram explains it.
Asustek’s Windows 7-based Eee Slate EP121, which went up for pre-order in early January, briefly became available on Amazon earlier today before going out of stock. According to Liliputing’s Brad Linder, his Amazon Affiliate records confirm that the EP121 tablets ordered by some of his readers have already been shipped. Prices are $999 and $1099 for the 32GB and 64GB SKUs, respectively.
Asus is marketing the Eee Slate EP121 as the “world’s most powerful tablet device.” Indeed, the 12.1-inch Windows7 tablet does pack a serious punch with its laptop-esque specs: a dual-core Core i5-470UM processor clocked at 1.33GHz, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB or 64GB solid-state storage. Its four-cell battery is said to last 4.5 hours on a single charge, with continuous 1080p video payback reducing that number to 2.4 hours.
It was a disappointing day for enthusiasts when OCZ announced it was ditching the DRAM market to focus on SSDs, but on the bright side, it's not as if the RAM market is dead. Those who choose to stick it out will continue to release new kits, including Exceleram, which just launched its new Rippler Memory line intended for Sandy Bridge platforms. Here's an overview of the new line:
4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V
8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V
4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1600, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V
8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V
8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333, 7-10-10-24, 1.5V
Exceleram's sales director, Martim Reis Silva, says each kit is "tested by hand on different mainboards in Germany." The new kits are available now, though they're a bit hard to find in the U.S.