Despite the talk surrounding the introduction of DDR4 to the market, the volume product for the foreseeable future is still DDR3. We have done a number of memory scaling articles in the past [1,2,3], but due to the resurgence of growth in the gaming segments over the last several quarters, there is still a demand for high speed DRAM, especially those that match the style of the build if the user or gamer wants to show it off at an event. This has caused some of the enthusiast DRAM manufacturers to re-launch their high end modules under new names and new skins, with the option of customization. This lies at the heart of ADATA’s new XPG V3 DDR3 range. The finned array for the heatsinks...

Computex 2014: GeIL Shows DDR4, with Suggested CAS Latencies

One of the big launches this year will be the Haswell-E platform. It is pretty much common knowledge in hardware discussions that this means Haswell-E, X99 and DDR4...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2014

G.Skill Overclocking World Cup at Computex 2014: $10,000 for #1

Extreme overclocking using LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen) to get the best scores possible has had a recent infusion of interest from PC component vendors. In the past there were...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2014

Computex 2014: Transcend Shows SSD370 with Custom Firmware, SSD & RAM Upgrade Kits for Macs

Transcend has lately been shifting their focus and the company's strategy now is to concentrate on providing upgrade kits to Mac users. That was evident at their Computex booth...

3 by Kristian Vättö on 6/11/2014

Computex 2014: Crucial Shows Ballistix Elite DDR4

Obviously one of the biggest topics of Computex this year is DDR4. Crucial will be bringing their DDR4 to the consumer market under the Ballistix Elite brand with speeds...

25 by Kristian Vättö on 6/4/2014

G.Skill Launches 32GB DDR3L-2133 1.35V SO-DIMM Memory Kit

The topic of SO-DIMM memory is an interesting one. As it currently stands, almost all laptops with interchangeable memory slots have SO-DIMM slots, as well as a few...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/22/2014

G.Skill takes Ripjaws SO-DIMM to DDR3-2600MHz on ASRock M8

One of the many issues presented with a SO-DIMM capable system, whether laptop or desktop, is one of performance. In our recent Haswell memory scaling article using regular...

10 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2014

I'M Intelligent Memory to release 16GB Unregistered DDR3 Modules

After talking about Avoton and Bay Trail on Twitter, I was approached by the company heading up the marketing and PR for I’M Intelligent Memory regarding a few new...

53 by Ian Cutress on 2/11/2014

Crucial Showing DDR4 Modules and Sport VLP DDR3

I’m nearly finished with my CES coverage (thanks to a relapse as well as a household of sick family members), with just a few final visits to discuss. My...

29 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2014

Server Buying Decisions: Memory

We reviewed several types of server memory back in August 2012. You still have the same three choices—LRDIMMs, RDIMMs and UDIMMs—but the situation has significantly changed now. The introduction...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 12/19/2013

ADATA XPG V2 Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2800 12-14-14 1.65 V

The final kit in our current run of DDR3 on Intel reviews falls at the feet of a kit that blends a high rated speed with density. When...

19 by Ian Cutress on 12/17/2013

Corsair Vengeance Pro Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2400 10-12-12 1.65 V

Corsair is a well-known manufacturer of PC components, including DRAM, chassis, power supplies, USB storage, fans, SSDs, gaming peripherals (keyboards, mice, headsets) and cooling, among others. Today we...

26 by Ian Cutress on 12/13/2013

Rambus and Micron Bury the Hatchet; All Memory Players Now License Rambus Tech

Bringing an end to a saga that has spanned over a decade and most of the life of this site, what’s widely considered the final major legal battle between...

32 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2013

ADATA XPG V1.0 Low Voltage Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3L-1600 9-11-9 1.35 V

For the next in our series of memory reviews on Haswell, we have another ADATA kit to test: this time a low voltage 2x8 GB kit featuring DDR3-1600 C9...

35 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2013

Patriot Viper III Review: 2x4 GB at DDR3-2400 C10-12-12 1.65 V

Perhaps I am out of the loop, but in recent CPU generations of PC building, Patriot Memory has not featured much on my radar. A quick look at...

48 by Ian Cutress on 11/18/2013

ADATA XPG V2 Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2400 C11-13-13 1.65 V

Memory has an odd part to play in the desktop ecosystem. There is plenty of it from many different manufacturers at various prices, speeds and benefits. Most...

26 by Ian Cutress on 11/11/2013

Memory Scaling on Haswell CPU, IGP and dGPU: DDR3-1333 to DDR3-3000 Tested with G.Skill

‘How much does memory speed matter?’ is a question often asked when dealing with mainstream processor lines. Depending on the platform, the answers might very well be different...

89 by Ian Cutress on 9/26/2013

AMD Releases New Radeon Memory SKU: RG2133 Gamer Series

After entering the PC memory market about a year and a half ago, things have for the most part been quiet for AMD’s fledgling memory operations. With DDR3 enjoying...

24 by Ryan Smith on 5/8/2013

Micron and TE Connectivity Offer New Ultrathin DRAM Solutions

The push for smaller and thinner laptops, Ultrabooks, and tablets of late has come with some potentially undesirable side effects, namely the loss of flexibility. Of the Ultrabooks we’ve...

17 by Jarred Walton on 2/7/2013

Crucial Demonstrates DDR4-2133 Modules

We’re not likely to be running DDR4 any time soon on desktops, and even most laptops are probably over a year away from getting the upgrade, but now is...

22 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2013

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