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 sized DIMMs, the high-performance sweet spot for memory was around the 2133 MHz CAS 9 or 2400 MHz CAS 10 marks. The issue with SO-DIMM systems is that memory often starts at 1333 CAS 9 or 1600 CAS 11, but in recent months companies like G.Skill, Corsair and Kingston have released higher specification SO-DIMM kits, up to 2133 CAS 11. This is still a little way off our sweet spot, but on the road. The main barrier to this incidentally is the lack of XMP support on laptops and mobile devices, firmly...

Mushkin XP2 PC2-5300 DDR2 – Xtreme Performance Memory

Mushkin unveils their new low latency, high performance DDR2 memory modules.

12 by Steve Carmel & Wesley Fink on 3/28/2006

Crucial Ballistix DDR2: The New DDR2 Standard?

Crucial has just unleashed 2 new DDR2 memory kits. Is this the new Fat Body D9 that everyone is waiting for?

28 by Steve Carmel & Wesley Fink on 2/21/2006

FAST 2GB DDR Kits - Part 2

Our 2GB DDR Kit roundup continues with the latest from Corsair, Crucial, G. Skill, Kingston, Mushkin, and Team.

52 by Wesley Fink on 1/23/2006

Samsung Ramps Up 900MHz GDDR3

Samsung ups the ante on GDDR3 memory with new revisions supporting 900MHz and lower latencies for graphics cards.

12 by Ryan Smith on 12/22/2005

Lexar JumpDrive Secure II USB Flash Drive - Mac & PC Support

Lexar is the first to bring us Mac and PC support with their new security software, debuting with their JumpDrive Secure II USB Flash Drive. But how does...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/21/2005

1GB DIMMs: FAST 2GB DDR Kits from Corsair, Gigaram, and OCZ

Fast 1GB DIMMs finally hit the market! We take a closer look at new 2GB kits from OCZ, Gigaram and Corsair.

41 by Wesley Fink on 10/11/2005

USB Flash Drive Roundup - 10/2005

We took USB flash drives from close to a dozen different manufacturers, and separated the best from the rest.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2005

World Wide Memory: A Tour of Kingston Taiwan

Computex presented the opportunity to visit the world’s largest memory maker.

48 by Wesley Fink on 6/16/2005

Mushkin Redline XP4000: Winbond with Voltage Be Damned

Mushkin introduces a Redline memory rated at a blazing fast DDR500 at 2-2-2 timings. How does Redline compare with the best that we have tested?

41 by Wesley Fink on 5/16/2005

Value RAM Roundup: Computing On a Budget

We compare 7 low-cost memories, and even a new value BH5. Do any of these, at $90 to $195 per GB, stand out from the crowd?

102 by Wesley Fink on 4/11/2005

Patriot DDR400 2-2-2/DDR533 3-4-4: Performance AND Value

Patriot introduces a new memory rated at both DDR400 and DDR533. How does this new Samsung TCCD memory compare to the best memory that we have tested?

23 by Wesley Fink on 4/8/2005

OCZ VX Revisited: DDR Updates on DFI nForce4

With a memory voltage to 4.0V, the DFI nF4 offers new overclocking capabilities with OCZ VX and other DDR memory. Benchmarks are updated with 4 top DDR memories.

53 by Wesley Fink on 3/30/2005

OCZ VX Memory + DFI nForce4 = DDR533 at 2-2-2

A memory rated at DDR500 2-2-2 grabs everyone’s interest. What does it take to reach this performance level and beyond with OCZ PC4000 VX Gold?

67 by Wesley Fink on 3/4/2005

Corsair 4400C25: Taking Samsung TCCD to New Heights

Corsair introduces a new DDR550 memory based on the legendary Samsung TCCD memory chips. How does Corsair compare to the best TCCD on Intel and AMD platforms?

23 by Wesley Fink on 1/4/2005

OCZ PC2-4200EB: Reaching for DDR2-800

This DDR2 is the first to break through the DDR2 high-latency stranglehold. These PC2-4200 1GB DIMMs, rated at 3-2-2-8, also reach new performance records in our new DDR2...

22 by Wesley Fink on 12/21/2004

PQI & G. Skill: New Choices in 2-2-2 Memory

PQI and G. Skill deliver new choices for those shopping for DDR400 2-2-2 memory. How do they compare to the best 2-2-2 memory on the Intel and AMD platforms?

10 by Wesley Fink on 10/9/2004

Athlon 64 Memory: Rewriting the Rules

What happens when you move the fastest DDR memories to Athlon 64? There were quite a few surprises in our first Athlon 64 memory roundup.

47 by Wesley Fink on 10/1/2004

RAM - Memory Technology Overview

Memory timings and options are often misunderstood. In this first of a multi-part series dealing with RAM, we tackle the topic of explaining how memory works and what...

22 by Jarred Walton on 9/28/2004

OCZ 3700 Gold Rev. 3: DDR500 Value for Athlon 64 & Intel 478

OCZ introduces DDR466 and DDR500 at a lower price. We compare performance on both Athlon 64 and the standard Intel 478 test beds. How do these new...

11 by Wesley Fink on 9/22/2004

Geil PC3200 Ultra X: High Speed & Record Bandwidth

Geil introduces a fast 2-2-2-5 DDR400 Ultra X memory. How does Ultra X compare in bandwidth and timings to other PC3200 2-2-2 memory?

19 by Wesley Fink on 8/20/2004

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