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...

=<em>F-A-S-T</em>= DDR Memory: 2-2-2 Roars on the Scene

Corsair started it all, but now there are 6 players with fast 2-2-2 DDR400 Memory that also works fine at DDR500. We discover they are not all created...

47 by Wesley Fink on 8/5/2004

Buffalo FireStix: Red Hot Name for a New High-End Memory

Buffalo Technologies introduces FireStix High-Speed memory with flame red heat spreaders. Do FireStix perform as hot as they look?

9 by Wesley Fink on 7/22/2004

DDR2 Roundup: Reaching for 667 and Beyond

DDR2 667 is coming, so how far can you push the DDR2 memory that is now available? In our first roundup of DDR2 memory, we take a closer...

20 by Wesley Fink on 7/8/2004

New DDR Highs: Shikatronics, OCZ, and the Fastest Memory Yet

Shikatronics and OCZ are shipping DDR550 based on the latest Hynix B chips, which are claimed to be the fastest memory that you can buy. Did ShikaXRAM and...

11 by Wesley Fink on 6/29/2004

The Return of 2-2-2: Corsair 3200XL & Samsung PC4000

It appears that the funeral for 2-2-2 timings was a bit premature. Corsair introduces 2-2-2 DDR400 and Samsung launches a new DDR500 memory using new chips that claim...

11 by Wesley Fink on 6/15/2004

OCZ 3700EB: Making Hay with Athlon 64

OCZ extends their EB (Enhanced Bandwidth) memory series with DDR466 that takes Extended Bandwidth Performance to a new high. The surprise is that they perform even better on...

12 by Wesley Fink on 5/19/2004

OCZ 3500EB: The Importance of Balanced Memory Timings

OCZ launches a new EB (Enhanced Bandwidth) memory series with CAS 2.5 and the claim that 2.5-2-3 or 3-2-3 timings can be just as fast as CAS 2 in...

13 by Wesley Fink on 4/7/2004

Mushkin PC3200 2-2-2 Special: Last of a Legend

We thought they were all gone, but Mushkin surprises us with the introduction of PC3200 2-2-2 Special memory based on the legendary Winbond BH6 chips.

9 by Wesley Fink on 4/4/2004

PMI DDR533: A New Name in High-Performance Memory

PMI is a new name in high-end memory, but they are going for the gold with a matched pair of DDR533. Can the new PMI4200 compete with the...

13 by Wesley Fink on 3/25/2004

AT News Update: AMD Sidelines DDR2 for 2004

The NCAA tournament is kicking up but DDR2's sluggish performance won't win games for AMD. Find out where AMD sees this redshirt freshman in upcoming seasons.

14 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/25/2004

FIRST LOOK: Kingston DDR2 Next-Generation Memory

Fast on the heels of the March 17th announcement, Kingston has DDR2 memory modules in our hands. Chipsets and boards have not yet been released, but we can...

7 by Wesley Fink on 3/18/2004

Samsung PC3700: DDR466 Memory for the Masses

Samsung introduces standard DDR466 chips and DIMMs. DDR466 is the latest, and likely last, DDR standard. How does the new Samsung PC3700 compare to DDR400 and the...

4 by Wesley Fink on 3/15/2004

Kingmax Hardcore Memory: Tiny BGA Reaches For Top Speed

Kingmax introduces DDR500 and DDR466 DIMMs based on "tiny BGA" memory chips. How do these new "Hardcore Series" small memory modules compare to the big guns in the...

14 by Wesley Fink on 3/9/2004

AT News Update: DRAM Price Fixing

Recently disclosed documents along with the memory fluctuations in 2001/2002 have spawned a new set of US Department of Justice investigations against Micron, Samsung, Hynix and Infineon. We...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/2/2004

AT News Update: DDR2 Memory Performance

With recent roadmaps and DDR2 information, we are starting to get a clear picture of where the new memory standard fits.

25 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/25/2004

New Memory Highs: Corsair and OCZ Introduce DDR550

Corsair was first out of the gate with DDR550, but OCZ soon followed with their PC4400 memory. Are the new Memory Speeds really useful or just there for...

13 by Wesley Fink on 2/19/2004

OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev. 2: The Universal Soldier

OCZ 3700 Gold was the first memory at AnandTech to reach DDR500, but it only came in Double-Sided 256Mb modules. The updated OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev. 2 adds...

3 by Wesley Fink on 1/1/2004

OCZ PC3500 Platinum: A Return to the Fastest Timings

OCZ introduces new memory for the DDR400 to DDR466 range that can do very fast 2-2-2-5 timings. With all the recent memory introductions with slower timings, it is...

11 by Wesley Fink on 10/30/2003

OCZ 4200EL: Tops in Memory Performance

Today, OCZ introduced 4200EL - the Highest Speed Memory that we have tested at AnandTech. Does the new OCZ 4200EL live up to its DDR533 Performance Rating? ...

45 by Wesley Fink on 10/13/2003

Mushkin PC4000 High Performance: DDR500 PLUS

Mushkin is introducing a new revision of their DDR500 memory that claims great performance at DDR500 and fast timings at DDR400. How does it compare to the top...

11 by Wesley Fink on 9/26/2003

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