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...

Corsair TwinX1024-4000 PRO: Improving DDR500 Performance

Today, Corsair introduces an improved DDR500 with a cast aluminum heatsink and LED activity lights. We compare it to Corsair’s current PC4000 and the best of our DDR500 roundup.

17 by Wesley Fink on 9/15/2003

Mushkin & Adata: 2 for the Fast-Timings Lane

Mushkin and Adata have taken a different approach to fast memory by providing memory that works at very fast timings at DDR400 to DDR433. How does it compare...

17 by Wesley Fink on 9/1/2003

Searching for the Memory Holy Grail - Part 2

In Part 1, we determined the best Memory Configurations for the Intel 875/865 motherboards. Part 2 looks at the fastest memory available from a range of memory manufacturers...

77 by Wesley Fink on 8/26/2003

OCZ 3700 GOLD: Building High-Performance Memory

High-Performance Memory manufacturers use many tricks to coax the highest performance from their memory products. We look at the some of the processes OCZ has used to turn...

68 by Wesley Fink on 8/7/2003

Searching for the Memory Holy Grail: Part 1

One of the questions we are often asked is whether a particular motherboard can run with four DIMMs. With the Intel 875/865 Dual-Channel boards, we are realizing that...

42 by Wesley Fink on 7/27/2003

865PE & 875P Memory Guide

After hours and hours of testing we have finally completed memory module testing on the most popular 865PE and 875P motherboards using the latest BIOSes available. Read on to...

10 by Evan Lieb on 6/9/2003

Memory Module Technologies: TCP, EPOC and FEMMA

Recent developments in DIMM technologies allow unprecedented densities to be squeezed onto a low profile 1.2 inch DIMM. Join us as we take a look at the new...

0 by Andy Hui on 8/26/2002

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: April 2001 1st Edition

Higher bandwidth memory solutions fall in price once again, it's clear where the market is headed and PC133 isn't it. Find out what the best buys are in...

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 4/1/2001

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: March 2001 1st Edition

It's Price Guide time and what a time it is to purchase memory and motherboards. The prices of Socket-A motherboards and the rest of the boards in general...

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 3/2/2001

Rambus DRAM Part 2: Performance

Last week we took a look at the theory behind the need for a higher bandwidth solution and illustrated that RDRAM was a solution that could potentially fit the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/22/2000

Rambus DRAM: Uncovering Facts & Burying Rumors

There is a lot of misinformation floating around the 'net regarding a little company known as Rambus and their extremely expensive memory technology. Would you believe that we...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/15/2000

PC133 SDRAM Roundup - April 2000

For the first time in a year we take a look at the latest SDRAM modules out on the market and crown a winner. This time around the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2000

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