DDR3

Slow sales in the first half of 2016 have negatively affected suppliers of virtually all of PCs, tablets and smartphone components. Producers of DRAM typically suffer more than others when it comes to pricing, since computer memory is considered a commodity and its quotes mostly depend on supply and demand rather than on technology advantages. Since early 2016, prices of DDR3 and DDR4 chips have declined by over 20%, according to DRAMeXchange (a division of TrendForce that tracks DRAM market). Despite the fact that it is slightly costlier to produce DDR4 memory because of slightly larger die sizes, at times the physical DDR4 modules can actually be cheaper than DDR3 ones.

Price Check: Price Gap Between DDR3 and DDR4 Memory Almost Gone

Around a year ago DRAM manufacturers ended up pinning a lot of their hopes on DDR4 as a way to improve their profit margins. In the cutthroat and highly...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2016

Price Check: DDR4 Memory Down Nearly 40% in 6 Months, Expected To Continue

Today we're launching a new feature on the AnandTech Pipeline: Price Check. Here we'll periodically examine hardware prices and analyze what's behind recent price changes. Just a year ago DDR4...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2015

New Challenger: KLEVV DRAM Modules, Linked to SK Hynix

The DRAM market, especially at the consumer level, is a cut and thrust business. Margins are small on a per-module basis, but with the right volume it can make...

30 by Ian Cutress on 1/23/2015

Combo SDIMM: Apacer adds SATA M.2 Storage to DRAM Modules

One focus of PC design is towards the smaller form factor. While mini-ITX is the standard ‘small’ form factor, Apacer is starting to sample their Combo SDIMMs that add...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/2/2014

Computex 2014 ADATA Booth Tour: 2TB SX930 SSD, Micro SSDs, Power Banks, Wireless Chargers and More

We already covered ADATA's DDR4 last week but they had a ton of other interesting products at their booth. I'll start with the SSDs as they are the most...

14 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2014

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

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...

27 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...

90 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

G.Skill TridentX Review: 2x4GB at DDR3-2666 C11-13-13 1.65V

Next in our line of memory reviews is a kit I have actually had at my work desk for a while. In the land of overclockers, synthetics are...

28 by Ian Cutress on 10/28/2012

GeIL Evo Veloce Review: 2x8GB at DDR3-2400 C11-12-12 1.65 V

As part of a series of memory reviews, the next kit to enter our test beds is a limited edition enthusiast kit from GeIL. Attached with what GeIL...

30 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2012

Memory Performance: 16GB DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2400 on Ivy Bridge IGP with G.Skill

Memory reviews are, in my opinion, actually quite hard to do. There are plenty of memory kits available that are nice and cheap, and the easy way to...

114 by Ian Cutress on 10/18/2012

AMD to Enter RAM Market with Radeon-branded DDR3

AMD's website suggests that the company will be entering the RAM market soon with their own RAM modules. The modules will be branded as Radeon, just like AMD's GPUs...

23 by Kristian Vättö on 8/8/2011

Sandy Bridge Memory Scaling: Choosing the Best DDR3

Intel's Second Generation Core processors, based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, include a number of improvements over the previous generation's Nehalem architecture. We’ll be testing one specific area today...

76 by Jared Bell on 7/25/2011

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