DDR4

Overclocking has generally been the domain of enthusiasts with desktop rigs. However, increasing the CPU frequency beyond the official specification is not the only way to extract more performance from a computing system. Memory-bound workloads can benefit from memory hierarchies with increased bandwidth and/or lower latencies. Small form-factor (SFF) systems usually do not allow the DRAM to be operated beyond the standard JEDEC guidelines (up to 2133 MHz for DDR4). However, the Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) can support DDR4 SODIMMs operating at 2133 MHz+. Do increased memory frequencies deliver benefits in the Skull Canyon NUC? We benchmarked the system using five different SODIMM kits operating at various frequencies and latencies beyond the standard 2133 MHz. Read on for the results and analysis.

G.Skill Shows Off Trident Z 8x8 GB and 8x16 DDR4-3333 Memory Kits

When Intel launched its new Core i7 Broadwell-E processors for high-end desktops earlier this year, all leading makers of motherboards released their new breed of Intel X99-based products that...

0 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2016

Patriot Adds Two Dual-Channel DDR4-3733 Memory Kits into Lineup

Patriot this week unveiled two new DDR4 kits rated to run at DDR4-3733. The dual-channel kits are designed for Intel’s latest platforms and belong to Patriot’s Viper Elite and...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/29/2016

Price Check Q3 2016: DRAM Prices Down Over 20% Since Early 2016

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...

37 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2016

Corsair Unveils Vengeance LED Modules: DDR4 Gets Lighting, 4333 MT/s Data-Rate

Corsair has introduced its Vengeance LED family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts of high-performance PCs and modders. The fresh range of Corsair’s memory combines new design featuring LED...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2016

Kingston Updates HyperX DDR4 Lineup with DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200 Modules

Following Intel’s announcement of the new Core i7 Broadwell-E lineup of HEDT processors with six, eight and ten cores, Kingston has recently refreshed its HyperX family of DDR4 memory...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2016

Patriot to Release Viper DDR4-2400, DDR4-2800 SO-DIMMs for Laptops

Patriot Memory has introduced its first enthusiast-class DDR4 SO-DIMMs for high-performance-notebooks and small form-factor PCs. The new Patriot Viper modules will combine fairly high clock-rates with decent capacities, thus...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/2/2016

Corsair Announces Dominator Platinum Special Edition and Vengeance LED Memory Modules

In the last 10 years, Corsair has greatly expanded its product lineup and nowadays it produces virtually the whole range of hardware and accessories for enthusiasts with the exception...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2016

Corsair Launches Dominator Platinum Memory Modules for ASUS ROG Systems

Corsair has introduced its new custom-built kit of Dominator Platinum memory modules, which are specifically designed for ASUS ROG motherboards. The new DDR4 modules contain an exclusive SPD profile...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2016

G.Skill Reveals 2x8GB DDR4-4266 C19 and 4x16GB DDR4-3466 C14 Kits

Until recently enthusiasts who would like to use the fastest DDR4 memory with their Skylake-S processors had to use 4 GB DIMMs based on 4 Gb chips, typically sold...

16 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2016

Crucial Announces 16GB Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 SO-DIMMs

This week Crucial is introducing its first DDR4 SO-DIMMs for enthusiasts, designed for high-performance notebooks and small form-factor PCs. The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT PC4-19200 SO-DIMMs are available in...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

G.Skill Unveils New Trident Z DDR4: Five New Colors

G.Skill has introduced new additions to its Trident Z family of DDR4 memory modules, which are designed to simplify the lives of anyone who wants to color-coordinate their PC...

20 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2016

Samsung Begins To Produce DDR4 Memory Using '10nm Class' Process Tech

Samsung Electronics has started to manufacture DDR4 memory using its new '10nm class' production technology. '10nm class', by definition, implies sub-20nm but without fully disclosing the methodology, similar to...

36 by Anton Shilov on 4/7/2016

AMD Pre-Announces Bristol Ridge in Notebooks: The 7th Generation APU

For anyone tracking AMD’s family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), the last generation Carrizo was launched back in the middle of 2015. This was based on the fourth iteration...

38 by Ian Cutress on 4/5/2016

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

AMD Expands G-Series Embedded SoCs with Excavator Microarchitecture

Back in October 2015, AMD’s embedded business unit announced the first SoCs from AMD using DDR4, combining AMD’s Excavator cores found in the Carrizo notebook platform but fully...

6 by Ian Cutress on 2/23/2016

Corsair and G.Skill Introduce 128 GB (8x16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kits

An average personal computer nowadays is equipped with 8 GB or less of DRAM, according to analysts from DRAMeXchange. Due to the requirements of Microsoft Windows 10 operating system...

10 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2016

G.Skill Introduces 64GB DDR4-3200 Memory Kits

Back in the days, enthusiasts of high-end personal computers had to make a choice between capacity and performance of their memory sub-systems. This year G.Skill, Corsair and a number...

8 by Anton Shilov on 12/22/2015

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

Samsung Announces 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM For Mobile Devices

Today Samsung Electronics announced that they have begun mass production of the memory industry's first 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM on their 20nm manufacturing process. These new chips offer 50% greater...

37 by Brandon Chester on 9/8/2015

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