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 a long, prosperous reign as the memory of choice for PCs, memory is not a fast-moving field that has the kind of rapid innovation and quick product turnovers as AMD’s GPU and CPU businesses do. But with that said, even as a commodity product there’s still periodic bumps in capacity and performance, and that’s what AMD is announcing today.
Joining AMD’s existing 1600MHz (RE1600) and 1866MHz (RP1866) Radeon Memory products today is a new SKU, the 2133MHz (RG2133) Gamer Series. The RG2133 is a middle of the road 2133MHz part, sporting a CAS 10 latency (10-11-11-30...
Patriot gave me a preview of their new Viper Xtreme Division4 DDR3 memory due out later this year. Patriot is targeting this new line at Sandy Bridge E systems...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011
It started off as a simple enough memory review, but somewhere along the way we decided to dramatically expand the scope of our discussion and avoid the monotony...
Rajinder Gill on 8/15/2010
The whole 'fastest memory' halo product race is a bit of a farce. In terms of DDR3, Corsair started the race back in 2007 with their first set...
Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010
Before the new site launched I demoed a new feature I'd been toying with called This Just In. The idea is to give you guys a quick glance at...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2010
We take a look at the latest DDR3-2000+ kits from Corsair and OCZ, but find the quality of the Elpida Hyper ICs is the real story.
Rajinder Gill on 7/8/2009
We take an in-depth look at memory scaling on the Core i7 platform to determine if there is any value in using memory faster than DDR3-1066.
Gary Key on 6/24/2009
We take our first look at OCZ's new 3B2133LV6GK DDR3-2133 kit and realize we need to call in the big guns for benchmarking at 2133MHz and beyond.
Gary Key on 6/9/2009
We take a first look at a very impressive DDR3-1333 (PVT36G1333ELK) 6GB memory kit from Patriot and figure out our assumptions about inexpensive DDR3 memory were misguided.
Gary Key on 3/17/2009
Actually, high VDimm is a problem but only under certain circumstances. How and why is something we cannot answer yet, but we do have a briefing today.
Gary Key on 10/8/2008
We preview Corsair's new Dominator DDR3-2133 2X1GB kit based on Samsung's latest IC. The first question we set off to answer is just what chipsets will run this stuff...
Rajinder Gill on 8/28/2008
We take a sneak peak at OCZ's latest Flex series armed with a Zotac 9800GTX and ASUS P5Q Deluxe.
Gary Key on 5/19/2008
The memory industry has been under fire for anti-competitive actions for over half a decade, we take a look at what's going on
Ryan Smith on 10/25/2007
Our high-speed DDR3 Roundup revs up! Do the newest high-speed memories have the stuff to join the DDR3-2000 club?
Wesley Fink on 10/11/2007
OCZ introduces the fastest production memory you can buy. The new DDR3-1800 is based on more aggressive binning of Micron Z9 chips. How does their new DDR3-1800 compare to...
Wesley Fink on 7/31/2007
DDR3-1600 that can run as fast as 7-7-7 timings has appeared in record time. Can the new memory based on Micron Z9 chips reach 2000 and beyond?
Wesley Fink on 7/20/2007
Kingston is launching PC3-11000, the first production DDR3-1333+ with the bonus of low latency. Do lower latencies move DDR3 up in performance enough to offset the higher price?
Wesley Fink on 5/24/2007
DDR3 is arriving with the new Intel P35 chipset. Is DDR3 faster? How does performance compare to DDR2? We do an apples-to-apples comparison to provide some answers.
Wesley Fink on 5/15/2007
Corsair snares bragging rights with a new Dominator memory rated at PC2-10000 (DDR2-1250). Does this new CAS 5 kit push to the top of our memory performance charts?
Wesley Fink on 1/31/2007
Corsair expands their new Dominator series with a PC2-8888 CAS 4 that promises the best performance ever from DDR2. Does Dominator deliver on the promise?
Wesley Fink on 1/1/2007
OCZ introduces a high-end DDR2 memory with water blocks and the promise of new heights in memory performance. Does this unique approach to high-end DDR2 deliver the scorching performance...
Wesley Fink on 12/8/2006