Memory

Transcend last week introduced a family of DDR4 SO-DIMMs that can operate in extreme temperature conditions. The modules are designed for industrial computers, special-purpose PCs, POS, ATM and other systems that work in rough environments for 24/7. Subsequently, the SO-DIMMs can be used safely in SFF PCs without decent cooling for prolonged amounts of time. Transcend’s new industrial grade memory modules use special PCBs that have industrial-grade capacitors, 30μm gold-plated contacts and are designed to withstand shock, electromagnetic disturbance and extreme temperatures from –40°C to +85°C. In theory, it means that the SO-DIMMs are rated to operate in Antarctica or in the Lut Desert in Iran. In the real world, Transcend’s new SO-DIMMs will be used inside space-constrained industrial PCs, military systems, embedded systems and...

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

JEDEC Publishes HBM2 Specification as Samsung Begins Mass Production of Chips

The high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technology solves two key problems related to modern DRAM: it substantially increases bandwidth available to computing devices (e.g., GPUs) and reduces power consumption. The first-generation...

42 by Anton Shilov on 1/20/2016

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

Intel Announces Optane Storage Brand For 3D XPoint Products

At IDF 2015 this year Intel has announced that their forthcoming 3D XPoint technology based products will be sold under a new brand for the company, Optane. The Optane products...

50 by Ryan Smith on 8/18/2015

Rambus To Go Into Fabless Chip Production, Announces RB26 DDR4 DIMM Chipset

Since its inception in 1990, DRAM technology company Rambus’s business model has been an unusual one, focused on the creation and licensing of technology as opposed to selling finished...

20 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2015

Analyzing Intel-Micron 3D XPoint: The Next Generation Non-Volatile Memory

The current mainstream memory technologies, namely DRAM and NAND, have been around for decades. While clever engineering work has allowed the two to scale below 20nm geometries, both technologies...

80 by Kristian Vättö, Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 7/31/2015

G.Skill Announces DDR4-4000 and DRAM in Dual Channel Kits

At this point in time, the only commercial platform that runs DDR4 is the Haswell-E processor combined with the X99 chipset. For that platform, the processor has a quad-channel...

25 by Ian Cutress on 7/29/2015

ASRock Rack Announces EP2C612D24 and 4L: Dual Socket Haswell-EP with 24 DDR4 Slots

Two things jumped out at me when I received this press release. Firstly the name, which comes out as a mouthful – it isn’t something you could casually mention...

48 by Ian Cutress on 5/23/2015

Corsair Now Retailing 128GB UDIMM DDR4 Kits, Starting at $1755

Not much exciting happens in the land of DRAM I know – usually the most exciting things occur when we get a standards change, or when capacities increase. Luckily...

39 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2015

GeIL Launches the ‘Super Luce’ DDR4 Line with Heartbeat LEDs

An inescapable part of the world of self-building a personal computer is customization and aesthetics. For most users, and even some gamers, the box under the desk is built...

16 by Ian Cutress on 4/26/2015

G.Skill Announces 16GB Unbuffered Modules: 128GB Kit at DDR4-2800

One of the more important announcements this year in the world of DRAM has been the march towards 16GB un-buffered modules. We saw last year Intelligent Memory launch some...

33 by Ian Cutress on 4/24/2015

Corsair Releases Orange Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 for GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion

During CES earlier this year we spent some time at the Corsair booth and saw a beta system demoing an orange kit of DDR4-3400 modules on the X99-SOC Champion...

21 by Ian Cutress on 3/23/2015

DDR4 Haswell-E Scaling Review: 2133 to 3200 with G.Skill, Corsair, ADATA and Crucial

For any user interested in performance, memory speed is an important part of the equation when it comes to building your next system. This can apply to any user...

119 by Ian Cutress on 2/5/2015

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

More DDR4-3400: G.Skill’s 4x4GB CL 16 Kit Released

When we look at the history of DDR3, a number of key advertising points were consistent across most of the memory manufacturers. First was high speed in terms of...

15 by Ian Cutress on 1/15/2015

Corsair Show DDR4-3400, also mentions 16GB UDIMMs?

Aside from the formal press releases from Corsair already announcing the new Carbine 100R, the Hydro H110i GT all-in-one liquid cooler, the HG10 N780 GPU Bracket and their new...

31 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2015

Mushkin Releases New Striker SSD, Displays an Upcoming M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD

Mushkin had a couple of new and upcoming products in its suite during CES. The first one is a new Striker SSD, which uses Phison's S10 controller coupled with...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 1/13/2015

ADATA CES Suite Tour: PCIe & TLC SSDs, Power-Loss Protection Demo, 256GB SD Cards, USB 3.1 And More

I stopped by ADATA's suite last week to see what the company has been up to in the past six months. While ADATA didn't release or announce anything new...

9 by Kristian Vättö on 1/12/2015

Haswell-E Comes, ASUS and G.Skill Take Overclocking Records

In our Haswell-E coverage we did some basic 24/7 type overclocking suitable for the system under the desk, and there will be users with custom loops willing to go...

16 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2014

Corsair Launches DDR4-3300, DDR4-3200 and DDR4-3000 Memory Kits

While the JEDEC standard for DDR3 slowly creeped up from 800 MHz to 1600-1866 MHz, the new DDR4 modules will come out of the gate at DDR4-2133 CAS 15...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2014

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