Despite the talk surrounding the introduction of DDR4 to the market, the volume product for the foreseeable future is still DDR3. We have done a number of memory scaling articles in the past [1,2,3], but due to the resurgence of growth in the gaming segments over the last several quarters, there is still a demand for high speed DRAM, especially those that match the style of the build if the user or gamer wants to show it off at an event. This has caused some of the enthusiast DRAM manufacturers to re-launch their high end modules under new names and new skins, with the option of customization. This lies at the heart of ADATA’s new XPG V3 DDR3 range. The finned array for the heatsinks...

This Just In: G.Skill Giveaway Goodies

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...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2010

DDR3-2000+ Memory Kits - Fast but Flawed

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.

16 by Rajinder Gill on 7/8/2009

Memory Scaling on Core i7 - Is DDR3-1066 Really the Best Choice?

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.

50 by Gary Key on 6/24/2009

OCZ Blade DDR3-2133 - Is it Fast Enough?

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.

17 by Gary Key on 6/9/2009

Lab Update - Patriot Memory Viper Series DDR3-1333

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.

15 by Gary Key on 3/17/2009

Core i7 - Is High VDimm really a Problem?

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.

40 by Gary Key on 10/8/2008

Corsair DDR3-2133 - How high and fast will it go?

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...

12 by Rajinder Gill on 8/28/2008

OCZ Flex II - Life at 1200MHz

We take a sneak peak at OCZ's latest Flex series armed with a Zotac 9800GTX and ASUS P5Q Deluxe.

15 by Gary Key on 5/19/2008

In Memory Of The Law: The Memory Industry's Legal Problems

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

29 by Ryan Smith on 10/25/2007

Cell Shock, Corsair, and Kingston Introduce Ultra Speed DDR3

Our high-speed DDR3 Roundup revs up! Do the newest high-speed memories have the stuff to join the DDR3-2000 club?

14 by Wesley Fink on 10/11/2007

OCZ Introduces DDR3-1800

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...

27 by Wesley Fink on 7/31/2007

Super Talent & TEAM: DDR3-1600 Is Here!

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?

33 by Wesley Fink on 7/20/2007

Kingston Launches Low-Latency DDR3

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?

45 by Wesley Fink on 5/24/2007

DDR3 vs. DDR2

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.

47 by Wesley Fink on 5/15/2007

Corsair Dominator PC2-10000: Fastest DDR2

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?

24 by Wesley Fink on 1/31/2007

Corsair Dominator DDR2-1111: Dual-Path Cooling Pushes Performance

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?

16 by Wesley Fink on 1/1/2007

OCZ Flex XLC: PC2-9200 Pushes the Envelope

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...

31 by Wesley Fink on 12/8/2006

Value DDR2-800 from Super Talent: Where Can You Go?

A close look at value DDR2-800 from Super Talent. Can a low-priced DDR2 memory provide the performance you want?

29 by Wesley Fink on 11/29/2006

Mid-Range DDR2-800 from G.Skill

A closer look at G.Skill's mid-range DDR2-800, based on relaxed binning of Micron D9 chips. Is it a good value or does it leave you wanting for more?

32 by Wesley Fink on 11/3/2006

Patriot Introduces DDR2-1066

Patriot introduces 2GB and 1GB memory kits rated at DDR2-1066. How does the Patriot memory compare to the best in the market?

11 by Wesley Fink on 10/30/2006

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