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.
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
A close look at value DDR2-800 from Super Talent. Can a low-priced DDR2 memory provide the performance you want?
Wesley Fink on 11/29/2006
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?
Wesley Fink on 11/3/2006
Patriot introduces 2GB and 1GB memory kits rated at DDR2-1066. How does the Patriot memory compare to the best in the market?
Wesley Fink on 10/30/2006