Bringing an end to a saga that has spanned over a decade and most of the life of this site, what’s widely considered the final major legal battle between Rambus and a memory manufacturer has come to an end. Burying the hatchet, Micron and Rambus ended their fight this week with Micron finally agreeing to license Rambus’s technologies and to pay royalties for their use.
According to the Wall Street Journal Micron will be paying Rambus a 0.6% royalty rate on all impacted products, which given Rambus’s wide patent holdings essentially covers all forms of DDR SDRAM and in turn impacts vast majority of Micron’s RAM offerings. The agreement will run for 7 years, with Micron having the option to renew it at that time...
OCZ launches a new EB (Enhanced Bandwidth) memory series with CAS 2.5 and the claim that 2.5-2-3 or 3-2-3 timings can be just as fast as CAS 2 in...
Wesley Fink on 4/7/2004
We thought they were all gone, but Mushkin surprises us with the introduction of PC3200 2-2-2 Special memory based on the legendary Winbond BH6 chips.
Wesley Fink on 4/4/2004
PMI is a new name in high-end memory, but they are going for the gold with a matched pair of DDR533. Can the new PMI4200 compete with the...
Wesley Fink on 3/25/2004
The NCAA tournament is kicking up but DDR2's sluggish performance won't win games for AMD. Find out where AMD sees this redshirt freshman in upcoming seasons.
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/25/2004
Fast on the heels of the March 17th announcement, Kingston has DDR2 memory modules in our hands. Chipsets and boards have not yet been released, but we can...
Wesley Fink on 3/18/2004
Samsung introduces standard DDR466 chips and DIMMs. DDR466 is the latest, and likely last, DDR standard. How does the new Samsung PC3700 compare to DDR400 and the...
Wesley Fink on 3/15/2004
Kingmax introduces DDR500 and DDR466 DIMMs based on "tiny BGA" memory chips. How do these new "Hardcore Series" small memory modules compare to the big guns in the...
Wesley Fink on 3/9/2004
Recently disclosed documents along with the memory fluctuations in 2001/2002 have spawned a new set of US Department of Justice investigations against Micron, Samsung, Hynix and Infineon. We...
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/2/2004
With recent roadmaps and DDR2 information, we are starting to get a clear picture of where the new memory standard fits.
Kristopher Kubicki on 2/25/2004
Corsair was first out of the gate with DDR550, but OCZ soon followed with their PC4400 memory. Are the new Memory Speeds really useful or just there for...
Wesley Fink on 2/19/2004
OCZ 3700 Gold was the first memory at AnandTech to reach DDR500, but it only came in Double-Sided 256Mb modules. The updated OCZ PC3700 Gold Rev. 2 adds...
Wesley Fink on 1/1/2004
OCZ introduces new memory for the DDR400 to DDR466 range that can do very fast 2-2-2-5 timings. With all the recent memory introductions with slower timings, it is...
Wesley Fink on 10/30/2003
Today, OCZ introduced 4200EL - the Highest Speed Memory that we have tested at AnandTech. Does the new OCZ 4200EL live up to its DDR533 Performance Rating? ...
Wesley Fink on 10/13/2003
Mushkin is introducing a new revision of their DDR500 memory that claims great performance at DDR500 and fast timings at DDR400. How does it compare to the top...
Wesley Fink on 9/26/2003
Today, Corsair introduces an improved DDR500 with a cast aluminum heatsink and LED activity lights. We compare it to Corsair’s current PC4000 and the best of our DDR500 roundup.
Wesley Fink on 9/15/2003
Mushkin and Adata have taken a different approach to fast memory by providing memory that works at very fast timings at DDR400 to DDR433. How does it compare...
Wesley Fink on 9/1/2003
In Part 1, we determined the best Memory Configurations for the Intel 875/865 motherboards. Part 2 looks at the fastest memory available from a range of memory manufacturers...
Wesley Fink on 8/26/2003
High-Performance Memory manufacturers use many tricks to coax the highest performance from their memory products. We look at the some of the processes OCZ has used to turn...
Wesley Fink on 8/7/2003
One of the questions we are often asked is whether a particular motherboard can run with four DIMMs. With the Intel 875/865 Dual-Channel boards, we are realizing that...
Wesley Fink on 7/27/2003
After hours and hours of testing we have finally completed memory module testing on the most popular 865PE and 875P motherboards using the latest BIOSes available. Read on to...
Evan Lieb on 6/9/2003