One of the hot topics in computer upgrades for the next couple of years is going to be the move to DDR4. Intel has already announced that the Haswell-E / X99 platform will be based on DDR4, and we can only assume that other future platforms will use it as well. The shift from DDR3 to DDR4 is a the big jump for DRAM manufacturers as well, shifting gears to the new product and maintaining stocks of both for the meantime. ADATA is one of the first to officially launch their consumer memory, their Premier line of DDR4. JEDEC specifications have the DDR4 base frequency at 2133 MHz with sub-timing latencies of 15-15-15 at 1.2 volts. This is where ADATA will...

Corsair 4400C25: Taking Samsung TCCD to New Heights

Corsair introduces a new DDR550 memory based on the legendary Samsung TCCD memory chips. How does Corsair compare to the best TCCD on Intel and AMD platforms?

23 by Wesley Fink on 1/4/2005

OCZ PC2-4200EB: Reaching for DDR2-800

This DDR2 is the first to break through the DDR2 high-latency stranglehold. These PC2-4200 1GB DIMMs, rated at 3-2-2-8, also reach new performance records in our new DDR2...

22 by Wesley Fink on 12/21/2004

PQI & G. Skill: New Choices in 2-2-2 Memory

PQI and G. Skill deliver new choices for those shopping for DDR400 2-2-2 memory. How do they compare to the best 2-2-2 memory on the Intel and AMD platforms?

10 by Wesley Fink on 10/9/2004

Athlon 64 Memory: Rewriting the Rules

What happens when you move the fastest DDR memories to Athlon 64? There were quite a few surprises in our first Athlon 64 memory roundup.

47 by Wesley Fink on 10/1/2004

RAM - Memory Technology Overview

Memory timings and options are often misunderstood. In this first of a multi-part series dealing with RAM, we tackle the topic of explaining how memory works and what...

22 by Jarred Walton on 9/28/2004

OCZ 3700 Gold Rev. 3: DDR500 Value for Athlon 64 & Intel 478

OCZ introduces DDR466 and DDR500 at a lower price. We compare performance on both Athlon 64 and the standard Intel 478 test beds. How do these new...

11 by Wesley Fink on 9/22/2004

Geil PC3200 Ultra X: High Speed & Record Bandwidth

Geil introduces a fast 2-2-2-5 DDR400 Ultra X memory. How does Ultra X compare in bandwidth and timings to other PC3200 2-2-2 memory?

19 by Wesley Fink on 8/20/2004

=<em>F-A-S-T</em>= DDR Memory: 2-2-2 Roars on the Scene

Corsair started it all, but now there are 6 players with fast 2-2-2 DDR400 Memory that also works fine at DDR500. We discover they are not all created...

47 by Wesley Fink on 8/5/2004

Buffalo FireStix: Red Hot Name for a New High-End Memory

Buffalo Technologies introduces FireStix High-Speed memory with flame red heat spreaders. Do FireStix perform as hot as they look?

9 by Wesley Fink on 7/22/2004

DDR2 Roundup: Reaching for 667 and Beyond

DDR2 667 is coming, so how far can you push the DDR2 memory that is now available? In our first roundup of DDR2 memory, we take a closer...

20 by Wesley Fink on 7/8/2004

New DDR Highs: Shikatronics, OCZ, and the Fastest Memory Yet

Shikatronics and OCZ are shipping DDR550 based on the latest Hynix B chips, which are claimed to be the fastest memory that you can buy. Did ShikaXRAM and...

11 by Wesley Fink on 6/29/2004

The Return of 2-2-2: Corsair 3200XL & Samsung PC4000

It appears that the funeral for 2-2-2 timings was a bit premature. Corsair introduces 2-2-2 DDR400 and Samsung launches a new DDR500 memory using new chips that claim...

11 by Wesley Fink on 6/15/2004

OCZ 3700EB: Making Hay with Athlon 64

OCZ extends their EB (Enhanced Bandwidth) memory series with DDR466 that takes Extended Bandwidth Performance to a new high. The surprise is that they perform even better on...

12 by Wesley Fink on 5/19/2004

OCZ 3500EB: The Importance of Balanced Memory Timings

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...

13 by Wesley Fink on 4/7/2004

Mushkin PC3200 2-2-2 Special: Last of a Legend

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.

9 by Wesley Fink on 4/4/2004

PMI DDR533: A New Name in High-Performance Memory

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...

13 by Wesley Fink on 3/25/2004

AT News Update: AMD Sidelines DDR2 for 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.

14 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/25/2004

FIRST LOOK: Kingston DDR2 Next-Generation Memory

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...

7 by Wesley Fink on 3/18/2004

Samsung PC3700: DDR466 Memory for the Masses

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...

4 by Wesley Fink on 3/15/2004

Kingmax Hardcore Memory: Tiny BGA Reaches For Top Speed

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...

14 by Wesley Fink on 3/9/2004

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