Memory

Corsair has introduced its Vengeance LED family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts of high-performance PCs and modders. The fresh range of Corsair’s memory combines new design featuring LED lighting with high capacities as well as increased data-rates. Initially, the Vengeance LED DDR4 DIMMs will be available with data-rates up to 3466 MT/s, but in the near future the company promises to add DRAM sticks with speeds up to 4333 MT/s. Each Corsair Vengeance LED unbuffered memory module is based on a custom 10-layer PCB as well as pre-binned DRAM chips that can run at data-rates well beyond 2133 MT/s and 2400 MT/s officially supported by today’s CPUs. The modules are equipped with aluminum heat spreaders featuring red or white lighting to complement design of...

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

Intel P965: DDR2-667 Memory Performance

After a flood of emails we take a look at DDR2-667 memory performance on our Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard.

27 by Gary Key on 10/26/2006

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