While the JEDEC standard for DDR3 slowly creeped up from 800 MHz to 1600-1866 MHz, the new DDR4 modules will come out of the gate at DDR4-2133 CAS 15. Similarly with DDR3, the JEDEC specifications seemed a little slow for the memory manufacturers who are all keen to get more market share than anyone else. To that extent, Corsair in conjunction with ASUS is launching today the highest specification DDR4 announced to date. The king on the plate is a DDR4-3300 Dominator Platinum kit, designed to work with all motherboards but especially with the ASUS X99 Deluxe and Rampage V Extreme motherboards. Corsair and ASUS have formed a partnership to expedite validation on ASUS’ high end motherboards along with fine tuning: I imagine we might...

World Wide Memory: A Tour of Kingston Taiwan

Computex presented the opportunity to visit the world’s largest memory maker.

48 by Wesley Fink on 6/16/2005

Mushkin Redline XP4000: Winbond with Voltage Be Damned

Mushkin introduces a Redline memory rated at a blazing fast DDR500 at 2-2-2 timings. How does Redline compare with the best that we have tested?

41 by Wesley Fink on 5/16/2005

Value RAM Roundup: Computing On a Budget

We compare 7 low-cost memories, and even a new value BH5. Do any of these, at $90 to $195 per GB, stand out from the crowd?

102 by Wesley Fink on 4/11/2005

Patriot DDR400 2-2-2/DDR533 3-4-4: Performance AND Value

Patriot introduces a new memory rated at both DDR400 and DDR533. How does this new Samsung TCCD memory compare to the best memory that we have tested?

23 by Wesley Fink on 4/8/2005

OCZ VX Revisited: DDR Updates on DFI nForce4

With a memory voltage to 4.0V, the DFI nF4 offers new overclocking capabilities with OCZ VX and other DDR memory. Benchmarks are updated with 4 top DDR memories.

53 by Wesley Fink on 3/30/2005

OCZ VX Memory + DFI nForce4 = DDR533 at 2-2-2

A memory rated at DDR500 2-2-2 grabs everyone’s interest. What does it take to reach this performance level and beyond with OCZ PC4000 VX Gold?

67 by Wesley Fink on 3/4/2005

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

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