Memory

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.

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

Super Talent & TEAM Join the Fast DDR2 Club

Super Talent and TEAM launch DDR2-1000 memory. How do these fast DDR2 memories compare to the best in the market?

17 by Wesley Fink on 10/10/2006

Corsair and OCZ: New Standards in Fast DDR2

OCZ and Corsair have both introduced the fastest DDR2 they have ever produced. How do they compare to each other and the rest of the high-end DDR2 memories?

19 by Wesley Fink on 8/4/2006

Conroe vs. AM2: Memory & Performance

Memory is compared on Core 2 Duo and AM2. There is also a CPU comparison at 2.93GHz & DDR2-1067 for "show-me" readers.

119 by Wesley Fink on 7/25/2006

High Speed DDR2: Buffalo and Crucial Deliver 1000+

The latest and greatest Micron DDR2 chips are appearing in all the best DDR2 these days. Do the new Buffalo and Crucial DDR2-1000 provide breakthrough performance?

25 by Wesley Fink on 7/7/2006

OCZ EL PC2-8000 XTC: Low Latency PLUS DDR2-1100

OCZ delivers the first 2G DDR2 memory kit based on the latest Micron DDR2 chips. Is this the DDR2 fireworks we've been waiting for?

16 by Wesley Fink on 4/3/2006

Mushkin XP2 PC2-5300 DDR2 – Xtreme Performance Memory

Mushkin unveils their new low latency, high performance DDR2 memory modules.

12 by Steve Carmel & Wesley Fink on 3/28/2006

Crucial Ballistix DDR2: The New DDR2 Standard?

Crucial has just unleashed 2 new DDR2 memory kits. Is this the new Fat Body D9 that everyone is waiting for?

28 by Steve Carmel & Wesley Fink on 2/21/2006

FAST 2GB DDR Kits - Part 2

Our 2GB DDR Kit roundup continues with the latest from Corsair, Crucial, G. Skill, Kingston, Mushkin, and Team.

52 by Wesley Fink on 1/23/2006

Samsung Ramps Up 900MHz GDDR3

Samsung ups the ante on GDDR3 memory with new revisions supporting 900MHz and lower latencies for graphics cards.

12 by Ryan Smith on 12/22/2005

Lexar JumpDrive Secure II USB Flash Drive - Mac & PC Support

Lexar is the first to bring us Mac and PC support with their new security software, debuting with their JumpDrive Secure II USB Flash Drive. But how does...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/21/2005

1GB DIMMs: FAST 2GB DDR Kits from Corsair, Gigaram, and OCZ

Fast 1GB DIMMs finally hit the market! We take a closer look at new 2GB kits from OCZ, Gigaram and Corsair.

41 by Wesley Fink on 10/11/2005

USB Flash Drive Roundup - 10/2005

We took USB flash drives from close to a dozen different manufacturers, and separated the best from the rest.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2005

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

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