Memory

Samsung Electronics has started to manufacture DDR4 memory using its new '10nm class' production technology. '10nm class', by definition, implies sub-20nm but without fully disclosing the methodology, similar to the first sub-20nm NAND production that used 1x/1y terminology. By using a sub-20 nm fabrication process, this typically helps a company make ICs/DRAM cheaper, faster and more energy efficient, depending on the process complexity. In this case, Samsung continues to use ArF (argon fluoride) immersion lithography tools with quadruple patterning to make its latest memory, which indicates a very high complexity of the new process tech. What is also important is that the new DRAMs feature Samsung’s new memory cell structure. In the news today, Samsung’s new DDR4 memory chips are produced using 10nm-class manufacturing technology...

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

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

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