DDR4

Intel’s first foray into 14nm was with its Broadwell product portfolio. It launched into the mobile market with a variety of products, however the desktop offering in 2015 was extremely limited - only two socketed desktop processors ever made it to retail, and in limited quantities. This is despite users waiting for a strong 14nm update to Haswell, but also because of the way Intel built the chip. Alongside the processor was 128 MB of eDRAM, a sort of additional cache between the CPU and the main memory. It caused quite a stir, and we’re retesting the hardware in 2020 to see if the concept of eDRAM is still worth the effort.

Gigabyte Enters Memory Market with AORUS RGB LED RAM

GIGABYTE is entering the desktop memory market with a new kit of AORUS-branded RGB LED RAM. The AORUS RGB LED memory is a dual-channel 16GB (2 x 8GB) kit...

6 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Corsair Announces Vengeance RGB Pro Memory: Up to DDR-4000, 10 RGB LEDs

Corsair on Monday introduced its latest family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts and modders. The Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 DIMMs bring together rather high performance and style: they...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Team Group Joins ‘Extreme SO-DIMM Club’ with T-Force Vulcan

High-performance SFF and UCFF desktops as well as gaming notebooks are getting more popular among gamers these days, so it is inevitable that makers of PC components are starting...

2 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2018

Intel Launches Optane DIMMs Up To 512GB: Apache Pass Is Here!

Intel today announced the availability of their long-awaited Optane DIMMs, bringing 3D XPoint memory onto the DDR4 memory bus. The modules that have been known under the Apache Pass...

73 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/30/2018

Samsung Unveils 32 GB DDR4-2666 SO-DIMMs

Samsung on Wednesday introduced its first consumer products based on its 16 Gb DDR4 memory chips demonstrated earlier this year. The new SO-DIMMs are aimed at high-performance notebooks that...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2018

New Patriot Viper RGB Memory: Up to DDR4-4133

Customizable RGB LED lighting has become ‘a new black’ for enthusiast-class PCs: virtually all manufacturers of nearly all components for advanced computers have already introduced various devices with customizable...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2018

Mini-Jellyfish: ADATA Launches XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB Memory

ADATA has started shipments of its new memory modules that feature hybrid air and liquid-based cooling systems along with RGB lighting. The new XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB modules...

28 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

HyperX Now Shipping Predator DDR4 RGB with IR Sync

Back in January during CES week, Hyper X announced new Predator DDR4 which includes IR communication channels in each of their modules allowing multiple modules to synchronize their LED...

3 by Joe Shields on 4/30/2018

Chinese DRAM Industry Spreading Its Wings: Two More DRAM Fabs Ready

Two more DRAM makers based in China, Innotron Memory and Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, are gearing up for volume production of computer memory in the coming month. Both...

22 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2018

Corsair Unveils "Pearlescent White" Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast DIMMs

Corsair this week introduced its new Dominator Platinum series memory modules designed for modders and enthusiasts primarily interested in style. The new Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast DDR4 DIMMs...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/13/2018

Samsung Demos 64 GB RDIMM Based on 16 Gb Chips, Promises 256 GB LRDIMMs

Samsung is demonstrating its 64 GB DDR4 memory module based on 16 Gb chips this week at the OCP U.S. Summit. The 64 GB RDIMM that the company is...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2018

Apacer Adds DDR4-3600 CL17 and DDR4 3466 CL16 Memory to Commando Series

The new Apacer Commando series DDR4 comes in 16 GB (2x8GB) dual-channel kits with frequencies reaching up to DDR4-3466 CL16 and DDR4-3600 CL17. The sticks were announced late last...

13 by Joe Shields on 2/26/2018

Chinese Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors Starts to Sell DDR4 Chips and Modules

Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors, a memory producer based in China, has started to sell DDR4 DRAM chips and modules that were developed and made in-house. This is the first time...

30 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

SK Hynix’s Product Catalog Lists 16 Gb DDR4 Chips, Opens Doors to 256 GB DIMMs

SK Hynix has recently added single-die DDR4 memory chips featuring 16 Gb capacity to its product catalog. The benefit of the increase in single-die capacity is two fold: not...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2018

HyperX at CES 2018: Predator DDR4 with IR Sensors for Better RGB Sync

HyperX announced it has designed IR communication channels into each of their new HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB modules which will allow multiple modules to sync in LED lighting. In...

10 by Joe Shields on 1/19/2018

ADATA at CES 2018: Jellyfish DRAM

LAS VEGAS, NV – Over the years, DRAM heatsinks have gone from non-existent, to gaudy, to death traps with jagged edges, to some form of LED hell. In the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ADATA Unveils New XPG RGB DDR4 Kits: Spectrix D60 4600MHz & Spectrix DS40 SO-DIMMs with LEDs

LAS VEGAS, NV — At CES 2018 this week, ADATA is showcasing two new XPG DDR4 memory models with RGB LEDs: the Spectrix D60 RGB DDR4 and Spectrix DS40...

7 by Nate Oh on 1/10/2018

G.Skill Launches Sniper X Memory: Up to DDR4-3600, Three Camouflage Designs

G.Skill has introduced a new lineup of memory modules primarily aimed at modders rather than enthusiasts. The new Sniper X DIMMs come with three different military-themed heat spreaders. This...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2018

Speedy SO-DIMMs: G.Skill Launces 64 GB Kit at DDR4-3466 CL17

Over the past couple of months Corsair and G.Skill have introduced multiple 32 GB enthusiast-grade SO-DIMM memory kits for ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac motherboard, gradually increasing the data transfer rates from...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2018

Keeping it Quick: G.Skill Launches a 32 GB Quad-Channel DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM Kit at CL18

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac is the only Mini-ITX motherboard for Intel’s latest Core i7/Core i9 processors, and also the only consumer motherboard that requires enthusiast-class quad-channel SO-DIMM kits. The appeal of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 12/21/2017

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