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 other words, each DRAM module has an IR sensor on it in order to detect the stick next to it (during startup, the module furthest away from the CPU is determined to be the ‘master’). If the sensor is blocked, the RGB will be static.
The reason for this method of sync, HyperX says, is because different motherboard vendors have different ways of implementing memory traces, which can affect RGB LED timing. Motherboard vendors typically use either a daisy chain or a T-Topology design rule, which both have pros and cons when it comes to timing...
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.
Wesley Fink on 3/30/2005
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?
Wesley Fink on 3/4/2005
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?
Wesley Fink on 1/4/2005
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...
Wesley Fink on 12/21/2004
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?
Wesley Fink on 10/9/2004
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.
Wesley Fink on 10/1/2004
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...
Jarred Walton on 9/28/2004
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...
Wesley Fink on 9/22/2004
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?
Wesley Fink on 8/20/2004
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...
Wesley Fink on 8/5/2004
Buffalo Technologies introduces FireStix High-Speed memory with flame red heat spreaders. Do FireStix perform as hot as they look?
Wesley Fink on 7/22/2004
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...
Wesley Fink on 7/8/2004
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...
Wesley Fink on 6/29/2004
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...
Wesley Fink on 6/15/2004
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...
Wesley Fink on 5/19/2004
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...
Wesley Fink on 4/7/2004
We thought they were all gone, but Mushkin surprises us with the introduction of PC3200 2-2-2 Special memory based on the legendary Winbond BH6 chips.
Wesley Fink on 4/4/2004
PMI is a new name in high-end memory, but they are going for the gold with a matched pair of DDR533. Can the new PMI4200 compete with the...
Wesley Fink on 3/25/2004
The NCAA tournament is kicking up but DDR2's sluggish performance won't win games for AMD. Find out where AMD sees this redshirt freshman in upcoming seasons.
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/25/2004
Fast on the heels of the March 17th announcement, Kingston has DDR2 memory modules in our hands. Chipsets and boards have not yet been released, but we can...
Wesley Fink on 3/18/2004