One of the key critical future elements about this world of compute is moving data about. Moving data requires power, to the point where calling data from memory can consume more power than actually doing ‘compute’ work on it. This is why we have caches, but even these require extensive management built in to the CPU. For simple operations, like bit-shifts or AND operations, the goal is to move the ability to do that compute onto the main DRAM itself, so it doesn’t have to shuttle back and forth. This year at Hot Chips, UPMEM is one of the first companies to showcase their new technology.
Memory is compared on Core 2 Duo and AM2. There is also a CPU comparison at 2.93GHz & DDR2-1067 for "show-me" readers.
Wesley Fink on 7/25/2006
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?
Wesley Fink on 7/7/2006
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?
Wesley Fink on 4/3/2006
Crucial has just unleashed 2 new DDR2 memory kits. Is this the new Fat Body D9 that everyone is waiting for?
Steve Carmel & Wesley Fink on 2/21/2006
Our 2GB DDR Kit roundup continues with the latest from Corsair, Crucial, G. Skill, Kingston, Mushkin, and Team.
Wesley Fink on 1/23/2006
Samsung ups the ante on GDDR3 memory with new revisions supporting 900MHz and lower latencies for graphics cards.
Ryan Smith on 12/22/2005
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/21/2005
Fast 1GB DIMMs finally hit the market! We take a closer look at new 2GB kits from OCZ, Gigaram and Corsair.
Wesley Fink on 10/11/2005
We took USB flash drives from close to a dozen different manufacturers, and separated the best from the rest.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2005
Computex presented the opportunity to visit the world’s largest memory maker.
Wesley Fink on 6/16/2005
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?
Wesley Fink on 5/16/2005
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?
Wesley Fink on 4/11/2005
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?
Wesley Fink on 4/8/2005
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