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.

Colorful to Branch Out to Memory Modules

One of the surprises that this year’s Computex brought was renewed interest of various hardware suppliers towards memory modules. We saw GIGABYTE and Antec launching their Aorus and Antec...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

G.Skill Trident Royal Crystalline DRAM: Premium Gemstone Glamour

Despite virtually everything in the consumer world being unnecessarily stuffed to the gills with RGB LEDs, they seem to sell like hotcakes. I was told earlier this year by...

30 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Building for Apache Pass: Why Some Skylake Servers Already have 8 DIMMs Per Socket

If you don’t have a hand in a server day in and day out, it was perhaps not obvious why some Skylake servers when launched had eight memory slots...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Antec Announces Its First Memory Modules

In a rather unexpected move, Antec announced its first memory modules at Computex. The Antec Memory DDR4 DIMMs are meant to stretch Antec’s designs to DIMMs, increasing the company’s...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of 64GB RDIMMs Using 16Gbit Chips

Back in March, Samsung first demonstrated their next-generation 64GB DDR4 Registered DIMMs. Based on Samsung’s new 16Gbit DDR4 memory chips, these new RDIMMs would offer 64GB of memory capacity...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/11/2018

G.Skill’s DRAM Extremes: DDR4-4000 on AMD Ryzen, DDR4-5066 on Intel Core i7

In the constant race to one-up the other memory vendors in the highly commoditized DRAM market, at Computex last week G.Skill demonstrated its Trident Z RGB memory modules running...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

Klevv Adds Kolors: RGB-Lit Enthusiast-Class Cras DIMMs & SSD Incoming

Klevv, a subsidiary of SK Hynix, has been around for quite a while targeting mass retail market with mainstream DRAM and SSD products. Recently Klevv decided to address the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Geil Announces Super Luce RGB SYNC Series TUF Gaming Alliance Memory

Geil has announced the Super Luce RGB SYNC Series TUF Gaming Alliance memory adding to the existing RGB SYNC series SKUs. Geil’s RGB SYNC series has been around for...

9 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

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

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 47: Intel Goes Super Premium Optane

Today at Intel’s Data Center Memory Summit, the new ‘Apache Pass’ Optane memory DIMMs were announced, with capacities from 128 GB to 512 GB. This new 3D XPoint type...

11 by Ian Cutress 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 Persistent Memory Event: Live Blog

It's a Live Blog! More Optane in bound, looks like Apache Pass.

28 by Ian Cutress 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

Toshiba Memory to Build New Fab to Produce BiCS 3D NAND

Toshiba Memory Corp., which is set to become independent from Toshiba in a few days, has announced their intention to start construction of a new BiCS 3D NAND fab...

7 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2018

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

Leading DRAM Makers Release Modules Validated with AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs

G.Skill and Team Group have released new high-performance DDR4 memory modules that the firms are guaranteeing to be compatible with AMD’s latest Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. The modules operate at...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

Cadence and Micron Demo DDR5-4400 IMC and Memory, Due in 2019

Cadence this week introduced the industry’s first IP interface in silicon for the current provisional DDR5 specification developed by JEDEC. Cadence’s IP and test chip us fabricated using TSMC’s...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2018

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

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