Memory

CORSAIR Unveils Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque 32GB DDR4 Memory Kits

July 30, 2017

Corsair has just launched a flamboyant new addition to its flagship Dominator Platinum memory series in the form of two 32GB DDR4 kits that have apparently been designed to reproduce the aesthetic of high-performance automotive engines. Dubbed the Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque, this new model's key feature is clearly the unique top bar, which […]

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DRAM and Motherboard Makers Demonstrate Quad-Channel DDR4-4000+ Operation

July 30, 2017

Over the course of Computex, manufacturers of memory modules and motherboards alike took to the show to showcase the latest developments in high-speed quad-channel memory configurations. Powered by Intel’s new Skylake-X CPUs, manufacturers have been able to get quad-channel data transfer rates running at 4000 MT/s and higher. This increased memory bandwidth should, in turn, […]

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JEDEC: DDR5 to Double Bandwidth Over DDR4, NVDIMM-P Specification Due Next Year

July 30, 2017

JEDEC made two important announcements about the future of DRAM and non-volatile DIMMs for servers last week. Development of both is proceeding as planned and JEDEC intends to preview them in the middle of this year and publish the final specifications sometimes in 2018. Traditionally each new successive DRAM memory standard aims for consistent jumps: doubling […]

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SK Hynix to Ship GDDR6 Memory for Graphics Cards by Early 2018

July 30, 2017

In a surprising move, SK Hynix has announced its first memory chips based on the yet-unpublished GDDR6 standard. The new DRAM devices for video cards have capacity of 8 Gb and run at 16 Gbps per pin data rate, which is significantly higher than both standard GDDR5 and Micron's unique GDDR5X format. SK Hynix plans […]

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SK Hynix Advances Graphics DRAM: GDDR6 Added to Catalogue, GDDR5 Gets Faster

July 30, 2017

SK Hynix has added GDDR6 memory chips to its product catalogue, revealing their general specifications and launch timeframe sometimes in Q4 2017. As expected, the new GDDR6 ICs will be available late this year and will run at speeds not achievable by GDDR5. GDDR5 is not really going away as SK Hynix has added several […]

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Patriot Publishes List of AMD Ryzen Compatible DIMMs: Up to DDR4-3400, 64 GB

July 30, 2017

Patriot has published a list of its memory modules that are verified and compatible with AMD Ryzen processors. This includes the Viper 4 and Viper Elite modules that are already on the market, and the announcement was made after the company ran extensive tests of its DDR4 DIMMs on different platforms supporting AMD’s latest CPUs. […]

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Samsung Increases Production Volumes of 8 GB HBM2 Chips Due to Growing Demand

July 30, 2017

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it is increasing production volumes of its 8 GB, 8-Hi HBM2 DRAM stacks due to growing demand. In the coming months the company’s 8 GB HBM2 chips will be used for several applications, including those for consumers, professionals, AI, as well as for parallel computing. Meanwhile, AMD’s Radeon Vega graphics […]

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G.Skill Announces Trident Z DDR4 DIMMs for Kaby Lake CPUs

July 30, 2017

G.Skill on Wednesday introduced its new high-end DDR4 memory modules tested for compatibility with Intel’s new Core processors featuring the Kaby Lake microarchitecture. The new Trident Z modules come in 8 GB and 16 GB sizes and are rated for operations at data rates beyond 3600 MT/s per pin. For Intel’s Kaby Lake and Z270 […]

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SK Hynix Announces 8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 DRAM Packages

July 30, 2017

SK Hynix on Monday officially announced the industry’s first 8 GB LPDDR4X (LP4X) packages for next-generation mobile devices. The new memory chips not only increase DRAM performance but also reduce its power consumption due to lower I/O voltages (and come in a smaller form-factor). Interested parties have already obtained samples of SK Hynix’s LPDDR4X ICs and […]

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Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 Memory Modules with LEDs Now on Sale

July 30, 2017

Corsair last week started to sell its first Vengeance RGB memory modules, equipped with full sets of RGB LEDs that can change their colors using OS software. Right now Corsair offers DDR4-2666 and DDR4-3000 modules, but eventually we expect the Vengeance RGB lineup will be expanded. Just like other Vengeance memory modules, the Vengeance RGB DIMMs […]

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