DRAM

One of the key issues with purchasing a modern Alder Lake system today is the cost of the memory, especially when an enthusiast wants to use DDR5. Due to component shortages, particularly the power management controllers that each DDR5 module needs, costs of DDR5 are quickly rising, with some scalpers looking for $1000+ for basic memory kits. The solution to this has been to recommend that users look to pair Alder Lake with DDR4 memory, which although it isn’t the latest, is the more cost effective scenario. The downside to this solution is that the user has a DDR4-only motherboard, and not the next generation DDR5. That might become a solved issue soon enough, however. In a preview video on YouTube posted today by Bing...

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

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

Samsung Starts Production of 8 Gb DDR4-3600 ICs Using 2nd Gen 10nm-Class Tech

Samsung late on Wednesday said that it had initiated mass production of DDR4 memory chips using its second generation '10 nm-class' fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology shrinks die...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2017

G.Skill Shrinks Latencies of DDR4-4000+ Kits for Coffee Lake: DDR4-4266 CL17 Announced

G.Skill has announced a new series of high-end 16 and 32 GB DDR4 kits for Intel’s Coffee Lake processors. Following in the footsteps of other vendors who have announced...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2017

Corsair Builds 32 GB DDR4-4333 Kit, Only for Pre-Binned Coffee Lake CPUs

Corsair recently revealed a new 32 GB memory kit rated to run at DDR4-4333. The product consists of four modules and is the fastest set of DIMMs featuring such...

7 by Anton Shilov on 11/16/2017

Samsung Pre-Announces 16 Gbps GDDR6 Chips for Next-Gen Graphics Cards

In a surprisingly early revelation, Samsung has confirmed their plans to produce GDDR6 memory. The announcement was made as a part of Samsung’s pre-CES marketing campaign and does not...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2017

Micron Announces 32GB DDR4 NVDIMM-N Modules

Micron is announcing today their next generation of NVDIMM-N modules combining DDR4 DRAM with NAND flash memory to support persistent memory usage models. The new 32GB modules double the...

48 by Billy Tallis on 11/13/2017

RGB Fan for Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 Launched: $70 MSRP

Corsair has introduced a new fan for its top-of-the-range Dominator Platinum memory modules that not only adds additional airflow to the memory but also adds additional RGB LEDs. The...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/3/2017

Corsair Announces 16GB DDR4-4600 Vengeance LPX DRAM Kits

Corsair on Thursday announced two fresh Vengeance LPX memory kits that set new performance records for the product family. The new dual-channel memory kits are intended for Intel’s Kaby...

16 by Anton Shilov on 9/15/2017

G.Skill Ups the Ante on Memory Speed and Voltage: 16 GB DDR4-4600 1.5v Kit for Kaby Lake-X

G.Skill on Friday introduced its fastest dual-channel memory kit designed specifically for Intel’s Kaby Lake-X processors and Intel’s X299 HEDT platforms. The new Trident Z DDR4-4600 DIMMs not only...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

Samsung & SK Hynix Graphics Memory Prices Increase Over 30% In August

In the midst of a global DRAM shortage, Digitimes reports that the market prices for graphics memory from Samsung and SK Hynix have increased by over 30% for August...

55 by Nate Oh on 8/16/2017

G.Skill Unwraps Flare X 32 GB and 128 GB DDR4 Kits for AMD Threadripper: Up to 3600 MT/s

G.Skill has announced its lineup of DDR4 memory kits compatible with AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The Flare X quad-channel kits are offered in 32 GB and 128 GB...

24 by Anton Shilov on 8/11/2017

SK Hynix: Customers Willing to Pay 2.5 Times More for HBM2 Memory

SK Hynix was the first DRAM manufacturer to start producing HBM Gen 1 memory in high volume back in 2015. However, the company is somewhat behind its rival Samsung...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/4/2017

EagleTree and Partners Acquire Majority Stake in Corsair for $525 Million

EagleTree Capital, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario (IMCO), and the Honeywell pension fund on Wednesday announced that they had reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2017

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

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...

3 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 7/13/2017

Samsung’s Multi-Billion Fab in Pyeongtaek Starts Production of 64-Layer V-NAND

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had started mass production of 64-layer V-NAND memory in its newly build fab in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and the first batch had already...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

G.Skill Announces Quad-Channel DDR4-4200 Kit for Intel Skylake-X CPUs

G.Skill this past week has formally announced its quad-channel memory kits designed for the latest Intel Core i7 (Skylake-X) CPUs and the Intel X299 platform. The flagship 64 GB...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2017

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

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...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

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

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...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2017

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