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There are many examples of why buyers should beware if they are considering perusing the used market for graphics cards. However, sellers of used, and possibly abused, old graphics cards have hit upon a new technique to deceive GPU hungry folk—painting memory chips to make them look factory fresh. After prolonged... Read more...
SK hynix finds itself in a braggadocios mood after developing what the memory maker claims is the fastest mobile DRAM solution on the planet. That in an of itself is noteworthy, but in case anyone might overlook the achievement, SK hynix has decided to add a "T" to its LPDDR5 product (LPDDR5T) to signify it's a... Read more...
Gigabyte and its in-house overclocker, HiCookie, just set a new world record for the fastest DDR5 memory speed ever achieved. The official record to beat, as recognized by a validated HWBOT listing, now stands at 11,135MT/s, or 11,135MHz if you prefer the more common albeit technically incorrect way of listing the... Read more...
The next time you purchase a laptop, gaming or otherwise, you might be surprised to discover that it's rocking a different type of memory module than you're used to seeing. While the majority of laptops up to this point have employed traditional SO-DIMM (Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module) sticks, Dell's CAMM... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Intel formally unveiling its 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors (otherwise known as Sapphire Rapids), SK hynix is pounding its chest over having obtained the industry's first validation for '1anm' DDR5 DRAM on Intel's latest server platform. From SK hynix's vantage point, this is a "monumental"... Read more...
We keep hearing about faster DDR5 memory kits eventually coming to market, which would have the dual benefit of offering better performance for those want to pay extra, and driving down the cost of mainstream RAM. It's largely a waiting game at this point. To speed things along, Teamgroup today announced a controller... Read more...
A brand new year is officially upon us (2023!) and as we reflect back on the preceding months, one reason to be optimistic is the continued decline of DDR5 memory prices. The situation now is far and way more palatable than it was when DDR5 first hit the scene, with a new report detailing a massive drop in DRAM spot... Read more...
Make no mistake, there will come a time when DDR5-10000 memory kits will enter the mainstream market. We're not quite there yet at this still-early stage, but memory makers are fast approaching that threshold. Case in point, GeIL is getting a jump on the Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling "ultra-speed" DDR5-8000... Read more...
For some users, one of the roadblocks of building a PC around the latest generation platforms from AMD or Intel is the comparatively high cost of DDR5 memory (which is optional but preferred with Raptor Lake, and required for Zen 4). Well, that could soon change. Samsung is touting the development of the industry's... Read more...
G.Skill can officially lay claim to offering the world's fastest DDR5 memory at retail. Well, sort of—G.Skill announced today that its ultra-high frequency DDR5-8000 memory has released to retail starting with a pair of listings on Newegg, though at the time of this writing, both kits that are up for offer are showing... Read more...
When we're talking about a memory interface, there are a bunch of salient specifications, but the two most important are generally its width and its transfer rate. Usually, when we hear about new memory, the main marketing merit is its sky-high transfer rate, but Samsung's taking a different tack with... Read more...
One of the biggest pain points of building a new PC around the latest generation hardware from AMD and Intel is buying DDR5 memory. Sure, you can get away with DDR4 RAM on Raptor Lake, but DDR5 is preferred and is outright required for Zen 4. The good news is pricing on DDR5 has been steadily declining. Even better, a... Read more...
NVIDIA made the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with 8GB of GDDR6X memory official, alongside the RTX 3060 8GB, at the end of October, after they had already widely leaked. We are now hearing rumors that the original RTX 3060 Ti, which came with 8GB of GDDR6 (non-X), is set to be retired. The pair of low-key GeForce RTX 3060... Read more...
Gigabyte is apparently boasting about the superlative memory performance of its new Z790 Aorus Xtreme and Master motherboards for Intel 13th Gen Core ‘Raptor Lake’ processors. And when paired with TeamGroup’s T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 7200 memory modules, these new Aorus motherboards were able to push DDR5 memory... Read more...
As prices for PC memory kits and solid state drives (SSDs) continue to fall, NAND flash and memory chip makers are initiating what TrendForce has deemed a "rare production reduction." These are significant scale backs—Micron last month announced a "nearly 50 percent wafer fab equipment capex cut" compared to last... Read more...
Head over to Newegg and you'll find a new listing for a 32GB (2x16GB) Teamgroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 memory kit with a blistering 7,200 MT/s transfer rate (so much for G.Skill snatching the DDR5 speed crown). It's the only memory kit to boast speeds north of 7,000 MT/s, and as such is the fastest DDR5 RAM to date... Read more...
There was a rumor going around that Intel would "strongly encourage" its partners to go DDR5-only for its 13th-generation Raptor Lake CPUs. That may or may not have been true, but at least one vendor is apparently shipping as many as five motherboards based on Intel's Z790 chipset that will carry on with DDR4 memory... Read more...
Buying a memory kit is all about timing, and we're not talking latency settings. We're talking about pricing and the volatility of DRAM, as it's particularly sensitive to constantly changing market conditions. Fortunately for consumers, DRAM pricing is on a downward spiral and, if the market analysts at TrendForce are... Read more...
G.Skill is adding to its growing collection of high-speed DDR5 RAM for Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's soon-to-be-released Zen 4 platforms. The memory maker's latest offerings include a 64GB (2x32GB) Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6400 kit and a class-leading 32GB (2x16GB) Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 RAM kit, the latter of which will... Read more...
Pricing on DDR5 memory has been a bit of a pain point for anyone assembling or buying a cutting edge PC based on Alder Lake, and soon Zen 4. Call it an early adoption tax, if you want. There's good news, though—while initially high, DDR5 prices have come down significantly since Alder Lake debuted, and will apparently... Read more...
If you saw our story yesterday about Ryzen 7000's one-DIMM-per-channel memory speed limitation, then you may have had the same brainwave we did: what does this mean for Ryzen's Infinity Fabric? On extant Ryzen processors, lowering the memory speed usually reduces the speed of communications within the processor... Read more...
Memory is important for Ryzen. Well, memory's important for computers, period, but the specific performance of your PC's main memory is particularly pertinent for Ryzen systems, as enthusiasts are well-aware. Memory overclocking could be a cumbersome on Socket AM4 motherboards, so to sidestep that whole issue, AMD's... Read more...
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