ASUS is now joining EVGA, Palit and Gainward by offering a 6 GB version of the GeForce GTX 780. Normally we would expect a card like this to be part of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers or DirectCU II lines, but ASUS has actually launched a new brand called STRIX.
It looks like other companies are following suit after EVGA announced 6GB GTX 780 variants. Palit has just announced that they are also working on a 6GB GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. The card is the GeForce GTX 780 JeStream 6GB.
It looks like other companies were feeling the pressure as Sapphire had announced two R9 290X’s with 8GB a VRAM. Those cards would outperform the GTX 780 Ti in terms of available memory. Well it looks like EVGA will be releasing both a GTX 780 Ti and a GTX 780 with 6GB of VRAM.
A little while ago we took a look at a 4GB dual channel Ballistix kit from Crucial. Today Crucial has sent us a 6GB triple channel kit of Ballistix and we are very eager to see how it performs. This 6GB kit runs at 1866MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.65V. Just like the other kit we took a look at this kit features XMP profiles, Crucial’s new Ballisitx heatspreaders and on-board temperature sensors and monitoring software. Let’s check them out!
DDR3 has really taken off in the past year and it only seemed like a little while ago 1333MHz DDR3 was the standard, but now it seems like 1600MHz DDR3 is now. While the 1600MHz memory is fine for most people us enthusiasts want the fastest memory possible for our system to run at its best. Today we will be looking at a very fast memory kit from Patriot. It is their Viper Xtreme PC3-16000 (2000MHz) 6GB triple channel kit with timings of 9-10-9-27. Let’s take a look at this kit and see what it can do!
Today I will be looking at an Intel XMP-ready DDR3-1600 6GB triple channel kit from OCZ. Besides sporting a very cool look, which I’ll show in a minute, the XMP2 setting is actually an overclock rather than a lower speed. Read on to check out the OCZ XMP Ready Series DDR3-1600 6GB Triple Channel Memory Kit!
Today I will be looking at Corsair’s flagship performance memory, the Dominator GT DDR3-2000 triple channel kit. This particular kit is a 6GB kit with 8-8-8-24 timings. Not only does the Dominator GT series support Intel’s XMP 1.2, Corsair has supplied them with a sharp looking beefed-up version of their DHX heatspreaders, and included a Corsair Airflow Fan for active memory cooling. And of course they are supported by Corsair’s lifetime warranty. Will the Dominator GT actually dominate? Read on to see!
Our friends at Crucial are definitely onboard, they have released new Ballistix Tracer triple channel kits. If you didn’t know, Crucial Tracer memory modules have LEDs on the PCB to lend an interesting light display to your case interior. Today I will be looking at one of these, the Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue DDR3-1600 6GB kit. Yes, the Tracer is now in blue, to match the lighting in a majority of rigs. Will the Tracer Blue live up to the high expectations we always have for Crucial products? Read on to see!
OCZ is always coming up with something new, and new for their triple-channel lineup is the Blade series, which currently consists of four 6GB kits. The blade heatspreader looks sharp, and should be effective, if OCZ’s other heatspreaders are any indication at how this one cools. Today I will be looking at the Blade DDR3-2000 7-8-7 6GB kit, the top-of-the-line model of the Blade series. Will the Blade impress? Read on to see!
So I find it incredible that less than six months after the release of the i7 that you can actually build a pretty awesome i7 rig at budget prices. Add to that the fact that last year the bar was raised quite a bit for video card performance, you can build a really butt-kicking i7 gaming rig for under a grand. Sure, you can spend twice that or more if you wish, but there is really no need to. Today I will be looking at OCZ’s DDR3-1600 Platinum 6GB kit. With its shiny XTC heatspreaders, 6 gigs of triple-channel goodness, and OCZ’s reputation for high quality memory, along with a low price that will really blow you away, this memory kit should be a winner. Will it pass the test? Read on to see!
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