ADATA has announced the successor to their very popular XPG memory series the XPG V2 Series, which is specifically designed for 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors and the Z87 platform. The XPG V2 modules all feature 2oz copper, 8 layer PCB (Printed Circuit Board) aluminum heat spreaders employing Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT).
ADATA has announced today that they have started shipments of their XPG Gaming 2.0 Series DDR3-2600 MHz DRAM 8GB memory modules. The kits are engineered to bring optimum performance to third generation Intel Core processors and the Z77 platform. These modules offer speeds of up to DDR3-2600 MHz and support Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3.
It looks like Corsair has another first on their hands. They have just announced their new Vengeance Extreme 8GB dual channel memory kits, which are rated at 3000MHz! That makes them the world’s fastest rated production PC memory kits! These new 2x4GB kits have timings of 12-14-14-36 at 1.5V. They are air cooled and use simple “racing red” heat spreaders. Corsair will also include a Kingpin cooling memory cooler for overclockers who want to use LN2.
Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, and TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announced today the availability of a Single-Sided SODIMM and a low-profile single-sided, double data rate 3 (DDR3) SODIMM connector solution to take advantage of the burgeoning market for Ultrabook devices, convertibles, tablets and other thin and light devices.
G.SKILL – world renowned for producing memory modules at extreme speeds, has once again proven as “a brand to be reckoned with” in the DDR3 memory sector by announcing the world’s fastest DDR3 32GB Memory kit, adding 32GB kit to the world’s dominating DDR3 Series – G.SKILL “Trident X”. The new Trident X 32GB kit – F3-2800C11Q-32GTXD features 4 sticks of 8GB memory modules, which will fit perfectly on Z77 chipset & IVY Bridge CPU, and it’s also the one and only 32GB Memory kit running @ 2800MHz CL11 in the market today.
Not that long ago Kingston announced a new entry into their HyperX line, Beast. The Beast memory kits are designed for users who want the largest capacity memory available, but still want that performance memory speed and quality. HyperX Beast is part of the Predator line so it is made for both power users and enthusiasts. As I said these kits are for people who want large capacities so the lowest capacity kit available is 16GB. Kingston was nice enough to send us the “big boy” of the line which is the KHX21C11T3FK8/64X kit. This a 64GB (8x8GB) kit running at 2133MHz with timings of 11-12-11 at 1.65v. So let’s get started!
When it comes to choosing memory for a new system we have many choices. From the high-end with crazy heatspreaders and LED lights to the plain-jane green modules without any heatspreaders. Corsair has always been on my list when recommending memory, especially for the high-end. Previously Corsair’s high-end offering was their Dominator GT line, which were great and were very popular. Corsair is back with a brand new line called their Dominator Platinum. The Dominator Platinum modules are built using only select memory ICs, highly-screened for performance and stability and feature a new industrial design and LED lighting effects. These have to be some of the best looking modules I have seen all year! But how do they perform? Read on to find out!
It is not often we see a new company enter the market in competitive segment like enthusiast memory, but it seems we have a new player here are they seem to me making a name for themselves. Enter Avexir, and their Core Series memory modules. Over the past few months that is all I’ve been hearing about! Whether it was on Facebook or forums people were raving about this memory! So of course we had to get our hands on some. Avexir was nice enough to send us over a 16GB quad channel kit (AVD3U16000904G-4CI) of their Core Series memory running at 1600 MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.5v. Did I mention this memory lights up and looks pretty damn sweet inside your case?! Let’s take a look…
I am a huge fan of special or limited edition memory kits. Memory has sort of been boring the past year as not much has really changed and products like SSD’s are being chosen as the main component to speed up your system when it comes to an upgrade. The kit we are taking a look at today from Patriot was made for Intel’s Extreme Masters gaming tournaments. The kit features a very unique and stylish design and is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB kits up to 2133MHz in either dual or quad channel configurations. The kits are tested to work with Intel 6 and 7 series chipsets, are XMP certified and have a lifetime warranty. Read on as we take a look at this limited edition memory!
Not that long ago we took a look at Crucial’s Ballistix Elite memory and new we are back with the Ballistix Tactical Tracer Memory. Crucial’s Ballistix Tactical memory sits in the middle of the Ballistix line between the Ballistix Sport and the Ballistix Elite. Geared towards gamers the Ballistix Tactical Tracer memory features a very cool heatspreader, activity-indicating LEDs on the top edge, ground-effect LEDs along the bottom and temperature sensors that you can monitor with Crucial’s M.O.D. software. The kit we are taking a look at today is made up of 4 BLT4G3D1869DT2TXOB 4GB modules. So that gives us a 16GB kit running at 1866Mhz with timings of 9-9-9-27 at 1.5v. Is this the kit you want in your gaming rig? Read on to find out!