Details on the Intel DX58SO ‘Smackover’ motherboard are becoming crystal clear here at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco! For those that haven’t been keeping up on the bleeding edge of technology the new chipset that Intel will be releasing to support Core i7 processors (Nehalem) is the X58 Express (Tylersburg).
Intel is demonstrating a server with 160GB of memory using Hynix DDR3 R-DIMMs and Meta SDRAM technology in the Advanced Technology Zone here at IDF this week. MetaRAM just announced their second-generation chipset that supports DDR3 memory today and we just happened to walk by the demo system. If you haven’t seen a single platform with 160GB then take a look!
Last month on July 1st, Corsair Memory announced the immediate availability of a new DOMINATOR DDR3 memory kit running at 2133MHz. The launch of this memory kit made it the world’s fastest DDR3 memory solution in production volume, a title that it still holds over a month later. Read on to see how this kit does on an EVGA nForce 790i SLI Ultra motherboard at 2135MHz.
Today we look at a Kingston HyperX 2GB 1800MHz DDR3 memory that has been certified under the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Intel XMP) validation program to offer PC builders and gaming enthusiasts automatic setup when using select Intel X38/X48-series chipsets. Read on to see how the kit performs against DDR3 memory kits running at 1333MHz/1600MHz and then when overclocked!
The TW3X2G1600C9DHXNV memory kit is the first and only Corsair memory kit that uses Samsung based memory ICs. That gives this kit a leg up over other companies as it is offering the latest in memory ICs. This specific memory kit has been verified to operate at 1600MHz at latencies of 9-9-9-24 at 1.8V VDIMM by Corsair, but as you will see later in our article you can pull off timings of 6-7-6-18 at 1600MHz with some extra voltage.
Last month, Kingston Technology announced the release of a high-performance, low-latency 800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered dual-inline memory modules (FB-DIMMs). Kingston uses a single U-shaped heat pipe to cool the FB-DIMMs’ Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB). To help transfer the heat away from the heat pipe they then employed a set of nine cooling fins dissipate the intense heat from the AMB. Read on to see how the kit performs!
With consumers needing more space the 32GB flash drives are a perfect solution for those that always seem to be low on mobile storage space. The shock-proof ATV series of flash drives have been around for nearly a year, but only recently has a 32GB version been available and that is what we are looking at today. Read on to see how this monster USB Flash Drive does!
Inspired by the Corsair Performance Analysis of 4GB versus 2GB of memory we figured it would be fun to see for ourselves how gaming performance is impacted by adding more system memory. We got our hands on a 2GB and a 4GB set of Corsair DOMINATOR PC2-9136C5 memory modules and set off to see what happens to the average framerate in nine games at 1920×1200.
How many times have you misplaced your thumb drive and all you could think about was what information was saved on it. Was it personal? Was it sensitive to your job? Well Kingston has sent us one of their DataTraveler series thumb drives that is designed to help protect that data and not cost a bundle in the process. Today we look at the DataTraveler 400, read on to see if its a good fit for you.
The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX is the fastest USB Flash drive that Kingston has to offer with a read speed of 30MB/s and write speed of 20MB/sec. Legit Reviews takes a look at the first HyperX based USB Flash drive from Kingston and compares it to several other brands to see how it does in performance tests on a notebook computer. Read on to see how it does!
PNY has been around for quite a while in the memory and video card market. Most enthusiasts would normally think of PNY as a budget part, but with the release of their XLR8 series, PNY hopes to capture some of the enthusiast market. Can they do it? Let’s take a look at one of their 2GB kits that is rated to operate at 1173MHz and find out on both AMD and Intel based systems.
Armed with four 2GB kits of DDR3 memory running at 1800MHz we set off to do our second DDR3 roundup to show those that are building a DDR3 powered enthusiast systems which modules stand out from the crowd. Corsair Memory, Kingston Technology, OCZ Technology and Super Talent all sent out 2GB kits for us to try out and that is exactly what we did using the latest Intel QX9770 processor on the Intel X38 Express powered ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Motherboard!
With Digital SLR cameras coming down in price, many consumers are looking at these cameras versus the old point and shoot style. Many of the new digital SLR cameras don’t come with a memory card, so consumers purchasing a SLR camera will also need to pick up a memory card. Read on as Legit Reviews takes the Kingston 8GB Ultimate 266x CompactFlash card for a test drive.
Nothing goes better with digital media than an external reader for your desktop or laptop at home or on the road. Kingston’s Media Reader opens a direct gateway between your digital media and a USB port by simply using expandable storage cards to move photos, music, data and more between devices and eliminating the need to carry cables to connect multiple devices. Read on to see how the new Kingston 19-in-1 media reader performs compared to previous generations!