Enthusiasts have been talking about running 12GB of memory on an Intel Core i7 platform since the day the platform came out. With many enthusiasts getting into photo editing using CS4 or other memory intensive applications we take a look at running 12GB of system memory. Read on to see how tight we can get the timings and how far they can be overclocked.
Very few desktops and even fewer laptops have eSATA ports, but for those lucky enough to have a system with one you can embrace the OCZ Throttle eSATA drive. The OCZ Throttle eSATA drive is one of the very first eSATA Flash drives available. The OCZ Throttle’s eSATA interface offers an incredible performance speeds of up to 90MB/second read and 30MB/sec write.
The Corsair Dominator 6GB PC3-12800 DDR3 triple channel memory kit has been specially designed to work with Intel’s new Core i7 platform. With a 1600MHz clock frequency and latencies of 8-8-8-24 at 1.65V VDIMM, the TR3X6G1600C8D memory kit is one that will impress your friends and strike fear into those gaming against you. If you are building an Intel X58 Express based system this is a must read.
Now that the new Intel Core i7 platform is on the market and consumers are looking into building systems for the holidays Legit Reviews takes a look at four different memory speeds to see if going with faster memory is worth the extra cost. We run the kits at 1066MHz, 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 1866MHz on five different benchmarks to see if any difference can be noticed by just changing the memory speed in the BIOS.
Now that the Intel Core i7 family of processors is available for purchase it is time to start taking a look at various memory kits that have been designed just for the Intel Core i7 platform. One of the very first triple channel DDR3 memory kits that we got in to use on the Core i7 was the Kingston HyperX DDR3 2GHz triple channel memory kit. Read on to see how this performs and overclocks!
ASUS recently started sampling their Intel X58 Express based P6T Deluxe motherboard to partners and reviewers and it seems to have started a fire storm thanks to one little label on the board. With sites across the internet jumping on the band wagon in an attempt to get traffic by striking fear into enthusiasts we clear the air and tell things how it really is.
The Corsair Flash Voyager Mini is a small USB drive that utilizes a cap-less retractable connector plug which easily opens with the flick of the thumb, and its ergonomic rubberized housing makes it easy to connect and disconnect from any computer. Read on as we benchmark the 4GB and 8GB version to see how they do against eight other USB 2.0 Flash drives!
OCZ breathes new life into DDR2 with their highspeed 4GB Flex II memory kit. Running at a sleek DDR2-1150MHz, this kit brings 4 gigabytes of memory with low latencies and high bandwidth. The hybrid water and passive cooling heat spreaders offer a range of cooling methods that help boost performance, but at 1150MHz is it really needed? Of course!
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!