When LR first looked at various DDR3 memory modules back in July they were running 1333MHz and had timings that ranged from 7-7-7-20 to 9-9-9-24, which didn’t sound too impressive to enthusiasts. We were recently testing some new memory kits from Corsair Memory and was able to reach 4-4-4-12 timings at 1333MHz and even higher! The days of saying DDR3 can’t do tight timings are long gone.
It’s been two months since Crucial launched launched their first Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory modules and while they were months behind other DDR3 manufacturers their 1600MHz kit has been a success. Legit Reviews has their latest 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit on the test bench and compares it other 2GB 1600MHz kits from Corsair and OCZ. Read on to see how the kit does!
Memory speeds are ever increasing these days. Kingston’s HyperX PC-9200 Memory offers that perfect medium for those not wanting to go all out, but yet spend the money on something that is worth every penny. How well does this highspeed memory stack up against the competition?
One of the coolest things to happen to Windows in the last year or so (no, not Vista) has to be the ability to use Bootcamp to run Windows on a Mac machine. But can your Mac handle it? Well, depending on the version of Windows and the programs you run, you may have to upgrade you ram, which is what we did with our Macbook Pro. Take a look and see if the upgrade was worth it!
The OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Platinum Dual Channel Enhanced Bandwidth Edition 2GB memory kit is built for enthusiasts and Legit Reviews pushes it to the breaking point to see what it can do. At stock frequencies it is benchmarked and compared to a 2GB kit from Corsair and then the kit is overclocked to over 2,000MHz as we search for the top speed on this kit. This review is a must read if you are searching for a 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit!
A-DATA’s PD17 USB Flash Drive features stylish design and a loss-proof sliding design cap that eliminates the problem of easily-lost caps that is ideal for today’s busy lifestyles. The A-DATA PD17 is available in three different colors: champagne gold, elegant red and bright blue. Legit Reviews has been using the 2GB version with a champagne gold finish, so sit back and see what we think of USB Flash Drive!
With built in hardware encryption, a waterproof case and a host of security oriented features, the IronKey USB Flash Drive features the latest in hardware encryption technology. The encryption keys used to protect your data are generated by a FIPS 140-2 compliant True Random Number Generator on the IronKey Cryptochip, which means this is hardware encryption! Read on to see if the IronKey is tough enough to protect your private data!
The 1800MHz DOMINATOR CAS latency 7 memory kit was designed to be the ultimate over-clocking DDR3 solution from Corsair and Legit Reviews puts that claim to the test using the latest computer hardware to find the limits of this DDR3 memory kit. Corsair is using the latest memory ICs from Micron and have been able to pull off 7-7-7-20 timings at 1800MHz, which shows the true performance potential of DDR3 memory. Read on to see if this kit is right for you.
In its second foray into the DDR3 overclocking market, Kingston’s ultra low-latency 1375MHz, CL5 product is the first production DDR3 module to achieve CL5 at PC11000 frequencies (1375MHz). Today we compare this kit to four other DDR3 memory kits from Corsair, Kingston, OCZ and Super Talent to let the performance conscious enthusiast know how the modules fair against each other. If you are moving over to a DDR3 system in the months ahead this is a must read.
Kingston’s microSD card with an extra miniSD and full-size SD adapter is a simple and practical, crossplatform storage solution that is useful in multiple devices. The adapters transform the microSD card into either a miniSD or full-size SD card, making it extremely versatile. Read on as we take a look at the 1GB kit and see how it works!
Designed especially for hard core gamers and enthusiasts, PNY’s XLR8 Performance memory is said to be some of the best memory on the market today. The XLR8 series of modules come with a custom heat sink featuring cooling fins designed to provide superior heat extraction for enhanced reliability and endurance. Legit Reviews pushes these DDR2 modules with their 3-4-4 timings to 3-3-3 at 800MHz to see what they can do on our Intel Core 2 Quad test system.
Super Talent has recently launched the Exelerator family of ReadyBoost drives that use an internal 9-pin USB header on the motherboard to help improve system performance for those that have already made the leap to Windows Vista. These innovative new Flash drives plug into a standard 9-pin USB header inside the chassis and Legit Reviews has been able to take one for a test spin on a Compaq Presario with Windows Vista Basic.
Armed with four 2GB kits of DDR3 memory running at 1333MHz we set off to do our first DDR3 roundup to show those that are building the latest and greatest 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 Core 2 Duo E6750 processors on the Intel P35 chipset!
It’s not everyday that one gets to go to Taiwan to see how a memory is made, but recently Legit Reviews was able to take a peak inside the Kingston facility in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan to see how a DDR2 memory is made from the ground up as well as Flash memory. If you want to know what all it takes to make memory modules and bring them to the retail channel then this article is for you!