Now that CompactFlash (CF) memory has become popular we take a look at Kingston’s flash memory line. We take their ElitePro series and see how it performs over the standard series. Is it worth the extra ~10% to get a “high-speed” CF card over the standard? We think it can be justified!
Enthuisiasts are always looking for a few extra MHz here and there and you can never have too much head room! We have noticed that certain memory PCB’s perform better than others and today bring you our findings! Read on to find out which brands are using the best ones and which are using the slower reference designs.
PQI Turbo memory has been doing a marketing push in North America. Is the memory something to take a look at or something to skip over? Today we pull out all the spots and punish the PQI Turbo PC-3200 memory with our RST Pro2 memory tester and a bunch of memory bandwidth benchmarks!
Introduction: While we have looked at many of Corsair’s XMS modules over the past couple years we have yet to review any of their value memory. Seeing how many consumers cannot afford or are not in need of the Corsair XMS line they often opt for Corsair’s Value Select memory due to brand loyalty and …more
Marketing Departments + DDR2 = One Very Confused Consumer When DDR2 memory hit the market I was honestly anxious to see what the memory companies and their marketing departments would do. During the months leading up to the launch of DDR2 platforms and the actual memory I was lucky enough to get see the development …more
Introduction: Now that DDR2 are arriving on the market how are prices looking for DDR2? For the first time since DDR2 modules starting hitting the market in Q1 2004 we have begun to see the prices of the existing lines steady out, while at the same time we have the introduction of new models for …more
Introduction: To get a better understanding of DDR2 memory we need to go back to when it all began! It was back in October of 2002 that things started looking good for DDR2 memory and that it would actually become the successor to the DDR1 memory line. This is back during the time period where …more
Introduction: Now that DDR2 platforms are out how are DDR2 prices? The next generation motherboards that will be using DDR2 are now out and many consumers are looking into building their next system. Since your old DDR memory won’t work on these new platforms you will need to run out and buy new DDR2 memory …more
Introduction Popular PC-3200 Memory & Socket 939 (VIA K8T800-Pro): After being asked by our readers to look into benchmarking memory on a Socket 939 platform we have had the chance to take a look and the results are in! Since the most popular DDR1 memory sold on the market is still PC-3200 we took a …more
Introduction: A couple days ago we published a “preview” of the new Corsair XMS 3200XL Memory and now we are publishing our regular full review! The new series of Corsair memory is going to be called Corsair XMS-XL. The reason that this product is exciting to us is because of the specifications that the memory …more
Corsair XMS XL Arrives: It seems that Corsair has been developing a new line of memory for their successful XMS Series of memory. They managed to keep it a secret up until today! The new series of memory is going to be called Corsair XMS-XL. The reason they kept the new product on the down …more
DDR2 Is Soon To Be A Common Enthusiast Part, But What About Cost! The next generation motherboards that will be using DDR2 are not too far away, and we were shocked to find that companies like Corsair and Crucial already have DDR2 sitting on store shelves for sale! The reason this shocked us is the …more
Introduction: We have been working with Kingmax now for well over a year and while their presence in North America is not overwhelming the company is alive and doing well overseas. One of the keys to their market success is due to low price points while also introducing innovative marketing techniques, the most noticeable being …more
Introduction Right now the memory industry is undergoing some changes that should heavily impact the prices on memory modules if all goes as some are forecasting. The ongoing trend that is taking place deals with the fact that many overseas memory companies that produce DRAM modules for world famous computer manufacturers are starting to produce …more