RAM. How much do you need? How fast should it be? Are latencies important? Today, we'll be covering everything you need to know to get the right RAM for your system.
Samsung's the first to make DDR3 RAM using a 30nm process, which will hit mass production later this year. It uses 30 percent less power than RAM made at 50nm, and it's twice as cost effective (meaning it'll get even cheaper). [PC World]
The W555 from EVGA made a brief, blurry appearance at CES, but now we've got closer look thanks to bit-tech. And what an introduction: two LGA1366 processor sockets, 12 DDR3 DIMM slots and a questionably sane seven expansion card slots.
Way to go, semiconductor suppliers. Thanks to you, we're all going to be paying more for our PCs going forward. Possibly a lot more.
Not being much of a crazy overclocking modder myself, I don't really get the ridiculous Fast and the Furious design on this A-Data XPG Plus RAM, but the stats don't lie—this module is super speedy at 2,200MHz.
Samsung yammered back in January about making a 32-gigabyte DDR3 RAM stick, and now they've unveiled the beastly piece of hardware for servers. These new 1.35-volt modules are also 20-percent faster than previous 1.5-volt DDR3 modules. Nice.
May 9th is looking to be a big day for Intel. That's when their new Bearlake chipset is expected to make its debut. In a nutshell, the new chipset will let you use DDR3 memory modules on your mobo. Cool, right? 'Cause DDR3 is faster than DDR2? Not really.