DRAM

Underscoring the fast-paced nature of the computer hardware market, Micron this week has decided to discontinue all of its current Crucial Ballistix memory products. The move to end-of-life (EOL) these products covers the entire Ballistix lineup, such as the vanilla Ballistix, Ballistix MAX, and Ballistix MAX RGB series. Word of this change comes from a press announcement from Micron, Crucial's parent company, and marks the impending end of the line for its popular consumer-focused line-up. Over the years, I have personally used many of Crucial's Ballistix series memory for different builds, even back as far as the days of its DDR2-800 kits with bold and stylish gold heatsinks. The latest Ballistix series for DDR4 mixed things up with a whole host of different color...

Fourth Chinese DRAM Company Established by Tsinghua Unigroup

After the U.S. Department of Commerce banned U.S. exports to Chinese Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian or JHICC), essentially destroying this maker of memory, it...

35 by Anton Shilov on 7/2/2019

Micron’s DRAM Update: More Capacity, Four More 10nm-Class Nodes, EUV, 64 GB DIMMs

During its earnings conference call with investors and financial analysts earlier this week, Micron expressed confidence in its long-term future and strong demand for its products as new applications...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

TeamGroup T-Force Xcalibur ARGB DDR4-4000 at Computex

At Computex 2019, TeamGroup unveiled a couple of new products aimed at users looking for high-end components. One of these was its refreshed T-Force Xcalibur DDR4 memory now with...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

GeIL Launches Evo Spear Phantom Gaming Edition Memory, Designed For SFF Systems

Following on from a wide range of ASRock Phantom Gaming branded products, memory manufacturer GeIL has announced its new Evo Spear Phantom Gaming Edition memory, which is designed for...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/17/2019

Samsung Samples 32 Gb DDR4 Memory Chips

Samsung recently began sampling of its DDR4 memory chips featuring a 32 Gb capacity. The new products will simplify production of high-capacity memory modules that use multiple DRAM packages.

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/15/2019

Samsung to End B-Die DDR4: The Overclockers' Favorite

For many years leading DRAM module manufacturers have used Samsung’s B-die 8 Gb memory chips for their fastest and most advanced DIMMs. This quarter Samsung intends to discontinue production...

16 by Anton Shilov on 5/14/2019

SK Hynix to Start Using 2nd Gen 10nm-class DRAM Process Technology in 2H 2019

As part of their Q1'19 earnings announcement, SK Hynix has disclosed that the company will both increase its output of DRAM made using its 1st generation 10 nm-class manufacturing...

4 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

HyperX Releases Two New Predator 16 GB Memory Kits: DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600

HyperX has unveiled two new kits of DDR4 memory from its Predator range, offering speeds of DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600. The new kits come in 2 x 8 GB sets...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/25/2019

Samsung Develops Smaller DDR4 Dies Using 3rd Gen 10nm-Class Process Tech

Samsung has completed development of its 3rd-generation 10 nm-class manufacturing process for DRAM as well as the first 8 Gb DDR4 chip that uses the technology. The 1z-nm process...

28 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

CXL Specification 1.0 Released: New Industry High-Speed Interconnect From Intel

With the battleground moving from single core performance to multi-core acceleration, a new war is being fought with how data is moved around between different compute resources. The Interconnect...

48 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2019

SK Hynix Details DDR5-6400

SK Hynix this week revealed some additional technical details about its upcoming DDR5-6400 memory chip at the International Solid State Circuits Conference. The die size of the company’s 16...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2019

Advantech Unveils 32 GB SQRAM DDR4 DIMMs for HPC

Advantech, a maker of server-grade memory, storage, and other components and solutions, is introducing a new lineup of 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules. Designed for high-performance computing (HPC...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2019

Corsair 192 GB DDR4 kits for W-3175X Listed Online: Up to $3000

Corsair has released a range of 192 GB DDR4 kits to complement the workstation-focused Intel Xeon W-3175X processor which features 28 cores. The top kit from the new line-up...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/12/2019

Keysight Reveals DDR5 Testing & Validation System

Keysight, an electronic measurement company, has introduced the industry’s first off-the-shelf testing and validation system for DDR5 DRAM. The N6475A DDR5 Tx compliance test software is aimed at developers...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2019

G.Skill Unveils Trident Z Royal Hexa-Channel 192 GB DDR4-4000 Kit for Xeon W-3175X

G.Skill has released the industry’s first hexa-channel DDR4 memory kits designed specifically for Intel’s 28-core Xeon W-3175X processor for extreme workstations. The top-of-the-range kit features a 192 GB capacity...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2019

GIGABYTE Adds Support for 128 GB of Memory to Z390 & C246 Motherboards

GIGABYTE has released UEFI BIOS updates for its motherboards based on Intel’s C246 and Z390 chipsets that enable support for 32 GB unbuffered memory modules from Samsung. This enables...

28 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2019

Double Height DDR4: 32GB Modules from G.Skill and ZADAK Reviewed

Two memory module companies, G.Skill and ZADAK, have developed a new memory format with double capacity DDR4 memory. These new modules put the equivalent of two standard modules onto...

52 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/23/2019

ASUS Z390 Platforms Now Support 128 GB of Memory

ASUS has released a new UEFI BIOS version for its ROG Maximus XI Hero motherboard that enables support of up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory platform using 32...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2019

CES 2019: GIGABYTE Aorus RGB Memory Hits DDR4-4000 with SK Hynix ICs

GIGABYTE last year entered the memory market with its Aorus RGB and GIGABYTE-branded DIMMs, designed for enthusiasts. To some degree the project was experimental with conservative DDR4-2666 and DDR4-3200...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2019

CES 2019: TeamGroup And ASRock Release Phantom Gaming Branded Memory and SSD

One of the leading players in memory Team Group has joined forces with ASRock to release the Phantom Gaming branded T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD and T-FORCE XCALIBUR...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2019

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