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Memory Speed vs. Latency – Clearing up the Confusion

Introduction We love speed as much as the next performance seeker, and many of us spend great sums of money and loads of time trying to optimize our systems, find the best parts for a new build, and squeezing every bit out of components. Admittedly, some components are easier to overclock or extract maximum performance, some are more difficult, and some are, well, just plain misunderstood. It’s probably a fair and reasonable statement to say that memory performance is one component typically found in the last category. The crux of the issue often comes down to how we perceive and “rate” memory performance, and the two most critical factors which influence that performance: speed and latency. There seems to be some significant misinformation and misunderstanding, and we see it often in the forums, in review comments, and elsewhere. So we decided to go straight to the experts to find out how these two factors influence memory performance: we talked with Crucial. Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, one of the world’s foremost leaders in memory design and manufacturing. They not only produce their own performance products and memory lineups (as well as SSDs, flash drives, and all other things related to memory), but they are also OEM suppliers to some of the biggest names in the industry. Needless to say, Crucial knows memory. We briefly spoke with Jeremy Mortenson, who is the Worldwide Memory Product Marketing Manager at Crucial, and asked ...



ADATA XPG DDR4 Memory Hits Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4222MHz with msi motherboard

ADATA XPG DDR4 Memory Hits Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4222MHz with msi motherboard Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – June 17, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 computer memory breaks new record again! It’s able to clock up to 4222MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A XPOWER AC motherboard. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 computer memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z2 DDR4 memory breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4222MHz, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! World-renowned reporting authority CPU-Z tested and recorded the XPG Z2’s recent record-breaking performance in a controlled laboratory environment. About XPG by ADATA Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) is a brand of ADATA Technology offering the highest-performing computer peripheral products. XPG products distinguish themselves by surpassing ADATA’s stringent A+ Testing Methodology, which ensures the highest standards for superior product stability and ultra-high performance. XPG provides gamers, high-tech product enthusiasts, and overclockers with an extrao...



G.SKILL Showcases the Ultimate DDR4 Memory in Multiple Configurations at Computex 2015!

G.SKILL Showcases the Ultimate DDR4 Memory in Multiple Configurations at Computex 2015! Taipei, Taiwan (3 June 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, displays the highest frequency DDR4 3800MHz kit and the largest DDR4 128GB kit running at a full 3000MHz CL14. The New Heights of quad channel DDR4 Speed: 3800MHz After the announcement of the DDR4 3666MHz kit in May 2015, G.SKILL continued pushing DDR4 speed to new heights. At Computex this year, G.SKILL demos the ultimate DDR4 3800MHz 16GB(4x4GB) kit on two live demo systems with GIGABYTE GA-X99-SOC-Champion and ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer motherboards! The Ultimate DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) Kit at 3000MHz CL14 No compromises on performance! G.SKILL has managed its DDR4 128GB kit, based on unbuffered 16GB DDR4 modules with Samsung 8Gb Chips, at an ultra-high 3000MHz frequency with low timings of CL14. This luxury premium memory kit is displayed on the ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard with the Intel Core i7-5960X processor. Pushing the Extreme Limit of 64GB (16GBx4) at 3333MHz Demonstrating the extreme limit of 16GB modules with Samsung 8Gb Chips, G.SKILL also showcases a total of 64GB with four modules of 16GB running at 3333MHz, surpassing even the latest 8GB-module based 64GB capacity memory kits. Installed on the ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard with the Intel Core i7-5960X processor, this is possibly the most d...



Computex 2015 – G.SKILL Showcases New Trident Z series DDR4 Memory

Computex 2015 – G.SKILL Showcases New Trident Z series DDR4 Memory     Taipei, Taiwan (2 June 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, showcases the brand new Trident Z series of DDR4 memory designed for PC enthusiasts. With numerous overclocking records under its belt, G.SKILL TridentX series is known as the most powerful overclocking memory series in the PC enthusiast community. The new Trident Z series comes with high quality aluminum heatspreaders and a customized bar in various colors, providing PC builders the options to match their own system’s color scheme, while maintaining efficient heat dissipation. The new Trident Z series DDR4 memory will be available in quad channel and dual channel, starting July 2015. Detailed specifications will be announced soon.  About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.



ADATA’s High-Performance XPG: “Born to Battle!”

ADATA’s High-Performance XPG: “Born to Battle!” Your Ultimate Weapon for Victory Taipei, Taiwan – June 1st , 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products is going to rock your world with its high-performance Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) product line. XPG’s primary mission is to provide you with superior computer accessories such as ultra-fast memory modules and high-performance SSDs. Ideal for gamers, PC enthusiasts and overclockers, ADATA’s XPG line will help you blow away your opponents – because XPG is Born to Battle! XPG: An Extreme Performance Warrior Born to Battle! ADATA’s full range of XPG products include high-capacity solid state drives (SSD) featuring fast read/write performance, longevity, stability, and security features that get the lead of your system and jack up your performance. Gamers and overclockers worldwide use ADATA’s hot magma XPG memory for overclocking to achieve extreme performance in balance with XPG memory’s stability-enhancing features such as 2 ounces of solid copper on the memory’s PCB to reduce heat buildup and protect signal integrity. ADATA’s XPG performs as hot as magma, but runs cool to keep your system stable. ADATA’s XPG is Born to Battle! See Your Newest Weapons in the XPG Website! Coming up soon at ADATA’s XPG website, you’ll see XPG product launch pages, eSports news, and interactive social media and video communication. What does this al...



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HyperX 32GB DDR4 Fury Memory Review

Introduction With DDR4 Memory now starting to mature since its release with the X99 chipset, we are starting to see the market get flooded with more options and variety, many of which now providing great performance with high frequencies and lower cost. With more and more kits becoming available, the competition is getting more fierce everyday. Today we have the chance to take a look at the HyperX’s new budget friendly line up the Fury series DDR4 memory. At the launch of DDR4 memory, it primary features were offering lower voltage and higher native frequencies. DDR4 features a native speed of 2133MHz, which is really nothing to WOW over or about since we have seen these speeds with DDR3. However, the main updates are its newer JEDEC Culmination and Density, DDR4 memory components now provide better speeds and faster response while being more power efficient at the same time. The HyperX Fury memory we are going to be looking at today not only offers fast speeds of 2666MHz out of the box, but also offers the efficiency of lower voltage; with that in mind… we can see some great potential with additional performance once overclocked. We will be comparing results from Kingston’s (HyperX) previous line up from its DDR3 series all the way up to HyperX Predator DDR4 series we previous tested. But before we do that, let’s learn about who HyperX is.   Who HyperX is: “HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s la...



- G.SKILL DDR4 Memory Achieves Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4062MHz with ASROCK X99M Killer/3.1 Motherboard

G.SKILL DDR4 Memory Achieves Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4062MHz with ASRock X99M Killer/3.1 Motherboard  Taipei, Taiwan (28 May 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is proud to announce that its Ripjaws 4 DDR4 memory has achieved the fastest air-cooling frequency record at DDR4 4062MHz on the ASRock X99M Killer/3.1 motherboard. G.SKILL has been dedicated to unleash the maximum performance of DDR4 memory since its launch in August 2014. Working closely with ASRock, G.SKILL DDR4 memory is capable of reaching a new height of DDR4 memory frequency at a whopping 4062MHz! It is the fastest DDR4 frequency ever seen with both CPU and memory under standard air-cooling. To witness the exciting record-breaking moment This amazing record has been validated by CPU-Z. For more detailed information, please refer to the following link: http://valid.canardpc.com/b9rhy4 “This outstanding performance is not only a tremendous glory, but also a huge acknowledgement to our overclocking ability.” said James Lee, VP of ASRock Sales and Marketing. About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-...



ADATA XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4034MHz!

 ADATA XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4034MHz! Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – May 26, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 computer memory is able to clock up to 4034MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A XPOWER AC motherboard. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 computer memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4034MHz, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! ADATA will cooperate with msi to demo its XPG overclocking memory and X99 motherboards at COMPUTEX 2015 from June 2nd to 6th in Taipei. ADATA welcomes you to booth J0806 in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F to experience the ultimate performance!   About ADATA XPG Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) is a brand of ADATA Technology offering the highest-performing computer peripheral products. XPG products distinguish themselves by surpassing ADATA’s stringent A+ Testing Methodology, which ensures the highest standards for superior product stability and ultra-high performance. XPG provides gamers, high-t...



G.SKILL Announces Highest Frequency Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 3666MHz Memory kit!

G.SKILL Announces Highest Frequency Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 3666MHz Memory kit! Featuring Samsung DDR4 4Gb IC Chips Taipei, Taiwan (12 May 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, proudly announces yet another extreme speed DDR4 memory kit to the market at a blistering 3666MHz with only 1.35V! This first-of-its-kind top speed memory kit features a 16GB (4GBx4) capacity and premium class Samsung 4Gb IC chips. Validated on the Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion motherboard, the Ripjaws 4 series DDR4-3666MHz memory kit takes the high end desktop X99 chipset platform to new heights in the exciting preparation for the upcoming DDR4 platform.     DDR4 memory has come a long way since its release nine months ago in August 2014. With this latest achievement at 3666MHz extreme memory speed, the full potential processing power of the Intel X99 platform can now be realized. Your ultimate gaming system or workstation can now run smoother than ever as you progress from level to level in-game or switching from workload to workload. Intel XMP Support This G.SKILL DDR4 3666MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit comes with the latest Intel XMP 2.0 standard developed for the Intel X99 platform. It provides PC enthusiasts an entirely trouble-free overclocking experience to boost their systems for extreme levels of performance, while retaining system stability. Limited Lifetime Warranty All G.SKILL memory products come with a lif...



G.SKILL Announces the World’s Fastest DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) Memory Kit at 2800MHz!

G.SKILL Announces the World’s Fastest DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) Memory Kit at 2800MHz! Featuring Samsung 8Gb Chips & Validated on ASUS ROG X99 Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Taipei, Taiwan (23 April 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce the world’s first DDR4 128GB(16GBx8) 2800MHz CL16-16-16 -36 1.35V memory kit based on the newest 16GB capacity DDR4 consumer-class memory modules. These high capacity memory modules are manufactured with new 8Gb ICs produced on the latest 20nm fabrication process, which takes performance to a whole new level, by Samsung Electronics. While 16GB capacity have been available for server memory in the past, support and design for such large capacity memory modules are now paving its way to consumer memory modules, suitable for workstation level workloads where high capacity memory is vital. These new G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series high capacity memory kits are capable of running in quad-channel at a grand total of 128GB, and have already been validated on the latest ASUS X99 Rampage V Extreme motherboard with Intel Haswell-E processors. A stress-testing screenshot of the newly released memory kit with 16GB DDR4 modules can be found below. Following the G.SKILL tradition of high end memory kit releases, the new 16GB memory modules are available in kits of up to 8 modules per kit, as well as high performance frequencies fro...



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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400MHz Review

The Ballistix performance series memory has proven popular for their stock performance, overclock-ability, quality and the ever changing style employed by Crucial. Recently we had the pleasure of reviewing the DDR4 Ballistix Elite 2666MHz kit, these featured beautifully crafted all black industrial heat spreaders with lines so rigid they invoked the presence of the Military Elite. This time around we will be looking at the latest addition to the Ballistix family, the Ballistix Sport LT. These should land right between the Sport model and the higher end Elite kits, hopefully netting us the best of both worlds, tighter timings and high clocks



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HyperX Savage DDR3 Memory Review (HX318C9SRK2/16)

Introduction Over the last few years, the HyperX…a division of Kingston Technologies has increased its product line and today we add a new addition to the memory category. HyperX introduced to us the Fury series last year which offered great speeds for its entry level gaming memory and received great feedback for the awesome bang for your buck performance to value. With the success of the Fury line up, today we are going to introduce to you the new Savage series that will replace its existing Genesis series. HyperX Savage has been designed to fit the middle playing ground of bang for your buck and top performing memory. The Savage memory line offers speed of up to 2400MHz speeds and various size configurations from 4GB to 32GB kits. The kit we have at hand today is the Savage HX318C9SRK2/16. This is 2x8GB sticks of 1866MHz of aesthetically pleasing memory. While the Savage series was not designed to be your best of the best performers, it is designed to fit that good middle ground. The Savage sits nicely between HyperX’s Fury and its Predator line up. Before we dive in and give you the full details of the HyperX Savage memory at hand, we have to say that the asymmetrical red heat spreader made from high-quality aluminum are aesthetically pleasing to look at. Its design is making us drool already, so let’s move forward and break down the HyperX Savage memory and see what this memory kit can do. Before we move forward, let’s read a bit about HyperX: ...



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Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 Memory Kit Review

Crucial, a leader in all things memory has already released Jedec DDR4 2133 kits, the lower profile DDR4 Ballistix Sport variants and now look to the top end with the Ballistx Elite DDR4 2666. Ballistix Elite has been looked at as some of the best memory on the market as each chip is hand picked. This binning process allows Crucial to create a product that can withstand pressures of world class overclocking.



G.SKILL Tops Fastest DDR4 Frequency Record Once Again at 4355MHz!

G.SKILL Tops Fastest DDR4 Frequency Record Once Again at 4355MHz! Taipei, Taiwan (4 February 2015) – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce a new record for fastest DDR4 memory frequency, set at 4355MHz! The record was set with G.SKILL’s extreme performance Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory on the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard and Intel i7-5960X processor under extreme cooling with liquid nitrogen. Check out the CPU-Z record validation below. (Source: http://valid.canardpc.com/13r9ni) In addition to this new DDR4 frequency record, G.SKILL memory kits have also been used to set a total of 9 world records in January 2015. (Source: http://hwbot.org/newsflash/2790_january_2015_world_record__and__global_first_place_report) With 6 world records (WR) achieved with the G.SKILL TridentX series memory and 3 world records set with the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series memory, this marks a great start to the year or 2015! About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.



ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4255MHz!

ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4255MHz! Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – January 21, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition computer memory is able to clock up to 4255MHz CL17 when used with an ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard cooled with liquid nitrogen. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4255MHz CL17, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 overclocking memory keeps stable supply to fulfill the market demand, enabling every overclocker, gamer or enthusiast to pursue the ultimate in performance! World-renowned reporting authority CPU-Z tested and recorded the ADATA Technology XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition’s recent record-breaking performance in a controlled laboratory environment. About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state dr...






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