Toshiba signs £26.4 billion deal for TMC sale
Western Digital still fighting, though.
Western Digital still fighting, though.
£403 million payout for former owner.
For those of your wanting to jump onto the DDR3 bandwagon and ensure they have enough memory for gaming, in this first part we take a look a three reasonably priced 4GB DDR3 kits ranging from 1,600MHz to 1,800MHz and see what's hot, what's fast and if it's good value.
We take a look at not only OCZ's latest super-fast super-cool 4GB kit of Flex II, but also the watercooling kit designed for it from Aqua PCs. How does it fare under air and water? Does 1,150MHz make that much difference? We found out.
Is 2GB still enough? Does 4GB make that much difference? What about 8GB - will you ever fill it? We test a range of games and applications to see where today's memory footprint lies.
COMPUTEX 2008: Branching out into ever more areas, OCZ has today signed Fatal1ty, while also expanding its line of Flash drives and more.
So you want a 4GB DDR2 kit, but you also want some extreme speeds? OCZ has the answer.
A San Francisco jury has ruled that Rambus did not engage in anti-competitive behaviour when it was a part of JEDEC in the mid-90s.
DDR3 modules supporting both EPP 2.0 and XMP are technically possible, but it may not happen because it's a branding nightmare.
4GB kits are swiftly becoming the choice of gamers and enthusiasts - and since prices have dropped considerably for DDR2, it makes upgrading all that much sweeter. We look at Crucial's new Ballistix Tracer modules, which are now available all in red.
CeBIT 2008: Gigabyte has some cases that are really stylish, but balance is restored in the universe because it also has a silly cooler.
UPDATED: Corsair has announced new additions to its power supply, DDR2 and DDR3 product lines ahead of CeBIT next week.
Carrying on from DDR1 and DDR2 in Part 3, Ryan investigates what makes DDR3 so special, by looking in-depth at its unique features like the Fly-By topology, Read/Write levelling, Dynamic On-Die Termination & ZQ Driver Calibration.
In the third part of our detailed investigation into memory technology, our resident expert, Ryan J. Leng, dives into memory generations and detail its revolutionary, then evolutionary technical break-throughs that lead us up to today's systems.
If 2007 was the year when DDR2 prices hit rock bottom, 2008 looks like it will be the year when DDR3 becomes affordable.
In the second part of this series on PC memory technology, Ryan investigates the secrets behind mobile DDR and self-refreshing technologies, power down modes and chip packaging technologies.
Nintendo and Greenpeace have continued to duke it out publicly about recycling policies and use of toxic chemicals in the Wii.
Usually it's Corsair or OCZ hitting new heights in memory speeds, but for once it seems that A-Data is getting in on the blazing fast DDR3 action with some Vitesta DDR3-2000X.
Ryan Leng and bit-tech investigate memory technology to give you a detailed, but easy to digest read, into one of the most fundamental parts of a PC.
Corsair and Super Talent provide us with some super fast DDR3 running at a blistering 1,800MHz and 1,866MHz respectively. What can the ultimate memory give to your system? We find out.
DDR3 is the new memory that you will need to take full advantage of upcoming chipsets featuring technologies like XMP and EPP. We grab some modules from Kingston and OCZ to see which is better if you feel the need to upgrade.
OCZ has introduced the world's first memory modules to support Intel's Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) technology.
The latest P30 BIOS for Nvidia's nForce 680i SLI chipset claims to offer a whole host of performance and overclocking improvements, so does it give a new lease of life to an ageing chipset?
OCZ memory can now be custom flashed with a "overclocked" SPD by using its new flashing tool: SPD-Z.
AMD has announced that it's developed a new memory technology called G3 Memory Extender that allows for higher memory capacities in Opteron-based machines.
OCZ DDR2 Memory comes in quite a range: from classic XTC to the watercooling capable FlexXLC to the latest Reaper HPC modules. We tested one of each to find out how they all stack up.
At the end of August, Corsair announced the world's fastest memory modules that run at a whopping 1111MHz. The Dominator Twin2X2048-8888C4DF come with a funky new heatsink design that could revolutionise memory cooling technology. Are they worth the massive price tag though?
Is tighter always better? Do you always get what you pay for? We investigate how much difference memory timings can make to a Core 2 Duo platform.
More gaming publishers are recommending that we upgrade our 'paltry' 1GB systems to 2GB, for optimum gaming performance. We thrash out real-world gaming performance using combinations of 512MB modules and 1GB modules to see if more really is better.