Exceleram details upcoming RAM

November 4, 2010 // 3:15 p.m.

Tags: #blue-culvert #culvert #ddr3 #exceleram #exceleram-ripple #memory #ram #red-culvert #ripple

Exceleram, a Germany-based newcomer to the memory market, has announced its first batch of home-brewed products, and offers a sneak peek at something it's got in the pipeline for the near future.

The firm is described as being ready to ship its products to retailers within the week. The first range of products will be the Blue Culvert and Red Culvert series, so named for their colourful heat spreaders. We have no idea where the 'culvert' part comes in - these memory moducles don't have integrated water-cooling or anything that might channel liquids.

The Blue Culvert series is the company's mainstream RAM for the budget-conscious buyer, comprising DDR3 modules running at 1,333MHz or 1,600MHz in packs of up to 6GB for the triple-channel kit. The slower RAM runs at 1.5V and is rated at latencies of 7-7-7-21, while the faster modules raise the voltage requirement to 1.65V and are designed to run at 7-8-7-24 latencies.

For the more performance-oriented buyer, the Red Culvert series takes the 1,600MHz modules from its lower-priced brother and pushes them to new limits: depending on the kits chosen, the modules run at latencies of either 6-8-7-24 or 6-9-8-24.

Sadly, Exceleram isn't very forthcoming on expected pricing information, but it has offered a look at a product it promises will follow them very shortly: the Ripple series.

Although specifications of the Ripple modules aren't yet available, Exceleram has revealed the design of the modules. Featuring an eight-layer, black PCB encased in a multi-vane heatsink design, the Ripple series will be aimed at the enthusiast market, and likely priced accordingly.

Do you think that Exceleram can make inroads against well-established brands such as OCZ, Kingston and Corsair, or will the German start-up remain a poor cousin in the memory market? Share your thoughts over in the forums.
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