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Samsung Starts 10nm-Class DDR4 Mass Production

Much of the focus on process technology has been on GPUs and CPUs. However, there are many other products where semiconductors are needed, among them DRAM. Samsung has been and continues to be one of the…

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Samsung kicks off HBM2 Mass Production

With both AMD’s Polaris and Nvidia’s Pascal both launching in 2016, the GPU market is very lively this year. Both competing platforms are also set to use HBM2 which JEDEC finally released the final standard for.…

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Micron Forecasts Surprise Loss In Current Quarter

Being one of the biggest DRAM and NAND manufacturers in the market, Micron have chugged along steadily, with the rise of smartphones and tablets helping offset the losses on the PC side. This is set to…

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Intel Projects 100TB+ SSDs by 2019

Intel IDF 2015 is the gift that just keeps on giving. We’re still going through all the information Intel released during the event and now we have a prediction on the future of SSDs. As many…

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SK Hynix Earmarks $26 Billion for Capacity Expansion

With the many stories about SSD price parity and the ever increasing size of SSDs, one imagines that NAND production will have to increase dramatically to fuel such gains. This is just the case as SK…

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Intel and Micron Introduce the Next Generation of Memory

Intel has teamed up with Micron to create the next generation of memory and today’s press event was to announce this to the world. It was done with big words and as we’ve learned from the…

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Rambus Working on New Low Latency DRAM

Rambus is developing a new low latency dynamic random access memory (DRAM) architecture that can increase memory chip capacity. According to the company, at least two DRAM producers have already shown an interest in the technology.…

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TDK Demonstrate Ultra Fast MRAM Prototype

TDK have begun to demonstrate their new MRAM memory technology, which is one of several new technologies expected to replace the current range of flash memory products. MRAM benefits from the high speeds we associate with SRAM…

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JEDEC Release LPDDR4 Standard: DDR4 For Tablets, Smartphones, Notebooks

DDR4 for the desktop may be just around the corner with Intel’s X99 Haswell-E launch at the end of this month but DDR4 for the mobile market is a bit further off. Today JEDEC announced the…

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AMD’s Carrizo APUs Based on 28nm, Have Stacked DRAM On-Package

New information has emerged about AMD’s next generation desktop “Carrizo” APUs. We already know so far that Carrizo will be arriving in 2015, it will make use of AMD’s Excavator CPU core architecture, use DDR3 memory, have…

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DDR3 Prices Will Hit New 18 Month High, Vendors Raising Contract Prices

DDR3 prices have been on the rise for quite some time and that rising trend is set to continue. Figures quoted by DRAMeXchange show that the average price for 4Gb and 2Gb DDR3 chips have hit 18 month highs…

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Intel Reveals Details Regarding Intel’s “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi Coprocessor

Intel has announcement the ‘Knights Landing’ Xeon Phi Coprocessor late last year, having released very few details about the lineup back then. As time passes, details are bound to be revealed and Intel is said to…

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Two New World Records Broken With The ASRock Z97 OC Formula

It seems that ASRock’s latest motherboard, the ASRock Z97 OC Formula, was designed to break one world record after another. John Lam, a professional overclocker from HKEPC OC, has apparently used the motherboard and achieved what…

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Buffalo Announce New Type of External Hard Drive With DRAM Caching

Hybrid drives are starting to become a commonplace on the component market as a suitable upgrade solution for those wanting a drive with the capacity of a hard drive, but with read speeds that are more…

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Kingston Display New HyperX Fury and HyperX PnP Memory At Post-CES Event

Memory products are one of the areas I cover here at eTeknix, but I wasn’t able to visit CES 2014 this year to check out the newest memory products on offer. Thankfully, Kingston held a special…

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Patriot Viper 3 16GB 2400MHz Memory Kit Review

Introduction Patriot are recognised as one of the industry giants in the production of DRAM kits for desktop PCs. Today we have with us a 16GB desktop DDR3 RAM kit from Patriot which runs with a…

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ADATA SSDs, Memory and Accessories On Show At CES 2014

As part of our CES tour, we are today taking a look around ADATA’s suite in the Venetian Hotel here in Las Vegas, and like a few other vendors, they are keen to show off their…

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Team Group Vulcan 8GB 2400MHz C10 Memory Kit Review

Introduction When high performance memory from gamers and overclockers is mentioned Team Group certainly isn’t the first name on my mind. However, today I’ve been provided with a kit that I hope will prove me to…

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SSD And Flash Drive Prices Set To Fall As Impending NAND Price-Cut Beckons

NAND flash contract prices are expected to dip in Q4 of 2013 despite a pre-emptive reduction in global NAND supply according to industry sources speaking to Digitimes. The reason being is that demand has been too…

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Micron Predicts A Rise In DRAM Prices

Following the massive fire at the factory of SK Hynix early last month, the price of DRAM not surprisingly shot right up with the cost of a 2Gb DDR3 DRAM chip rising up from $1.60 to…

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Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction Corsair recently expanded their series of RAM kits to offer something between the Vengeance and the Dominator series. This new series is known as the Vengeance Pro series and it has kits ranging from 1600MHz…

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Crucial Ballistix Sport XT DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction Micron are on of the biggest DRAM vendors in the industry and Crucial is one of their main brands through which they channel their DRAM products. Today we are looking at Crucial’s revamped Ballistix Sport…

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Apacer Reveal Thunderbird Series OC RAM

Chinese DRAM vendor Apacer have unveiled some pretty unique looking RAM modules that will be part of their new “Thunderbird” series of RAM. Apacer will offer these modules in four different colours, pictured above – black,…

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G.Skill Expands RipjawsZ DDR3 Range With 15 New Kits

G.Skill have revealed fifteen new quad channel memory kits designed specifically for use with Intel’s new Ivy Bridge-E processors on the X79 platform. These kits are available in 1866MHz to 2933MHz frequencies. They all use voltages…

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Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction Picking the right memory kit has never really been easier thanks to Intel’s XMP profiling and quite frankly your choice has probably never been wider either. Today we are looking at a kit from Corsair,…

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SK Hynix’s Chinese Factory Goes Up In Flames, Could Cause Memory Price Hikes

Pictures coming in from China show that SK Hynix’s Chinese Factory containing fabrications #1 and #2 has burst into a raging fire due to an internal chemical explosion incident. Thankfully the incident has yet to cause…

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Kingston NaVi Limited Edition DDR3 1600MHz 8GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction Kingston are quite well known for their tendency to release limited edition products that are branded to celebrate certain events or partnerships and the NaVi series memory kits we have here today are no different.…