DDR4

The level of competition in the desktop CPU market has rarely been as intensive as it has been over the last couple of years. When AMD brought its Ryzen processors to market, it forced Intel to reply, and both have consistently battled in multiple areas, including core count, IPC performance, frequency, and ultimate performance. The constant race to improve products, stay ahead of the competition, and meet customers' changing needs has also sent the two companies off of the beaten paths at times, developing even wilder technologies in search of that competitive edge. In the case of AMD, one such development effort has culminated with 3D V-Cache packaging technology, which stacks a layer of L3 cache on top of the existing CCD's L3 cache. Owing...

The Intel Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K Review: High Performance For the Mid-Range

Since Intel announced and launched its 12th Gen Core series of CPUs in to the market, we've reviewed both the flagship Core i9-12900K, as well as the entry-level (but...

196 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/29/2022

The Intel Core i3-12300 Review: Quad-Core Alder Lake Shines

Just over a month ago Intel pulled the trigger on the rest of its 12th generation "Alder Lake" Core desktop processors, adding no fewer than 22 new chips. This...

140 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/3/2022

Crucial Ballistix Memory Goes End-of-Life, Micron Realigns its DRAM Strategy

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...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/17/2022

CES 2022: GIGABYTE Announces B660 Aorus Master Motherboards

During CES 2022, GIGABYTE unveiled many B660 and H610 motherboards designed for Intel's latest Alder Lake processors. Perhaps the most interesting and 'premium' of these is the GIGABYTE B660...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

CES 2022: MSI Releases Four MAG B660M Mortar Motherboards

Intel's Alder Lake 12th generation desktop processors support DDR5 and DDR4 memory types. While users have the option to use either, Intel's 600 series motherboards can support one or...

0 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

CES 2022: MSI Unveils the MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 Motherboard

MSI, along with other vendors has unveiled new motherboards for Intel's latest Alder Lake processors based on the more affordable H670, B660, and H610 chipsets. One of the most...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/5/2022

ASUS Demonstrates DDR5 to DDR4 Converter Card

One of the key issues with purchasing a modern Alder Lake system today is the cost of the memory, especially when an enthusiast wants to use DDR5. Due to...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2021

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR4): Over 30+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/24/2021

The Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900K Review: Hybrid Performance Brings Hybrid Complexity

Today marks the official retail availability of Intel’s 12th Generation Core processors, starting with the overclockable versions this side of the New Year, and the rest in 2022. These...

474 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 11/4/2021

Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake for Desktops: Top SKUs Only, Coming November 4th

Over the past few months, Intel has been drip-feeding information about its next-generation processor family. Alder Lake, commercially known as Intel’s 12th Generation Core architecture, is officially being announced...

395 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/27/2021

A Broadwell Retrospective Review in 2020: Is eDRAM Still Worth It?

Intel’s first foray into 14nm was with its Broadwell product portfolio. It launched into the mobile market with a variety of products, however the desktop offering in 2015 was...

120 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/2/2020

PNY Unveils XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB DDR4-3200 Memory

Perhaps more widely known for its array of NVIDIA based graphics cards, American based company PNY has announced its latest product, the XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB DDR4 memory. Built...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/14/2020

GeIL Unveils Orion Series Memory, Up to DDR4-4000 with 32 GB Memory Modules

GeIL has announced its newest family of DDR4 modules, the Orion series. Available in two versions, one standard and one for AMD platforms, the Orion series offers SKUs ranging...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/11/2020

Patriot's New 32GB Modules Available: UDIMM up to DDR4-3600, SODIMM up to DDR4-3000

Patriot has released a new series of DDR4 32GB memory modules in its VIPER GAMING STEEL series, complementing the 32GB offerings of the Blackout series as well as for...

11 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/9/2020

GeiL Unveils 64 GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM Kit, 2 x 32 GB

Memory manufacturer Golden Emporer International Limited, or known generally as GeiL, has announced its new memory line with support for Intel 10th Gen and AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2020

XPG Spectrix D50 Memory: A More Subtle RGB DDR4

ADATA's XPG division has unveiled its latest addition in the high-performance DRAM segment, the Spectrix D50. Starting from 8 GB DDR4-3000 modules, the latest Spectrix D50 kits will go...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/15/2020

ATP’s DDR4-3200 Industrial DIMMs: Up to 128GB @ 1.2V for AMD & Intel

ATP has unveiled its latest memory modules for servers and industrial applications, boasting a 3200 MT/s data transfer rate, an industry-standard voltage, and capacities ranging from 2 GB to...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2020

SMART Modular Reveals 32 GB DDR4-3200 Low Profile Mini-DIMMs for Extreme Environments

SMART Modular has unveiled a new lineup of 32 GB Mini-DIMMs for extreme environments, such as industrial or telecommunication applications. The new high-density modules come in ULP (Ultra Low...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2020

GIGABYTE Launches Designare DDR4-3200 Memory, a 64 GB Kit

GIGABYTE is a relatively new player on the memory market, yet it clearly wants to participate in the premier league. As seen at CES, this week the company introduced...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2020

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