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Kingston Launches DDR4 Memory, PCIe SSDs for Intel Skylake

Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kit.

Following the announcement of Intel Skylake-K processor for gamers and enthusiasts and the new chipset, known as the Z170 PCH (Processor Communications Hub), memory manufacturers introduced new products to support the platform. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced several new products optimized for Skylake. The company launched several 8GB and 16GB memory kits from the Fury family and now offers memory kits with two and four DIMM modules. Memory kits are available in low-latency 2133MHz (CL14), and CL15 versions at 2400 and 2666MHz. With Intel Core i5-6600K and i7-6700K, we are looking at very good bandwidth of 34.1GB/s for the 2133MHz, 38.4GB/s for 2400


3D, Companies, CPU, Exclusive, Hardware, Intel, Opinion

Intel’s 2015 Roadmap Conundrum: Tick-Tock is Not a Swiss Clock

Intel Core i7-5775C, one of just only two LGA models in Intel's lineup.

In my 30-year career as an IT hardware expert, I’ve seen thousands of roadmaps, leaked, manage-leaked and official alike. Many were on target, yet still quite a few headed for the “failed” dustbin. Among all of them, Intel’s “tick-tock” plan was probably the most ambitious one in terms of attempted consistency and predictability. Knowing the multiple interlinked uncertainties of semiconductor process, CPU architecture, ecosystem changes and others, it was a wonder in itself that it lasted for several years, until the major slippages occurred in the Sandy Bridge generation. From then on, not only there were major delays introduced to the high end lines as the


Hardware, VR World

ASRock’s LGA1151 Motherboard For Intel Skylake CPUs Detailed In Leak

ASRock Skylake board 4

ASRock’s Skylake-based motherboard gives us a taste of what’s to come with Intel’s sixth-generation cores.


Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Reviews, VR World

Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000 CL15 16GB Kit Review

HyperX DDR4 3000_

The HyperX Predator line from Kingston is fresh on the scene and is hoping to be the choice for many enthusiasts with its competitive pricing.


Exclusive, Gaming, Hardware, VR World

MSI Releases the X99S Gaming 9 ACK


MSI announces today the new MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK, a version that has been updated with the latest Killer DoubleShot Pro.


Global Politics, US

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 20nm DDR4 Memory


New lineup of DDR4 memory to be targeted at Enterprise market.


Gaming, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Reviews

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666 CL 15, Surprisingly Fun Memory

Corsair Vengeance LPX 26666 C15 4x4GB

Corsair’s new DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2666 CL 15 quad channel kit is reviewed. It proves to be a capable set of RAM with headroom for overclocking and tweaking.


VR World

G.Skill Launches Ripjaws 4 DDR4 Memory Clocked At 3333 MHz

GSkill 3333MHz

Although there are several DDR4 kits available for X99 motherboards, most modules are clocked at 2133 MHz and 2400 MHz. G.Skill is looking to remedy that with the launch of its latest memory modules, which are clocked at 3333 MHz. Dubbed Ripjaws 4, G.Skill is looking to cater to the enthusiast segment with these modules, which will be available in quad-channel variants (4x4GB). In addition to the 3333 MHz modules, G.Skill is also launching slightly lesser clocked 3300 MHz and 3200 MHz kits in 16 GB (4x4GB) configurations. The modules feature a CL timings of 16-16-16-36, which comes out to a latency of 9.6 nanoseconds.


Enterprise, Hardware

SK.Hynix Enables 1TB of Processor Memory with a 128GB DDR4 Module


Back in 2003, AMD introduced the Opteron processor, world’s first 64-bit x86 processor capable of addressing more than 4GB of memory (32-bit) – no less than massive 1TB of memory, courtesy of its 40-bit allocation table. Processors of today are capable of addressing up to 8TB of SDRAM memory thanks to extended (46-bit) allocation table. However, until now, finding a high-capacity memory module with 32GB density was as rare as finding hen’s teeth and usually you would pay top dollar for it. Upcoming 20nm manufacturing process enabled the creation of ultra-dense memory modules and with SK.Hynix launching its 20nm 8Gbit memory chip, there was no


Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Qualcomm Announces 20nm Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 64-Bit Chips

Cat9 LTE Qualcomm

Qualcomm has been fairly quiet about their high-end ambitions after what is expected to follow the soon-to-launch Snapdragon 805 chipset. The Snapdragon 805 is Qualcomm’s chip that will likely ship in devices next quarter and is marketed by Qualcomm as their 4K chip with the Adreno 420 GPU. Now, even though the Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) is a very powerful chip, it lacks 64-bit capability and doesn’t have an integrated modem, requiring a separate modem like Qualcomm’s 20nm MDM9x35 to enable cellular capability. It also sports an improved Krait CPU with a Krait 450 CPU compared to the Snapdragon 801 and 800’s Krait 400. However, it