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Rebuild, Restructure, Review – System Upgrade time.

With our CES trip gone past, what better way to kick off the new year then with a new system build. Follow along as we unbox, build, and benchmark one of our new test systems.Thermaltake was kind enough to help us build the majority of this new rig. Starting with an open concept Core P5 Chassis. This is no ordinary …

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Intel Unveils Optane Memory Technology – CES 2017 Update

Intel is announcing a new class of non-volatile memory (NVM) devices utilizing their new Optane™ Memory Technology.  The Optane memory modules will be available in either 16GB or 32GB capacities, and they will connect via compatible motherboards’ M.2 slots. Pairing Optane memory with a large capacity HDD (or SATA SSD) will result in SSD-like speeds, while maintaining the higher capacity, …

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Patriot Viper Elite DDR4-3200 Memory (16GB) Review

Supercharging our Z170 test bench allowed us to squeeze out every ounce of performance possible and with thanks to Patriot, we look to squeeze out some more! Today we are tossing Patriot’s Viper Elite DDR4-3200 memory into our test bench in hopes to speed things up! PACKAGING, PRICING & SPECIFICATIONS The front of the packaging of the Elite Series Viper DDR4 …

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Supercharging Our Test Bench Thanks to Thermaltake & Kingston!

Not too long ago, we collaborated with many partners to put together our most recent and most epic test bench to date. Well just as quickly as trends change in this industry, so do our systems, mainly to address specific components and hardware to address our testing needs. Becoming more and more popular is the demand for power consumption. Thanks …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of World’s Fastest DRAM – Based on Latest High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Interface

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading producer of high-performance memory devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first 4-gigabyte (GB) DRAM package that is based on the 2nd generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) interface. Targeted usage scenarios are high-performance computing, advanced graphics systems, advanced network systems, as well as enterprise servers. Samsung’s latest HBM solution …

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XMP Profiles & Skylake Stability Issues – CES 2016 Update

As CES continues one of the topics that we frequently discussed with memory and motherboard manufacturers is the on-going issue of unstable Skylake builds. This topic seems to be rather ‘hush-hush’ throughout the industry, and if not ‘hush-hush’ than it is a topic not readily discussed.  As seen in our latest Z170 build, we found that with clock frequencies ranging up …

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G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3000 Memory Review

G.Skill memory has a great reputation, especially with PC enthusiasts, gamers,  overclockers and extreme overclockers. They have made DIMM’s using various IC’s from PSC on their DDR3 Pi series, Hynix IC’s on the Ripjaws line and with Samsung on their DDR3 TridentX line up.  Today, we have  G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4 3000CL15 16GB kit on the Bench with the product code …

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Crucial Announces 16GB Ballistix DDR4 Memory Modules and 8Gb-based DDR Server Memory – Computex 2015 Update

Crucial, a world-leading producer of memory and storage devices, is announcing Crucial Ballistix DDR4 16GB performance memory modules, as well as 8Gb-based DDR4 server memory modules. Utilizing new high-density 8Gb-based components creates Ballisitix 16GB DDR4 memory modules for memory-intensive usage scenarios, while the 8Gb-based DDR4 server memory modules offer a significant cost benefit as compared to current 4Gb-based DDR4 modules. …

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ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400 Memory Review

ADATA is no stranger to the DRAM market, they’ve been making high quality memory kits for both the consumer and enterprise markets for years, as well as consumer flash storage such as flash drives, SSDs and memory cards. Today we’ll be reviewing the latest in their XPG gaming and enthusiast series: the ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400 quad channel memory kit; which …

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