AMD's shift to DDR3 memory with the Phenom II, coupled with falling prices for DDR3 memory modules, point to a turning point in the mainstream adoption of the newer memory standard. If you're still hesitant about getting DDR3 for your next rig, we tempt your wallets with this mega memory showdown involving 10 different dual and triple-channel DDR3 1600MHz kits.
As the scratch pad for any form of computation, memory is an essential component of a computer. Join us in remembering the past ten years of memory developments in this Hardware Zone special.
Patriot's new Viper Fin DDR3-1866 memory delivers on all counts with great cooling and performance. Enthusiasts will also find what they need with Intel XMP profiles and lots of extra bandwidth for manual overclocking. Read our full review after the jump.
The Patriot Extreme Performance PC3-15000 2GB Kit is memory for hardcore overclockers to take their PCs to the next level. At its rated 1866MHz speeds, this pair of memory can keep pace with extreme FSBs up to 460MHz. Find out how it performs right here.
After much hyping for their hybrid water-cooled FlexXLC memory, OCZ's next success story comes in the form of another exotic-cooled memory. The OCZ Reaper HPC is a self contained heat-dissipating juggernaut that pushes the barrier of DDR2 performance without breaking a sweat. Read the full review here.
The new AENEON XTUNE AXT760UD00-19D is the world's first low latency DDR2-1066 memory module that is guaranteed to operate at the DDR2 JEDEC standard voltage of 1.8V. To top it off, the XTUNE also supports NVIDIA's EPP specifications for SLI-Ready Memory. Check out the full review here.
DDR3 memory arrived with the launch of Intel P35 chipset, but do you need to upgrade your system for DDR3 compliance? Overclockers have been waiting for DDR3 for higher bandwidth and faster speeds, but it is worth the trade off from current low latency DDR2 memory? Answers inside.