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Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants

Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants While the consumer versions of the SSDs won’t be available until later this year, the chip maker has something to tide us over — Intel Optane Memory.Before Intel Optane, which is based on the 3D Xpoint technology, users had to decide between the two different types of storage device.

Close to the Metal Ep. 36: Whose Optane Memory is it anyway?

Close to the Metal Ep. 36: Whose Optane Memory is it anyway? 2 drive that acts as a caching source for your existing hard drive.At $44 for the 16GB Optane Memory, you’re almost at the cost of a 120GB SSD, which would seem to most system builders to be a preferable option.

Spice up a desktop’s innards with colorful Corsair Vengeance RGB memory sticks

Spice up a desktop’s innards with colorful Corsair Vengeance RGB memory sticks And through the Corsair Link tool, users can synchronize the memory’s lighting and effects with other compatible Corsair products installed in the system.According to Corsair, the new Vengeance RGB memory sticks are compatible with third-party motherboard software RGB control.

Intel’s Optane memory sticks will require seventh-generation Core processors

Intel’s Optane memory sticks will require seventh-generation Core processors Now, it appears that Optane requires Intel Core processors specifically, making their requirements a bit more specific, as the Tech Report points out.More: Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants The specific reference can be found on Intel’s own Optane site, which lists the CPUs and chipsets that will be required to utilize Optane memory.

DDR5 memory specifications expected to be finalized by JEDEC association next year

DDR5 memory specifications expected to be finalized by JEDEC association next year The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association says the development of specifications for the DDR5 DRAM standard has already begun, with finalization set for next year.Manufacturers of other computer components will need to build in support for DDR5 RAM, and that can only take place once the specifications are made public.

Aorus details GTX 1060, 1080 with faster memory

Aorus details GTX 1060, 1080 with faster memory Following Nvidia’s announcement at the beginning of March that new, faster memory editions of its GTX 10 series graphics cards were coming soon, Aorus has become one of the first manufacturers to debut its version of them.Its new GTX 1060 and GTX 1080 cards have faster memory and should offer a small bump in overall performance.

G.Skill’s new Trident Z RGB modules ramp up the speed of DDR4 memory

G.Skill’s new Trident Z RGB modules ramp up the speed of DDR4 memory Skill, which is introducing some high-capacity memory hitting some blisteringly fast clock speeds and offering up some RGB lighting for a customizable aesthetic.Specifically, the company is releasing new ultra-high capacity Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kits utilizing 16GB modules and designed for Intel X99 and Z270 chipsets.

G.Skill’s new memory kit wrings every last ounce of power from the DDR4

G.Skill’s new memory kit wrings every last ounce of power from the DDR4 Computer hardware is in a constant state of evolution, with new processes and new materials redefining our technological boundaries on a regular basis.The component is being billed as the first DDR4-4,333MHz memory kit on the market that is available in an 8GBx2 configuration, for a total of 16GB.

Researchers record 65 percent improvement in 3D rendering speeds by processing in memory

Researchers record 65 percent improvement in 3D rendering speeds by processing in memory A researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a new architecture for 3D stacked memory.It uses the hardware’s capacity for “processing in memory” to deliver 3D rendering speeds that are up to 65 percent faster than previous methodology.

Intel’s cutting-edge Optane Memory may one day replace your RAM, but not today

Intel’s cutting-edge Optane Memory may one day replace your RAM, but not today Instead of shipping an Optane Memory drive for home use, the company is selling a cache drive available in 16GB of 32GB capacities.A drop-in Optane Memory cache drive would be an awesome solution for old PCs that already have a hard disk.

SK Hynix may work with Nvidia to produce GDDR6 memory chips in early 2018

SK Hynix may work with Nvidia to produce GDDR6 memory chips in early 2018 SK Hynix is the latest to introduce a GDDR6 product, stating that it will begin mass producing an 8Gb memory chip by early 2018.Samsung said something similar during the recent Hot Chips convention, stating that the mass production of its GDDR6 chips wouldn’t begin until 2018.

Apple’s next iMac could have server-grade hardware, and cosmic-ray-resistant memory

Apple’s next iMac could have server-grade hardware, and cosmic-ray-resistant memory One of the most recent iMac rumors suggests that the high-end versions of the upcoming all-in-one could feature “server-grade” internal components.According to the same supply-chain leak, the high-end server-grade iMac could feature an Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor, 16 to 64 GB of the aforementioned ECC RAM, and a 2TB PCIe SSD.

SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2?

SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2? SK Hynix’ own press release suggests such a product is coming within the next 12 months, in fact, when it states “SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs.” This is an interesting statement, given that HBM2, not GDDR5X/6 has been broadly positioned as the future of next-generation memory.

How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think

How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think Random Access Memory, usually shortened to “RAM” or simply “memory,” is one of the most important parts of any computer.How much memory you require will depend on two factors, including what you want to do, and how much you’re willing to spend.

Super-thin systems headline Asus’ Zenbook brand at Computex 2016

Super-thin systems headline Asus’ Zenbook brand at Computex 2016 For starters, the new ZenBook 3 sports a metal unibody construction and an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy design, with the chassis ranging from 11.Tsang said during the presentation that the ZenBook 3’s CPU performance is up to 1.

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share Recent data from the Publisher’s Association indicate a major market trend back toward treeware, as ebook and e-reader sales continue to slump from their 2011 peak.It’s not clear whether the enduring popularity of tablets might be responsible for some of this change; if tablets have usurped some e-reader market share, that could explain things.

L2 vs. L3 cache: What's the Difference?

L2 vs. L3 cache: What's the Difference? Today, we’re going to take one step further and explore the difference between L2 and L3 caches.At its simplest level, an L3 cache is just a larger, slower version of the L2 cache.