G.Skill unveils Threadripper-ready DDR4 memory kits
Published in Memory


Running from 2933MHz to 3600MHz

Following the launch of AMD's new HEDT Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and the X399 chipset motherboards, G.Skill has announced new DDR4 specifications and expanded its Flare X series which will be Ryzen Threadripper ready.

Memory supply too tight to mention
Published in Memory
Friday, 04 August 2017 06:00

Memory supply too tight to mention


Transcend warns of growing prices


DRAM and NAND flash memory chip prices will rise as supply remains tighter than a jar of peanut butter at a squirrel convention.

Samsung climbs on memory boom
Published in News
Thursday, 27 July 2017 06:00

Samsung climbs on memory boom


Booms are better than fire

Samsung Electronics  memory chip boom that propelled it to record profit in the second quarter is likely to continue in the third, just as revenue is widely expected to benefit from sales of OLED screens to the fruity cargo-cult Apple.

PC users will drop off a memory cliff
Published in Memory
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

PC users will drop off a memory cliff


Crucial report


Research from memory specialists Crucial suggests that a quarter of UK users have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over or crashes.

Samsung sees profits up by 72 percent
Published in Memory
Friday, 07 July 2017 12:09

Samsung sees profits up by 72 percent


Thanks for the memories


Samsung Electronics has said its second-quarter operating profit rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record.

DDR4 hits 4079MHz on AMD Ryzen platform
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:14

DDR4 hits 4079MHz on AMD Ryzen platform


With a single G.Skill Trident Z 8GB module

AMD has been working on optimizing memory performance on its AM4 platform and it appears it has been doing a good job as, thanks to an overclocker from Australia, DDR4 managed to finally break the 4,000 limit with Gigabyte X370 motherboard, Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and G.Skill's 8GB Trident Z DDR4 memory module.

Samsung invests $18.6 billion in South Korea
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Needs more memory and smartphone displays

Samsung is to invest $18.6 billion in South Korea as part of a cunning plan to extend its lead in memory chips and next-generation smartphone displays.

Toshiba announces 4-bit QLC NAND flash memory
Published in Memory


World's first 4-bit-per-cell 3D flash memory

Toshiba has announced the latest generation of 3D flash memory, the 4-bit-per-cell, quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology NAND flash memory.

AMD expands Ryzen DDR4 memory compatibility list
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Ranging from DDR4-2133 to DDR4-3200

AMD has continued to work on updates for its Ryzen CPUs and AM4 motherboards and has posted an extended and updated compatibility of DDR4 memory modules and kits.

Apple’s new phone threatens to suck up memory chips
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Unless no one buys it


Global electronics makers are worried that Apple is going to take all the supplies of memory chips for its new iPhone 8.