With more and more manufacturers joining the DDR4 race, embedded and industry module suppliers Virtium have also entered the competition. The new memory modules are claimed to deliver up to 40% of power savings and twice the bandwidth over the previous DDR3 modules. Virtium offers the modules as solutions for server blades, networking and telecom applications.


The new DDR4 modules possess transfer speeds of up to 1866 MHz and a power consumption of 1.2V.

Virtium intends the DDR4 VLP RIMM modules to be used for space constrained embedded fields, such as blade servers. “Because of our sole focus on the industrial embedded market and that our customers are now doing a majority of their design work around DDR4, Virtium will fully support future proprietary  FBGA and Intel-based chipset systems with a comprehensive DDR4 roadmap of memory module form factors.” said Phan Hoang, Vice president of research and development.

The new modules are offered in the low profile ULP RDIMM and have capacities ranging from 4GB to 16GB. The form factor is DIMM, coupled with registers which allow for lesser loads on the memory controller. ECC is also in place allowing for checking in any type of internal data corruption. They are available in both x8 and x4 configurations as well, with standard operating temperatures from 0 degrees to 85 degree centigrade. Extended temperatures have ranges from -40 to 95 C. They come with a warranty of 5 years.


The high-performance division of Kingston Technology Company, the world leader in memory products, HyperX, whose portfolio includes high-speed DDR3 and SSDs today launched the HyperX Fury. The HyperX Fury is a memory line exclusively for gamers and enthusiasts and it replaces the HyperX blu memory line. The next generation high performance memory offers a slew of features including automatic overclocking through an asymmetric aggressive heatspreader design. This provides for the ultimate cost-efficient gamer experience.


Fury to be available in frequencies of 1333MHz, 1600MHz, and 1866MHz. No need for manual BIOS tuning for high speeds.

The HyperX fury is fully Plug and Play. This means that there is no need for any manual BIOS tuning in order to achieve overclocking or high speeds. The memory is fully tailored for gamers and enthusiasts. In a statement, Lawrence Yang, Business manager HyperX elaborated”We are excited to offer our newest addition to the HyperX DRAM family for entry-level enthusiasts who want to maximize their gaming and user experience. This is a great product for someone looking to upgrade their gaming system at an affordable price.” The heatspreader design comes in four colors, as it can be seen in the image above. It features a black PCB to allow custom system builders color matching.

The memory is available in frequencies of 1333, 1600 and 1866 MHz, with capacities of 4GB-single, 8GB-single, 8GB-kit and 16GB-kit. CAS latency is 9 , 10 with a power requirement of 1.5 V. It is also backed by a lifetime warranty, free live technical support and the reliability which comes with Kingston products.


The South Korean semiconductor supplier SK Hynix is the latest addition to the list of manufacturers to announce the addition of the DDR4 to their portfolio. The double data rate fourth generation memory is expected to hit the market sometime this year or the start of 2015. However, Hynix has just set the bar for future releases even higher. With companies such as Micron and ADATA announcing modules with capacities of up to 8 gb, Hynix’s modules will have a shuddering capacity of 64 and 128 GB. Whether motherboards supporting this capacity will arrive in the market is a speculation for another time.

Kingston DDR 4 192GB Ramkit - IDF 2013 -4

SK HYNIX modules manufactured using TSV – Will have double the density of previous modules

The modules are based upon the company’s 8Gb memory chips mounted on the 20nm process node. They are manufactured using the Through Silicon Via method, providing them with double the density of the previous modules. This means that the circuit are produced with a small conducive hole which is then filled with a conductive material. The circuits and the material are then joined, creating vertical pathways. This not only provides for the lower operating voltages but also opens the modules up for higher bandwidth and capacities.

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ADATA has joined the list of manufacturers who have officially announced their DDR4 products. Other manufacturers are Micron Storage and lesser known SMART Modular. Like Micron, the product is to be aimed at the Haswell-EP, the server version of the enthusiast Haswell E. The product faces the same clock speed limitations as Micron’s does with a clock speed of 2133 MHz.


DDR4 modules offered in sizes of 4, 8 and 16 GB with frequency of 2133 MHz.

As seen from the table above, the memories are being offered in densities of 4, 8 and 16 GB, with a power consumption of 1.2 Volts. The company claims that its low power consumption models and high frequencies make the memory modules suitable for server, storage and networking applications. However it has to be noted that the modules offered have more or less the same specifications as the other modules released by its competitors in the industry. ADATA also announced that it is closely working with Intel towards developing memory that supports next generation server platforms, especially the Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3. It should be noted here that Micron also announced of its close partnership with Intel over DDR4 support. So we can be sure that whatever the manufacturer, the Haswell-EP will have a variety of supporting memory modules.


Micron Storage has announced it’s plans to ramp up the production of DDR4 memory modules. This move comes up in anticipation of the pending launch of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 “Haswell-EP” server processors. The Xeon E5-2600 is expected to be launched in the second quarter of this year. Micron claims that these new modules boast a performance enhancement of 35% over the previous DDR3.


New 4 GB DDR4 modules to have a capability of 2133 MT/s.

The new 4GB DDR4 modules scheduled for production will have a capability of 2133 megatransfers per second. Compared with the previous generation, the DDR4 has a higher productivity, reliability and lower power consumption. Specifications provide a jump in productivity from 1.6 to 3.2 giga transactions per second with a supply voltage of 1.2 Volts. Micron is also sampling faster 2400 MT/s modules for follow up products in 2015.

“Our JEDEC-compliant portfolio showcases the performance and power benefits that DDR4 products can provide for our customers,” said Robert Feurle, Micron’s vice president of marketing and program management. Pointing towards Micron’s collaboration with Intel, he said, “As a result of Micron’s close engagement with our key enabling partners, we are well positioned to bring this exciting new technology to market.”

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Top of the line Avexir RAM is like no other Luxury Item. The Avexir RAM is assembled by an expert hand who chooses the perfect IC from hundreds of samples, painstakingly crafting the Hardware masterpiece. They are then manually tested rigorously before being packaged. The high end of Avexir has a failure rate of 0%.  Needless to say if you are buying something for $1999 you would expect nothing less than absolute perfection.Avexir Blitz Red Dragon 1.1 Header Now meet the Avexir Blitz Red Dragon 1.1:

Avexir Blitz Red Dragon 1.1 Memory Series Launched – Boutique Luxury RAM At its Finest

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for Avexir ultra-high end RAM.  For one thing, I cannot afford one, for another, they have killer aesthetics and CPU Cooler clearance in mind without sacrificing performance. When I first heard of Avexir and saw the mind boggling price tag of $2000 (there are lower end models available too that don’t cost an arm and a leg) I was truly stumped.  But then seeing the specifications and performance of Avexir, the price was somewhat justified. They are still asking double of what should be, but hey, who am I to complain. Another thing is that Avexir High End rams are in painfully limited supply owing to their handcrafted workmanship, which adds to their brand name. Currently the Avexir Blitz Red Dragon 1.1 lineup has only released its low to mid end SKUs. 


G. SKILL International Co. Ltd. is a leading high-performance memory manufacturer and designer. They specialize in high-performance SSD and memory product which are designed for PC gamers around the world.  On the 20th February, the company announced that the Ripjaws SO-DIMM 1.35V high-performance DDR3 memory series for PCs and laptops clocked at 2600 MHz on the latest M8 system by barebone.

G.Skill Ripjaws 2133 Mhz SO-DIMM Memory Kit Overclocked to 2600Mhz


As the technological world continues to evolve, so are high-end desktops. These desktops are slowly evolving into small form factor. Everything is becoming compact and more portable than ever. G. SKILL International Co. Ltd. wasted no time in adapting to the current trend. They successfully shifted the focus of their topnotch overclocking legacy from desktop to SO-DIMM memory. They were able to overclock Ripjaws 2133 MHz C11 1.35V memory to a mind boggling 2600 MHz. This particular memory kit runs with 8GB (4 GB x 2). This procedure was successful under dual-channel operation on ASRock M8.


Crucual, a leading memory and flash products manufacturer is aiming to launch their latest DDR4 memory modules for desktop PCs in late 2014. Computerbase managed to take pictures of their CES 2014 booth where several engineering samples of the upcoming DDR4 memory modules were showcased.Crucial DDR4 Memory Sample

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Crucuial To Launch New DDR4 Memory Modules in Late 2014

Crucial and other memory makers will commence production of the DDR4 memory modules for Intel’s server platform starting Spring 2014. DDR4 memory for consumers will arrive later in Q4 2014 when Intel’s high-end Haswell-E platform is expected to launch. Crucial will launch their new DDR4 memory under the Ballistix brand with rated frequencies of 3000 MHz which is over the JEDEC standard of DDR4-2133-2400 (1.2V) so these will obviously be considered OC memory kits.

Crucial along with several other manufacturer’s will work with Intel to approve and confirm the new Intel XMP 2.0 (Extreme Memory Profile 2) specifications which allows memory to be optimized on Intel motherboards so that it runs stable at the clock frequencies and ratings its shipped from the memory maker.

Hardware Industry

Everyone wants big things in smaller dimensions, and so the technology developers and manufacturers have always worked for years to create things that are small yet powerful. Every computer and mobile manufacturing company wants its products to be slimmer but in the meantime, faster. Intel is a company that is working hard to bring the power of personal computer in very small sizes and so the company has introduced a new dual core computer named as Intel Edison, that is roughly equal to the size of an SD memory card.

Intel Edison

Intel Edison PC Announced  – Full 22nm Dual-Core PC In The Palm of Your Hands

Today at Consumer Electronics Show 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced Intel Edison PC, a new type of small-scale version of personal computer that is based on the same technology which Intel used in its Quark SoC, which was revealed four months ago. The tiny Intel Edison PC is mainly developed for professional use and is aimed at developers. “It’s a full system. It’s a full pentium-class PC in the form factor of an SD card,” says Krzanich.

The Intel Edison computer is similar to an SD memory card in its design, it is built on the company’s 22nm transistor technology that allows this tiny computer to operate smoothly. Intel Edison PC has been designed to run the Linux operating system and also features built-in wireless and Bluetooth modules. According to Krzanich, the Edison PC is basically aimed at developers who would use it to develop next generation wearable technology and connected devices. Intel has intentions of “making everything smart” with its new Edison PC.


Samsung has developed the industry’s first LPDDR4 memory chip of 8Gb capacity. LPDDR4 is a low powered version of DDR4 ( Double Data Rate Four). Even now 3GB of memory is not very uncommon in smartphone, Galaxy Note 3 anyone?

Industry’s First 8Gb LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

If u don’t know, Gigabits is the norm for measuring chip capacity, but in devices such as a smartphone, memory is measured in Gigabytes. 1 byte = 8 bits so four 8 Gb LPDDR4 chips will enable mobile manufacturers to install this magnanimous amount of RAM in a phone. ( Not that its actually very necessary).


Technically the new chips will provide 50% better performance over the existing LPDDR3 solutions. While doing this, they will also consume 40% less power. According to Samsung, the new  LPDDR4 chips are manufactured using 20nm fabrication technology and this yields one Gigabyte on a single die, the highest in the industry.

Normally you would trade off performance for power consumption, or vice versa. This time around because of the jump from DDR3 to DDR4 the performance is also doubled and the operating voltage is also reduced as per the the cycle, just like in desktop DRAM.

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The Newegg Cyber Monday Sale for the year 2013 are now live and we have compiled our list for the top 5 PC hardware deals for you guys so check out and buy them as soon as possible since a couple of hours are left before the sale officially ends. Newegg has a bunch of hardware deals on the Cyber Monday Sale with hardware selling with upto 70% discounts.

Newegg Cyber Monday Sale 2013

Newegg Cyber Monday Sale 2013 – Top 5 PC Hardware Deals

Our writers have already provided you a great coverage on other Cyber Monday deals such as gaming consoles and gadgets which you can see in the list for yourself below:

Me being the hardware guy will provide you with a list of 5 PC hardware deals which i found the most interesting on Newegg Cyber Monday Sale. You can see the deals listed below:

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Walmart Black Friday 2013 deals ad is online and although there are so many good deals, some of them should better be avoided. Here are some of those bad deals which you should consider skipping this year. You can check out some amazing deals here: Some Big-Saving Black Friday Deals from Walmart and Best black friday 2013

Walmart Black Friday 2013 deals to avoid:

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Rambus is known to be a seclusive company. It has always brought many inspiring and unusual products to the stage. If you ever bought a Pentium 4 processor at its launch, u may remember the dual channel RDRAM u had to buy with it. RDRAM was pitted against SDRAM at its launch. Although it brought with it higher performance, the costs were magnanimous. Also the PS3 housed XDR-DRAM, the successor to the RDRAM and the competitor of DDR2 SDRAM. Through the course of history, industry has never fully integrated technologies from Rambus.

Rambus R+

Rambus Hopes To Speed DDR4 To 6.4 Gbps

It is just a matter of months when you will be able to buy DDR4 memory for your computer. Rambus in an effort wants to improve the current DDR4 specification.The new Rambus R+ technology further lowers power consumption by 25% and improves speed by almost 50%, taking it to a staggering 6.4 Gbps. This comparison is between the Rambus R+ technology and the stock DDR4 specification.

Normally DDR3′s range clock range  was 800 – 1600 Mhz. DDR4 generally will be rated to run at 1600 – 3200 Mhz. However by overclocking and memory binning, memory speed and latency can be fine tuned, as a consequence speeds of 2400 Mhz on a DDR3 dimm are not a rare sight. The R+ technology is not new as it was implemented on DDR3 modules also but never adopted by the industry.

G.Skill announced the AEGIS line of high-performance, standard-height DDR3 memory modules, for gaming PC builds.

G.Skill Aegis

G.Skill Announces Aegis DDR3 High End Gaming Memory

Said series of memory is called AEGIS line and is composed of standard-height DDR3 modules. With frequencies of DDR3-1333 MHz and DDR3-1600 MHz, the modules can have up to 8 GB capacities. They can even switch from one clock setting to the other, owing to support for two different JEDEC-approved SPD profiles.

G.Skill Aegis

G.Skill’s AEGIS also possess timings of 9-9-9-24 (for the DDR3-1333, 1.35V modules) and 11-11-11-28 (1600 MHz, 1.5V). The modules feature black PCBs with heatspreaders that are basically sheets of aluminium, with die-cast prints on them. The modules are backed by lifetime warranties, G.Skill didn’t announce pricing.

G.Skill Aegis

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Companies have been very busy at the IDF (Intel Developer Forum). Kingston revealed its massive 192 GB DDR4 Ram Kit with a Live Demo, and apparently G.Skill followed suit. G.Skill did reveal DDR4; however it showed no live demo or any sample in action, the ‘DDR4′ Ram Modules were actually locked up inside a case for looking only.

G.Skill Intros DDR4 with No Flash and Bangs – Just Looking at the Chip is enough.

I think its needless to say that if the stall next door (figuratively speaking) is on a Live PC Showcasing 192GB worth of DDR4 RAM and you are just putting DDR4 Ram chips into a glass case for people to see; don’t expect anyone to be amazed. And no one really was. However to be fair G.Skill did showcase a DDR3 3000MHz Ram Chip in a 32 GB Ram Kit *cough*192GB which is pretty damn impressive in itself. The G.Skill DDR3 3000Mhz Ram was tested on a 4960X and pushed the Ivy bridge setup to its limit. we say once again: Pretty impressive.

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