Wednesday, January 13th 2010

Mushkin Enhanced Announces New DDR3 Memory Kits

Mushkin Enhanced, a global leader in high-performance computer products, announced today the release of three groundbreaking memory kits for Intel’s LGA1156 and LGA1366 platforms.

Boasting ultra-low CL7 performance in high-density 4GB modules, the 996798 and 998798 memory kits provide free slots for future memory expansion while boosting memory performance to exceptional levels.

The 996801 kit will be of unrivaled value in the DDR3-2000 2x2GB performance segment. Adding to the value of this high performance memory kit are its considerable overclocking abilities, allowing enthusiasts to increase their clock speeds without dropping the memory ratio and thereby sacrificing performance.

“These new memory products we are introducing give our customers superior flexibility with their systems. Whether they are looking for a high density 8GB or 12GB kit with fast DDR3-1600 CL7 performance, or a lower density kit that allows them to overclock their machines to levels they never dreamed possible, Mushkin Enhanced has their needs covered.” – Brian Flood, director of product development.

Part Numbers:
  • 996801 – 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-16000 9-11-9-27 1.65V Blackline
  • 996798 – 8GB (2x4GB) PC3-12800 7-9-8-24 1.65V Blackline
  • 998798 – 12GB (3x4GB) PC3-12800 7-9-8-24 1.65V Blackline
The new high performance memory kits will be available in the coming weeks.
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17 Comments on Mushkin Enhanced Announces New DDR3 Memory Kits

#1
Munki
Not only is this some sexy modules..the CL is lower than my ripjaws....There might be some ripjaws for sale soon :)
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#2
n-ster
RAM is too expensive atm IMO
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#3
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
The forums mentioned it was good for the AMD chipset so I got my first set of Mushkin memory, model 996657 (7-7-7-20) and must say it works excellent.
One thing I really like is how the heatsinks are removable/replaceable without much effort (just pop off the chrome clips) It makes modding them quite easy

LOL, I wonder if we will ever see $20 for 2 gigs of memory again?
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#4
Morgoth
by: MKmods

LOL, I wonder if we will ever see $20 for 2 gigs of memory again?
if that hapens i max out to 24gb :D
$40 for 4gb sticks? :P
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#5
n-ster
not it was 20$ per 2gb stick and like 50-60$ per 4gb stick
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#6
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
I had a friend a few years ago that had 4 1 gig sticks that he paid $400 each for. (and I think a Pent II 200mhz slot CPU was like $1200)
Actually even at today's prices memory is an amazing deal.
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#7
mstenholm
I paid $40 for my 512 to 640 kB upgrade. RAM is not that expensive as it used to be (back in the days) ;)
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#8
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: n-ster
RAM is too expensive atm IMO
Four gigs of DDR3 1333, or 1600, for 100 dollars is not expensive at all, for the preformance you get, if your talking about DDR2 your right, why should slower ram be more expensive, however thats the way it always is, the newer technology gets cheaper while the old stuff gets more expensive.
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#9
LAN_deRf_HA
First ddr2 prices went up 120% making them the same cost as ddr3.... but now all the high performance ddr3 kits I've seen have gone up $30-50. So I'm not motivated to switch to ddr3 any time soon, not motivated to buy memory in general right now.
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#10
n-ster
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Four gigs of DDR3 1333, or 1600, for 100 dollars is not expensive at all, for the preformance you get, if your talking about DDR2 your right, why should slower ram be more expensive, however thats the way it always is, the newer technology gets cheaper while the old stuff gets more expensive.
I remember the time where great DDR3 sticks I could get 2x2gb at 50$ and 3x2gb at 70$... bottom low, I know, but that was when I almost built I system that now I regret that I did not build at that time...
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#11
imperialreign
by: n-ster
I remember the time where great DDR3 sticks I could get 2x2gb at 50$ and 3x2gb at 70$... bottom low, I know, but that was when I almost built I system that now I regret that I did not build at that time...
DDR3 is cheap nowadays. They way I've always looked at it, you get what you pay for - bottom end is right on par with DDR2. Even mid-range and lower-upper end DDR3 is right on par with DDR2. Only setups that still cost a bit more are the 4GB/8GB kits.
996801 – 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-16000 9-11-9-27 1.65V Blackline
996798 – 8GB (2x4GB) PC3-12800 7-9-8-24 1.65V Blackline
998798 – 12GB (3x4GB) PC3-12800 7-9-8-24 1.65V Blackline
TBH - I'm not that impressed by those factory timings. I've seen WAY better, even with 8GB+ setups.
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#12
n-ster
I don't see how paying double is cheap...
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#13
imperialreign
by: n-ster
I don't see how paying double is cheap...
What do you mean, paying double? :wtf:

I mean, seriously - 2x2GB kits for DDR3 are on average cheaper now than DDR2 kits. The industry is moving away from DDR2, slowly but surely. It's happening exactly the same as when DDR2 first hit the market - we're only seeing history repeat itself.

Besides, DDR3 runs faster and has a higher throughput than DDR2 - meaning that it's moving more information per clock cycle. Sure, you have to have a mobo that supports DDR3, and prices for this type of hardware is constantly falling once they're released to market and shouldn't even be taken into consideration for this debate . . . but, remove the mobo from the equation, and you're getting more for your money with DDR3. Higher throughput, lower actual latencies (even with the slightly higher timings) - the memory is capable of performing nearly twice as well as DDR2 . . . and at about the same price.

IMHO - sticking with DDR2 is actually hurting oneself of performance . . . while paying the same amount as comparable DDR3.

That's like seeing a brand new Corvette ZR1 right beside a brand new Mustang Cobra, both with nearly the same price tag, and buying the Cobra. You could've had faster and more efficient at the same cost . . .

. . . just doesn't make sense to me how desperately people keep clinging to these DDR3 myths.
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#14
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: n-ster
I don't see how paying double is cheap...
I understand value so I also have watched as the DDR3 has gone up (my 6gigs OCZ DDR3 was about $30 less than I paid for the 4gigs of Mushkin)

But even so at $125 for the 4 gigs I didnt feel ripped off (not like the poor guys that pay like 300-400+ for the silly Crucial DDR3)

OMG! how about this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139075

you think for $775 they would throw in some pretty covers with them
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#15
eidairaman1
I also notice the Latencies are like only double that of the original DDR, so when comparing DDR to DDR3, DDR3 now has tight timings and ultra high clock speeds negating the effects of higher latency. To me DDR2 should of never existed.


by: imperialreign
What do you mean, paying double? :wtf:

I mean, seriously - 2x2GB kits for DDR3 are on average cheaper now than DDR2 kits. The industry is moving away from DDR2, slowly but surely. It's happening exactly the same as when DDR2 first hit the market - we're only seeing history repeat itself.

Besides, DDR3 runs faster and has a higher throughput than DDR2 - meaning that it's moving more information per clock cycle. Sure, you have to have a mobo that supports DDR3, and prices for this type of hardware is constantly falling once they're released to market and shouldn't even be taken into consideration for this debate . . . but, remove the mobo from the equation, and you're getting more for your money with DDR3. Higher throughput, lower actual latencies (even with the slightly higher timings) - the memory is capable of performing nearly twice as well as DDR2 . . . and at about the same price.

IMHO - sticking with DDR2 is actually hurting oneself of performance . . . while paying the same amount as comparable DDR3.

That's like seeing a brand new Corvette ZR1 right beside a brand new Mustang Cobra, both with nearly the same price tag, and buying the Cobra. You could've had faster and more efficient at the same cost . . .

. . . just doesn't make sense to me how desperately people keep clinging to these DDR3 myths.
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#16
n-ster
double vs BEFORE not vs DDR2... BEFORE I could get good 2x2gb DDR3 at 50$, now it's like double
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#17
buggalugs
why dont they have a 3X2 Gb triple channel kit?
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