Friday, January 4th 2013

G.Skill TridentX Nominated for 2013 Edison Awards

G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of high performance memory and solid-state storage, is proud to announce G.SKILL's TridentX Series DDR3 Memory is nominated for the world's fastest DDR3 memory frequency achieved – DDR3 3,900MHz by Edison Award.

Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in America. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
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14 Comments on G.Skill TridentX Nominated for 2013 Edison Awards

#1
RejZoR
It has a high clock, fair enough but it's not exactly a jaw dropping innovation. It's just a DDR3 RAM with high clock.

I'd give this award to whoever first started with closed loop water cooling systems. This was a true innovation that brought high performance water cooling to the masses and it was as big game changer as it was the first introduction of heatpipe tower coolers that superseded the old standard "blocks of copper/aluminium" coolers...
Ppl will say that air coolers can achieve that as well, but they have to be massive chunks of metal compared to rather compact water coolers.
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#2
raptori
by: RejZoR
It has a high clock, fair enough but it's not exactly a jaw dropping innovation. It's just a DDR3 RAM with high clock.

I'd give this award to whoever first started with closed loop water cooling systems. ......
totally right.
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#3
buggalugs
Disagree, Closed loop water coolers are hardly a groundbreaking development. Water cooling has been around for years, its the same system except they made it all-in-one.

Even the smallest radiator is as big as an air tower heatsink, but instead of fixing it to the CPU you fix it to the case. Those double fan radiators are ridiculously big just to cool a modern CPU.

Its really only the big double radiators that can out perform an air cooler, even then its only a few degrees. A good tower air cooler will still beat most of the single fan radiator coolers.

High speed ram isnt anything new either I dont understand what this award means. I would look at something that has revolutionizes the industry like SSDs.
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#4
erixx
1) Althoug beinig my very own memory, I can never feel comfortable with the naming: "G.Skill" Sorry? "TridentX" Pardon? Sounds like cyberpunk novels and such. Kingston HyperX is soo much easier for the ear, or just give us Walking Dead Corsair Captain, Pirates of the Caribiean TripleX WTF Edition.


2) Edison awards? Any word about who gives them and if it "matters"?
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#5
Vlada011
People praise GSkill memories.
I would love to try their TridentX 2400MHz 2x8GB on Z77 FTW but GSkill is absent and unreachable at my home like many others...
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#6
RejZoR
by: buggalugs
Disagree, Closed loop water coolers are hardly a groundbreaking development. Water cooling has been around for years, its the same system except they made it all-in-one.

Even the smallest radiator is as big as an air tower heatsink, but instead of fixing it to the CPU you fix it to the case. Those double fan radiators are ridiculously big just to cool a modern CPU.

Its really only the big double radiators that can out perform an air cooler, even then its only a few degrees. A good tower air cooler will still beat most of the single fan radiator coolers.

High speed ram isnt anything new either I dont understand what this award means. I would look at something that has revolutionizes the industry like SSDs.
Well, there is no possible way to stick those big ass Thermalright or Noctua coolers inside my tiny Lian Li case. But i could easily fit the Antec 920. And the performance is ridiculously high without any noise. Where with air coolers, you need much higher air flow to do the same job.
And the fact that they are all in one and maintenance free, that completely separates them from the custom built water cooling systems.

And as for the size of those double closed loops, you do realize they are designed for hardcore enthusiasts that don't want custom build water coolers?
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2665&page=7

Look at the temperature and dB figures and you'll see what i mean. 3 dB difference is technically twice the perceived loudness.

SSD's, haven't exactly revolutionized anything because they are just too small for data storage and still too expensive despite massive price drops (i do own SSD so i'm not just saying BS). But i would give the award to Seagate for being the only one who came up with Hybrid design with their Momentus XT series, because it basically combines best of both worlds while not being too expensive and offer big capacity.
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
There's no justification for any special prize of any kind for memory DIMMs.
I agree with RejZoR
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#8
3870x2
by: buggalugs
Disagree, Closed loop water coolers are hardly a groundbreaking development. Water cooling has been around for years, its the same system except they made it all-in-one.

Even the smallest radiator is as big as an air tower heatsink, but instead of fixing it to the CPU you fix it to the case. Those double fan radiators are ridiculously big just to cool a modern CPU.

Its really only the big double radiators that can out perform an air cooler, even then its only a few degrees. A good tower air cooler will still beat most of the single fan radiator coolers.

High speed ram isnt anything new either I dont understand what this award means. I would look at something that has revolutionizes the industry like SSDs.
My 23c/37c overclocked Phenom II 945 under a plug-and-play H80 would like to disagree with you.
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#9
Steven B
this is all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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#10
buggalugs
by: RejZoR
Where with air coolers, you need much higher air flow to do the same job.


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Thats not my experience. I have a thermalright tower that has been on a few different upgrades. I run 1x120mm fan at 1200rpm. I am extremely anal about fan noise. I run a silent system and have done so long before it became a popular thing.

It has kept my overclocked CPUs running silent 24/7 idle and load. Not all fans are equal too at the same speed, some are audible at 1200rpm while others arent.

Thats frosty tech thing is a little flawed, says fanspeed "high" meaning different coolers will be running at different speeds.

Linus just did a video testing the new corsair closed loop coolers and tower cooler, and he does the right thing by running the same silent fanspeed on all of them. So noise is the same. Its really only the newest highest end double fan rad cooler that comes away a few degrees cooler. The tower beats the single fan rad cooler.

Best Type of CPU Cooler Final Answer Linus Tech Ti...

Linus is a fan of them too but when you look at the numbers its really only the expensive double fan rad coolers that come away a few degrees cooler.

Dont forget, we are on the 2nd/3rd generation rad coolers and they are only now just pulling ahead, thats if you buy the highest end double rad version.

It was much worse with first gen, I remember when the closed loop coolers first came out, I thought wow these are gonna kick ass and I'm gonna buy one. But I looked at the numbers and it was the same or worse than my tower cooler.

The closed loop coolers are OK dont get me wrong, they're getting better, but I just think they are over rated a little, expensive and not that efficient when compared to a good tower cooler.,and the double rad coolers limit your choice of case.

Theres also issues with vibration and pump noise as they wear out, with a fan you can just replace it but with closed loop you gotta buy a new one, and leaking issues, I dont know just seems a hassle to me. Once my cooler is installed I dont have to set fan speeds or monitor it, It just takes care of itself.


by: 3870x2
My 23c/37c overclocked Phenom II 945 under a plug-and-play H80 would like to disagree with you.
I'm not saying they suck, just over rated and dont do much better than a tower air cooler for the price. Anyway, do you live in Joplin MO? Is that Missouri? Isnt that where its freeezing cold and snowing all the time? It was 41 degress celcius where I live yesterday. Thats like 105 faranheit and my cooler was silent and does the job.

I might eventually get one in a generation or 2 when they really pull away from the air coolers, but then again with computers going to low power, maybe none of us will need a aftermarket cooler in a few years.
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#12
Aleksander
What if another ram in 2013 achieves more than that?
What about ddr4 which is around the corner?
This is totally not right

About Edison, I read 9 chapters of electronics and it wrote clearly that he was not the inventor of anything
and history students will disagree with him as an inventor.

I think he was just a figure used for the 'patents' so people pay to the state imaginary patents
Even if he was the real inventor, they never show in public
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#13
TheGuruStud
This award is very ironically named. Edison was a total D bag.

They should try naming it after someone truly awesome like Tesla.
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#14
Vlada011
by: TheGuruStud
This award is very ironically named. Edison was a total D bag.

They should try naming it after someone truly awesome like Tesla.
He is from Serbia.
People from Croatia talk they are from Croatia, xexe
His father orthodox priest.
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