Thursday, January 10th 2008

Kingmax Displays 2GB DDR3-2000 Memory at CES

It seems that the new barrier standard for high-performance DDR3 memory is at least 2000MHz. First Team Group, now Kingmax is showing off a 2GB memory module that is rated at 2000MHz. The DDR3 memory is claimed to work at 2.15V with CL9-9-9-24 timings and as you can see in the picture below, it is equipped with a heatsink very similar to that found on Corsair's Dominator modules. Apparently Kingmax is already taking orders for the new 2GHz memory so you should be seeing it and its price tag later this month.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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17 Comments on Kingmax Displays 2GB DDR3-2000 Memory at CES

#1
DanTheBanjoman
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The fact that it has a huge sink says enough about energy efficiency.
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#2
[I.R.A]_FBi
i tohught ddr3 was suppose to work @ 1.5V
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#3
btarunr
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At least this kit looks better than the one that earlier made news, the one that had a huge heatsink fixed perpendicular to two modules. What's its CAS latency like? 9T? Not bad for 2000 MHz. We see 1333 MHz modules clocking out at that latency.
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#4
Jizzler
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
i tohught ddr3 was suppose to work @ 1.5V
All the sticks I've seen at 1.5v are DDR3-1066. :shadedshu

If I went to DDR3, I'd like to get some benefit over DDR2 :D
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#5
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: DanTheBanjoman
The fact that it has a huge sink says enough about energy efficiency.
it could be for looks :rolleyes:
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#6
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: pt
it could be for looks :rolleyes:
effing ricers ...
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#7
Morgoth
nice cant wait to own 4 gigs of ddr3 2ghz :)
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#8
Judas
They look a lot like the Corsair Dominator
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
1.5V is for standard modules. As was explained to me, these are factory OC'd. So they require more voltage. Im like you though, Ill move to DDR2 before I go to DDR3. The benefits of DDR3 arent there yet, at least, not for me.
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InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I think going over the 1.5v is moving away from one of the main advantages (if you see it that way) of DDR3. It'll only be a matter of time before someone makes decent enough chips to hit 2GHz or close too that require between 1.5 and 2v.
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#11
Jizzler
Found this Xbit Labs article on DDR3 while looking for JEDEC DDR3 specs and whatnot.



I suppose they are more or less on track. All those speeds and timings should be achievable at 1.5v eventually.
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#12
Urbklr
:O....Wow, thats quite a bit of voltage going threw those. You could get probably get some pretty awesome timings at 1333/1600MHz though:p
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
i tohught ddr3 was suppose to work @ 1.5V
That's for the Jedec standards. The Jedec Standard for DDR2 is 1.8V, but most hi performance kits run at 2.1+. It's the same deal with the hi performance DDR3 modules, more volts for more speed/tighter timings.
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Urbklr
by: Wile E
That's for the Jedec standards. The Jedec Standard for DDR2 is 1.8V, but most hi performance kits run at 2.1+. It's the same deal with the hi performance DDR3 modules, more volts for more speed/tighter timings.
Yea but 1.5v to 2.15v....Thats pretty crazy
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Wile E
Power User
by: Urbklr911
Yea but 1.5v to 2.15v....Thats pretty crazy
It's no different than some of those DDR2 kits rated to run at 2.45V
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#16
Urbklr
Its the same, your right, 2.45V is also pretty crazy:p
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Wile E
Power User
by: Urbklr911
Its the same, your right, 2.45V is also pretty crazy:p
Agreed. I won't buy ram rated that high. Mine's rated @ 2.2V 1200MHz. It's all a matter of binning.
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