Thursday, April 10th 2008

G.Skill Unveils New Memory Heat Spreader Named ''Pi''

G.Skill International Enterprise, a leading provider of high performance memory, is launching a new heat spreader design for mid-high end memory. Based on providing better heat dissipation, G.Skill "π" series heat spreader design increases the air contact surface 100% more than traditional design. Under high voltage, G.Skill claims that "π" can lower the module temperature at least 20% to 30% more than other memory cooling systems. G.Skill's "π" series heat spreader will be implemented with a whole new "HZ" series of dual-channel kits ranging from DDR2-800 to DDR3-1600. These modules will be available through G.Skill’s authorized resellers and distributors worldwide.


Lower Temperature = Lower Power Consumption
All users are pursuing higher system performance. Memory frequency is one of the key factors. According to the theory, higher memory frequency takes higher power consumption as the higher Vdimm needed. G.Skill "π" series heat spreader design takes more heat out from the memory IC surface. It can lower the temperature at least 20% to 30% more than the traditional design.



Without Heat Spreader



With G.Skill "π" Series Heat Spreader


G.Skill "π" series product list

Source: G.Skill
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28 Comments on G.Skill Unveils New Memory Heat Spreader Named ''Pi''

#1
tzitzibp
G.skill produces some fine memory modules... and this is, probably, no exception.
Hope we ´ll see a couple of reviews and some user comments, soon.
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#2
a111087
temperature pics look impressive
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#3
DaedalusHelios
Well a simple insulation layer could give that impression with thermal imaging.

I wanna see a bunch of reviews before I would ever take the plunge on a possible gimmick.
If it performs like they say it would, it could be an excellent alternative to liquid cooling your ram with similar cooling levels involving high airflow. :)

I hope it doesn't come with a price premium. :(
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#4
DanishDevil
Finally! Some G.SKILL with heatSINKS rather than heatSPREADERS! I'll be looking forward to reviews of these!
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#5
tzitzibp
by: DaedalusHelios


I hope it doesn't come with a price premium. :(
you can be sure of that....:shadedshu
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#6
DaedalusHelios
by: tzitzibp
you can be sure of that....:shadedshu
I mean like "extra $100" etc. Not a little extra like say $30. :)

$30 would be understandable if it worked as well as the pictures are trying to show. Otherwise we would know liquid would still be the way to go related to price-per-performance. ;)
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#7
tzitzibp
by: DaedalusHelios
I mean like "extra $100" etc. Not a little extra like say $30. :)

$30 would be understandable if it worked as well as the pictures are trying to show. Otherwise we would know liquid would still be the way to go related to price-per-performance. ;)
I reckon it will be somewhere in the middle +50$ to +60$
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#8
CStylen
I'd like to see how well the DDR3-1600 overclock.
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#9
Wile E
Power User
I see the HZ line is making a come back. I wonder if they'll be D9 again, or if they're gonna switch to the lesser ICs like everybody else seems to be doing.
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#10
candle_86
why cool memory to begin with?

It runs barly warm to begin with
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Wile E
Power User
by: candle_86
why cool memory to begin with?

It runs barly warm to begin with
Not true if overclocking. I have to fan a fan on mine when OCing. If not, they overheat and throw errors.
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#12
DanishDevil
by: candle_86
why cool memory to begin with?

It runs barly warm to begin with
Come over to my house and feel my GEIL Esoteria at 2.3V. You'll burn your bloody fingers off.
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#13
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I could bake a cake on my OCZ/Corsair PC3200's @ 2.7/2.8v



I wonder if this 'Pi' is any reference to the TV series......
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#14
candle_86
yalls ram is hot then i take it, every stick of ram ive ever ran even oced ran rather cool. Heck my old SuperTalent DDR500 ran rather cool to the touch
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#15
Nitro-Max
I cant say my ocz reapers even get warm even overclocked to 1033mhz the heatsinks / heatpipe design must work well. But i have a fan on them anyway just incase.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: candle_86
yalls ram is hot then i take it, every stick of ram ive ever ran even oced ran rather cool. Heck my old SuperTalent DDR500 ran rather cool to the touch
Over-Volting the RAM is what causes a lot of heat, not overclocking. Just like with other component, as you add voltage the heat goes up at non-linear rate. Pump 2.3-2.4v through DDR2 and then touch it, it gets hot.
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#17
jbunch07
this looks like good stuff!
and yea my crucial ballistix is required to run a 2.2v for stock clocks and it skinda warm to the touch but when i overclock and go to 2.3 or 2.35 it gets HOT!, i have fans on them though so they dont get to hot
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#18
intel igent
funky looking spreaders, wonder if they work as advrtised?

@ candle : my od school BH-5 used to get so hot @ 3.4v+ that they disoloured my RAM slots :laugh: that was WITH a fan blowing on them :cool:

:toast:
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#19
kakihot
today i saw the factory price
its wonderful and near to the cheap module
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#20
GJSNeptune
One post in a year and we're supposed to believe that kind of claim?
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#21
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: DaedalusHelios
Well a simple insulation layer could give that impression with thermal imaging.
Correct, the thermal imaging is just picking up the surface temperature. So the surface of the heatsink is cool, we don't know what the temperature is underneath the heatsink. So for all we know, the chips are actually hotter underneath the heatsink.
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#22
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: kakihot
today i saw the factory price
its wonderful and near to the cheap module

mind sharing?
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#23
3870x2
for those of you who are obviously confused, they arent selling heat spreaders, they are selling memory modules, with heat spreading technology.
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#24
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Looks like I may replace my Wintec AmpX Pros with these.
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#25
a111087
by: DaedalusHelios
Well a simple insulation layer could give that impression with thermal imaging.
lol, true :laugh:
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