Friday, October 3rd 2008

A-Data Releases Tri-Channel Memory Kits for Intel X58 Platform

A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in high performance memory products, announced today that it is expanding its overclocking DRAM dual channel line with tri-channel kits at 1600 MHz and 1333 MHz.

Recent next generation Intel Core i7 platform using the latest DDR3 technologies has proven that i7’s internal controller gives a notable performance increase while using DDR3 tri-channel modules. A-DATA is now ready for production of DDR3-1600+ and DDR-1333+ tri-channel kits. These new modules will be available in 3GB and 6GB configurations and are expected to be available this quarter.

These latest announcements will obviously impress our highly demanding enthusiast customers, as well as push A-DATA even farther into the lead as world memory solutions manufacturer.

Please find below further information about specifications and features:

Specification:
  • DDR3-1600+ & 1333+ 3GB/6GB tri-channel module kits are tested at 1600MHz/1333MHz
  • Test in tri-channel configuration at latency settings 8-8-8-24 2T for DDR3-1600+ and 7-7-7-20 2T for DDR3-1333+ at 1.65V-1.75V
  • SPD (Serial Presence Detect) programmed at JEDEC standard for basic system booting
Features
  • All memory chips are verified using overclocking criteria for better quality
  • High quality 6 layers PCB (Printed Circuit Board)
  • Optimized for 64-bit OS (operating system)*
  • Backward compatible with DDR3-1333, 1066
  • Lifetime limited warranty
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22 Comments on A-Data Releases Tri-Channel Memory Kits for Intel X58 Platform

#1
rampage
i have been wondering when tri-channel kits would be comming out, all we need to know now is how much will these cost?
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#2
mdm-adph
I seriously think this whole tri-channel thing is just a way to make us have to buy one more stick when we buy memory kits. :laugh:
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: rampage
i have been wondering when tri-channel kits would be comming out, all we need to know now is how much will these cost?
1.5x the dual channel kit's cost. ( ballpark $130 for the 1333 MHz kit, $160 for the 1600 MHz kit ).

Those 1600 MHz kits make sense only when you're putting in some OC'ing that would push the frequency from 1333 to 1600. The IMC won't run a 1600 kit at its frequency, at stock speeds.
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#4
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: mdm-adph
I seriously think this whole tri-channel thing is just a way to make us have to buy one more stick when we buy memory kits. :laugh:
But even at that instead of having 2GB or 4GB kits, your getting 3x1GB or 3x2GB. Still paying for the extra GB or 2, but instead of running in single channel with 3 sticks, its triple channel!!! Yay!
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
It is going to be weird changing the standard memory sizes I am used to from 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB to 1.5GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB. We have had Dual-Channel for so long...
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#6
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
i asked gskill if i could buy a 3rd stick for my HZ kit and they said no. WTF do they expect me to but 2 more sets? i hope companies sell single 1 and 2gb sticks to us guys who already have ddr3.... or theres gonna be alot of POed ppl.
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
There are already companies selling 1GB and 2GB single sticks of DDR3.
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Mushkin is a little more reasonable:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146872

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146873

2GB Stick = $125
2x2GB Sticks = $250

The prices are just right actually. It is going to take time for companies to release single stick packages, I'm sure G.Skill will eventually, and as more single stick packages get released the prices will get a little more normal across the board.
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#10
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: fitseries3
i asked gskill if i could buy a 3rd stick for my HZ kit and they said no. WTF do they expect me to but 2 more sets? i hope companies sell single 1 and 2gb sticks to us guys who already have ddr3.... or theres gonna be alot of POed ppl.
That's when you sell off the extra stick. :p
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#11
_jM
look @ the voltages .. 1.65-1.75 you couldnt use it on an i7 platform cause that would damage the CPU permanently .. it supposed to be lower than 1.65
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#12
Morgoth
i agree with that
i geus we have to wait for reviews
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#13
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: _jM
look @ the voltages .. 1.65-1.75 you couldnt use it on an i7 platform cause that would damage the CPU permanently .. it supposed to be lower than 1.65
It also says they are programmed to boot at JEDEC standards, so you can use them witht he i7, just not at their proper speeds.
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#14
_jM
by: newtekie1
It also says they are programmed to boot at JEDEC standards, so you can use them witht he i7, just not at their proper speeds.
Yea i noticed that. But who would want to buy some DDR3 that you cant even use to its full force? Its like an oxy-moron to me.
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#15
PP Mguire
i7 is an oxymoron with the stupid mem/cpu voltage shit. Soemthing i deff wont be looking into.
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#16
FooArm
big deal they added one more stick and increased the price just for nahlems
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#17
KBD
it seems to me that tri-channel DDR3 should be an improvement. how much of an improvemtnt? We shall see very soon. Too bad AMD is not jumping on the tri-channel bandwagon with AM3
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#18
buggalugs
by: _jM
look @ the voltages .. 1.65-1.75 you couldnt use it on an i7 platform cause that would damage the CPU permanently .. it supposed to be lower than 1.65
They run at 1.5 v. My DDR2 1066Mhz sticks are 2.1v but run happily @1.85 which is almost jadec spec. Anyway this ram was designed to run with i7 and if it doesnt work they wont be selling many of them. I tink they woulda tested them already.
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#19
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
does this mean that ddr3 prices will drop again soon?
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#20
Hayder_Master
now pc going moew expensive with 3 good brand name ram's
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#21
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Just wondering, it's dual channel, not bi-channel. Why is it all of a sudden tri-channel instead of triple channel?
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#22
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: JrRacinFan
That's when you sell off the extra stick. :p
What if you have to RMA? :banghead:
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