Reviews

8.7
Date: Feb 20th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA 32 GB 633x Compact Flash

The 633x Compact Flash from A-DATA is their fastest CF offering available today. With advertised read and write speeds of above 90 MB/s it should be an interesting performer. We take a close look and push it to the real world limits - for your reading pleasure.

9.3
Date: Dec 21st 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Team Group Xtreem 2000 MHz CL7 6GB Kit

The Xtreem Series from Team Group marks the company's high-end line-up of memory for the newest plattforms available. We rip apart, bench and push the memory to the limit, to see how it ticks below the surface of the thick, high quality heatspreaders.

7.6
Date: Nov 19th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Elixir 6 GB 1600 MHz CL9 Tri-Channel

Elixir is known for their standard JEDEC modules, usually found in budget and mid-range systems. Their 1600 MHz tri-channel kit tries to give you that same value with a hint of overclockability thrown in the mix, for those who want that magical 1600 MHz speed, while spending as little as possible.

9.5
Date: Jul 28th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
OCZ Reaper HPC 6 GB DDR3 1866 MHz CL 8 Kit

OCZ expands the Reaper series with the HPC tri-channel kit. This one runs at 1866 MHz and offers CL8 right out of the box. The heatspreader design with heatpipe cooling looks menacing, but will it manage to keep cool under pressure when we push the memory to the limit and reap some praise?

9.1
Date: Jun 23rd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
G.Skill Trident 2000 MHz DDR3 CL9 6 GB Tri-Channel Kit

The Trident Series from G.Skill is a very affordable kit, but manages up to 2000 MHz right out of the box. The kit also has very nice high quality heatspreaders. We push the kit to 1.65 V and way beyond that to see check for additional OC potential or if it manages to impress us with a great price / performance ratio.

8.1
Date: May 15th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Mushkin Redline XP3-12800 6 GB Kit

The Redline Tri-Channel Kit from Mushkin manages 1600 MHz at CL6-7-6-18 right out of the box, making it one of the fastest kits at this speed on the market. We push the kit way past the red line for you in this review, reaching well over 2000 MHz with more relaxed timings.

8.5
Date: Apr 3rd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
G.Skill Triple-Channel 1600 MHz 6 GB Kit

G.Skill offers a full range of tri-channel memory kits at speeds of up to 2000 MHz. We are taking a look at their red kit rated at 1600 MHz and CL9. Even though this memory is on the lower end of the line-up, it manages to surprise with good overclockablity and the possibility of tighter timings.

9.2
Date: Mar 31st 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Mushkin Ascent XP3-14400 CL8 2 GB Kit

The Ascent series from Mushkin represents their high-end line-up with thick eVCI heatspreaders, very tight timings and fast speeds. On top of that, the memory scales extremely well with voltage and has plenty of potential for overclockers

9.5
Date: Oct 24th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
Corsair Dominator Series 4 GB DDR2 Kit 1066 MHz CL5

The Corsair Dominator Series of 4 GB kits does not only manage to deliver a great overclock but also offers exceptional performance at lower speed settings, making this a kit for almost every scenario. Its attractive price of $125 is a very affordable way to get into the 4 GB club while still being able to run serious overclocks.

9.5
Date: Oct 6th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
A-Data Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2 4 GB 800+ MHz CL4

A-DATA's 4 GB Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2 memory kit offers great performance at a low price of only $75. The memory can even run CL3 at the specified 800 MHz, with a small voltage increase and scales up to DDR2-1066 at CL5.

9.0
Date: Sep 25th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 Flex II 4 GB

OCZ's PC2-9200 Flex II modules can be used with both air and watercooling. They are designed for 1150 MHz DDR2 at CL 5 with 2.1V. In our testing we could easily push the modules above DDR2-1200 without an extra voltage increase.

9.3
Date: Sep 18th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Lexar Professional 8GB 300x UDMA Compact Flash

Lexar is joining the frey of high-performance UDMA Compact Flash cards with their Professional 300x series of cards. We get to take a look at their 8 GB version with a big, pleasant suprise during benching.

9.1
Date: Sep 9th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Memory
PQI 8 GB Class 6 SDHC

PQI's newest class 6 SDHC card is aimed at those looking for a cheap and fast storage card. Being a competitively priced class 6 card it is definitely worth considering if you are looking to upgrade your camera or other write intensive devices' memory.

8.9
Date: Sep 3rd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA 16 GB 350x Turbo Compact Flash Card

The new "Turbo" Compact Flash card from A-DATA raises the bar from 266x to 350x performance. It also adds Ultra DMA capability and uses SLC flash memory to attain insane speeds never seen before. If you are looking to build a solid-state HDD using CF Technology then this is one of the cards you should definitely consider.

8.1
Date: Aug 15th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Mushkin XP2-6400 4GB CL4 Kit

Mushkin has also jumped the 4 GB DDR2 memory bandwagon and is offering these kits at tighter than usual latencies. This kit runs at 4-4-4-12 at 2.0 - 2.1V.

9.0
Date: Aug 6th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Memory
Lexar 8 GB Class 2 SDHC

Lexar's new entry level 8 GB SDHC card is quite unique. It is both reasonably priced and offers really good performance for a "Class 2" card. Actually the card surpasses the Class 2 requirements in our testing. At around $50 quite a nice achievement.

8.6
Date: Aug 4th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
OCZ DDR3 1600 MHz Platinum EB Ed. 4GB Kit

OCZ is offering a full line-up of DDR3 memory. Their Platinum Series was always known for their great price/performance ratio and this Enhanced Bandwidth kit is no different. It offers tighter timings at 1600 MHz than the competition, at a lower price point. So can it give us some serious bang for our buck?

9.3
Date: Jul 24th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
G.Skill F2-8800 Pi Series CL5 4GB Kit

The G.Skill Pi Series goes a completely different route, than other high-end memory today. Instead of pushing the envelope on voltage, it gives you some crazy performance at default or close to default DDR2 voltage.

8.6
Date: Jul 10th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA 16GB Turbo Compact Flash

A-DATA is pushing the performance envelope with their Turbo series of CF cards. The series goes up to 16 GB and aims to give you the best possible performance - if you are willing to pay for it.

Date: Jun 24th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Winchip DDR2 667 MHz 16 GB Quad Kit

There are not many manufacturers offering such massive kits, but Winchip has made some waves before with unique offerings. Their 667 MHz 4x 4 GB kit runs at CL5. Such a large capacity kit is intended for very specific scenarios. We try to showcase some of these.

8.0
Date: Jun 19th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA 32GB Speedy Compact Flash

A-DATA is one of the few companies, which offer 32 GB Compact Flash cards. We take a look at the unit and also give it a go as a hard drive, as it certainly has the size for such a scenario.

9.1
Date: May 16th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA X-Series DDR3 1600 MHz CL7 2GB Kit

The A-DATA X-Series is available in DDR2 and DDR3 flavors. Their DDR3 1600 MHz is set at a solid CL7 and comes with graphite colored heatspreaders in a very elaborate package. If 1600 MHz is not enough, you may go for the 1900 MHz version instead.

8.9
Date: May 6th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC 4GB Kit

The OCZ ReaperX HPC memory series is the newest variant of the heatpipe cooled memory available from the manufacturer. Its new design improves on the cooling with dual heatpipes and finer fins to keep the parts cool. In our testing we saw excellent performance going all the way to DDR2-736 at 3-3-3-12.

9.4
Date: Apr 25th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red 800 MHz 4 GB Kit

Crucial has updated their successful Tracer line-up with the Ballistix Tracer 4 GB Dual Channel kit. Despite stock ratings at 800 MHz with CL4 timings at 2.2V this kit is capable of reaching 1120 MHz stable at CL5 and 2.2V. In addition, the Ballistix Tracer Reds were completely stable at stock speed and timings with only 1.8V, making this a great kit for those with limited voltage options. That said, the entirely red LED accented theme and great performance from these high density 2GB modules is sure to please.

9.6
Date: Apr 16th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Cellshock DDR3 1866 MHz CL8-8-8 2 GB Kit

Cellshock has begun offering their high-end DDR3 memory modules with blue heatspreaders. Their new 1866 MHz CL8 is a speed demon in disguise and has plenty of reserves, pushing our P35 board to the limit. It manages CL7 at the advertised rating and should also be able to break the 2 GHz barrier at CL8.