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Mushkin Announces Ascent Memory Modules With eVCI Cooling

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Mushkin, a global leader in high-performance computer products, announced the launch of a new high performance line of memory modules aimed at the power gamer market. Called Ascent, the new line raises the bar on its Redline and XP premium memory offering by using eVCI (enhanced Vapor Chamber Interface) cooling technology, the current state-of-the-art in heat spreaders.




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Finally they actually dissipate heat and not just trap them under the heatspreader -_-
 
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Same deal as the Sapphire Toxic/other names 3870?
 

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How does the 3870 relate to desktop memory?
 
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He probably thought they took a chapter out of Sapphire's book and just slapped a few new words here and there and you got eVCI cooling!
 

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Vapor Champer seem to be the new Heat Pipe, shouldn't be long until someone makes a CPU cooler with a Vapor Champer base.
 

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Shame it's only the high density DDR2 modules they're doing with this heatspreader. They don't even need it imo because they don't work well at voltages above 2.2v

Now if they did the 128x64 modules with this heatspreader it would be awesome!
 
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Why to hell are they using 6063 aluminum alloy?!? It has lower thermal conductivity than regular aluminum! 6063 is what my bike frame is made of!!! :banghead:
 

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Perhaps the liquid/vapor coolant stuff is under pressure, or a vaccume?

Only reason i can think of.
 
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Can't wait until electronics manufacturers run out of four letter words to call their patents.
 
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Heck, I can't wait until electronics manufacturers make products good enough WE don't have to USE four letter words!:roll:

Regarding the design, I like the direction it is heading......
God if I see another ram stick cooled with w/c I'm going to shoot myself.
 

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Looks pretty slick to me. I guess the Redline is the awesome overclocking solution?
 

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Its just funny to see you guys get tricked by simple marketing :rolleyes:

They are the same thing.
No they are not and I'm not that stupid you think with that post.

"Heatpipes already use this ‘evaporative cooling’ phenomenon, but while heatpipes require coolant to be forced in one direction along a set path, vapour chambers allow the heat to be transferred in all directions. You could think of them as a large-diameter, flat heatpipe, with the liquid moving through the layers of the chamber, rather than travelling along a restrictive pipe."

It would be the same as stating Ferrari and Volvo the same. Sure they both do the same thing, but get there a bit different. When you are not ristricted to pipe shape you can make the whole cooler base of heatpipe. No need to flatten them or file them down or any other direct contact stuff.

Tricky part will be how to attach high fins to it but HTPC cooler should be possible at least. When it's ready then we can be 'tricked by marketing' (read: TPU review). Or are you saying W1zzard got tricked too, as the Sapphire HD3870 Atomic did ok with it's "same thing"? It's something new and seems to work so it will be used (by manufacturers) and bought (by us 'tricked' ones).
 
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Picture isnt showing up d4s4
 
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Wtf, works for me...
 
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nice looking ram!
im tempted to try them out!
 

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Wow diamonds are very conductive!!
 
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That's why places sell diamond dust thermal paste :)
 
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That's why places sell diamond dust thermal paste :)
Diamond paste doesnt help because heat transfer can only be so quick through a thin layer...

No they are not and I'm not that stupid you think with that post.

"Heatpipes already use this ‘evaporative cooling’ phenomenon, but while heatpipes require coolant to be forced in one direction along a set path, vapour chambers allow the heat to be transferred in all directions. You could think of them as a large-diameter, flat heatpipe, with the liquid moving through the layers of the chamber, rather than travelling along a restrictive pipe."

It would be the same as stating Ferrari and Volvo the same. Sure they both do the same thing, but get there a bit different. When you are not ristricted to pipe shape you can make the whole cooler base of heatpipe. No need to flatten them or file them down or any other direct contact stuff.

Tricky part will be how to attach high fins to it but HTPC cooler should be possible at least. When it's ready then we can be 'tricked by marketing' (read: TPU review). Or are you saying W1zzard got tricked too, as the Sapphire HD3870 Atomic did ok with it's "same thing"? It's something new and seems to work so it will be used (by manufacturers) and bought (by us 'tricked' ones).
Its still a heatpipe nonetheless. "Vapour chamber" or eVCI cooling is just a marketing name, to trick you into thinking its new-and superior. I'm just pointing out that they are using this just as a method of marketing-its human nature to be more interested in something new.

Sure HD3870 Atomic, the cooler works fine. Even though temps aren't really an improvement vs the original cooler due to the lack of surface area that a vapour chamber has.

Anyway back on topic: How does Mushkin compare to other high end memory?