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AMD dabbles in DRAM, intros Radeon-branded DDR3 memory

By Matthew
Aug 8, 2011
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  1. Undiscouraged by plummeting DRAM prices, AMD has begun elbowing its way into the system memory market. The prominent chipmaker has announced three new DDR3 RAM series: Entertainment, UltraPro Gaming, and…

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  2. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +11

    Looks good. Super fast ram from AMD lets see how this plays out for them
     
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    Super fast ????
    it's 1333 @ 9-9-9-25 and 1600 @ 11-11-11 !

    The thing going for it is that it's GUARANTEED to work with AMD boards.

    I'm not entirely sold on AMD linking itself with something so budget and low-specced- it doesn't seem to be sending the right signals if you know what I mean.
    Given that the profit line for RAM modules is abyssmal (especially taking into account warranty replacements), I really don't see any upside to AMD rebranding the lowest binned Hynix modules in existance.
    2GB modules are also somewhat late to the party.
     
  4. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 239

    At Least I know I´ll have 1600Mhz in my next buil for sure!
     
  5. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +11

    Oh wow I didn't even see the latencies of the modules. That's horrible. I'm surpried that there modules are so low specced. I also agree with you that there is no upside. There just going to lose money making all those. Computer techs won't buy it. I kinda want to see the price tho. Watch it be real expensive.
     
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    Price : Real, Real Cheap

    Cheap enough to persuade someone who builds/upgrades? No

    Cheap enough for HP and Dell to toss into generic grey boxes? You bet.
     
  7. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    This is just generic RAM branded by AMD. Not even close to the real competitors.
     
  8. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +11

    yeah i agree
     
  9. Add a new memory frequency of 1866 MHz DDR, with reasonable timings, and the modules may actually be interpreted as products designed for the incoming Bulldozer architecture.

    Otherwise, it is just another generic memory brand...
     
  10. I'm not impressed with the timings and the look of the chips (lack of heatspreaders), but this is a smart move for AMD. Being able to offer a complete platform is kinda cool.
     


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