Super Talent announces new 8GB and 12GB RAM kits

By Matthew ยท 7 replies
Jan 6, 2010
  1. Super Talent has launched two new DDR3 memory kits built with high-density 256Mx8 DRAM chips. Intended for use with Intel's P55 desktop platform, the WP160UX8G9 is a pair of 4GB modules that operate at 1600MHz and 1.65V, with a timing of 9-9-9-28. Similarly, the WB160T12G9 is a triple channel kit aimed at high performance X58 systems, with three 4GB modules that run at the same frequency, voltage and timings.

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  2. TheDumbass

    TheDumbass TS Rookie Posts: 22

    can someone explain me simpli what does the timing (like this one has 9-9-9-28) mean and what kind of timing is better or give me some link where its explained
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Plenty of excellent sites available by doing a Google search or using another search engine.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    RAM timings explained:

    RAM latency (timings) v RAM bandwidth (speed) comparison

    Very, very simply- the numbers refer to how many clock cycles (length of time) it takes between the instructions the RAM recieves until the the information is outputted. The bigger the numbers the longer the time it takes the RAM to do the job- so the lower the better. Lower also means more expensive for any given RAM bandwidth (speed) i.e. DDR3-1600 at 6-7-6-18 is considerably more expensive than DDR3-1600 at 9-9-9-28
  5. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    1600MHz RAM is overrated for the average user. Get cheaper RAM that has better latency.
  6. Finally. 4GB DDR3 modules becoming more widely available at last.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,516

    Yeah, I think I even saw a pair for laptops, still only $380.00. I want two sets, plus a lot of other things I'll never have.
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    It's still cheaper in many cases to buy budget DDR3-1600 with loose timings of CAS8 or 9 and clock them at DDR3-1333 levels to obtain 7-7-7-20 timings. In this respect a moderately priced set of RAM like Corsair CMX6GX3M4A1600C9 (9-9-9-24) or Super Talent WA16UX8G9 Gold Series 1600 @ 9-9-9-28 makes better economic sense than investing in Kingston KHX1333C7D3K4/8GX HyperX (1333 @ 7-7-7-20).
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