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Corsair PC4250 coming in Q1 2004

Posted on Tuesday, August 19 2003 @ 19:48:24 CEST by

OC Prices had the chance to go to the Corsair "Ramguy" Presentation in the K+K George Hotel in London. Here are some of the interesting things that were revealed at the presentation :

  -PC4250 will be the next product aimed at Pentium 4 platforms, and is expected in Q1 2004.
-PC3200 Registered will be the next big AMD product released, naturally for the Athlon 64 platform, expected in Q4 2003
-There was a general lack of confidence in AMD's decision to go with Registered DIMMs.
-If Corsairs latest board samples are anything to go by, AMD's Athlon 64 is not ready for release.
-DDR-II will start on servers (especially HP servers) before filtering down to desktops. Intel will be pushing the item very hard however, although reasonable pricing will take a long time.
- Corsair will have something "special" in the memory field within a month, I will be harassing Barbara constanly for more info on this
- The Hydrocool, although an excellent product in its own right, is scheduled for a series of enhancements in the run up to xmas, with the Hydrocool "2" being its eventual successor
- Delphi are apparently the limiting factor in this, used to 3 year product cycles, the industry standard 3-6 months has been a "learning experience" for them.
- Heat spreaders make no difference to RAM performance, with an "absolute best case scenario" yielding 2-3MHz gain.
- 1GB is rapidly replacing 512MB as the new "standard" for enthusiast's PCs
- 70% of Corsairs business is XMS, 20% server, and 10% value series
- ATi will have some exciting new chipsets in the pipeline

Most likely the PC4250 (Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is DDR533?) which will be released in Q1 2004 will be the last piece of DDR memory from Corsair before DDR2 starts to make his big breaktrough.

Read the whole coverage over at OC Price



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