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AMD rolls out a 2133MHz DDR3 memory kit

Posted on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 11:35:15 CEST by

If I recall correctly, AMD expanded its product lineup with memory sometime last year. The Tech Report noticed that AMD added a new module to its lineup; the Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series. It's the fastest memory kit from AMD to date, it features a 2133MHz clockspeed and 10-11-11-30 timings at a voltage of 1.65V.

These AMD-branded memory kits are manufactured by New Jersey-based Dataram, whose RAMDisk software is bundled with the memory. You can find this new module in a 4x 4GB kit for $154.99 at Newegg. Additionally, AMD also issued a RAMDisk update that promises to increase system bootup and shutdown performance.
That speed is attainable with a 1.65V signal voltage and 10-11-11-30 timings. AMD says the Gamer Series modules support both Intel XMP profiles and its own AMP profiles, so configuration should be painless and relatively automatized. Oh, and the DIMMs boast a new heat spreader design that wraps around the top of the module. Owners of extra-wide heatsinks should still be fine, though, because the total height of each DIMM is still only 30 mm (1.18").

...As we reported last year, the RAMDisk software lets you turn part of your system memory into speedy solid-state storage, which can shorten load times for games and other applications. The latest version of the software, numbered 1.1, includes performance improvements that impact system startup and shutdown. Compared to the previous release, AMD says the latest update speeds up cold boots by a factor or three and shutdowns by a factor of 20. We're told the "Load in Background" and "Background Update" settings must be enabled for those performance improvements to kick in.



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