|SimpleTech PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz S1024R5NP2QA|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 21 January 2008|
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System memory (RAM) manufacturers are in a tough position these days. Everybody wants the latest technology, which runs faster and operates more efficiently, but nobody wants the price tag that comes with it. Because DDR2 fabrication assembly plants are nearing obsolescence, the equipment depreciation has caused DDR2 prices to drop below the actual cost of production. This is bad news for the manufacturer, while conversely it means great savings to the consumer. So while manufacturers try to squeeze the last drops of revenue out of DDR2, along comes DDR3.
At the very recent 2008 International CES, there was a common attitude among memory manufacturers: 2008 isn't going to be the great year they hoped for. In fact, the consensus feeling was that Intel had really strained them with unnecessary development costs when DDR3 was so far from being a real "standard" within the industry.
Of all the RAM kits we have reviewed thus far in our High-Speed DDR3 Overclocking and Review Series, practically every set has been aimed towards performance enthusiasts and overclockers. But Benchmark Reviews isn't going to ignore our roots within the system builder and reseller community. SimpleTech offers OEM system builders and GSA suppliers with a solid PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz S1024R5NP2QA RAM kit for the Intel P35/X38/P45/X48 chipsets.
Benchmark Reviews continues our DDR3 Review Series, and today we focus on the system builder and enthusiast user. Many of the kits we have tested so far have helped achieve extremely uncommon overclock speeds right out of the box, and even though some of the kits aren't trying to set new speed records they still manage to impress us with their combination of performance and value. In this review we test the SimpleTech PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz S1024R5NP2QA system memory kit,a product that is aimed directly at the OEM and system builder sector.
DDR3 starts where DDR2 stops, with speeds as high as 2000MHz. Higher performance with lower power consumption is the major benefit, since operating voltage is only 1.5V for DDR3 compared to 1.8V for DDR2. Lower heat is generated, which means that systems will run cooler. Ultimately the new technology will result in higher capacity modules: Up to 8GB modules (Using 4Gb Chips) to help lower server/workstation system costs.
The Patriot DDR3 1866MHz kit we reviewed not long ago presently holds the record for fastest DDR3 module produced, and the Corsair DDR3 1800MHz kit overclocked to 1900MHz which is simply incredible. But to no surprise the price for this product alone is nearly enough to build a nice computer system. It is for this very reason that system builders have been slow to build off of the DDR3 platform: everything looks expensive. Well, with the Kingston KHX13000D3LLK2/2G kit that doesn't have to be the case.
EDITORS NOTE: Benchmark Reviews has also published the article DDR3 RAM: System Memory Technology Explained
SimpleTech's DDR3 SDRAM is the high-density, high bandwidth memory solution that provides cutting edge technology to transition from DDR2. SimpleTech's world-class engineering, design, test and volume manufacturing expertise provides a complete solution for any system platform.
About the company: SimpleTech/Fabrik
SimpleTech, a Fabrik Inc. company, delivers innovative portable and external backup and storage solutions to consumers and professional users. By blending simplicity, style and function, SimpleTech’s consumer storage solutions have become one of the leading consumer brands on the market today. SimpleTech’s professional storage solutions combine the fastest interfaces available for lightning fast data transfer rates and Fabrik Ultimate Backup for professional grade safety and security.
The company also offers a full line of high-speed memory upgrades including the latest DDR, DDR2, DDR3 and SDRAM technologies that support business and consumer applications including desktops and laptops, consumer electronics, servers, networking and telecommunications. With more than 2,000 memory upgrades, SimpleTech’s easy-to-use Upgrade Navigator ensures you get the right memory for the right solution.
Fabrik's mission is to simplify a user's digital experience whether at home, on the Web or on the road by delivering a blend of online services, software and devices that help consumers store, access, manage, protect and share their growing collections of digital content. The company's online service, www.myfabrik.com, is marketed directly to consumers and through partnerships with global market leaders. Fabrik's line of SimpleTech-branded products include external, portable and network storage solutions as well as full line of memory upgrades for desktops, laptops, servers, printers. For more information, please visit www.fabrik.com.
SimpleTech DDR3 Features
There's no better way to maximize your computer's performance than with SimpleTech memory. SimpleTech memory products are designed to meet or exceed industry standard specifications as well as those specifications established by the computer and motherboard manufacturers. SimpleTech memory products are manufactured and tested for 100% compatibility.