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Articles tagged with: random access memory

IBM Announces Phase Change Memory- 100x More Efficient

IBM announced today a special breakthrough in computer memory tech that may lead to solid state drives being able to store as much as NAND flash technology but work at a speed of 100x faster than current clock speeds, and have a much longer lifespan.

The technology is based on phase-change memory chips that store two bits of data per cell, forgoing corruption problems (a previous setback in PCM technology).

New CAM Storage Is Much Faster Than Any SSD

Before solid-state drives came around, data storage on PCs happened at a relatively slow pace using traditional hard disk drives which utilize a spinning disk between 3,800 RPM (less common) to 7,200 RPM (more common). Although solid state technology is faster and more reliable than hard drives, it’s still nothing compared to the speed of RAM (Random Access Memory).

With this in mind, NEC developed a new Content Addressable Memory (CAM) system that stores data without using any power. The new CAM modules are as fast as RAM modules, making it a top contender for future technology around the globe.

Corsair Unleashes 8GB RAM Stick @ 2400MHz

Corsair has just revealed a new memory kit (shown top only) that claims to be the world’s fastest production 8GB PC memory kit. The memory module is called the Dominator GTX 8GB dual-channel DDR3 kit and is programmed to operate at 2400MHz with a latency setting of 9-11-10-30 and run on 1.65 Volts. The memory was tested on an Intel P55 motherboard and the module ships out with Corsair’s prize-winning DHX+ heatsink as well as an AirFlow 2 GTL Cooling Fan.

Corsair’s primary goal in creating such a powerful stick of RAM was to see how computer enthusiasts would make use of the technology. The cost of one of these sticks is $499.