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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Any funny jokes at the office today?
Not yet. I actually get in around 5AM local lately, so it takes a few hours for other folks to get in and hear the news.

I mean, honestly if they want to get into RAM that's fine. I just don't think they fully grasped the divide between selling GPU's and selling memory. Memory is a pretty cutthroat market.


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Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
I have been thinking about it since I first saw this a few hours ago and I am guessing that someone at AMD was working part time as a sanitation engineer and stumbled across the dumpster at Kingston, where they throw all the crap they wouldn't want their branding associated with, and saw a bonanza. Much like this fiasco, I am assuming this same dumpster driver, found the reject pile of C2Q's and thought rebranding them PH1's would be a company saving windfall.

Yeah, I my guess is they hired someone that used to work at another memory company.

That said, maybe they'll pull it off. We'll see. Doing high-performance memory (I don't mean 1600MHz, CL9, I mean 2133 CL9 and stuff like that) is not an easy thing. It takes a lot of development, testing, and knowledge. You can't just buy any old chip and get a good spec.
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Originally Posted by wolf_08 View Post
So AMD finally used the shares they had in Spansion though that Non-Voltaire Flash Memory and I don't think they do RAM.
Every time I see your avatar I just want to break a key off and shove it in my mouth.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
This is aimed directly at the server and super computer segments.That's where the money's at.
I cannot think of why AMD would be selling RAM. RAM is a commodity part with 4-8 companies producing all of it and I don't believe GF is manufacturing SDRAM. There is very little profit in it anymore (see OCZ and Corsair move away from the memory business). Basically, all the non-core RAM companies have divesified. Many of the RAM manufacturers are diversified themselves (i.e. Samsung, Toshiba).

EDIT: Unless GF is producing RAM... the AMD is silkscreened on these ICs.

Edited by DuckieHo - 8/8/11 at 9:26am
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■ULTRA PRO Gaming – Series

Hand selected high quality memory parts.
Provides the head room to succeed in critical gaming missions.
Ultra fast, highly reliable, no drop outs, no delays.
The first choice for the enthusiast video gamer.


Too funny, that it makes people like us cringe! Ultra Fast? 1600MHz CAS 11-11-11??? no...

False Advertisement there.
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Those are horrible timings on the 1600 kit.
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a lot of people are dismissing the ram with jokes like "even their ram is slow", "pathetic... doesn't surprise me since it's AMD" etc. blah blah... but i think what people are not considering is the ram market right now. the ram market right now is garbage for sellers. DDR3 prices are still low (great for consumers). AMD posted a small loss in their GPU department and AMD is considering ways to make their graphics dept profitable. I mention this to say that they are conscious of profit and monetizing right now. I am sure they did their due diligence when deciding to sell ram and it is highly, highly unlikely that they had no idea that the ram market is so bad at the moment, especially when DDR3 price drops have been in the tech news for a while now. My guess is that AMD was able to acquire these sticks for very cheap or had them already and are churning them out for sale. so we may mock the timings (yes they are not good) but in the end these sticks may be surfacing due to good business practices. it may be akin to selling dual cores out of quads with 2 faulty cores, which most would agree is good business practice.
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I'm not bothering to read the whole thread but did anyone consider that these may be targeted not at enthusiast users and DIYers, rather OEM system builders who include junk memory as-is into their systems? OEMs would rarely if ever use performance memory in systems. They want absolute reliability and cheapest possible cost to boot so these seem to be suitable for that market.

Oh and, at those saying 1600MHz at CAS9 is acceptable 1600MHz at anything higher than CAS7 is a joke.
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This has to be a joke. Are they not even looking at the ram market? 50 dollars for 4 gigs of 1600mhz ram with great timings. How do they expect to sell this?
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This was out of nowhere. Is Nvidia next with their Geforce ram?
Nvidia already had SLI memory. With bold SLI on it years ago. Amd is just late to the party with that idea.
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