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It looks like AMD has decided to branch into yet another system component: RAM. They’ll be using the familiar Radeon branding and will split the brand into three editions:

The Entertainment Edition (DDR3-1333) targets low-cost entry level systems, Performance Edition (DDR3-1333/1600) targets gaming- and multimedia-oriented mainstream systems, and Radeon Edition (DDR3-1866) targets do-it-all enthusiast systems. All of the RAM will be available in 2, 4, and 8GB capacities. Heatsinks are included on the Radeon Edition and optional on the other two lines.

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AMD does not have any ram fab facilities so maybe they are rebranded third party ram like Patriot branded memory.
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They need to work on getting their CPU's straight before trying to spend their resources on RAM....
    
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Think they were rebranded Elpida modules last time, had some nasty ass timings...
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AMD plans to offer three series of Radeon memory modules: Entertainment (1333MHz, CL9 9-9), UltraPro Gaming (1600MHz, CL11 11-11)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/display/20110808140619_AMD_Quietly_Releases_Radeon_Branded_Memory_Modules.html

Hopefully this stuffs different... not holding my breath.
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Think they were rebranded Elpida modules last time, had some nasty ass timings...

Hopefully this stuffs different... not holding my breath.

I wouldn't hold my breath, either.

I'm guessing these will be sneakily and indirectly marketed towards uneducated consumers who assume they are maximising the performance and compatibilty of their PC if they buy AMD CPU AMD GPU and AMD RAM.
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Think they were rebranded Elpida modules last time, had some nasty ass timings...
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AMD plans to offer three series of Radeon memory modules: Entertainment (1333MHz, CL9 9-9), UltraPro Gaming (1600MHz, CL11 11-11)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/display/20110808140619_AMD_Quietly_Releases_Radeon_Branded_Memory_Modules.html
Hopefully this stuffs different... not holding my breath.

CL 11? Holy crap.
    
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Think they were rebranded Elpida modules last time, had some nasty ass timings...
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AMD plans to offer three series of Radeon memory modules: Entertainment (1333MHz, CL9 9-9), UltraPro Gaming (1600MHz, CL11 11-11)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/display/20110808140619_AMD_Quietly_Releases_Radeon_Branded_Memory_Modules.html
Hopefully this stuffs different... not holding my breath.

They seem to be Patriot brand since Patriot is listed as their partner on AMD's page. What brand of IC's do Patriot use?

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/radeon-memory/Pages/system-memory.aspx#4

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Cl11. Ouch. Especially when AMD systems require low latency and low timings over bandwidth. The idea sounds good though, I for one can see where it makes sense for llano - shame about the execution those timings and bandwidth.
    
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They need to work on getting their CPU's straight before trying to spend their resources on RAM....

Exactly what I'm sitting here thinking, isn't this all rather pointless gimmicky marketing? If we wanted AMD on our Ram I'm sure we would just have taken off the Heatspreaders and do a custom paint job or even a sticker. Afterall the only anagrams for AMD are DAM.....&.... MAD! n you can't fix stupid err can ya?oneeyedsmiley02.png well until a new CPU's comes out thats worth breathing over im dam-mad
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Ha! I saw this on NCIX and thought it was a joke. http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65981&vpn=1055T-&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals

Seriously AMD? The only reason I like you any more is because your chips don't have cold bugs rolleyes.gif
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What brand of IC's do Patriot use?
Not a complete list, but there are some known ones on here http://ramlist.i4memory.com/ddr3/
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They need to work on getting their CPU's straight before trying to spend their resources on RAM....
^This! Or maybe not this. Excuse my but maybe they should abandon the ship for a while. Nobody would have suffered if they skipped the BD.
Anyway I wonder where the 2400MHz RAM is.
But if they develope some other parts ir would be possible to build a "AMD"-only RIG. thumb.gif

LOL, second comment on the site:
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They are going to buy up all the stocks of DDR3 and then flood/hurricane/volcano the labs that make it...
PROFIT?!

Edited by Mr.Eiht - 11/26/11 at 2:48am
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