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Samsung has sent us a 2×4 GB DDR3-1600 very low profile and low voltage memory kit to review. Samsung has been in the memory business for over 18 years and as you will see, this kit really shows their experience in the memory area.
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This ram is half the size of normal ram, it is odd seeing it in the slot. Its stock timings are 11-11-11-28-1t @ 1.5 V, they overclocked it to 2000MHz 9-9-9-24-1t @ 1.55 V. Something tells me the timings at stock could go down a lot.
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That performance is astounding, especially considering the dismal stock timings. Too bad they didn't fully test stability; at $65 per kit it would be a bargain at 1600MHz/8C.
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Wow, that's pretty decent. I always thought that Samsung RAM was mediocre in comparison to other enthusiast branded competitors. I wonder if this ram could be hooked up with some custom sinks to improve the appearance a bit...
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Samsung ram has been known more for solid reliability than performance. Nice to see
    
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Wow, that's pretty decent. I always thought that Samsung RAM was mediocre in comparison to other enthusiast branded competitors. I wonder if this ram could be hooked up with some custom sinks to improve the appearance a bit...

It's the 30nm tech. Everyone else is stuck with 40nm, so Samsung's ahead of the game right now.
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It's the 30nm tech. Everyone else is stuck with 40nm, so Samsung's ahead of the game right now.

Samsung is one of the front runners when it comes to NAND storage and flash based devices. Basically Samsung makes their stuff in a way that it might not be the best, but it will surely last you longer then mostly everyone else.
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Do like!
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Anyone know when this is going to become mainstream available?
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Might be interested for this kit for my sister's rig.
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Wow, that's pretty decent. I always thought that Samsung RAM was mediocre in comparison to other enthusiast branded competitors. I wonder if this ram could be hooked up with some custom sinks to improve the appearance a bit...

I hope you know other so-called enthusiasts most likely use Samsung chips. Samsung Electronics is the world's largest memory chip maker. thumb.gif

Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston, Mushkin, etc all do not make memory chips. They just slap their branding on it.
 
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