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Who Has The Fastest DDR3 1333MHz Memory Modules

It's been a long time since I've done a memory round up, and usually when I do one I have every company e-mailing me and calling me daily trying to find out how they are doing compared to their competition. The memory industry is one of the most competitive in the computer industry and when it comes to new DDR3 parts all the companies want their parts to start out on the right foot. Armed with four 2GB kits of DDR3 memory running at 1333MHz we set off to do our first DDR3 roundup to show those that are building the latest and greatest enthusiast systems which modules stand out from the crowd. Corsair Memory, Kingston Technology, OCZ Technology and Super Talent all sent out 2GB kits for us to try out, but it seems that not all the kits the companies sent us were production samples.
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They all come in "Break the Bank" flavor
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kingston!?!? What is going on!
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kingston!?!? What is going on!
heh...took me by surprise too. Kingston has always made decent memory...but I am sure its never been the "front runner" in any test.

I was not surprised by the OCZ getting the best bang for buck award. If/when I get DDR3 I will most likely get OCZ brand.
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heh...took me by surprise too. Kingston has always made decent memory...but I am sure its never been the "front runner" in any test.

I was not surprised by the OCZ getting the best bang for buck award. If/when I get DDR3 I will most likely get OCZ brand.
You think thats surprising... Check out this bit of news:

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The new HyperX DDR3 memory modules from Kingston can operate at 1375MHz with CL5 latency settings, a combination never seen before. While it is unknown what voltage setting should be set on such products, Kingston claims that the modules do not require advance cooling methods, which may be an indicator that voltage is not increased dramatically.

Memory modules with already high frequency, but low timings, are likely to be good for overclocking once higher latency settings are applied. But far not all computer enthusiasts will be able to use such modules as Kingston plans to sell them for $400 a module or $800 for dual-channel kit, price-points well above usual cost of memory modules
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/...712233701.html

Nice find on the comparison Enterprise. Wish I could rep ya.

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http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=622
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The downside to these high-end DDR2 memory modules was of course the price, as they cost an insane $520 US per 2GB kit when released. While that price tag has now fallen to $470 US, they are still grossly overpriced. However, while I do find these modules very overpriced it does appear to be the going rate for those that want a highly overclockable 2GB memory kit. Today we have a very impressive 2GB DDR2 memory kit from Corsair which costs a cool $440 US. While it is a little cheaper than the OCZ memory, the designed operating frequency is also a little bit lower. These Corsair modules are designed to run at 1142MHz with CAS 5-5-5-15 timings and just 2.1 volts of power.
True, but not even five months ago ddr2 prices were astronomical. $448 for the top dog ddr3 2x1 gb kit doesn't even come close to touching top notch ddr2 when it was incredibly over priced.
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Looks like we may have to get used to seeing "2GB Kingston DDR3" in peoples' system specs...though I doubt a huge amount would shell out more than $450 for it. I doubt I would get on the DDR3 band wagon until I can get a 2GB set for $300ish
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You think thats surprising... Check out this bit of news:



http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/...712233701.html

Nice find on the comparison Enterprise. Wish I could rep ya.



http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=622


True, but not even five months ago ddr2 prices were astronomical. $448 for the top dog ddr3 2x1 gb kit doesn't even come close to touching top notch ddr2 when it was incredibly over priced.
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Bit early for a roundup IMO, seeing as how every week one of the brands has a new module with lower CL, but still a very good review.
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Very nice find E.

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You think thats surprising... Check out this bit of news:



http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/...712233701.html

Nice find on the comparison Enterprise. Wish I could rep ya.



http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=622


True, but not even five months ago ddr2 prices were astronomical. $448 for the top dog ddr3 2x1 gb kit doesn't even come close to touching top notch ddr2 when it was incredibly over priced.
Well..actually it was $800 some for the "top dog" 2GB set...but yeah...all these prices should drop fairly quick as soon as more competition is in the market and the production is increased and fine tuned.
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