Corsair are today re-releasing their Dominator GT ultra-performance DRAM, after pulling the chips from the market earlier this year due to "unacceptable failure levels of the Elpida "Hyper" components" used in their manufacturer. Now using new new materials, the re-launched Dominator GT chips are available in 4GB and 6GB kits for Intel and AMD high-performance processors.
The great thing about this process is that it allows the company to mass produce very dense chips without upping their power consumption. This keeps costs down as well. The idea here is to offer up 4GB RAM for notebooks and 16GB RAM for servers.
These new chips contain twice as much bandwidth as the old 1 gigabit chips. We don't know at this time how much the RAM will cost or when it will be made available, but you can count on these chips being available pre-installed in computer offerings first.
We can't say we looked at the Sharp Mebius NJ70A netbook - with its nifty touchscreen trackpad - and thought "what this needs is a second touchscreen", but then we're not SKY at UMPC Fever. After unboxing the N270-based netbook, he loaded up Windows 7 and then installed a touchscreen layer so as to use handwriting recognition direct onto the 10-inch display.
Video demo after the cut
Different types of RAM may not be as exciting or glossy as different ultraportables, say, or the latest CULV netbook, but it can have a whole lot of impact on how enjoyable the end result turns out to be. Micron have announced a new high-performance, low-power DDR3 memory, which the company claims uses the industry's lowest 1.35V one-gigabit DDR3 components.
Apple have been coy about the definitive hardware specifications for their new iPhone 3G S, refusing to confirm exactly how much more RAM and what exact processor jump the smartphone has over the previous-gen iPhone 3G. However nobody obviously told T-Mobile Netherlands about the veil of silence: they've outed the processor as a 600MHz chip, paired with 256MB of RAM.
Samsung have announced the release of the first 32GB 30-nm moviNAND memory, built from eight Samsung 30nm-class 32Gb NAND chips, a multimedia card (MMC) controller and firmware. The size reduction means that chip density is doubled, allowing manufacturers - such as Apple with their iPod touch and iPhone - to fit twice as much storage into the same amount of space.