If you plan on ordering one of the new updated iMac computers that Apple unveiled this week, you can save yourself a bit of green by getting the most basic amount of RAM. Apple isn't known for offering good deals when you upgrade memory.
Mac specialty shop OWC has announced memory upgrades specifically for the new iMac computers. Buyers can get 2GB of PC10600 1333MHz SO-DIMM RAM for $59.99. If that isn’t enough RAM for you a 4GB kit of the same stuff with a pair of 2GB modules will set you back $117.99.
If you want that 4GB of RAM in a single module, you can get it for $144.99. OWC also has kits with 8GB via a pair of those 4GB modules for $279.99 and a 16GB kit with four of the 4GB modules for $549.99.
Patriot announced a new extreme performance RAM kit for enthusiasts called the Sector 7 Extreme Edition. The RAM kit is for triple channel Intel X58 platforms. Patriot designed the kit for overclockers and gamers looking to squeeze all the performance they can from the X58 platform.
We may be half way through 2010 already, but iSuppli has just released the rankings for memory makers for 2009. The company looks at market share and revenue to determine the leader in the global market.
About a week back I mentioned that Corsair had upped the speed on its Dominator GTX4 DDR3 RAM kit to 2533MHz with timings of 9-11-10-30 at 1.65V on the Intel Core i7 platform. That RAM kit is fast right out of the box, but Corsair wanted to prove it is fast for AMD systems too. The company has announced that it used that RAM kit to break a world record on AMD processors.
Corsair is one of the most popular companies for enthusiast and mainstream memory products for computers. The firm has been announcing blazing fast DDR3 RAM kits for Intel platforms recently in its Dominator GTX family.
RAM doesn’t mean much to the masses as long as the computer has enough to run iTunes and Farmville at the same time. When it comes to gamers and enthusiasts though, the RAM in their machines is just as important as the CPU. Back in February Patriot unveiled a new enthusiast memory product called the Viper II Sector 5 kit.