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Hynix 7GHz GDDR 5 Video RAM

Hynix 7GHz GDDR 5 Video RAM

Memory manufacturer Hynix have announced the world's first high-speed GDDR 5 RAM capable of running at 7GHz.  The video memory is over a third faster than existing 4.5GHz video RAM, and will initially be available in 54nm 1Gb chips.  It's capable of processing up to 28 gigabytes of data per second.

 

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Everspin 16MB non-volatile MRAM coming 2009

Everspin 16MB non-volatile MRAM coming 2009

Everspin intend to launch 16MB MRAM chips in 2009, with densities to compete with DRAM and FLASH (NOR) by 2015.  The company, which split off from Freescale to develop the non-volatile memory, is currently the only to have commercially-available MRAM products on the market, in the shape of a 4-bit chip.  It has also just announced byte-wide 1MB and 4MB chips.

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Kangaru e-Flash dual eSATA & USB 2.0 32GB flash drive

Kangaru e-Flash dual eSATA & USB 2.0 32GB flash drive

Kangaru Solutions have announced what they're claiming is the first ever eSATA flash drive.  The double-ended e-Flash drive has a USB 2.0 connector on one side and an eSATA connector on the other, offering users either the paltry 480MB/s of dull old USB or the blistering 3Gb/s of everyone's favorite external SATA interface.  Of course, those are just theoretical speeds: when you dig into the spec sheet you see the e-Flash is slightly less impressive than the headlines might suggest.

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Eye-Fi 4GB Anniversary Edition WiFi SD card released

Eye-Fi 4GB Anniversary Edition WiFi SD card released

Eye-Fi have marked their first birthday with the launch of a new, special edition anniversary card.  The new WiFi-enabled SD card now contains 4GB of storage rather than the standard models' 2GB.  While as standard the new 4GB card does not come with any of Eye-Fi's more advanced features, such as geotagging or automatic hotspot uploads, these can be subscribed to separately.

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Apple MacBook & MacBook Pro both support 6GB of RAM

Apple MacBook & MacBook Pro both support 6GB of RAM

Memory company Ramjet are advertizing an upgrade kit for the new MacBook and MacBook Pro that would give each notebook 6GB of RAM in total.  The amount - which is 2GB higher than the figure Apple themselves claim is supported - is comprised of a 2GB DDR3 chip and a 4GB DDR3 chip.  Unlike with 8GB, which the NVIDIA chipsets used should officially support but, as those have tried it have discovered, leads to system instabilities, 6GB seems to be a balance between performance and playing happily with OS X's current limitations.

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Kingston HyperX DDR3 Triple-Channel Memory launches

Kingston HyperX DDR3 Triple-Channel Memory launches

Kingston announced yesterday their HyperX DDR3 Triple-Channel Memory that was designed with the Intel X58 motherboards in mind. They also meet the 1.65 volt platform recommendation for Core i7.

This new product features 2GHz memory and are available in kits of three 1GB modules. They will also be Intel XMP or Extreme Memory Profile ready. These are the fastest triple-channel memory DDR3 products available right now.

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Sharp LCD Panel gets memory

Sharp LCD Panel gets memory

Sharp recently showed off a new LC panel that's outfitted with memory, so that even if it loses its power source, it will still keeps the last displayed content on. The new panel was exhibited at FPD International 2008, and from the looks of it, has made quite a splash.

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Apple MacBook 3rd-party RAM causing instabilities?

Apple MacBook 3rd-party RAM causing instabilities?

Some new MacBook users are reporting problems when attempting to upgrade their Apple laptops with third-party RAM.  The new, aluminum MacBook can support up to 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, with the standard configuration being a pair of single 1GB chips.  In replacing those with third-party memory - including seemingly-identical spec chips from big-name brands such as Crucial - some owners have found their MacBooks suddenly prone to crashing.

 

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Use 4GB SD cards with Wii: more space & faster speeds

Use 4GB SD cards with Wii: more space & faster speeds

A moderate frustration about the Nintendo Wii is its stubborn refusal to recognize SD cards larger than 2GB in capacity.  Given that larger, 4GB cards often support higher transfer rates - and, obviously, offer more storage - the frugal-fiends at Cheap Ass Gamer have come up with a system to create 4GB SD cards that, by pretending to be under 2GB, fool the Wii into accepting them.

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Toshiba spends $1B on 30% of SanDisk production capacity

Toshiba spends $1B on 30% of SanDisk production capacity

Anyone else feel like companies are buying up other companies left and right? Well, Toshiba has just announced that they bought 30% of the production capacity of SanDisk's NAND flash memory. And the price tag? $1 billion!

Initially, Toshiba wanted to buy out SanDisk. Samsung made a bid as well. But now with Toshiba's input, SanDisk will be able to make flash memory faster and cheaper.  

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Eye-fi gets Twitter

Eye-fi gets Twitter

Eye-fi is already a well known product. Their SD card already has an added geotracking function that makes it so you can automatically associate any pictures taken and then put on the card with the location they were taken in.

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USB Liquid Flash Drive keeps thumb drives interesting

USB Liquid Flash Drive keeps thumb drives interesting

 There's a seemingly endless supply of gimmicky USB thumb drives out there these days but this one is just too cool to ignore. It's pretty standard in the specs department but it can house liquid and not break!

Available from CNK Promotions, this USB thumb drive has an acrylic casing that is hollow, making it perfect for filling up with a brightly colored liquid. You can order the drive with a logo of your choosing, as well. And with storage space of up to 8GB you can pack away a lot of information in one very small, very cool-looking device.

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