Goodram IRDM 3200Mhz DDR4 SODIMM Laptop Ram Review

I hadn’t heard of Goodram before being approached for this review, but they have been manufacturing RAM since 2003 and are hoping to break out into the UK market.   Who are Goodram Goodram brand is owned by Wilk Elektronik, a memory manufacturer with its headquarter and production line in Poland. The products are sold … Read more

Thermaltake announces TOUGHRAM RGB 16GB 4600MHz DDR4 Gaming Memory for under £200

Thermaltake has officially released its high-speed memory – Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB DDR4 4600MHz gaming memory 16GB (2x8GB) with timings of CL19, and Available in black and white. Cheapest 4600MHz DDR4 on the market The important thing to highlight about this announcement is the price of the RAM. From my limited research I can find any … Read more

Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 3600MHz DDR4 RAM Review – HX436C17FB3K2/32

Following on from my review of the HyperX laptop RAM, I have also been checking out the latest 3600MHz DDR4 DIMM Ram for my desktop. While the laptop RAM offered a massive capacity upgrade, this RAM provides high speeds at a reasonably affordable price point. Specification SKU HX436C17FB3K2/32 Error Check Non-ECC Intel XMP-Ready Profiles Yes … Read more

Kingston HyperX Impact 64GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM Memory Review – HX424C15FBK2/64

Kingston HyperX launched a range of new memory modules at CES 2020 and this includes new 32 GB unbuffered DIMMs and SO-DIMMs to its Fury and Impact families. I have recently been sent the HyperX Impact 64GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM memory to review, which includes two 32GB DDR4 memory modules with a latency of CL15. These … Read more

DDR4 Prices have crashed. What are the best deals right now?

DDR4 Prices started to rise sharply in the middle of 2016 nearly tripling in price when they peaked at the around January 2018. Since then they have been declining, first slowly, but more recently there have been some significant savings to be had. One example is the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 … Read more

Thermaltake WaterRAM RGB – Watercooled DDR4 launched at CES + new watercooling kits

I have worked with Thermaltake a lot in the past year, they produce some great products that cater for all budgets and tastes in the PC market. They do some excellent premium grade hardware, in particular their PC cases, and they have a particular love for RGB so the announcement of WaterRam RGB Liquid Cooling … Read more

DDR5 production to start in 2019 offering 1.36x more performance at the same speeds

I only switched to a DDR4 based system late last year close to the peak pricing pf memory, things are finally settling down so as you might expect, manufacturers are looking to supplant DDR4 with the next generation DDR5. Each iteration of DRAM improves clock speed while reducing power consumption and DDR5 is no different. Over its lifespan, … Read more

G.Skill launches 32GB Double Capacity DDR4 Trident Z RGB DC for Asus Z390 Mini ITX Motherboards

I posted a few days ago about how Zodak had developed a double height double capacity memory DDR4 module. Now G.Skill has officially announced their Double Capacity DDR4 Trident Z RGB DC RAM which will be available on a limited number of ASUS motherboards. Consumer boards have been limited to using 16GB per DIMM since the launch … Read more

ZADAK 32GB Consumer DDR4 UDIMM RAM arrives using double height module

Considering the price of DDR4 RAM I don’t think there is a huge demand for 32GB modules but I thought ZADAK’s new 32GB double height UDIMM RAM was interesting enough to post about. Currently when you buy RAM the sticks cap out at 16GB for consumer boards, allowing Ryzen and Socket 1151 boards with 4 slots to achieve 64GB … Read more

Nvidia receives back 300,000 GPUs after overestimating crypto mining & gamer demand causing delays to GTX 2080/1180

PC users have had a frustrating couple of years with rising RAM and GPU prices. The DDR4 RAM issue could be due to price fixing and/or an issue with supply and demand with so many modern PCs and phones switching to DDR4. With the GPU market, everyone has blamed the surge of crypto-currency mining but … Read more

DRAM / DDR4 Ram makers could be fined Billions in antitrust fines for price fixing

I have posted numerous times about the rising prices of DDR4, the cause being attributed to the massive increase in demand from the switch to DDR4 for desktops and laptops but and LP-DDR4 found in mobiles.  That hasn’t stopped many people on Reddit claiming that the big manufacturers are price fixes. It turns out that the Reddit users … Read more

DRAM demand slowdowns are potentially lowering DDR4 prices & GPU prices.

The demand for DRAM declined in April, creating an oversupply in the market in Japan and elsewhere. It is possible if this trend continues along with new production that we have previously reported on, we may actually see a drop in DDR4 prices this year. DRAM demand comes primarily from the smartphone market, data centres … Read more

First DDR4 price hikes, then GPU, now NAND / flash memory due to Samsung power outage

The AMD Ryzen launch last year did a great job at lowering CPU and motherboard prices for PC gaming enthusiast, but unfortunately, this was tarred with a 200% surge in the pricing of DDR4 over 2 years. Over the past year, we have seen GPU prices inflate thanks to cryptocurrency miners, with them buying $776M … Read more