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IBM’s optical storage is 50 times faster than flash

IBM’s optical storage is 50 times faster than flash

Flash storage is too slow for your device’s main memory, but RAM is expensive and volatile. Thanks to a breakthrough from IBM, phase-change memory (PCM) might one day replace them both. The crystal-based storage has been used in optical disks and other tech for at least 15 years, but the technology has been limited by the cost and storage density — cells are either...

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Google will soon address the high RAM usage on Chrome

Google knows that its Chrome browser is a serious consumer of RAM, but the development team is reportedly very aware of this, and are working on lowering Chrome’s RAM consumption. Thanks to a Reddit AMA session, a Chrome for Android engineer said: “We are actively working on reducing battery usage and we are looking into when Chrome is in the foreground and in the...

DD4 memory not far off

DD4 memory not far off

It seems that DDR4 isn’t as far away as we thought . According to Crucial Memory’s promo page  it’s going to come out late 2013. There is  just one month left till the years end. So that being said, we are going to have DDR4 in our PC’s hopefully by next month. Of course DDR4 has a different architecture, meaning we are going to...

RAM prices on the rise

RAM prices on the rise

Prices for DRAM and NAND flash memory chips shot up Monday in the wake of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami as markets displayed concern over fabrication plant shutdowns, power outages and supply chain shortages. Spot prices for DRAM surged by as much as 7.56% and by as much as 20.48% for NAND flash memory chips, according to DRAMExchange. Japan accounts for 35.7% of the world’s...

Corsair Launches Outrageously Fast GTX 2533MHz DDR3 Memory

Corsair Launches Outrageously Fast GTX 2533MHz DDR3 Memory

Corsair, a worldwide supplier of high-performance PC components, today announced the launch of the DominatorĀ® GTX4, a new ultra-high-speed module with operation guaranteed up to 2533 MHz. These modules are available immediately, in limited quantity, from the Corsair Online Store. Producing modules that perform at these extraordinary speeds requires an extremely meticulous, manual screening process, and each module represents the fastest thirty-two RAMs out...