When you’re sitting there in a couple years, coveting that £1,000 mid-range graphics card masquerading as a top-end GPU and another overly expensive quad-core CPU, there’s only one company to blame. And that company is AMD.
AMD is keeping itself busy at the moment. Not content with the recent release of the high-end 7900 series and the budget-focused 7700s, today it’s squeezed a pair of 7800 cards out of its ripe manufacturing factory. The Radeon HD 7850 and 7870 are aimed at the performance market, but don’t quite boast the kind [...]
We certainly like Kingston memory, just take a look at our Kingston HyperX 1,600MHz review and you’ll see we’ve got a lot of love for their high-speed DDR3. So when a press release appears in your inbox proclaiming something new, we all went a little faint with excitement, but then we read the details and it seems Kingston are simply colouring their memory grey.
The likely lads of future RAM
What we really want in our PCs is single, unified non-volatile, ultra-fast memory, which serves both as storage and main memory and zips along at processor speeds and forgets nothing. Fat chance of that for now though.
Until then we have a number of new types of memory being developed. Some simply try and build a denser or faster version of the current technology, while others explore completely new methods of storing data, even, shock horror, getting away from straight binary cells.