Memory
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Intel shows 3D XPoint drives copying a file at nearly 2GB per second

During the Intel Developer Forum, Rob Crooke demonstrated two 3D XPoint-based Optane SSDs transferring a large file at nearly 2GB per second. Intel has hinted the final version of 3D XPoint could be even quicker.
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AMD claims victory in the video RAM war with new 32GB FirePro card

AMD launched on Thursday a 32GB version of its FirePro W9100 professional graphics card for workstations. It joins the current 16GB version, offering the same performance and support for tools like DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and OpenCL 2.0.
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Samsung’s new 10-nanometer DDR4 chips are the fastest of their kind

Samsung has kicked into full gear the mass production of 10nm-class 8Gb DDR4 chips that will be used in memory modules for devices ranging from laptops to servers. They provide faster speeds and consume less power than older 20nm chips.
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GDR5X may not compete with HBM, but it’s fast … and coming soon

Wondering how Micron's new GDDR5X memory chips will perform? Well, do so no longer. The manufacturer has now outed the specifications for the new standard, and they're quite impressive. Not HBM standards, but strong all the same.
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Skyrmions could be the path to faster, denser hard drives

There's a good chance that you've never heard of a skyrmion before today, but these miniscule vortex-shaped particles could potentially be the key to tomorrow's storage solutions.
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What does a thousand bucks worth of RAM look like? G.Skill has the answer

As memory prices drop steadily, there are still opportunities to pack your system with the biggest and baddest. G.Skill's new 128GB DDR4-3200MHz kit is exactly that.
Health & Fitness

Want to keep your memory? Drink champagne

According to a 2013 study that has resurfaced to great pomp and circumstance, drinking three glasses of champagne a week could help prevent memory loss and protect your brain from diseases like Alzheimers and dementia.
Computing

RAM is cheaper than ever at the weirdest of times

If you're looking to purchase some new memory for your PC or laptop, now might be the best time, as it's price has fallen to historic lows across the board. The average price of 4GB of DDR3 has now hit $18.50.
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How much RAM does your gaming PC need? Maybe just 4GB, according to new test

New testing by PC enthusiast site TechSpot has discovered that many apps still don't see substantial benefit from more than 4GB of memory. Games, in particular, have no issue with limited RAM.
Health & Fitness

These headphones won’t just help you sleep better, they may help improve your memory

The Kickstarter-funded Kokoon headphones not only monitor your sleep, they could potentially improve your memory as you snooze by monitoring your brain and playing audio at just the right moments.
Computing

How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think

RAM is like the top of a desk . It's a space for laying out what you're currently working on. No desk space means slow, inefficient work. But there are limits to the size of desk you can easily use.
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Is your PC low on memory? You could try fish oil – or just install more RAM! 1:31

If your computer is starting to slow down, there are a number of options for rejuvenating its performance, and one of them is upgrading the memory capacity. Here's how.