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    Default AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    At first glance, one would have discarded the news as some company's attempt to use the AMD brand to sell memory modules, but it is indeed AMD selling memory. AMD is selling Radeon-branded DDR3 memory modules to the consumer market, not just OEMs, which were spotted in stores in Japan. AMD is selling certified DDR3 memory in three segments: Entertainment, UltraPro Gaming, and Enterprise. Entertainment deals with DDR3-1333 MHz modules that are best suited for home and business client PCs, UltraPro Gaming deals with DDR3-1600 MHz modules suited for gaming PCs of all shapes and sizes, while Enterprise deals with registered un-buffered DDR3 memory for use in AMD Opteron-driven servers and workstations.

    While baffling, the move to sell its own-branded memory makes some sense. High performance DDR3 memory kits sold in the market today that operate at DDR3-1600 rely on Intel eXtreme Memory Profiles (XMP), a proprietary SPD extension by Intel to let users set the marketed speeds easily. AMD platform motherboards don't support XMP, leaving it at an obvious disadvantage. Radeon-branded memory use JEDEC profiles for 1600 MHz, along with certified timings and voltages to run stable and perform optimally. It might also be using AMD's own SPD extension called "Black Edition profiles", but CPU-Z doesn't seem to be able to spot that. Pictured above is the Entertainment 2 GB module, which uses AMD-branded memory chips. In Japan, the 2 GB module is priced at the equivalent of US $20. Other pricing information is unknown for the moment.









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    Source: techpowerup forums

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    Default Re: AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    Lol,saw the news.

    One question comes to my mind - What's the point? :/


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    Default Re: AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    No shiny heatspreaders

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    Default Re: AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    Bhaloi...AMD \m/

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    Default Re: AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    amd shob kiseu ber korbr.....aste aste....

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    Default Re: AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    Hmm seems to depend on how distinguished it is from other rams and of course price.

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    Default Re: AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    Quote Originally Posted by SinisterFahim View Post
    amd shob kiseu ber korbr.....aste aste....
    They used to own Spansion and make their own NAND chips before they sold off that division. They sold off that division some years back, so they have been there and done that already.

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    Default Re: AMD Starts Selling Radeon-branded DDR3 Memory Modules

    wow this would be enthusiasts gaming ram

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