amd ddr3 AMD launches Radeon Memory for Systems

This is a peculiar one, AMD has started selling desktop PC memory under its Radeon brand and although that in itself is strange, we can't but wonder about the timing, as it's not exactly as if memory costs much these days. AMD is offering three types of memory as well, targeting entertainment, ultra pro gaming and enterprise market segments.

This is a peculiar one, AMD has started selling desktop PC memory under its Radeon brand and although that in itself is strange, we can't but wonder about the timing, as it's not exactly as if memory costs much these days. AMD is offering three types of memory as well, targeting entertainment, ultra pro gaming and enterprise market segments.

So far the memory appears to have gone on sale only in Japan and we're not talking about stuff that'll blow your socks off either. AMD appears to only offer 1.5V 2GB single pack DIMMs for one, although they're at least single rank modules (single sided), so there should be zero compatibility issues. The entertainment modules are clocked at 1333MHz with a latency of 9-9-9 whereas the ultra pro gaming modules are clocked at 1600MHz with a comparably slow latency of 11-11-11. The enterprise module has as yet not received any speed ratings on AMD's website.

amd ddr3 AMD launches Radeon Memory for Systems

We're also not quite sure why AMD has gone through the trouble to have the memory chips branded with an AMD logo, but I guess they don't want to reveal who their partner is. We don't know what the ultra pro gamer modules look like, but the entertainment ones are fairly plain with a typical AMD Radeon sticker on side, albeit instead of having a graphics card model name, it simply says memory instead. In Japan a 2GB stick of the entertainment grade memory will set you back 1,570 Yen (S$25) which isn't terrible considering that computer components are usually more expensive in Japan than elsewhere.

Source: AMD

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