News

Samsung announces the 980 NVMe DRAMless M.2 SSD

Samsung has just announced the 980 NVMe M.2 SSD. This will be Samsung’s first SSD drive that lacks onboard DRAM. Instead, the 980 SSD relies on the CPU’s DRAM via the PCIe. The approach of utilizing a DRAMless controller still provides NVMe speeds via PCIe 3.0 x4 while reducing overall costs. With rated sequential read and write speeds of  3500 MB/s and 3000 MB/s, the 980 will be no slouch. While these drives will not be at the forefront of speed, they will be some of the most affordable based on the performance you receive. The 980 is available in three capacities, 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB, and can be purchased directly from Samsung or any vendor that normally carries Samsung products. Pricing will start at $50 for the 250 GB model, $70 for the 500 GB, and $130 for the 1 TB. Here is the press release from Samsung. Read More

Memory

G.SKILL Trident Z Neo For AMD X570

AMD’s new X570 platform introduces enhanced memory speed capabilities. The integrated memory controller in previous generations of Ryzen CPU’s severely limited the frequency and range of timings. To take advantage of the all new memory capabilities, G.Skill introduced the Trident Z Neo. The Neo’s built-in XMP memory profile is optimized to work with AMD Ryzen 3 series CPU’s and X570 motherboards. We got our hands on the new G.Skill Trident Z Neo, so join us as we evaluate this memory using an X570 motherboard. Read More

Memory

Team Group T-Force XTREEM 4133 DDR4 Review

Today, we are evaluating Team Group’s T-Force XTREEM 4133 MHz DDR4 memory modules. The XTREEM line of memory from Team Group doesn’t have any flashy RGB or wild color schemes. What it has instead is rock solid performance and legacy of legendary overclocking results. Exceptional build quality, high XMP speeds, and performance are its major hallmarks. Join us as we take a look at these features and investigate the XTREEM memory’s overclocking potential. Read More

Reviews

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Review

Samsung has been what I would consider a major player in the consumer SSD market for a couple of years now. They had at least two well known drives on the market in their 840 EVO and Pro lines, each serving a different audience. The EVO was the barely slower and best bang for the buck drive, while the Pro was the performance king of the family and still had good pricing. Both drives had a great track record for reliability. The next generation, the 850 series, greets us with second generation 3D V-NAND with the same goals as the previous generation. It’s time to take a look and see if the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB performs as well as we expect it to. Read More

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G.Skill TridentX 16GB DDR3-2133 CL9 Memory Kit Review

G.Skill is clearly one of the most popular memory manufacturers, especially among computer enthusiasts, gamers and overclockers. At Overclockers we once again have a chance to check how much G.Skill has to offer as we test the TridentX 16GB DDR3-2133 CL9 memory kit. The TridentX memory series is designed for the most demanding users like extreme overclockers, so there is no place for cheap parts. You can expect to receive a high end product which you paid for. Read More