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DDR4 is the new standard in system memory. DDR2 and DDR3 are stories of past, I know there are systems still around with DDR3 and few of them with DDR2 memory but if you are going to build a new system you won’t be picking up anything but DDR4 RAMs.

DDR4 Motherboards!
Before we get our hands on some nice DDR4 RAMs we should first make sure that we have a DDR4 compatible Motherboard. Intel’s X99 Chipset codenamed “Wellsburg” was Intel’s first Chipset to feature DDR4 memory supporting LGA 2011-v3 Socket, Intel has now released 100 Series Chipset family codenamed “Sunrise Point” which will use a new Socket type LGA 1151, this family brings with it seven Chipsets; H110, B150, Q150, H170, Q170 and Z170 being the head of the family, Z170 is packed with power and performance for PC enthusiast, Hard Core Gamers and Content Creators, especially it’s 20 PCI-E 3.0 Lanes which makes it stand out of the crowd, if you don’t have a DDR4 motherboard Buy One From Here!

We need to consider few things before we make our purchase, we should make use of the Dual Channel or Quad Channel memory configuration or whatever your motherboard features, so buy RAMs in 2, 3 and 4 Sticks pair and install them in matching banks or if you want to fill all the RAM slots in your Motherboard then make purchases in 4, 6 and 8 Sticks pair.
Also, buy at least 8GB capacity of RAM whether you are gaming, video editing or multitasking, a minimum of 8GB RAM is recommended, you can either install single 8GB stick or you can install two 8GB sticks to run Dual Channel Configuration.
Although there are many DDR4 kits available in market we recommend few of these options for you.

Note: Please remember that prices mentioned below are offered at the time of writing this article and may fluctuate over time.

Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 – Single RAM Stick! $35.08 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49.

Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14! $40.89 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49.

Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14! $69.69 & FREE Shipping.

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Nvidia SLI support has finally arrive to Intel’s DX58SO motherboard codenamed Smackover, which is Intel’s manufactured motherboard with their X58 Express chipset. Last year Intel launched their Core i7 line of processors and along came this new motherboard from Intel to support the Core i7 CPU series, even though the chipset X58 supports Nvidia SLI which is a multi-GPU configuration, Intel didn’t implement it in their DX58SO motherboard. Morning of Feb-11-2009 Nvidia announced that Intel has given them license to bring their multi-gpu support for Intel’s DX58SO motherboard. So, from now on Intel Smackover will support Nvidia SLI even in Quad-SLI config on its dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots, you can use any (any means any, doesn’t have to be two same gpus) two GeForce GPUs for SLI configuration, for best performance in Quad SLI your best option is a pair of GeForce GTX 295. As most of you know that Intel’s dual cpu platform Skulltrail has an embedded Nvidia PCI Express controller to run SLI config whereas Intel DX58SO Smackover motherboard simply has an embedded key in motherboard bios from Nvidia and Forceware drivers will enable SLI once key is located from the motherboard bios.

Intel DX58SO In SLI Mode

Intel DX58SO In SLI Mode

So, for the first time in history you can enjoy the advantages of SLI, PhysX, CUDA and GeForce Stereoscopic 3D stereo all in an Intel platform, isn’t it exciting? best processor chipset and best graphics chipset in one place?.

Intel Core i7 975

Intel Core i7 975

News of a new Core i7 processor coming from Intel is surrounding the web, this will be a desktop cpu for Core i7 Extreme Edition series to replace flagship model 965, this new processor model will be Core i7 975. It will be a socket LGA 1366, at a speed of 3.33GHz comes with 25X multiplier, revision is D0 of Bloomfield core, L2-cache will be 256KB for each core, a large 8MB shared L3-cache, so, this means there is not much difference from current Core i7 flagship model 965 cpu except it comes with higher speed of 3.33GHz and a multiplier of 25X.
First appeared on XtremeSystems forum, the owner of this forum Fugger and his buddy Mikeguava overclocked the cpu to clock speed of 5259MHz to set a new record of 47,026 in 3DMark 05. Motherboard was used Gigabyte EX58-Extreme, Corsair’s peltier-cooled memory and two ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 video cards were used in this benchmark to accomplish this new world record.
Word is this processor will launch in late Q2 or early Q3 of 2009 with a tag price of $999, though it could be different since this is just rumors.

Intel Core i7 Logo

Intel Core i7 Logo

Nehalem microarchitecture official name is Core i7, this is the processor to replace Intel’s quad-core 45nm Core 2 Yorkfield/Penryn.

Some of the new features that Intel has introduced with the Core i7, includes Hyper Threading, QPI bandwidth and Turbo Mode.

Intel Nehalem Features

Intel Nehalem Features

Intel placed Northbridge onto the CPU die itself and the new Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) will replace the front side bus (FSB), so, no more single bus for all processors to reach memory through Northbridge/Memory Controller Hub which leads to bottlenecking memory access, instead each processor will have its own dedicated memory that it accesses directly through an Integrated Memory Controller. QuickPath Interconnect and QuickPath Memory Controller allows higher bandwidth to memory and lower latencies to memory and these features gives much more power to the games.

Nehalem (family) processors code-named Bloomfield (Core i7) have four physical processing cores and a triple-channel DDR3 integrated memory controller (IMC) over dual-channel increasing memory bus width from 128-bits to 192-bits, supporting memory speeds of up to 1333MHz with memory bandwidth of up to 32 GB/s through 6 memory sockets.

Intel Roadmap

Intel Roadmap

Core i7 CPUs have Support for SMT (simultaneous multi-threading) that allows two threads per core, Task Manager in Windows will show 8 cores (4 physical and 4 logical). 32 KB instruction + 32 KB data L1 cache per core, 256 KB L2 cache per core and a large 8 MB L3 cache shared by all 4 cores.

Currently these processors are only compatible with motherboards based on the Intel X58 chipset with LGA1366 socket.

Addition of 7 new SSE4 instructions, monolithic processor design (all four cores on a single die) and fabricated using Intel’s 45 nm high-k process technology. All this makes Core i7 a super fast processor for your daily and gaming needs.

Intel Nehalem Penryn

Intel Nehalem Penryn

Intel Desktop roadmap

Intel Desktop roadmap