Mushkin Show Off XP3 DDR3 At CeBit
We have seen plenty of DDR3 modules out in the wild now, but the new standard hasn't found wide spread adoption yet. This is mainly due to the high price of DDR3 compared to the continuing low prices on DDR2 modules. Mushkin has been showing its latest DDR3 memory at the CeBit trade fair in Hannover, in rated speeds up to DDR3-1800. Known as XP3-14400, at those super fast speeds you will get timings of 8-8-7-20 at 1.9 - 1.95v and they will be available as 1GB modules or in 2GB matched pairs. There is also XP3-12800 which runs at a still respectable DDR3-1600 at timings of 7-7-6-18. As well as single 1GB modules and 2GB kits, XP3-12800 will also be available as 2GB modules and 4GB kits (all running at those same timings). As the year goes on, I expect we will see more DDR3 releases as companies push for the transition from DDR2. Hopefully we will also start to see prices coming down. The Mushkin XP3 modules mentioned all come with the company's FrostByte heatspreaders and will be available in retail channel from the beginning of April.