Guild Wars 2 - Bringing Antialiasing to the game

It's no surprise seeing another game slam onto the market lacking AA (Anti-Aliasing) features and Guild Wars 2 is no exception. MMORPG games tend to get...

Syfy's Defiance game Beta Screenshots

Below are a few screenshots from the upcoming Syfy "Defiance" game coming out on April 2, 2013. Defiance is a first of its kind where the game will be in close...

Steam Box, Steam for Linux

Valve has made one of its first steps toward a "Steam Box." Steam for Linux has been released today for Linux's operating system Ubuntu; complete with a...

Resident Evil 6: Zombies, Mutants, and the Transition to Action Adventure

Thousands of defeated zombies, monsters, and four campaigns later Resident Evil 6 is finished consuming my life. Resident Evil is just as fun as ever but...

Lowering game latency with WTFast tunneling

Taking a dive into WTFast  latency tunneling service -- is like your internet on steroids. Internet latency is a gamers worst nightmare. Any network...

Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard

The G13 Advanced Gameboard is Logitech’s answer to gamers needs. It’s a fantastic light-weight, portable alternative for gamers who don’t want...

Rosewill Thor V2 Computer Case

Rosewill , the company behind quality hardware and affordable cases, debuted the redesigned Thor-V2 case earlier this year and has since become one of the...

Electronic Arts: Battlefield 3

As one of the most anticipated games released by EA (Electronic Arts), Battlefield 3 sets itself apart from its rivals with a great story-line and game play....

Corsair | TwinX1024 4000 Pro

Recently we reviewed the newest memory from Corsair Memory, the TwinX4000, which hit new marks for memory speed. DDR500 gives new meaning to performance, for newer motherboards supporting 800MHz Front Side Bus, like the Intel i875P chipset. In our tests it gave us 1GHz Front Side Bus performance, and pushed our Pentium 4 2.4GHz up to 3.06GHz–on a solid stable system.

Now, we’re looking at the same memory, but with more enthusiast enhancements. Two of the major ones are larger heatsink spreaders and new Activity LED lights on the top of the memory. Sounds interesting? Indeed.

Corsair Memory has kept this under its hat for quite some time, to maximize consumer ‘shock and awe’ at the new offering. To date, no other memory manufacturer has produced any similar memory, and it takes cooling to the next level.

Mfr. Specs

  • TwinX1024 4000 Pro
  • 2x512MB Matched Memory Modules
  • Dual Channel DDR Technology
  • New Activity LED Display
  • High-Efficiency Aluminum Heatsinks
  • Lifetime Warranty

The TwinX series comes with two matched 512MB modules for Dual Channel DDR motherboards, while the CMX series is for single channel motherboards. So what does the “Pro” series really do? It introduces two new features, both offering an edge.

Working in the same manner as an EQ (Equalizer), LEDs show memory activity on each bank in real-time. Each module contains two LED rows, one for each bank.
But perhaps you don’t run a Dual Channel DDR motherboard, and would rather not pay the extra for TwinX when you only need one module to do the job. Corsair has this covered.

Available Pro Series

  • TwinX1024 – 4000Pro
  • TwinX1024 – 3200ProC2Pro
  • CMX512 – 4000
  • CMX512 – 3200C2Pro

There are no real benefits having these LED lights on top of the memory; let’s get that straight. They are only there for looks, but looks they have. Of course, they can be used to determine if the memory modules are bad. (Actually, servers could benefit more from such technology, but a server case would have to be opened to see LED activity.) Those heavily into case modding will find these modules great for showing off the inside of their cases through a window. You will be the coolest LAN party geek!

Another “Pro” series feature is the high-efficiency aluminum XMS heatsink on each module, much larger than its predecessors’. Double Data Rate (DDR) memory is becoming speedier each year; with DDRII in video cards hitting the shelves, heat dissipation is a great concern.

Most of today’s memory comes with a thin heat spreader that does a pretty good job, but Corsair has upgraded to a large heat spreader. It is much thicker, of high-efficiency aluminum to dissipate heat more rapidly. For memory, this might seem to be overkill, but we’re hitting speeds of 500MHz nowadays.


Comments

comments

 

 
Categories: Computing, Top Rated Products.