Category: technology

I was reading through recent gaming news recently and found out that AMD has decided it will not be integrating DDR4 RAM in its latest line of PC motherboards for desktop.

Last I heard is they were getting out of the CPU market, but I don’t have more info on that right now.

As you might have guessed Intel will in fact be moving forward with support for DDR4 ram, it is just a matter of time before we start seeing it on the market.

I still can’t get a straight answer on when this is all happening, so please keep me posted if you hear of anything.

In the mean time for more info on DDR4 specs and such, check out this post on DDR4.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am so excited for DDR4 memory, not just for gaming but regular PC usage.

I love to build gaming rigs and can’t wait to get a new PC with DDR4!
Found this video earlier from Crucial’s YouTube channel:

Crucial is saying it is twice as fast as DDR3 and gives 50% more bandwidth and 40% more power efficient.

They also say you can add way more memory by using DD4 while reducing power and energy consumption.

DDR4 Motherboard Support

Intel is on top of this. They sent out this press release about DDR4 stating DDR4 motherboards are on the way. These new generation mobo’s dubbed “Z99” will support DDR4 as well as Intel’s newest generation of chip.

 

Photo of an x99 motherboard, a motherboard that supports the new DDR4 Ram.

Photo of an x99 motherboard, a motherboard that supports the new DDR4 Ram.

 

DDR4 Facts

  • faster clock frequencies than DDR3.
  • 2133-4266 million transfer per second (ddr3 was 800-2133)
  • lower voltage (1.05-1.2) compared to 1.2-1.65 for ddr3
  • basically much faster with less power consumption
  • 284 pin DIMMS (a switch from 240 pin DIMMS)
  • the pins are closer together
  • height in increased
  • thickness is increased
  • special 128 Gigabyte Dimms are already in production, but not on the market. Other manufacturers have begun production as well.
  • 8,16,and 32 Gigabyte will be the market standard
  • Adam Shah of PCworld stated recently that it would be available for purchase in the 3rd quarter of 2014, just in time for school.
  • Intel’s new 8 & 16 core Haswell Extreme Edition and Xeon processors codenamed “Grantley” will be compatible with DDR4
  • Intels new chips, other manufacturers motherboards, and DDR4 Ram will all probably become available at the same time (3rd quarter of 2014)

 

All I know is I can’t wait for the X99 and DDR4 ram to come out. I haven’t upgraded my system in a while so I am kind of chomping at the bit to make this one happen.

 

hand held water ring game

Well I remember it, and it used to piss me off!

In fact, no other “manual” game has pissed me off as much as this one.

This is not a game of skill. It is a game of patience, and luck.

Apparently some dude on /r/gaming decided to post this photo. In my opinion, this game can easily be “hacked” by popping open the container or even just shaking the hell out of it.

You can buy these junk games on Amazon or eBay for like 3 dollars.

 

Don’t even call this a laser pointer.

And I am not even going to pretend I know what I am talking about here, because this industry has an entire subculture of nerds that will give any gaming community a run for their money.

Meet the Spyder 3 Krypton:

spyder

Wicked Lasers calls this the “world’s most powerful green handheld laser” and can even be seen by astronauts in Space!

This beam ain’t for your average nerd powerpoint presentation. And it can also get you in trouble (if you’ve been watching the news lately.)

If you have 7 large ($700) to spare, grab this bad boy for some extreme pointing.

So Comcast is supposedly going to be linking up with EA games in a new deal where customers can stream games via “cloud connected X1 boxes.”

This is a huge move as Comcast is battling up against a new wave of media companies such as Netflix and Apple.

EA stated some of the games could be streamed through Comcast boxes such as “FIFA and Madden.”

Right now Comcast has over 22 million customers in the US.

comcast EA sports merger