Buffalo Touts 1200MHz, 1250MHz DDR2 Memory Modules

Buffalo Technology, a well-known supplier of memory modules from Austin, Texas, is expected to unveil memory modules at 1200MHz and 1250MHz in the near future, according to reports from Japan. The company already sells 1150MHz Firestix-series memory modules, which are already the fastest in the industry and have slightly higher clock-speed than leading-edge products from Corsair Memory and OCZ Technology Group.

Akiba PC Hotline reports that Buffalo initiated sales of Firestix 1150MHz memory modules in Tokyo, Japan, whereas CFD Sales, a distributor of Buffalo, claims that the company also will shortly start sales of 1200MHz memory modules, while 1250MHz memory sticks are also planned. Earlier it was claimed that 1200MHz is absolute maximum for DDR2 memory under normal conditions, but Buffalo's new Firestix do not require any exotic cooling systems and come with typical heat-spreaders.

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Haven't there already been (special edition) 1200MHz on the market already? I'm sure OCZ had a "DFI Special Edition" out not that ling ago. It was 'available' but it did cost an arm and both legs. So this isn't too new!

Cal

This is just another example of companies trying to make us buy something new because it's better and faster, and I won't stand for it.

Yes...shame on them for trying to make something faster :rolleyes:


They weren't forcing you to buy it though...unless they're standing there with a gun to your head :confused:

Quote - hapbt said @ #5
This is just another example of companies trying to make us buy something new because it's better and faster, and I won't stand for it.

Umm i don't think they are forcing you to buy it, plus if they didn't make newer faster hardware then how would our computers go faster? and where would the competition be for companies to make faster ram and other hardware for people at low prices, this is only the first thing of its kind and there will be more coming out, heck give it 2-4 months and then there might be some faster stuff out, it is just how the industry is, Moore's law have a look at that.

I think we would probably be on those super slow computers with like 4mb of ram and a 386 cpu,, Ohhh yea thats awesome.


Wow that is some killer ram :D, bet it costs a arm and a leg tho :P, all i need to do now is win lotto *dreams*

now if only we had a 1500mhz or more FSB to be able to take advantage of these faster rams....
The only ratio between cpu:ram that makes sense is the 1:1....

what?

1:1 ratio would be a fsb of 600MHz w/ the ram running at 600MHz (1200MHz DDR). to my knowledge no fsb can do 600MHz. therefore, currently, these modules are useless unless you run some out of wack ratio.

Quote - Jdawg683 said @ #4.1
what?

1:1 ratio would be a fsb of 600MHz w/ the ram running at 600MHz (1200MHz DDR). to my knowledge no fsb can do 600MHz. therefore, currently, these modules are useless unless you run some out of wack ratio.

Mmm and here was I thinking that there's already mobos and cpu's supporting FSB of 1000Mhz .. am I getting this wrong?

Quote - DawnUnder2002 said @ #4.2

Mmm and here was I thinking that there's already mobos and cpu's supporting FSB of 1000Mhz .. am I getting this wrong?

the overall bus speed is 1066mhz and in some cases now 1333mhz however, these are the quad pumped speeds. with this architecture the data is transmitted four times for each clock cycle so the actual speed works out as an fsb of 266mhz x 4 = 1066mhz

ddr means that the rate is doubled so 266mhz becomes 533mhz. different ram to fsb ratios can then be used to raise this higher ram speeds like 800mhz
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Sorry, I will never again buy anything from Buffalo Technologies.

The reason being.... I bought one of the ethernet to wireless bridges, and the thing was really flakey. Even after talking to their tech support, the thing still had issues. I don't like their products.

However, I know that there are also people out there who will swear by them, but meh, these are just opinions.

Companies improve development on technologies. Perhap if you try Buffalo latest technology again, you might not experience same issue, but yet will like them.