AMD launches RAM desktop memory in US

While there were previous hints that AMD was planning to launch a line-up of its own PC desktop RAM memory products, this week the company finally confirmed that it has begun selling its own brand DDR3-based RAM memory modules. AMD is using third parties such as Patriot Memory and VisionTek Products to help distribute the memory modules. That means that people who are building their next PC rig could, in theory, create one with an AMD-made processor, graphics card, motherboard and now a set of RAM desktop sticks.

The RAM memory will be sold in three different brands with 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB sticks available to purchase. The low end product will be called the Entertainment category and is made for PCs designed for the home theater market. They will feature clock speeds of 1333 MHz and 1600 MHz. The next level up will be the Performance category. It will support clock speeds up to 1600 MHz.

Hardcore PC gamers will be interested in the high end memory category from AMD. The Radeon Edition DRAM uses the same brand name as AMD's graphic card products. The RAM itself will run at a clock speed of 1866 MHz. AMD's press release says that the Radeon Edition will be "tuned, tested and certified for specific AMD platforms to enable maximum performance at competitive pricing."

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