Triple-Channel Memory Coming With Intel X58 Express Chipsets

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Triple-Channel Memory Coming With Intel X58 Express Chipsets

Post by Apoptosis » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:03 am

Well it seems the cat is out of the bag now that Computex is coming up, but triple-channel memory is coming!

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MSI also includes six memory slots because the CPU has triple channel DDR3, and exclusively DDR3, so you’ll have to buy at least three DIMMs to make the most of the new upper-tier Intel platform.
Pretty crazy stuff huh? So, I guess memory companies will start to bundle three modules in some high end kits now... Soon gamers will be running 6GB or 12GB of memory! (2GB per module per 3 or 6 slots).

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Re: Triple-Channel Memory Coming With Intel X58 Express Chipsets

Post by Zertz » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:12 am

This shows Nehalem is coming, retail boards slowing showing up :)

Triple sounds odd, but I guess we're getting used to it

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Re: Triple-Channel Memory Coming With Intel X58 Express Chipsets

Post by martini161 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:39 am

is that a new socket i see? and dont htey already have like quad channel or something?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231136

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Post by Zertz » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:44 pm

martini161 wrote:is that a new socket i see? and dont htey already have like quad channel or something?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231136
Nah, it's just 2 dual channel kits they packed together

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Post by largon » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:41 am

I bet those memory module builders are simultaneously exited and terrified by trichannel.
You're looking at increased sales but also, a nasty RMA problem; people buy trichannel kits and as always, there will be faulty modules... Now, instead of 2 stick going back to RMA you now are getting 3 sticks...

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Post by JohntechUPi » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:14 pm

largon wrote: by largon on Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:41 pm
I bet those memory module builders are simultaneously exited and terrified by trichannel.
You're looking at increased sales but also, a nasty RMA problem; people buy trichannel kits and as always, there will be faulty modules... Now, instead of 2 stick going back to RMA you now are getting 3 sticks...
I bet those memory module builders are simultaneously exited and terrified by trichannel.
You're looking at increased sales but also, a nasty RMA problem; people buy trichannel kits and as always, there will be faulty modules... Now, instead of 2 stick going back to RMA you now are getting 3 sticks...
Or all six modules LOL dont know yet but I think that MB and or chipset is made to run 6 modules for the full performance.
However, memory has not been the bottle neck from what I have seen so new CPU's will most likely be needed for the true performance of the chipset to be fully utilized. But it will be interesting to see the test results from the MB or platform.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:50 pm

Tri-chanel on these boards/CPU's is really going to kick some serious butt, it's going to end up killing me having to pay for all new components again though........... :shock:

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Post by JohntechUPi » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:29 pm

I would agree with you it sucks buying all new hardware, but lets see how it performs before we do anything.
With Current CPU's I dont see any gain.
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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:39 am

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A sign from Computex 2008 showing 3 channel memory.

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Post by SAMSAMHA » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:30 pm

YES, the nehalem will support single,dual, and triple (or 3) channel memory. It would be interesting to see how well this will perform (3 channel I mean, we all know that the cpu is performing excellent).

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Post by aircommando13 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:19 pm

so if you got 3Gb(3 X 1GB) would you be able to use all 3GB in a 32 bit OS?
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Post by Apoptosis » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:40 pm

aircommando13 wrote:so if you got 3Gb(3 X 1GB) would you be able to use all 3GB in a 32 bit OS?
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Post by Zertz » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:28 pm

6 and 12GB kits 8)

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Post by aircommando13 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:15 am

dang intel has been working hard... I hope one of these babies is up for a LR contest hint hint :mrgreen:
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Re: Triple-Channel Memory Coming With Intel X58 Express Chipsets

Post by dominix » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:30 am

Hi everybody
Greetings from newcomer.
I am just about to upgrade my pc to i7 working on Asus P6T with intel x58 that supports triple channel. I found that triple channel memory kits are pretty rare on the market, but of course there is a lot of dual channel kits. Will they work in a triple channel mode? I mean I can buy two dual channel kits and use just three chips from them, will they work in triple channel mode?

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Re: Triple-Channel Memory Coming With Intel X58 Express Chipsets

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:50 am

If they are two of the same kits, then yeah, using just 3 of the 4 modules will work.

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