Taipei, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 01:14 (GMT+8)
light rain
Taipei
25°C
CeBIT 2007: Walton Chaintech introduces high-end Apogee GT memory; planning ten new Nvidia GeForce 8-series graphics cards
Ricky Morris, DigiTimes.com, Taipei [Monday 19 March 2007]

At a little under a year, Walton Chaintech is a relative newcomer in the memory market, but the company's pedigree and unique wafer-in module-out manufacturing capability means that its recently announced Apogee GT memory might just give high-end memory giants such as Corsair, OCZ and Kingston a run for their money.

Aimed at gamers and advanced users looking to maximize the performance of their systems, Apogee GT series memory comes with extruded aluminum and high-performance heat sinks and is sold as matched pair kits to increase reliability when running in dual-channel mode. Currently 1GB and 2GB kits are available with 4GB kits scheduled for the second or third quarter, according to sources at Chaintech. Speeds available are 800+ (the plus indicates that Chaintech guarantees overclockability above 800MHz) at 4-4-4-12 CL4 and 1066+ 5-5-5-15 CL5, with prices around US$450 for a 2GB 1066+ kit.

So far so ordinary, but what gives Chaintech the potential to become a player in the high-end memory market is the fact that the company is part of the Passive System Alliance (PSA) group, which means that unlike most brand-name memory companies, Chaintech and its sister companies are involved in the entire RAM manufacturing process, from the original wafer, to burn-in and testing, to module assembly and packaging. This means that Chaintech has the opportunity to cherry pick the top samples from each production batch while avoiding premium prices. It also allows Chaintech to guarantee its products with confidence – its memory comes with a lifetime guarantee, and, by the company's figures, has a defect rate of 0.1% compared to the industry average of 0.5%.

In other news, Chaintech has also added a third product to its Nvidia GeForce 8 GPU-based graphics lineup. The 8800GTX with 768MB DDR3, 8800GTS with 640MB DDR3, and new 8800GTS with 320MB GDDR3 are all reference design cards but Chaintech also revealed that the company is working on ten more GeForce 8-series cards. Some of these are based on as yet unreleased GPUs (which Chaintech declined to discuss for non-disclosure agreement reasons but it can be speculated that these are the upcoming G84 and G86 parts) while some will be non-reference 8800 based cards which could carry a different cooling solution or higher performing memory produced by Chaintech and its sister companies.

Apogee GT memory for Walton Chaintech

Apogee GT series memory comes with high-performance heat sinks and is sold as matched pair kits
Photo: Company

For complete DigiTimes coverage of CeBIT 2007 go here.

Realtime news
  • Catcher Technology 1Q15 net operating profit hits record

    IT + CE | 2h 54min ago

  • HTC looks to mild sales growth in 2Q15

    Mobile + telecom | 2h 57min ago

  • AUO reports decline in 1Q15 performance

    Displays | 3h ago

  • Asustek, Acer beef up marketing of gaming notebooks

    IT + CE | 3h 4min ago

  • Global HDD demand to keep falling, says HGST executive

    IT + CE | 3h 9min ago

  • Nanya nets NT$2.61 per share for 1Q15

    Bits + chips | 3h 20min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

    Bits + chips | 3h 48min ago

  • More wearable device vendors looking to in-house developed platforms for smartwatches

    IT + CE | 3h 49min ago

  • AUO talks strategy as China makers expand facilities

    Displays | 3h 51min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments decline 17.5% sequentially in 1Q15

    Mobile + telecom | 3h 55min ago

  • Senao Networks 1Q15 net profit hits record

    Before Going to Press | 4h 4min ago

  • HTC to raise outsourcing in 2015, says CFO

    Before Going to Press | 4h 5min ago

  • Holtek 2Q15 revenues to rise 10-15%

    Before Going to Press | 4h 6min ago

  • HTC looks to mild sales growth for 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 7min ago

  • Global LCD TV panel shipments grow 11% on year in March

    Before Going to Press | 4h 12min ago

  • Macronix, Etron reportedly looking to tap MCP memory market

    Before Going to Press | 4h 12min ago

  • Touch embedded solutions expected to hold 15% penetration for China vendors in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 4h 12min ago

  • Synnex Technology to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$3.30

    Before Going to Press | 4h 14min ago

  • Gamania nets NT$2.05 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 14min ago

  • China unlikely to develop home-grown DRAM technology within five years, say Nanya and Inotera

    Before Going to Press | 4h 15min ago

  • Edison Opto nets NT$0.03 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 15min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Broadcom, Cavium, AMCC lead in adopting ARM server processors

    Before Going to Press | 4h 18min ago

  • Nanya nets NT$2.61 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 19min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015
2015 global tablet demand forecast
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.