Mushkin has always been one of the most popular high performance memory manufacturer amongst enthusiasts, thanks to their long history of producing memory modules that are highly stable and overclockable.
Today, Mushkin has a totally revamped website as well as a few new product lines! When it comes to enthusiast-grade memory, they are now offering three categories :-
DDR Enhanced Performance
The Mushkin Enhanced Memory Series (EM)- This line of modules is the perfect solution for the standard, multi-use PC. The Mushkin EM Series is high quality, spec’d to JEDEC standards for maximum compatibilty, maintains exceptional performance, and is an overall great value! All Mushkin EM Series memory comes with an installed heat spreader to eliminate localized hotspots, further enhancing product lifetime and overclockability. Mushkin modules are tested and carry a limited lifetime warranty upon product registration.
DDR High Performance
The Mushkin High Performance Blue Series (HP)-This line of modules is designed for excellent STABILITY and QUALITY while maintaining an affordable price. These lower latency modules use major brand, tier one chips; built on Mushkin’s Black PCB, and are designed to offer the greatest range in system compatibility. All Mushkin High Performance memory modules come with an installed heat spreader to eliminate localized hotspots, further enhancing lifetime and overclockability. Mushkin modules are tested and carry a limited lifetime warranty upon product registration.
DDR Xtreme Performance
The Mushkin Extreme Performance Black Series (XP)- This line of modules delivers superlative performance for the hardcore PC enthusiast, and has been THE essential ingredient in extreme rigs for over a decade. Whether you are looking for low latencies to pull the highest frame-rates from the most challenging games or overclocking your machine well past industry standards - the Mushkin Extreme Performance Black is your module! All Mushkin Extreme Performance memory modules come with an installed heat spreader to eliminate localized hotspots, further enhancing lifetime and overclockability. Mushkin modules are tested and carry a limited lifetime warranty upon product registration.
Confused? Mushkin's line-up is now a lot more logical in organization as they are now categorized according to their purpose and advantages. Let's summarize the new categories for you.
The Enhanced Performance series is catered towards budget-conscious enthusiasts, while the High Performance series offers better latencies and higher density. Finally, for those who insist on nothing but the best, Mushkin offers the Xtreme Performance series!
In addition to those enthusiast-grade memory modules, Mushkin also offers ProSeries memory for servers, Green Line Standard Performance memory for basic systems as well as SODIMM modules for laptops.
New Heatsink Design
On the 28th of July, 2005, Mushkin announced that they were going to use a new heatsink design in their high performance memory modules like the Redline or Xtreme series of memory modules. Here's the official press release :
Denver, CO, July 28, 2005- Mushkin announces a new heatsink for high performance DRAM memory modules. The new heatsink is designed to handle the increased thermal demands of today's high performance PCs. The new design delivers superior thermal conductivity and dissipation. It's sleek and aero-efficient design provides 58% more surface area than Mushkin’s previous heatsink.
"By opening up the design we improved airflow in and around the memory module and increased the surface area," says Brian Flood, head of Mushkin's product development. "It's far superior in performance and appearance."
Additionally, the new design utilizes an advanced thermal adhesive with double the thermal conductivity of the previous material. Mushkin is using the new heatsink on all its performance DDR and DDR2 products, such as the Redline series products that benefit the most from the new design, like the popular Redline and Xtreme series products. Expect to see the new heatsink on all Mushkin performance DDR products.
Today, we are going to take a look at the new heatsink design. Let's check it out!