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With its new LED-lit DDR4 RAM kits, Apacer aims to inject a bit of stylish flair to enthusiast builds while maintaining ultra-fast performance.
Apacer's new Blade Fire system memory configurations sport "heartbeat" LED's that pulse scarlet light up to 44 times a minute. The Blade Fire DDR4 kits are available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB single-stick capacities and max out in 32GB configurations (16GBx2) with clock frequencies ranging from 2400MHz at 1.2V to 3200MHz at 1.35V, with tight 16-16-18-38 timings.
The striking-looking DDR4 modules are fully compatible with Intel's Z170 platform and feature XMP 2.0 support for easy overclocking, and maintain heat spreaders fashioned from high-quality aluminum with a matte black finish to ensure optimum heat dissipation.
It feels as though G.SKILL releases a new enthusiast RAM kit every other week, with the announcement of a kick-ass new kit of RAM in the form of the new Ripjaws V-powered DDR4-3200MHz kit.
The new DDR4-3200 kit is available in up to 128GB kits, which is for the serious enthusiast. G.SKILL has improved the latency on the new RAM, with CL14-14-14-34, making it more efficient than the standard DDR4-2133MHz, which has latencies of 15-15-15-35. G.SKILL has used the usual XMP 2.0 profits, making it super simple to drop this 128GB kit into your system, and go.
The new G.SKILL 128GB DDR-3200MHz kit arrives in 8x16GB DIMMs, and will be available from the usual places by the end of February, starting at $1069.99.
Now has come the time for the DDR4 market to be optioned out by more companies, with KINGMAX announcing in a recent press release that they'll be adding to the market soon.
With the Taipei Game Show 2016 set at its stage, KINGMAX is looking to showcase its new ZEUS DDR4 'Gaming RAM' to the public, offering up speeds of 2800MHz, 3000MHz and 3200MHz. Paired with these speeds are capacities including 4GB, 8GB and 16GB, designed for dual channel operation and overclocking on an Intel Z170 platform.
These products are cooled thanks to an aluminum alloy cast heat sink and further contain Intel's XMP 2.0 technology. Available in 'Ruby Red', 'Turquoise Blue' and 'Stylish Gold', we will release more information when it becomes available.
Samsung has just announced that it has entered mass production of 4GB DRAM on the HBM2 interface, which will be used for "high performance computing (HPC), advanced graphics and network systems, as well as enterprise servers".
The new 4GB HBM2-based DRAM uses Samsung's 20nm process, and "advanced HBM chip design", which "satisfies the need for high performance, energy efficiency, reliability and small dimensions making it well suited for next-generation HPC systems and video cards". The new 4GB HBM2 DRAM is created by stacking a buffer die at the bottom and four 8-gigabit core dies on top. From there, they're vertically interconnected by TSV holes and microbumps, with a single 8Gb HBM2 die featuring over 5000 TSV holes, which is more than 36x that of a 8Gb TSV DDR4 die.
Bandwidth wise, Samsung's new HBM2-based DRAM package features 256Gbps of bandwidth, double that of HBM1. This is a huge 7x increase over the piddly 36Gbps bandwidth that a 4Gb GDDR5 DRAM chip features. Samsung's new 4GB HBM2 DRAM is also much more power efficient, featuring 2x the bandwidth-per-watt over a 4Gb GDDR5-based solution.
Corsair has just unveiled a new trio of high-performance, blazing-fast DDR4 RAM module kits aimed at a range of platforms including enterprise workstations and enthusiast gaming rigs.
The reigning champion in Corsair's new Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM trio is the new 128GB (8x16GB) kit, which pushes a blistering pace with frequencies at or above 3,000MHz. This particular kit is aimed at pushing Intel's X99 quad-channel platform to its limits, and is primarily made for demanding enterprise sector computing. The 128GB DDR4 RAM kits have CL16-18-18-36 timings, sport full XMP 2.0 support, and only draw 1.35V.
Next up we have the Vengeance LPX 64GB (3x16GB) DDR4 kit, which hits 3,333MHz frequency speeds, and sports CL16-18-18-36 timings with a low 1.35V power consumption. Last but certainly not least, is the Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 kit that clocks in at a 3,6000MHz frequency speed. The Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 kit has a CL16-19-19-39 timing and runs at 1.35V like its more powerful sibling kits. Both of these flavors are optimized for Intel's Z170 dual-channel platform, and are the fastest 64GB and 32GB RAM kits that Corsair has ever made.
We've seen some pretty amazing things from G.SKILL in the past, but now the memory master has just smashed yet another barrier with a new titanic DDR4 RAM kit that packs an no less than eight 16GB DDR4 memory sticks to power insane workstations.
G.SKILL has consistently one-upped itself over the past few months: first it unleashed 8GB TridentZ DDR4 RAM modules that hit an insane 4,133MHz clock speed, then shortly after came the ultra-performance 64GB DDR4 RAM kits that hit 3,200MHz. Now the hardware-maker has unleashed its latest juggernaut, the 128GB (8x16GB)Ripjaws V DDR4 RAM kit aimed at 3D workstations and hardcore enthusiasts.
The Ripjaws 128GB DDR4 CL14 kit has an ultra-low CAS latency with 14-14-34 timing, and is specifically built for "high capacity and low latency" builds on the X99 platform. Support for the latest Intel XMP2.0 standard is baked into the modules, and you can check below to see how the kit holds up when tested with an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU fastened into an ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard.
Team Group has made a bold statement through its recently issued press release, claiming to offer "without a doubt the best overclocking and gaming memory for Z170 motherboard," further mentioning that their RAM called the "Dark Pro starts the war of overclocking."
Offering low-key styling as seen in the Dark series and mashing it with the Vulcan multi-color design, Team Group has come up with its new Dark Pro series of DDR4 RAM, offering a design that has 'punched dots' throughout the heat spreader. Utilizing a black Tungsten steel heat spreader, Team Group claims that its Dark Pro will defeat the competition in overclocking performance.
Released in 3000, 3200 and 3333MHz models, consumers are able to purchase 4GBx2 or 8GBx2 kits for use. With this overclocking claim comes a warning from Team Group, stating in the press release that "You might come across compatibility issues when investing on overclocking accessories. Please choose the easy overclocking, most stable and highly compatible Team Group Dark Pro series, for it will give you the best performance and smoothest gaming experience you ever have."
G.SKILL has once again set a new system memory record by announcing the fastest 64GB DDR4 RAM kits on the market today with up to 3200 MHz speeds with tight timings and ultra-dense capacity.
G.SKILL has pushed its new extreme performance 16GB (2x8GB) Trident-Z DDR4 RAM modules from 3000MHz up to a roaring 3200MHz in 64GB (4x 16GB) setups. The flagship Trident Z DDR4 3200MHz CL14 64GB kits feature four 16GB DDR4 RAM modules clocked at 3200MHz for enthusiast-grade ultra-fast performance. G.SKILL's 64GB DDR4 kits are timed at an impressively tight CL14-14-14-35 CAS Latency with 1.35V power draw, merging high-capacity and frequency with low latency.
All of G.SKILL's new Trident Z kits feature the latest Intel XMP2.0 standard and are designed to be complemented with Intel's new 6th Gen Skylake processors and Z170 chipset motherboards. G.SKILL also stole the spotlight by overclocking 16GB DDR4 Trident Z kits to an insane insane 4133MHz.
Keeping up with today's demanding PC tech can break your wallet, with components like DDR4 RAM commanding $100 prices for 16GB modules. Apacer aims to take some of the burden off or your bank account with its new line of budget-friendly Panther DDR4 RAM sticks.
Apacer's Panther DDR4 RAM modules ship in 4GB and 8GB flavors, with a maximum capacity at 64GB. The Panther line operates at 1.2V and sports three different clock ratios at 2133/2400/2666MHz timed at 15-15-15-36 and 16-16-16-36. The memory sticks support Z170 and 8150 motherboards, and are compatible with XMP 2.0 for easy overclocking beyond 2400MHz.
Stylized gold-and-silver Claw-shaped heat spreaders line the tops of each Panther module, allowing for excellent heat dissipation performance. Taiwanese tech-maker boasts that the modules' IC's have been "extensively screened" for quality to ensure "fast speeds as well as extreme stability on a high system load during long gaming session".
Samsung has just announced that mass production has started on the industry's first "through silicon via" (TSV) DDR4 RAM in 128GB modules, with the South Korean giant aiming at the enterprise and datacenter market.
Last year, Samsung revealed the world's first 3D TSV DDR4 RAM in 64GB DIMMs, but this is a new height for DDR4. Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing for Samsung, Joo Sun Choi, explains: "We are pleased that volume production of our high speed, low-power 128GB TSV DRAM module will enable our global IT customers and partners to launch a new generation of enterprise solutions with dramatically improved efficiency and scalability for their investment. We will continue to expand our technical cooperation with global leaders in servers, consumer electronics and emerging markets, where consumers can benefit from innovative technology that enhances their productivity and the overall user experience".
The new 128GB DDR4 DIMMS feature 144 x DDR4 chips, neatly arranged into 36 x 4GB DRAM packages, each featuring 4 x 20nm-based 8Gb chips using Samsung's impressive TSV packaging technology. TSV excels as the "chip dies are ground down to a few dozen micrometers, pierced with hundreds of fine holes and vertically connected by electrodes passing through the holes, allowing for a significant boost in signal transmission". Samsung's new 128GB DDR4 DIMMS will arrive in 2667MHz and 3200MHz speeds that "that help to meet intensifying enterprise server needs, while expanding TSV applications into high bandwidth memory (HBM) and consumer products".