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PC hardware company G.SKILL has been extremely busy during Computex 2015 until now, with the company announcing 18 new overclocking records in a number of different benchmark categories. In addition to the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 extreme DDR4 running at 4431MHz and 16GB module frequency at 3872MHz, overclocking was pushed to the limits.
Using motherboards from ASUS, ASRock, EVGA, GIGABYTE, and MSI, there was plenty of liquid nitrogen overclocking fun. Here is a chart from the OC World Record Stage 2015:
Computex 2015 - G.SKILL is using Computex 2015 as a showcase for the highest frequency DDR4 3800MHz kit and largest DDR4 128GB kit. The company showed off the G.SKILL DDR4 3800MHz 16GB (4x4GB) kit on two live demos systems featuring GIGABYTE GA-X99-SOC-Champion and the ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer motherboards.
Computex 2015 - RAM and hardware company Crucial has unveiled the Ballistix DDR4 16GB performance memory kits.
Crucial manufactured the RAM so it's possible to have large-capacity modules in enthusiast machines and high-desktop systems, and not just in server systems anymore. The Crucial Ballistix DDR4 16GB RAM will be available starting in late July, with kits ranging in size from 16GB up to 128GB.
"This density of memory module will start to become broadly available in the desktop space with our new 8GB-based Ballistic DDR4 16GB modules," said Jeremy Mortenson, worldwide DRAM product marketing manager at Crucial. "We anticipate that our new modules and component densities will enable smaller form factors and the next generation of computers to have capacities that were traditionally limited to the server or high-end desktop space."
Computex 2015 - RAM manufacturer G.SKILL has unveiled its Trident Z series of DDR4 memory for PC enthusiasts.
G.SKILL designed the Trident Z series so each RAM module ships with aluminum heatspreaders, and includes a custom color bar so RAM can more closely match a PC owner's system.
The company will release the Trident Z series in dual-channel and quad-channel - with specifications to be announced at a later date.
Computex 2015 - Coupled with the slogan "Born to Battle," ADATA has announced its new high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products to the world in a recent press release.
The XPG series includes high-performance SSDs and fast gaming RAM, with ADATA boasting its new sponsorship of the North American power house eSports organization, compLexity Gaming.
Complete with what ADATA calls its "A+ Teshing Methodology," it is claimed that this new series of RAM provides gamers with much needed technical features and the ultimate weapons for victory. More information on these products and eSports news can be found through ADATA's new product launch page which can be found here.
RAM manufacturer Patriot has announced it is adding 64GB and 128GB DDR4 memory kits to its Viper 4 series, designed for the Intel X99 DDR4 platform and Haswell-E processor. The kits are expected to launch during Q3 2015.
The 64GB (4 x 16GB) and 128GB (8x16GB) kits are designed for use in gaming and other PCs where RAM will be under heavy load. Both kits start at 2400MHz 1.2V, and higher speeds will be launched in the future, Patriot says. The Patriot Viper 4 has been built to support a custom heat shield to promote cooler and more stable operations.
"The addition of the 64GB and 128GB DRAM to the Viper 4 line will help to propel our already well established catalog of gaming memory," said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. "Patriot is committed to further developing its gaming line of memory in order to meet the ever growing demand of today's high-end PCs."
Proclaimed as the "world's fastest 16GB DDR3 memory for Atom servers" in a recently issued press release, these 16GB DDR3 memory modules claim speeds of up to 1600MHz and are listed as the first 16GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM product to achieve this number.
Available for purchase now, Innodisk's DDR3 range includes ECC UDIMM, UDIMM and SO-DIMM modules, available in sizes up to 16GB and featuring speeds of 1066, 1333 and 1600MHz.
Setting out to reduce a server RAM performance bottleneck that Innodisk sees as a major issue, this company claims better overall performance will come thanks to this advancement in technology.
Hardware company G.SKILL has announced that its Ripjaws 4 DDR4 RAM used on an ASRock X99M Killer/3.1 motherboard has reached record air-cooling frequency at DDR4 4062MHz. G.SKILL says the record was accomplished with both CPU and RAM operating with standard air-cooling. Here is a video of the action:
The record has been confirmed by CPU-Z.
"This outstanding performance is not only a tremendous glory, but also a huge acknowledgement to our overclocking ability," said James Lee, VP of sales and marketing at ASRock.
We've seen G.SKILL and its 128GB DDR4 kit, but now Corsair has just announced the world's first available 128GB DDR4 unbuffered memory kits in its Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum Series lines.
The 128GB kits come in 8 x 16GB, and are designed for Intel's X99 series motherboards with XMP 2.0 support. Corsair's new 128GB DDR4 kits come in both 2666MHz and 2400MHz, with even higher speeds to "be announced soon". The Dominator Platinum Series 128GB DDR4 kit is "the most advanced memory kit available" with a "striking industrial design for good looks, patented DHX technology for cooler operation, and user-swappable colored "light pipes" for customizable LED lighting".
Corsair's Dominator Platinum Series RAM are the highest quality parts, as they are hand-screened ICs, and they undergo "rigorous performance testing", too. The second kit, Vengeance LPX Series 128GB DDR4 is designed for high-performance overclocking with each IC individually screened for its performance potential.
The two new 128GB DDR4 kits from Corsair are available from Corsair's website, and at retailers and e-tailers that stock Corsair products.
G.SKILL continues to dominate the RAM market with the announcement of the world's first 128GB kit of 2800MHz DDR4 RAM, which comes in 8x16GB sticks. We have memory timing of CL16-16-16-36 at 1.35V, with the new kit falling into their growing Ripjaws 4 line of RAM.
The new sticks are from Samsung, with their 8Gb ICs baked onto G.SKILL's product at the impressive 20nm process. This has allowed an entire new level of performance, and with 16GB sticks, something that has previously only been attainable by server memory. The new 128GB kit is perfect for the high-end workstation, with G.SKILL's new Ripjaws 4 128GB kit already validated on the ASUS X99 Rampage V Extreme motherboard, running in its intended quad-channel.
Tequila Huang, VP of Research & Development with G.SKILL said: "During development of these DDR4 16GB modules, we see amazing future potential for 128GB (16GBx8) memory kits in extreme high capacity operation on upcoming platforms. We will be witnessing the beginning of a new set of standards for extreme capacity and performance DDR4 memory kits on both current and future computing platforms. Needless to say, we are very excited for this release".