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Computex 2016 - Corsair has just announced a custom-built kit of RAM, with their new Dominator Platinum ROG Edition kit (CMD16GX4M4B3200C16-ROG) featuring 4 x DDR4 modules for quad-channel goodness, at up to 3200MHz with 16-18-18-36 timings, at 1.35V.
The new modules are built for Intel's new Skylake-S processors, for the Intel Z170 chipset, and more specifically, ASUS ROG-based motherboards. When installed into a Z170-based ASUS ROG motherboard, the Corsair Dominator Platinum ROG Edition RAM kicks up its frequency to 3333MHz.
Corsair has used aluminum heatspreaders and customizable LED lighting on the new DDR4 kit, with a slick black/red style to match the look of ASUS ROG motherboards. Corsair is setting the price at $224.99 without taxes in the US, which is much more expensive than competing kits from other manufacturers, and even alternative Corsair kits.
G.Skill have always been at the bleeding edge of RAM frequencies, with the company unveiling its new flagship Trident Z DDR4 memory kits. There are 9 kits in total, ranging between 16GB and 64GB capacities.
The new Trident Z line from G.Skill uses Samsung's ultra high-performance DDR4 8Gb ICs, ensuring some of the highest frequencies we've ever seen. G.Skill's flagship 16GB DDR4-4266MHz Trident Z kit is a blistering fast kit of RAM, requiring 1.35V for its 4266MHz speeds at 19-23-23-42 latencies.
Below this flagship Trident Z kit are the DDR4-3466MHz models with 14-14-14-34 latencies in 16GB (2x8GB) and 32GB (4x8GB or 2x16GB), as well as 64GB kits (4x16GB), with all of the kits requiring 1.35V of power. The lower-end DDR4-3200MHz Trident Z kits have latencies of 13-13-13-33, with 1.35V of power required.
G.SKILL today revealed its latest high-performance memory kits aimed at the laptop and small form-factor PC crowd, bringing blazing-fast speeds and low voltage and low-latency timings to the SO-DIMM range.
G.SKILL's new Ripjaws memory kits pack up to 32GB (16GBx2) of SO-DIMM DDR4 RAM clocked at a rip-roaring 3000MHz, hitting a new maximum threshold for laptop/SFF builds. The modules only draw 1.2V as opposed to the usual 1.35V consumption for DDR4 RAM, making an ideal power-efficient memory solution for gaming laptops.
The new Ripjaws SO-DIMM RAM modules have CL-15-18-18-43 latency timings and come in 8GB, 16GB (8GBx2 or 16GBx1), and 32GB (16GBx2) configurations. The kits will be available later this month, and pricing has yet to be revealed.
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."