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".
Back in July we reported that G.SKILL had just broken the 4000MHz barrier with its Trident Z DDR4 RAM. Today the company has one-upped itself with its new line of Trident Z extreme RAM modules that can hit a blistering 4133MHz when overclocked--just 222MHz shy of G.SKILL's world record RAM speed.
G.SKILL's new Trident Z extreme performance kits come in 8GB modules, with speeds ranging from 3600MHz to the whopping 4133MHz. The ultra-fast 4GHz+ speeds are only available in 16GB DDR4 (8x2) configurations, whereas the 32GB DDR4 configurations max out at 3733MHz.
G.SKILL notes that the latest Trident Z line is specifically optimized to run alongside Intel's 6-generation Core i-7 processors with the latest XMP 2.0 profiles. The overclocked 4133MHz speeds were achieved on a system equipped with an Intel Core i7-6700K CPU with 16GB (2x8) of Trident Z DDR4 RAM fastened to an ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard.
Patriot is launching its new Viper Elite DDR4 RAM series, which comes in 8GB (2x4GB), 16GB (2x8GB), 32GB (2x16GB), and 64GB (4x16GB) configurations. For power draw, you'll see 1.2 - 1.35V, and clock speed is set at 3000MHz, unless you go with the "grey" option (as opposed to red or blue), in which case it's 3200MHz.
The series scales well to all kinds of budgets, starting at $52.99 and going all the way up to $499. You can pick up Viper Elite starting today at Fry's, Newegg, Amazon, and other outlets.
HyperX is adding some high capacity DDR4 kits to its Savage and Predator lineups, both aimed at high-end users.
HyperX Savage (pictured above) now comes in a 2666MHz 128GB (16GB DIMMs x8) configuration, slotting in at the high-end of the Savage spectrum. It doesn't have the highest frequency in the family (a little shy of the 3000MHz offered by other kits), but it has twice the capacity of the previous top contender. This kit is said to be optimized for Intel systems (i5/i7 processors and 100 series/X99 chipsets) and comes with memory profiles accessible without having to use the BIOS.
G.Skill's new DDR4 SO-DIMM memory series specs earn the "extreme performance" label with up to 2800MHz speeds and a configuration that can max out at 64GB.
The series features "auto-overclocking" and G.SKILL proudly boasts its 1.2V power consumption. See the full specs below. Pricing has not yet been announced.
KitGuru staff writer Anton Shilov yesterday reported AMD was beginning to sell new DDR4 RAM modules compatible with Intel platforms and its own next-gen platforms. This is true, but the trouble came when he made this very biased statement: "AMD's Radeon R7 DDR4 memory modules are not performance champions, but fans of AMD's Radeon video cards and modders make purchase decisions based on design and visual aesthetics, not on performance."
The article -- which sports a 1.6/5 rating courtesy of 63 reader votes as of press time -- has since been edited accordingly. The statement now has a strikethrough, and editor in chief Allan Campbell describes the statement as "incorrect [and] inflammatory". Further, there is a link to a full apology by him, where he explains the statement does not reflect the views of the website. The text in its entirety can be found below.