Computex 2016 - GALAX has revealed its colorful new lineup of Game Series DDR4 RAM modules aimed at combining performance with accessibility.
At the Computex show floor in Taipei, hardware-maker GALAX unveiled a veritable galaxy of prismatic DDR4 RAM sticks in its new Game Series line. The modules are widely varying in speeds and sizes, with frequencies ranging from 2133MHz, 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, and 3000MHz. Single module densities include 4GB, 8GB, 16GB which are available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB kits. Power draw for the GALAX Game Series DDR4 RAM ranges from 1.2V to 1.35V, and CAS timings are CL 15-15-35 for the 2133MHz - 2666MHz modules, whereas the 2800MHz and 3000MHz sticks have a latency of 16-16-16-36.
Each of the Game Series DDR4 modules sport LED's that match the color of each stick's head spreader, and the lights pulsate to give a unique "breathing" effect for extra flair. GALAX hasn't announced official pricing or availability, but we'll be sure to keep you updated when more information comes to light.
Computex 2016 - GeIL has announced its new EVO FORZA line up of performance DDR4 RAM memory modules, offering performance-grade frequencies of up to 3866MHz with today's latest Z170 and X99 platforms.
GeIL's new EVO FORZA DDR4 RAM comes in a variety of sizes including 4GB, 8GB and 16GB modules packed in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB kits, with frequencies ranging from 2666 MHz to 3866MHz. Latency and CAS timings have yet to be revealed, but the RAM pulls in 1.2V to 1.4V and is outfitted with head spreaders designed with GeIL's Maximum Thermal Conduction & Dissipation (MTCD) technology.
The EVO FORZA DDR4 RAM modules have full Intel XMP 2.0 profile support and are dual- and quad-channel compatible. Each kit comes with the standard GeIL lifetime warranty, and the company will announce more details at Computex. Check below for current specifications.
G.Skill has announced that it's TridentZ RAM is the first DDR4 modules to hit the 5GHz barrier, setting a new world speed record on the Skylake platform.
Using liquid nitrogen cooling, MSI's Taiwanese overclocker Toppc pushed a single 4GB stick of G.Skill's TridentZ 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM to an insane 2501MHz (5002.4MHz effective) in single-channel configuration. HWBOT verified the new speed record, and you can check out the full build on CPU-Z.
Toppc chose MSI's mini-ITX Z170I GAMING PRO AC motherboard for the record-breaking overclock, along with an Intel Skylake Core i5-6600K CPU. Hitting the 5GHz barrier is a monumental achievement for G.Skill, as well as MSI and even Samsung, who supplies TridentZ's DDR4 IC's. G.Skill now holds the world's top seven DDR4 speed records and is confident that this is just the beginning.
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.