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Crucial shows new DDR4 RAM product at Computex 2014

Crucial provides a look at the coming DDR4 RAM products.

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Paul Alcorn
Published Fri, Jun 6 2014 2:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Computex 2014 Crucial revealed their new Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM modules during a briefing this week. The Crucial Ballistix Elite will run at 2666 and 3000MHz in the initial release products, but expect speeds to ramp up quickly.

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The new RAM modules will come in capacities of 4 and 8GB for early product, and then ramp up to 32GB sticks. The clean design of the modules are designed to allow wide compatibility with CPU cooling solutions.

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The modules are very hefty and have a substantial weight to them. The heavy shroud allows for efficient cooling. DDR4 features a lower power draw of 1.2V, a significant reduction from 1.5V DDR3. This should ease cooling requirements a bit, as less power creates less heat. Once the DDR4-enabled X99 chipsets hit the streets in Q3 we expect rapid uptake of DDR4.

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