G.Skill Officially Announces Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 Memory Kits

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With the rapidly approaching release of Haswell-E CPUs and X99 motherboards to support them, G.Skill has officially announced their entry into the DDR4 memory market. Beginning at speeds of 2133 MHz and climbing up to 3200 MHz, these kits will be available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB quad-channel configurations. The lower frequency kits will operate at an astoundingly low voltage of 1.20 V, while the higher frequency kits will need 1.35 V. You’ll also be able to choose from three different colors… black, red, or blue.

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Here is the press release just as we received it from G.Skill.

G.SKILL Officially Announces

Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 Memory Kits

Extreme Speed Available Up to DDR4 3200MHz

Taipei, Taiwan – 22 August 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, reveals the long awaited next generation Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory kits! Featuring all new redesigned heatspreaders in three different colors, high performance frequencies, high capacity, DDR4 quad-channel ready, and ultra low voltages, the Ripjaws 4 series is all the benefits of DDR4 rolled into one sleek package.

Extreme Performance from 2133MHz to 3200MHz!!

With a standard of 2133MHz, DDR4 is the next generation definition of performance. Also available in 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, and 3200MHz, the starting lineup is continuing where DDR3 left off. With capacities starting at 16GB (4GBx4), 32GB (8GBx4 / 4GBx8) and 64GB (8GBx8), your new X99 platform will have more memory space to do what you need it to do. That’s not all! Ripjaws 4 also has an ultra low voltage rating of 1.2V for kits under 2800MHz and 1.35V for 3000/3200MHz!

XMP 2.0 Support on Next Gen Intel® X99 Quad Channel Platforms

Sometimes, simplicity is best. Ripjaws 4 series memory kits above 2400MHz support Intel XMP 2.0 for automatic and trouble-free tuning. Working closely with the major performance motherboard partners, Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory are validated for compatibility with most upcoming X99 motherboards with a series of rigorous tests under quad channel memory operations. It’s guaranteed to provide the best-in-class performance, compatibility, and stability with a wide range of X99 motherboards.

All-New Designed Heatspreaders Available in 3 Colors

As the 4th evolution of the Ripjaws series, Ripjaws 4 is outfitted with an all-new designed heatspreader. Available in Red, Blue, and Black! And don’t worry; Ripjaws 4 has a module height of 40mm – the same height as previous Ripjaws family modules – and will be compatible with most CPU heatsinks!

About G.SKILL

Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

G.Skill was kind enough to send along one of the 16 GB 3000 MHz kits for us to review, so look for that real soon!
Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)

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  1. Scout
    Why are the timings so loose even at 1.2v I thought the chips were supposed to be better unless this is very high density?

    Wonder how much tweak ability is there though. 3200 @ cl 16 isn't a slouch, imagine if you can drop it to 12:shock:
    Why are the speeds so high? Is the old addage that anything above 1600 mhz speed RAM is a waste of money still hold true with DDR4? (unless you have an APU which can benefit from it)
    You get benefits (in gaming) up to around 2133MHz unless you are using the iGPU of either Intel or AMD as they use system ram for vram so the faster it is, the faster your iGPU is as well. ;)
    Its simply a natural progression.
    3200 @ cl 16 isn't a slouch, imagine if you can drop it to 12
    On LN2 maybe...http://www.jagatreview.com/2013/06/corsair-pamerkan-prototype-corsair-vengeance-pro-3200-mhz-cl11-di-computex-2013/
    Just a side note on some of the timings/speed relationship here...
    You can work out RAM access time this way: ( CL / Frequency ) * 1000.
    CL16 / 3200 MHz * 1K = 5ns
    15 / 3200 * 1K = 4.68ns
    8 / 1600 * 1000 = 5ns
    Though it should be obvious that the 3200MHz has more bandwidth. ;)
    Culbrelai
    Why are the speeds so high? Is the old addage that anything above 1600 mhz speed RAM is a waste of money still hold true with DDR4? (unless you have an APU which can benefit from it)

    You're comparing architectures here, assumptions like that won't apply.
    The reason 1600MHz DDR3 was the sweet spot for so long was due to the speed/timing/cost ratios.
    There will be a new sweet spot for DDR4.
    It's like saying "This processor from 5 years ago was best, so this must be the best new one"
    the old addage for 1600 MHz sweet spot was based on gaming benchmarks... (like Crysis and Metro 2033, not 3dMark or Heaven)
    you could see a noticeable framerate difference going from 1333 to 1600, and then almost no difference jumping from 1600 to 1833. (i'm saying the addage was based on benchmarks, not the technical reasons for WHY benchmarks showed what they showed) and since 1833 was more expensive for ZERO to ONE frame rate increase, it didn't make sense to buy faster RAM unless you were competing for benchmark high scores.
    nowadays, you can see noticeable differences jumping from 1600 to 1833, and in a few new titles, maybe even a difference jumping all the way up to 2133 from 1833.
    From what I'm seeing so far, DDR4 kits will start at 2133 MHz and go up from there. Lower MHz kits should run at 1.2V and the higher speed stuff at 1.35V. Once DDR4 has been out for a while, I wouldn't be surprised if manufacturers start tossing out kits with better timings, we'll have to wait and see I guess.
    ATMINSIDE
    G.SKILL DDR4 prices on Newegg:
    Link

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    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
    :argue:
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    :chair:
    $#@%^!!!!
    Witchdoctor
    Wow, that stuff is loose :(

    EarthDog
    You get benefits (in gaming) up to around 2133MHz unless you are using the iGPU of either Intel or AMD as they use system ram for vram so the faster it is, the faster your iGPU is as well. ;)
    Its simply a natural progression.
    On LN2 maybe...http://www.jagatreview.com/2013/06/corsair-pamerkan-prototype-corsair-vengeance-pro-3200-mhz-cl11-di-computex-2013/
    Just a side note on some of the timings/speed relationship here...
    You can work out RAM access time this way: ( CL / Frequency ) * 1000.
    CL16 / 3200 MHz * 1K = 5ns
    15 / 3200 * 1K = 4.68ns
    8 / 1600 * 1000 = 5ns
    Though it should be obvious that the 3200MHz has more bandwidth. ;)

    Not really that loose in terms of access time....