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.
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!
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)