ADATA has just unveiled its latest kit of DDR4 memory, debuting the XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB DDR4 kit, and yes - it features glorious RGBs.
ADATA's new XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB DDR4 kit comes in speeds of between 2400MHz and 4000MHz, making it perfect for your new enthusiast/high-end gaming PC, including the new X299 chipset from Intel. SPECTRIX D40 adds in that RGB awesome sauce on top of the DDR4 RAM being available at up to 4000MHz, making it perfect for those who need it super-fast, but not want to lose out on looks.
The XPG team worked with Intel to make sure the new SPECTRIX D40 was ready for X299, with the SPECTRIX D40 SPD (serial presence detect) settings work with Intel XMP 2.0, making sure that the RAM is running at their intended clock speeds, and not lower due to no XMP 2.0 support. ADATA has also used 10-layer PCBs, two ounces of pure copper and heat sinks made from aluminum alloy. This isn't a half-baked DDR4 kit, that's for sure.
You can also use the new ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D40 with ASUS Aura Sync, lightning up your entire system (if you have the right parts) beautifully.
G.SKILL just don't stop with their lust for taking over the RAM market, announcing their new quad-channel DDR4 kit designed for Intel's next-gen Skylake-X CPUs and the new X299 platform.
We now have G.SKILL's latest flagship 64GB Trident Z DDR4-4200 in quad-channel with 4 x 16GB DIMMs, while there's a dual-channel Trident Z DDR4-4400 Black series, ready for the new Kaby Lake-X processors. Samsung is providing their 20nm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM modules, available in 3600, 3733, 3800, 4000, and 4200MHz, with voltages from 1.35V to 1.4V.
The faster Trident Z kits have higher latencies of up to CL19 on DDR4-4200, while the slower kits will have their latencies at CL16. G.SKILL loves RGB LEDs, so there are two variants of X299 ready DDR4: Trident Z, and Trident Z RGB.
G.SKILL are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible with DDR4 overclocking, so it comes as no surprise that they've hit a massive milestone: 5.5GHz on DDR4.
The new 5.5GHz barrier was reached with Intel's fresh X299 chipset and their new Core i7-7740K processor, with G.SKILL's TridentZ DDR4 RAM, with the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard used by Taiwanese overclocker Toppc. The RAM in question used Samsung's impressive 8Gb ICs which were pushed to their limits, with Toppc hitting 5GHz on a Skylake-based Core i5-6600K last year.
G.SKILL Corporate Vice President Tequila Huang said: "DDR4 5.5GHz has been our next target after we achieved DDR4 5GHz last year. We are extremely excited to finally make it happen together with Samsung components, MSI X299 motherboard, and Intel Core X-series processor. We are seeing amazing overclocking potential for these newly released hardware and we believe that more overclocking benchmark records will be achieved very soon by professional overclockers worldwide".
Overclockers have now pushed G.SKILL's high-performance RAM to the 5.5GHz barrier, setting a new world record for highest DDR4 RAM frequency speeds.
G.SKILL today announced that renowned Taiwanese overclocker Toppc has pushed its premium DDR4 RAM to 5.5GHz with liquid nitrogen cooling. Toppc and G.SKILL now hold the world record for DDR4 RAM speeds and the milestone has been validated by HWBOT.
"DDR4 5.5GHz has been our next target after we achieved DDR4 5GHz last year. We are extremely excited to finally make it happen together with Samsung components, MSI X299 motherboard, and Intel Core X-series processor," says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President, G.SKILL International. "We are seeing amazing overclocking potential for these newly released hardware and we believe that more overclocking benchmark records will be achieved very soon by professional overclockers worldwide."
Computex 2017 - G.SKILL today announced a high-speed memory breakthrough at the showfloor in Taipei, Taiwan by hitting DDR4-4800 speeds with its 16GB TridentZ kits--and breaking the DDR4-4000 threshold with its RGB memory.
Armed with Intel's new high-end Core X series of processors and X299 chipset motherboards, G.SKILL was able to push its 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR4 kits to an amazing 4800MHz with CL19-19- 19-39 timings. This inches G.SKILL even closer to the DDR4-5000 mark without liquid nitrogen cooling. The demo leveraged an Intel Core X-Series processor and a ASRock X299 OC Formula motherboard.
G.SKILL also pushed its new RGB memory beyond DDR4-4000, too: the company pushed its ultra-high capacity 64GB (8GB x 8) Trident Z RGB DDR4 RAM kit to an impressive DDR4-4200MHz with CL19-21-21-41 timings, again using Intel's new Core X-Series processors and an ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe motherboard.
Computex 2017 - G.SKILL continues to push RAM boundaries all the time, and Computex 2017 is a show where they like to show off - and this year was no different.
The company displayed their Trident Z DDR4-4800MHz CL19 RAM in a 16GB kit (2 x 8GB) with timings of CL19-19-19-39, all running on Intel's balls-to-the-wall Core X-Series processors, with the CPU and RAM placed into an ASRock X299 OC Formula motherboard.
Computex 2017 - At the latest Computex showcase in Taipei, Taiwan, HyperX today announced the expansion of its Predator DDR4 RAM to 4,000MHz.
HyperX's new high-density Predator DDR4-4000 RAM is available in 16GB kits (2 x 8GB modules) with CL19 timings. The company also expanded its Predator DDR4 128GB kits (8 x 16GB modules) to include 3,000MHz frequencies with CL15 timings. For reference, single HyperX Predator DDR4 modules are available in 8GB and 16GB capacities, with kits of 2, 4 and 8 modules with capacities varying from 8GB to 1280GB.
Furthermore, HyperX has now divided its memory line into two simplified types: its FURY system memory line is aimed for PC users "looking for simplicity in overclocking", whereas its premium Predator XMP memory is aimed at "giving PC builders the best performance."
G.SKILL today announced the latest kit in its premium enthusiast-grade Trident Z memory, and also teases some blazing-fast DDR4-4500 RAM as well.
G.SKILL beats its competitors to the market with the first 16GB DDR4-4333 memory kit. The new Trident Z kit features two 8GB DDR4 modules clocked at 4333MHz frequency, with CL-19-19-39 timings and 1.40V of charge.
The memory-maker also teased performance of its upcoming 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR4-4500MHz kits with CL-19-19-39 timings, benching them on Intel's Z270 platform on an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard alongside an Intel Core i5-7600K CPU. "The tested bandwidth resulted in 55GB/s read speed, 65GB/s write speed, and 52GB/s copy speed under dual channel mode," G.SKILL revealed in its latest press release.
G.SKILL today announced a new ultra high-capacity 128GB kit of its extreme enthusiast-grade TridentZ RAM that's outfitted with RGB LEDs.
"Since the widely-acclaimed launch of Trident Z RGB memory series in December 2016, G.SKILL focused heavily on bringing high performance DDR4 16GB RGB modules to the Intel X99 platform. Now, the Trident Z RGB is available in full sets of 8 modules for a total of 64GB (8GBx8) or 128GB (16GBx8) capacity, along with lighting control software support for the Intel X99 platform from most major motherboard vendors," reads the press announcement.
G.SKILL's latest TridentZ RGB kits come with eight DDR4 16GB modules at 3333MHz frequency, with CL timings of 16-18-18-38 and 1.35V of power.
DDR5 is coming very soon, with memory standards firm JEDEC saying it will finalize the specs for DDR5 technology in 2018. DDR5 will succeed the current-gen DDR4 RAM, with twice the speed, more power efficiency, and double the density of DDR4.
DDR5 arriving with double the density will be great for the market, as it will offer larger DDR5 kits (say 32GB-128GB) compared to what we have now. DDR5 will most likely drop into servers and high-end workstation/gaming PCs at first, and then it'll filter down to other devices, and even appear in low-power form for laptops and mobile devices.