Friday, November 4th 2011

G.Skill RipjawsZ Quad-Channel DDR3 Kits for Sandy Bridge-E Leaked

Motherboard vendors aren't the only ones getting ready for the big launch of Intel's new high-end desktop (HEDT) platform - Sandy Bridge-E, the ecosystem also consists of memory and cooling products vendors - more importantly, memory. Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors pack an integrated memory controller with a massive 256-bit bus width. To put it into perspective, if a motherboard is populated with four DDR3-1333 MHz modules, the system memory bandwidth would be a staggering 42,600 MB/s. Like everyone, G.Skill is expected to have memory kits with four DDR3 memory modules. It is likely that these kits consisting of four matched modules will be referred to as "quad-channel". Around this time, the company will have a new lineup, RipjawsZ.

RipjawsZ will make use of a new, slightly taller than standard heatspreader design, and will be available in at least two color options - black and red. Some of the kits will consist of just modules, while some will also pack Turbulence II air-coolers that use two fans. In all there are two basic types of modules: ZL, ZH; among these ZH provides the best timings for the frequencies it offers. These modules will be available in a variety of speeds: DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1866, DDR3-2133, and DDR3-2400. Modules with speeds of up to DDR3-1866 make do with 1.5V DRAM voltage, DDR3-2133 needs 1.60V, while some higher speed modules need up to 1.65V. These kits are available in a variety of capacities - 8 GB (4 x 2 GB), 16 GB (4 x 4 GB), 32 GB (4 x 8 GB), and 64 GB (probably 8 x 8 GB). These modules will be Intel eXtreme Memory Profile (XMP) revision 1.3 compliant.

Source: Maximum-Tech.net
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21 Comments on G.Skill RipjawsZ Quad-Channel DDR3 Kits for Sandy Bridge-E Leaked

#1
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
I was wondering when 2400mhz kits were coming?!?!
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#2
Damn_Smooth
With taller heatspreaders and RAM slots on both side of the CPU, cooler compatibility will be an issue. I suppose that most people with the funds to go SB-e will be running watercooling anyway, so it might not be that big of an issue.
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#3
N-Gen
by: Damn_Smooth
With taller heatspreaders and RAM slots on both side of the CPU, cooler compatibility will be an issue. I suppose that most people with the funds to go SB-e will be running watercooling anyway, so it might not be that big of an issue.
Agreed, people going for full on performance are gonna be clocking up and needing all the cooling they can put their hands on. Compared to the stuff they'd be buying the cooling would be relatively on the cheap side.
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Dave has a set of these ;)
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#6
mediasorcerer
Too much, but rams much much cheaper than it used to be as you know, hell of a time to be into computers right now, goodies galore, just because i may not really need it, doesnt mean i dont want it!
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#7
N-Gen
by: mediasorcerer
Too much, but rams much much cheaper than it used to be as you know, hell of a time to be into computers right now, goodies galore, just because i may not really need it, doesnt mean i dont want it!
I'm the same with ram...like pretty women. You can never see enough pretty women, just as these days you can never have enough ram. Now, to get my second pair of sticks...
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#8
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: brandonwh64
Dave has a set of these ;)
Yep, posted this pic almost two weeks ago:




;)

Leaked...:roll: That's a good one.
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#10
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: mediasorcerer
Wow Cadaveca, they are visually pleasing aesthetics there with those sticks!!^
Is it just me that is more interested in the 360 controller? :roll:
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#11
Damn_Smooth
by: JrRacinFan
Is it just me that is more interested in the 360 controller? :roll:
I hope so.
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#12
entropy13
by: JrRacinFan
Is it just me that is more interested in the 360 controller? :roll:
You're probably the only one.
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#13
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
LMAO I guess its difficult to see sarcasm and humoring in words.
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#14
LagunaX
Wow AIDA64's gonna see some crazy bandwidth screenshots.
No point but are these quad channel kits gonna be backwards compatible with regular Sandy Bridge?
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#15
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Yes/No. They work, yes...speeds...well..you try getting 16GB @ 2133 MHz. :laugh:

Of course, I have only shown one kit...;)
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#16
LagunaX
Listed for sale on Newegg today =)
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#17
shb-
DDR3-1866 @ 1.5V, nice. Hope those will eventually show up in eastern europe too :D
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#18
jalex3
I gotta say, I really like the aesthetics of them. Its nice they are not very high.:toast:
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#19
Prima.Vera
Wow. So for average Joe gamer, why so you need more than 8GB pf RAM anyways?? 2400Mhz looks tempting thou, but the timings are not that special...:p
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#20
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Yes, timings are not what most are used to with 2GB DIMMs, but that's jsut how it's ALWAYS worked when moving to greater-density IC's.

I'll have a review up maybe some time soon...after the X79 launch, which these sticks are intended for.
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