Friday, August 22nd 2014

G.SKILL Officially Announces Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 Memory Kits

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.

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
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21 Comments on G.SKILL Officially Announces Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 Memory Kits

#3
XL-R8R
by: robert3892
Any word yet on pricing?
Somewhere around an index finger or your left testicle?


If I see things correctly. 16GB of basic Crucial 2133mhz sticks (no heatspreader, just 'plain') will run you about £170, 215 or $280 respectively.

If you want a 'fancy' kit, say 16GB of Crucial Ballistix @ 3000MHz, youll be paying around £330, €415 or $550.


3000MHz is currently the fastest sticks for sale over at OCUK... I'll assume quicker stuff will be dropping post-releases of the eX99 platform for a sum somewhere around two testicles plus an eyeball.

Keep your eyes open...... while you still have both. :toast:
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#4
robert3892
by: XL-R8R
Somewhere around an index finger or your left testicle?


If I see things correctly. 16GB of basic Crucial 2133mhz sticks (no heatspreader, just 'plain') will run you about £170, 215 or $280 respectively.

If you want a 'fancy' kit, say 16GB of Crucial Ballistix @ 3000MHz, youll be paying around £330, €415 or $550.


3000MHz is currently the fastest sticks for sale over at OCUK... I'll assume quicker stuff will be dropping post-releases of the eX99 platform for a sum somewhere around two testicles plus an eyeball.

Keep your eyes open...... while you still have both. :toast:
Sorry but testicles stay with me...however I am open to possible sale of a kidney...
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#5
buggalugs
They are on pre order on a few sites, average is about almost double the price of highend DDDR3 (2133Mhz+) but that could just be pre-order prices. Yikes!!
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#6
robert3892
by: buggalugs
They are on pre order on a few sites, average is about almost double the price of highend DDDR3 (2133Mhz+) but that could just be pre-order prices. Yikes!!
Normally new tech is very expensive until mass production rolls forward
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#7
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
I would sell my wife and 2 daughters for a 16GB kit of 3200mhz DDR4, unfortunatly I would barely get enough for the heatspredders let alone the actual memory :(
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#8
Petey Plane
by: Tatty_One
I would sell my wife and 2 daughters for a 16GB kit of 3200mhz DDR4, unfortunatly I would barely get enough for the heatspredders let alone the actual memory :(
Too bad (because heat spreaders on sub 1.5 volt memory are useless and just used to raise perceived value and therefore price)
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#9
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: Petey Plane
Too bad (because heat spreaders on sub 1.5 volt memory are useless and just used to raise perceived value and therefore price)
Yup, you have summed their value up very well (wife and children, not heatspredders :)) However on a more serious note, you forget that some enthusiasts overclock their memory in part by increasing voltage and therefore low voltage memory may well have a need for them.
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#10
kenkickr
by: Tatty_One
Yup, you have summed their value up very well (wife and children, not heatspredders :)) However on a more serious note, you forget that some enthusiasts overclock their memory in part by increasing voltage and therefore low voltage memory may well have a need for them.
Say that to the Samsung Evo sticks
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#11
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: kenkickr
Say that to the Samsung Evo sticks
Right, but I didn't say "all" :), take mine for example, they have heatspreaders and rated at 1.5V at 2133mhz CL11 they are barely warm to the touch, at 1.6V CL9 they are hot! I agree that heatspredders are redundant on low voltage memory, all my point was is that for those that overclock/overvolt they may not be a redundant feature, I am sure that even on the Sammy Evo's if you crank up the volts significantly they will get hot.
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#12
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Tatty_One
Right, but I didn't say "all" :), take mine for example, they have heatspreaders and rated at 1.5V at 2133mhz CL11 they are barely warm to the touch, at 1.6V CL9 they are hot! I agree that heatspredders are redundant on low voltage memory, all my point was is that for those that overclock/overvolt they may not be a redundant feature, I am sure that even on the Sammy Evo's if you crank up the volts significantly they will get hot.
Heatspreaders are used to ensure that all ICs of the DIMM are roughly the same temp, so that they aren't skewed in refresh or similar due to heat concentrated in one spot. Some ICs do run quite hot, too, so for some sticks, a heatspreader is 100% required. Otherwise, the comment that they aren't needed sounds, to me, like someone saying, "My car is blue, so all cars are blue!!!". FFS, it doesn't work that way.
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#13
GhostRyder
I just intend to buy the basic 16gb kit with 2133 ram right now. However I really hope the prices are not going to be more than my X99 Motherboard :P
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#14
Petey Plane
by: cadaveca
Heatspreaders are used to ensure that all ICs of the DIMM are roughly the same temp, so that they aren't skewed in refresh or similar due to heat concentrated in one spot. Some ICs do run quite hot, too, so for some sticks, a heatspreader is 100% required. Otherwise, the comment that they aren't needed sounds, to me, like someone saying, "My car is blue, so all cars are blue!!!". FFS, it doesn't work that way.
I agree that heat spreaders used to maintain consistent temps across all the chips may be needed, as a lot of server error corrected modules use simple heat spreaders. I should have differentiated between spreaders and heat sinks. As far is the big heat sinks, in the style of G. Skill and Corsair, they are pretty useless on modern sub 1.5v RAM, outside of extreme overclocking (where you'd probably be using LN2 anyway) and just inhibit airflow. I remember a test from a few years ago of older Corsair 1.5v Dominator sticks that had lower temps with the heat sinks removed. Nothing wrong with buying RAM that matches your MoBo and such, but the elaborate heat sinks on modern RAM should be recognized for what they are, marketing gimmicks.
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#15
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Petey Plane
I agree that heat spreaders used to maintain consistent temps across all the chips may be needed, as a lot of server error corrected modules use simple heat spreaders. I should have differentiated between spreaders and heat sinks. As far is the big heat sinks, in the style of G. Skill and Corsair, they are pretty useless on modern sub 1.5v RAM, outside of extreme overclocking (where you'd probably be using LN2 anyway) and just inhibit airflow. I remember a test from a few years ago of older Corsair 1.5v Dominator sticks that had lower temps with the heat sinks removed. Nothing wrong with buying RAM that matches your MoBo and such, but the elaborate heat sinks on modern RAM should be recognized for what they are, marketing gimmicks.
I don't feel they are 100% marketing gimmicks at all. Sure they may not be needed in all instances, but any high-end kits really do need them. Lower-end kits get the same treatment in order to provide a complete look from top to bottom models. There is also some protection against physical damage during install...and well, the fact they are NOT called heatsinks, but heatspreaders, as you mentioned. I'll tell ya, many 1.65V DDR3 kits run quite hot...I have quite a few myself that do, from 1600 MHz to 2666 MHz. It's not just cosmetic in all instances, but the esthetics and the ability to set each brand apart from another in the multitude of windowed cases must also be considered. It's not like they charge you more for the metal covers...they really don't. They charge you for the time taken to pre-test and ensure speeds, timings, and compatibility.
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#16
Petey Plane
Like I said, talking about sub 1.5v , which will be all DDR4 modules. And when you talk about differentiating between brands, that IS the definition of marketing. No problem with dressing up your system and buying the kit that appeals to your personal tastes. I'm just much more biased toward function-over-form, so i myself use low profile Samsung DIMMS OCed to 2133, with zero temp issues. To each his own.

People worry so much about case airflow, but then install what are essentially walls directly in front of the CPU power circuitry in with huge Corsair Dominator DIMMS. Seems a little counter-intuitive.
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#17
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Petey Plane
People worry so much about case airflow, but then install what are essentially walls directly in front of the CPU power circuitry in with huge Corsair Dominator DIMMS. Seems a little counter-intuitive.
That's a good point, for sure. But I can't say I've run into such issue with any sticks, and I test all boards with ZERO airflow in an open test bench, and have yet to run into thermal problems caused by a heatspreader. I HAVE run into issues with DIMM stability on sticks without heatspreaders. High heat is more common to 2 GB parts as well, running @ 1.5V. MY PSC sticks get OMG HOT!!!
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#18
Roel
I will have zero airflow over my watercooled motherboard so I will have those heatspreaders please especially when overclocking.
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#19
LAN_deRf_HA
by: Petey Plane
People worry so much about case airflow, but then install what are essentially walls directly in front of the CPU power circuitry in with huge Corsair Dominator DIMMS. Seems a little counter-intuitive.
I had hoped with DDR4 they'd make them a smaller dimension, or at least make low profile sticks the default size.
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#20
KevinCobley
Widespread price gouging at the retailer level with official list prices of the manufacturers jacked up for pre order. Manufacturers list prices also vary widely some 4 x 4G kits of 2133 with list prices varying between $219-$600.
I won't buy until the retail price of 4 x 4G of the 2133 kit is under $240.
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#21
AsRock
TPU addict
by: LAN_deRf_HA
I had hoped with DDR4 they'd make them a smaller dimension, or at least make low profile sticks the default size.
Samsung will correct that :).
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