Thursday, April 23rd 2015

G.SKILL Announces the World's Fastest DDR4 128GB (8x 16GB) Memory Kit

G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce the world's first DDR4 128GB(16GBx8) 2800MHz CL16-16-16 -36 1.35V memory kit based on the newest 16GB capacity DDR4 consumer-class memory modules. These high capacity memory modules are manufactured with new 8Gb ICs produced on the latest 20nm fabrication process, which takes performance to a whole new level, by Samsung Electronics.

While 16GB capacity have been available for server memory in the past, support and design for such large capacity memory modules are now paving its way to consumer memory modules, suitable for workstation level workloads where high capacity memory is vital. These new G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series high capacity memory kits are capable of running in quad-channel at a grand total of 128GB, and have already been validated on the latest ASUS X99 Rampage V Extreme motherboard with Intel Haswell-E processors. A stress-testing screenshot of the newly released memory kit with 16GB DDR4 modules can be found below.
Following the G.SKILL tradition of high end memory kit releases, the new 16GB memory modules are available in kits of up to 8 modules per kit, as well as high performance frequencies from DDR4-2133MHz to DDR4-2800MHz. The dawn of a new high-density memory standard is upon us.

"During development of these DDR4 16GB modules, we see amazing future potential for 128GB (16GBx8) memory kits in extreme high capacity operation on upcoming platforms," says Tequila Huang, Vice President of Research & Development, G.SKILL. "We will be witnessing the beginning of a new set of standards for extreme capacity and performance DDR4 memory kits on both current and future computing platforms. Needless to say, we are very excited for this release."

Intel XMP Support
This G.SKILL DDR4 128GB 2800MHz memory kit comes with the latest Intel XMP 2.0 standard developed for the Intel X99 platform. It provides PC enthusiasts an entirely trouble-free overclocking experience to boost their systems for extreme levels of performance, while retaining system stability.

Limited Lifetime Warranty
All G.SKILL memory products come with a lifetime warranty and the G.SKILL technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forums, telephone and email.
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18 Comments on G.SKILL Announces the World's Fastest DDR4 128GB (8x 16GB) Memory Kit

#1
GhostRyder
Wow...a 128gb kit at that speed...

Man that is awesome but I cannot even fathom paying for that kit though its a very niche product mostly for the professional world.
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Jorge
GhostRyder said:
Wow...a 128gb kit at that speed...

Man that is awesome but I cannot even fathom paying for that kit though its a very niche product mostly for the professional world.
...except few people have any need for such quantity of DRAM let alone DDR4. Most systems do fine with 8-16 GB and more does not produce better performance. In fact some OSs can't even use more than 16-64 GB of RAM.

Once you understand that DDR3 running at 1600 MHz or higher is not s system bottleneck for a discrete CPU powered desktop, then you start to understand the hype is not reality, it's just marketing. For those who actually need and can use these kits, they will pay a premium for sure and they won't experience a major improvement in system performance over DDR3.
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#3
Ferrum Master
It simply means they have a shaiteload of IC's to dump in the market...
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#4
Parn
The only usage with this amount of RAM for consumers is desktop virtualization.
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#5
DeNeDe
Rampage V Extreme doesn't have a max of 64GB capacity ? that's what ASUS website says :)
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#6
RejZoR
I have 18GB of RAM and it's like an neverending capacity lol. But I'm sure there is always someone who needs 128GB of RAM to run Solitaire, Minesweeper and MS Word (all at once of course!) :)
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#7
Katanai
Prepare to sell your children and/or wife to buy this!
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#8
ironwolf
8x 8GB on Newegg is ~$615. So going off that, yup, time to get out there and sell some blood/plasma/lemonade like crazy! :eek:
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#9
64K
8 X 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4 2800 MHz is $790 on Newegg so probably ~ $1,600 when the 128 GB set comes. Ouch.
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#10
Basard
RejZoR said:
I have 18GB of RAM and it's like an neverending capacity lol. But I'm sure there is always someone who needs 128GB of RAM to run Solitaire, Minesweeper and MS Word (all at once of course!) :)
You didn't hear? That's going to be the minimum requirements in Windows 11...

I remember being happy with 48mb.
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#11
GhostRyder
Jorge said:
...except few people have any need for such quantity of DRAM let alone DDR4. Most systems do fine with 8-16 GB and more does not produce better performance. In fact some OSs can't even use more than 16-64 GB of RAM.

Once you understand that DDR3 running at 1600 MHz or higher is not s system bottleneck for a discrete CPU powered desktop, then you start to understand the hype is not reality, it's just marketing. For those who actually need and can use these kits, they will pay a premium for sure and they won't experience a major improvement in system performance over DDR3.
Why I said its a "Niche Product" even among professional users as really one of the few major scenarios I could think of people wanting this for would be VM's.

RejZoR said:
I have 18GB of RAM and it's like an neverending capacity lol. But I'm sure there is always someone who needs 128GB of RAM to run Solitaire, Minesweeper and MS Word (all at once of course!) :)
More than me, I have only 16gb and that is still more than enough for me and I doubt I will need more in the next 3+ years.
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#12
SaltyFish
I guess you can put GTA V on a RAM disk now.
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#13
yotano211
Katanai said:
Prepare to sell your children and/or wife to buy this!
I will be more than glad to sell my ex wife.
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#14
ManofGod
Since when does need have to do with anything computer related? Mind you, I am careful what I spend and I do not have a machine that can use DDR4. However, I have 32GB of DDR3 ram in my work machine and 16GB at home. If I were to build a new machine, I see no reason to go with less than 32GB nowadays.
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#15
karljohnson321
Everyone seems to be forgetting something extremely important and obviously overlooked.... RAM DISK!!!!!! Virtual disc out of your ram, Makes a SSD look like a turtle. Memory pretty much has a direct line to CPU so crazy high speeds. Dont get me wrong... I Would love some of that DDR4 A ramdisk out of that would probly quadruple SSD speed... But im poor and window shopping and trash pickin are my best options ATM. Cant hurt to dream! Im still rockin a Turd Intel core 2 wit 4 gigs ddr2 Dayyyum. But when I really want some speed and performance pull out my AMD Dual core 4 gigs ram got them ATI 400 graphics lmao
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#16
cyneater
Nice Id like to see the cost...

If you could get 256mb of ram you could create a 128mb ram disk although not sure how you get the os on it though.... It would be fast

32gb or ram is nice when running VM's and editing loads of photos.
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#17
RealNeil
I'm gonna build an X99 system in the next month or two. I'm still saving for a CPU, (the longer I wait, the better it will be!) and I need better water cooling parts for the two GPUs.

I've been saving up and buying parts for it for a long time. My X99 SOC Force Mainboard and 32GB of RAM was $400.00 US,....because the guy gave me an awesome deal.
Then, he told me that he had another kit of 32 GB for a good price, so I bought it, mainly because it was so cheap, not because I thought that I really needed 64GB of DDR4-2400 Kingston Fury RAM in the system:peace:
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#18
R-T-B
I certainly don't need this. But it's far from a useless product. Some video editing and huge database work could use a kit like this I'm sure.
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