G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4 Memory Kits Unveiled and Available For Pre-Order Starting at £239 For 16 GB and £439 For 32 GB
G.Skill is ready for the launch of Intel's next generation high-end desktop platform codenamed Haswell-E with their latest Ripjaws IV DDR4 memory kits which will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants. G.Skill's Ripjaws DDR4 memory kits are now unveiled and readily available for pre-order at Overclockers.Co.Uk who have listed nine models of the Ripjaws IV memory kits in different color flavors of red, black and blue.
G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4 Memory Kits Unveiled and Available For Pre-Order
While the Intel X99 chipset motherboards and Haswell-E processors are expected to launch on 29th August, the memory kits will be available in retail on 25th so system builders can gear up their PCs. You can still pre-order the various memory kits from online retailers including OCUK who have listed down a large variety of DDR4 memory kits from G.Skill, Corsair, ADATA, Crucial and Avexir. Kingston so far hasn't been listed but we will be looking at their HyperX series DDR4 memory in a few days.
One of the most interesting features regarding the upcoming Haswell-E HEDT platform is the fact that it will be the first consumer platform to support DDR4 memory (optimized for quad channel operation). Being Intel’s high-end platform, it will also include the first 8 core processor from Intel codenamed Core i7-5960X based on Intel’s Haswell microarchitecture. While we still have to see real-time performance benefits of DDR4 memory in action, we know now what kind of prices to expect from the upcoming memory kits for future generation platforms.
OCUK have listed a total of nine memory kits for pre-order which include five 16 GB DDR4 memory and four 32 GB DDR4 memory kits. All of the memory kits feature the Ripjaws IV branding which is the latest iteration of the Ripjaws series memory from G.Skill. The market is making a transition into DDR4 memory which is going to be the standard of memory for future generation platforms from Intel and AMD whereas the X99, as mentioned is the first to feature support for DDR4 memory on the consumer front. The G.Skill DDR4 memory kits are available in three colors which include black, red and blue. The heatsink has a nice touch to it and will be compatible with most coolers since height isn't an issue. The PCB is colored black and its not known whether G.Skill will bundle these with a fan cooler such as their Turbulence cooler.
There are three 32 GB variants clocked at 2400 MHz at CAS 15 timings and three 16 GB variants clocked in at 2400 MHz with CAS 15 timings which can be pre-ordered for £439.99 and £239.99 respectively. The other models include a 16 GB kit clocked at 2666 MHz at £289.99, a 16 GB kit clocked at 3000 MHz at £379.99 and lastly, a 32 GB kit clocked at 2666 MHz at £499.99. All models are clocked in at CAS 15 timings at 1.2V supporting Intel's XMP 2.0 profiles.
Update: Our friends over at Ocaholic have posted an unboxing of the Ripjaws IV memory kits and taken some beautiful shots of the new DDR4 memory solution from G.Skill. Do hop over their site to get a glimpse of the new and enhanced Ripjaws memory.
G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4 Memory Specifications:
- CPU Compatibility: Intel Haswell-E ( LGA 2011-3 )
- Chipset: Intel X99
- Capacity: 16 GB / 32GB (4GBx4) (8GBx4)
- Quad Channel kit: Yes
- Tested Speed: DDR4-3000/2666/2400 MHz
- Tested Latency: 15-15-15-35
- Tested Voltage: 1.2V
- Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
- Error Checking: Non-ECC
- Type: 288-pin UDIMM
- SPD Speed: 2133 MHz
- SPD Voltage: 1.2V
- Features: Intel XMP 2.0(Extreme Memory Profile)Ready
- Warranty: Lifetime
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!
Crucial DDR4 Memory Kits:
|Memory Kit||Memory||DIMMs||CAS Timings||Clock Frequency||Warranty||Voltage||Heatsink||Price||OCUK Pre-order Link|
|G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4||32 GB||4 x 8 GB||CAS 15||2666 MHz||Lifetime||1.20V||Full Slot||£499.99||http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-098-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=2557|
|G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4||32 GB||4 x 8 GB||CAS 15||2400 MHz||Lifetime||1.20V||Full Slot||£439.99||http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-096-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=2557|
|G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4||16 GB||4 x 4 GB||CAS 15||2400 MHz||Lifetime||1.20V||Full Slot||£239.99||http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-091-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=2557|
|G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4||16 GB||4 x 4 GB||CAS 15||2666 MHz||Lifetime||1.20V||Full Slot||£289.99||http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-097-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=2557|
|G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4||16 GB||4 x 4 GB||CAS 15||3000 MHz||Lifetime||1.35V||Full Slot||£379.99||http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-099-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=2557|
|G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4||16||4 x 4 GB||CAS 16||3200 MHz||Lifetime||1.35V||Full Slot||£439.99|
DDR3 vs DDR4 Memory:
|Voltage (core and I/O)||1.5V||1.2V||Reduces memory power demand|
|Low voltage standard||Yes
(DDR3L at 1.35V)
|Memory power reductions|
|Data rate (Mb/s)||800, 1066, 1333, 1600, 1866, 2133||1600, 1866, 2133, 2400, 2667, 3200||Migration to higher-speed I/O|
|Component Densities||512Mb-8Gb||2Gb-16Gb||Better enablement for large-capacity memory subsystems|
|Module Densities||512MB-64GB||2GB-128GB||Increased total module density for each system|
|Internal banks||8||16||More banks|