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G.Skill shows off 2,500MHz DDR3

G.Skill shows off 2,500MHz DDR3

G.Skill now has 'Trident' DDR3 memory kits available at 2,500MHz, but how long until the competition catches up?

On a recent visit to memory firm G.Skill here in Taiwan, we were introduced to its latest, ultra high frequency DDR3 modules, running at 2,500MHz. G.Skill can currently claim the fastest retail memory available on the planet then, however at timings of 9-11-9 (although 9-11-11 in the images below) we think they are a little lax in terms of timing compared to the 9-9-9 that would be more in-line with most consumer parts.

The memory features XMP technology so you can just enable a one click overclock, however because you'll need a Core-i7 860/870 CPU capable of a 210MHz baseclock and the memory has currently only been vetted for either the Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe or EVO motherboards specifically.

They are currently available in limited quantities, but, they are certainly available (we've seen the stock) so if you are an extreme overclocker looking for some new 'Trident' kit, then start emailing your local retailer.

Do you want some super high speed DDR3? 2,400MHz just not cutting it for you? Or are 1,600MHz modules just fine? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

G.Skill shows off 2,500MHz DDR3 G.Skill shows off its 2,500MHz DDR3
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Mankz 16th April 2010, 11:59 Quote
Does anyone really care?
do_it_anyway 16th April 2010, 12:05 Quote
My 1866MHz DDR3 was a stupid purchase. I can't utilise the speed because its linked to the bus of the processor, and I can't / won't take my processor from 133 (2.66GHz) to 186 (3.72GHz).
So its a waste. Wish I had gone for 1600.

Will I be interested in 2500Mhz?
No
Naberius 16th April 2010, 12:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
Does anyone really care?

I do, I think its always good to see companies pushing the limits of what is possible. We wouldn't have got to where we are today if everybody just settled for 1600mhz for example.
flibblesan 16th April 2010, 12:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mankz
Does anyone really care?

Not me.
Otis1337 16th April 2010, 13:02 Quote
thing is....its on a green PCB :(... something thats has flag ship speeds like that should not have GREEN PCB!
EvilMerc 16th April 2010, 13:09 Quote
One emoticon to decribe my feelings: :/
rickysio 16th April 2010, 14:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naberius
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mankz
Does anyone really care?

I do, I think its always good to see companies pushing the limits of what is possible. We wouldn't have got to where we are today if everybody just settled for 1600mhz for example.

No one really needs anything above 1600MHz. Only the benchmark pursuers require it, and they're anything BUT a mass market.
Tulatin 17th April 2010, 07:06 Quote
To be fair, chipsets could eventually support this fast ass memory through the usage of multipliers. That said, memory bandwidth isn't as huge a deal as it used to be.
_Metal_Guitar_ 17th April 2010, 09:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
Does anyone really care?

This is kind of the place where you should care about things like this, being a PC tech site and all.
l3v1ck 17th April 2010, 16:46 Quote
I'll be more interesed in DDR4 which is currently expected to arrive in 2012.
wafflesomd 17th April 2010, 19:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
Does anyone really care?

It never appears to me that the speed of ram mattered that much, having more seems to be what matters.

I'd rather see larger capacity sticks for cheaper.
Elton 17th April 2010, 23:35 Quote
Agreed, larger and more dense RAM for cheaper over faster RAM anyday.

Of course that's due to the fact that latencies are starting to matter less and less.
MSHunter 18th April 2010, 03:55 Quote
god imagine a ram drive made out of those.....
Pete J 18th April 2010, 09:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by rickysio
No one really needs anything above 1600MHz. Only the benchmark pursuers require it, and they're anything BUT a mass market.
This.

As others have mentioned, I'd be interested in seeing affordable triple channel 4GB and 8GB RAM sticks.
woodshop 19th April 2010, 02:10 Quote
Quote:

fastest retail memory

So, whats the fastest memory period then?
Bindibadgi 19th April 2010, 02:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by woodshop
So, whats the fastest memory period then?

3,300-odd last time I checked.
Anfield 19th April 2010, 08:11 Quote
Do I care? nah... I have a I7 920 and the IMC would blow up anyway if I would attempt to run ram anywhere near those speeds, 1600 7-7-7 is good enough for me.
Anyway, nice kit for those who try to get ram clock wrs, but for anything else? its meh at best.
Unknownsock 19th April 2010, 12:45 Quote
Wow, look at all these encouraging comments.
This was a PC tech site last time i checked.
wafflesomd 19th April 2010, 15:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unknownsock
Wow, look at all these encouraging comments.
This was a PC tech site last time i checked.

And because it's a PC Tech site we have to have a positive outlook towards PC related news?
Sheiken 19th April 2010, 20:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unknownsock
Wow, look at all these encouraging comments.
This was a PC tech site last time i checked.

Yes this is a pc tech site, which is why people dont fall over backwards just because of some high numbers, real world application is what matters to people in here...
G0UDG 4th May 2010, 10:28 Quote
which is why I will only buy custom pc magazine for my pc advice as I know that from both the mag and on here we get real world performance reviews without biased opinions from the reviewers unlike some mags and pc tech sites
feathers 4th November 2010, 15:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by do_it_anyway
My 1866MHz DDR3 was a stupid purchase. I can't utilise the speed because its linked to the bus of the processor, and I can't / won't take my processor from 133 (2.66GHz) to 186 (3.72GHz).
So its a waste. Wish I had gone for 1600.

Will I be interested in 2500Mhz?
No

Why can't/won't you? :)

My i7 P55 processor bus is 200. Have been to 205 but 200 is stable 24/7.
Tulatin 4th November 2010, 15:54 Quote
I can see that you're certainly a quality poster by responding to a 6-month-dead thread.
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