G.Skill squeezes 2GHz out of 49GB of memory

July 27, 2010 // 10:38 a.m.

Tags: #2000mhz #48gb-kit #48gb-kit-of-memory #49gb #cl8 #ddr3 #evga #gskill #large-kit #mahoosive #memory #performance #sr2 #sr-2 #test

Yesterday we dropped into G.Skill HQ here in Taipei and the Product Manager was keen to show us G.Skill's latest achievement - 49,152MB of memory running at 2,000MHz CL8-9-8-24 on EVGA's latest SR-2 motherboard.

The hand-binned 12 DIMM kit in question was already ear marked for an Italian customer who did 3D rendering for a living. We were told it cost a few thousand dollars; even more than the two Intel Xeon X5670s in both sockets!

G.Skill techies claim getting 12 DIMMs of 2,000MHz CL8 takes around 48 work hours, but it's getting both CPUs to run at such a high base-clock that's the real issue. We hope the Italian man has a pair of good CPUs then!

When we previously met with EVGA, overclocker Shamino was working directly with them and was hitting 1,950MHz CL8 on the SR2, but evidently after a few more weeks of trying and testing different Xeons the G.Skill team has cracked 2GHz.

It's technically a '48GB kit', but since it's really 1,024MB per gigabyte this makes it 48 x 1024 = 49,152MB, or 49GB.

For the rest of us that can't afford an SR-2, a pair of expensive Xeons and a $3k memory kit, but still need the MAHOOSIVE memory space, G.Skill - among other memory manufacturers such as Kingston, Corsair, ADATA and OCZ, for example - already offer six DIMM 24GB kits in various levels of performance and cost for standard X58 boards.

Are you planning to buy yourself a big memory kit? Let us know in the forums.

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G.Skill squeezes 2GHz out of 49GB of memory G.Skill squeezes 2GHz out of in 49GB of memory
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