Memory maker G.SKILL has announced the launch of what it describes as an 'extremely high-end DDR4 memory kit' for early adopters of the next-generation technology.
As we explained way back in 2010
, DDR4 brings considerable improvements over current-generation DDR3. With a ratified standard and the first processors and motherboards to support DDR4 now on the market, early adopters are beginning to see those improvements for themselves.
G.SKILL's latest entries into the DDR4 market are designed to sit at the very top of what is already top-end DRAM. Aimed at gamers and enthusiasts, the company's Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3,400MHz 16GB kit is comprised of four 4GB DIMMs running at 16-16-16-36 timings and 1.35V. The company claims it has reached this 3.4GHz high using hand-picked memory chips, chose using the company's selective-binning process from a wide cache of parts - the ones not meeting the grade, naturally, being used in slower products further down the company's line-up.
For those who value tighter timings than raw frequency, the company has also announced a Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3,200MHz 16GB kit. Like its faster equivalent, the kit includes four 4GB modules but running at 3,200MHz with 15-15-15-35 timing at the same 1.35V. In its product announcement
the company posted MemTest and CPU-Z screenshots to prove the modules run stably at these speeds.
The company has announced that both memory kits will be sold in retail bundles featuring the company's Turbulence III dual-fan memory coolers. UK pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed.