IDF 2013: G.Skill Unveils DDR4 Memory Modules

Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2013 - 06:11 AM |
Tagged: gskill, G.Skill, ddr4

G.Skill showed off DDR4 memory modules at the Intel Developer Forum last week, and it appears that the technology is well on its way to being ready for Intel's next generation Haswell-E enthusiast platform. The modules that G.Skill showed off werre DDR4 DIMMs clocked at 2,133 MHz and come in 4GB capacities. The modules are manufactured by SK.Hynix and branded and tested by G.Skill. The company did not indicate what voltages they are using, but it is likely at or close to 1.2V given the conservative clockspeed.

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VR-Zone spotted DDR4 DIMMs from G.Skill at IDF.

The modules on the IDF show floor where static engineering samples, which means that they were not functional units. G.Skill indicated to X-bit labs that “the next generation of DDR memory is still under development, and G.Skill is working to push the new technology to its limits in the future.”

As the DDR4 standard and Haswell-E HEDT CPU/motherboard platform is still being worked on, G.Skill still has about a year to improve its modules and offer additional overclocked SKUs (which the company is known for). It is nice to see progress being made on the new memory technology that is said to be a bit faster and require less voltage.

Read more about the progress of DDR4 at PC Perspective.

Source: VR-Zone
September 16, 2013 | 11:25 AM - Posted by YTech

Interesting news!

This will be great for larger stick capacity. I would love to see PCPer do a live-broadcast build with these and their various test and impression.

Perhaps the Dream Build Leaderboard should be updated with this. :)

September 16, 2013 | 12:33 PM - Posted by Sigh (not verified)

I think this may be something that will get a mixed welcome. DDR4 forces you to upgrade everything. It has no compatibility with any prior system. While it looks good on paper, tests have yet to show if the performance boost will be as "revolutionary" as the design. I think we may soon be entering that space where the price for this memory and it's components may be more "revolutionary" than what it delivers- at least early on.

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