Subject: Memory | November 13, 2018 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: samsung b-die, G.Skill, ddr4-4266, ddr4-4000
If you like large pools of impressively fast DDR4 then check out these two new kits from G.SKILL. The smaller of the two new kits has eight 8GB DIMMs clocked at DDR4-4266 CL19-19-19-39 @1.45V while the larger has eight 16GB DIMMs running DDR4-4000 CL19-19-19-39 @ 1.35V.
The DIMMs have been validated on the ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE II motherboard with the Intel Core i9-9920X and i7-9800X, and it is quite possible you will have some success getting them to work on Threadripper. That chip won't support the top frequencies of these DIMMs but it tends to like Samsung B-Die memory so you can have fun tightening the timings or dropping the voltage.
They will support XMP 2.0 profiles if you just want to get up and running immediately, without manually tweaking your settings in the UEFI. They will be available in the new year and while we don't have pricing information yet, you can expect a wee bit of sticker shock when they are released.
Subject: Memory, Shows and Expos | January 4, 2017 - 02:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: G.Skill, ddr4, ddr4-4266, ddr4-4133, G.Skill Trident Z
Kaby Lake CPUs and the associated Z270 motherboards can handle DDR4 frequencies higher than we have seen previously, good news for overclocking enthusiasts. G.SKILL may be first past the post with new DIMMs, you can pick up their Trident Z DDR4-4266 DIMMs on NewEgg right now, $230 for a 16GB dual channel kit.
This extra speed does come with an associated cost, they rate the voltage of these modules higher than you would expect from DDR4 at 1.4V as opposed to the 1.35 we are accustomed to and you should keep this in mind when shopping for a motherboard. It will be interesting to see if these extremely high frequencies have any noticeable effect in gaming performance however they are already breaking records, 8 world records and 21 global first place records.
You can see the various frequencies and timings currently available, expect to see more companies announcing new DIMMs very soon.
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