Driving your RAM at 3.6GHz
Subject: Memory | September 22, 2015 - 06:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Ripjaws V, G.Skill, DDR4-3600, ddr4
Bringing the frequency of your RAM up to 3600MHz certainly has an effect on price compared to DIMMs clocked at 2666MHz but does the performance justify that cost? The timings of 17-18-18-38 @ 2T are tight for RAM of this frequency, though not as tight as 15-15-15-35 but perhaps that gives you some room for overclocking? As shown in TechPowerUp's review it is not quite that easy, for example many Intel Z170 boards simply don't support these frequencies and updating your BIOS should be your first step before working with these DIMMs. Synthetic benchmarks benefited from the full speed of these DIMMs but when it comes to actual gaming the results are negligible, especially considering you will be paying roughly triple the price for these DIMMs. On the other hand if you simply need to have the best components on the market in your system you should check out the full review.
"Intel's new Skylake platform comes with DDR4 at increased memory speeds, and the first to help us investigate the benefits of high-performance DDR4 is G.Skill's latest design, the Ripjaws V. Wrapped in a new look, these ultra-fast 3600 MHz modules push the limits of your Skylake CPU."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Kingston HyperX Predator DDR 3000C15 Quad-Channel Memory Kit Review @ Madshrimps
- Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 MHz 4x 4 GB @ techPowerUp
- Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz 32GB DDR4 @ Kitguru