G.Skill's Ripjaws 4; fast and relatively affordable memory for your Haswell-E system

Subject: Memory | April 27, 2015 - 04:45 PM |
Tagged: ddr4-3200, G.Skill, Ripjaws 4, 16GB

At $450 for 16GB of DDR4-3200, G.Skill's Ripjaws 4 kit is very well priced for DDR4 of that speed, especially if you like the active cooling fans.  This particular kit is has timings of 16-16-16-36 with a 2T command rate. It also requires an impressive 1.35V to hit full speed, well above the 1.2V specification but in line with many of the other DDR4 enthusiast kits.  Indeed when Hardware Canucks started their overclocking tests they raised that to 1.4V and managed a variety of tighter timings with reduced clock speed; worth noting is that all of those overclocks were successful when using a 1T command rate.  Check out their full review here and don't forget to sign up for our contest!

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"G.Skill's Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3200 16GB kit gives Haswell-E buyers an excellent combination of price, out-of-box performance and overclocking abilities. It has everything you could possibly want in a DDR4 kit."

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April 27, 2015 | 08:02 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

"Thanks, but no thanks." (c) KLEVV-god.

April 28, 2015 | 12:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I dont know why Pc tech sites still promote these sticks of Ram. we all know they offer zero benefit to 2133 ddr4 std type value ram

April 28, 2015 | 03:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Exactly. 2133 vs 3400+ seems to make no difference from what I can see.. CAS timings just increase along with the speed, meaning it's a bit pointless.. still, marketing sells and 3200mhz sounds impressive for RAM.

April 28, 2015 | 08:58 AM - Posted by YTech

32GB kits should be the minimum, but most might be fine with 16GB.

So what is wrong with G.Skill DDR4-3200? Other than a high voltage requirement and high price...

April 28, 2015 | 10:51 AM - Posted by obababoy

Well priced? $450 for ram is still...a joke! I paid $180 16GB of DDR3 ram that performs %90 as good..I like X-99 boards but I am making no upgrade from z97 until prices are chopped.

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