G.Skill have revealed fifteen new quad channel memory kits designed specifically for use with Intel’s new Ivy Bridge-E processors on the X79 platform. These kits are available in 1866MHz to 2933MHz frequencies. They all use voltages between 1.5 and 1.65 volts kits are available in a variety of configurations with either 4GB or 8GB DIMMs. You can see the full specifications of the new kits below. Kits above 2400MHz require memory fans and so G.Skill provides one of its double fan RAM cooling solutions that clip onto the DIMM lanes.
While G.Skill are only selling kits up to 2933MHz they are claiming that you can overclock some of these kits, probably the 2933MHz kit, to 3000MHz. What’s worth noting is that despite the drastically improved memory controller of Ivy Bridge-E some CPUs will struggle to run those super high frequency kits. Compatibility up to 2400MHz for almost any CPU is pretty much guaranteed but 2666 and 2933MHz may challenge your CPU a fair bit. Of course these kits will come with full XMP profiles to make installation super-easy and there is a lifetime warranty too.
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