G.Skill Announces Ripjaws DDR4-3000MHz 16GB 1.2V SO-DIMMs

DDR4 memory has come a long way since its introduction, but notebook and compact-system users haven’t been able to find as many choices when it comes to SO-DIMMs as the more traditional DIMM form factor. G.Skill is changing that and they’ve released yet another impressive module in this series. The new Ripjaws DDR4 modules can achieve 3000MHz at CL16 timings and they do so at a lower power consumption than other modules.

While DDR4 modules consume less power than DDR3 did, running them at such high speeds as 3000MHz usually requires modules to require 1.35V to perform at these speeds. But not these new Ripjaws modules, these modules will perform these speeds at just 1.2V and support the latest XMP 2.0 standard designed for 6th Gen Intel Core processors.

The new modules will be available in four different kits with either 8GB or 16GB modules and in packs with either one or two modules. Having SO-DIMMs that run with CL 16-18-18-43 timings at 3000MHz is already nice, but having them do so at just 1.2V is even more impressive. Adding that extra power and up to 32GB memory to compact systems is suddenly looking a lot easier.

Should your interest have been woken now, then there is some good news. You don’t have to wait very long to get the new G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4-3000MHz SO-DIMM modules as they will be available this month, April 20166, at authorized distributing partners. G.Skill did not reveal any pricing at this point, but we can assume that we’ll need to pay a fair price for such impressive and tiny memory modules.

Do you have any systems that would benefit from SO-DIMMs in this capacity, and if, would you upgrade to get that extra memory performance or are you happy with the more default 2133 to 2400MHz DDR4 memory speeds? Let us know in the comments.

Patriot Release Viper Elite DDR4 Memory up to 3200MHz

DDR4 memory started out for some consumers with the Intel X99 chipset, but it wasn’t until the new Intel 100 series chipsets and mainly the Z170, hit the market that DDR4 memory made its big entry in the consumer market. Since then, manufacturers of memory modules have been battling to have the best modules for this platform and it is no different at Patriot Memory. We’ve already seen the Viper DDR4 modules and now they just announced the Viper Elite DDR4 modules for the Intel 100 series platforms and with speeds up to 3200MHz.

The new Patriot Viper Elite series is available in red, blue and grey. It comes in two module 16GB and 8GB Kits as well as a 64GB kit consisting of four 16GB modules. There is also a grey only 64 and 32GB kit with 16GB modules. The power consumption is between 1.2 and 1.35 volts depending on which models you pick. The series is available from 2400MHz and all the way up to 3200MHz.

All modules are hand tested for quality assurance and the Viper Elite series is backed by a lifetime warranty.

“Patriot strives to deliver excellent price per performance when launching a new product,” said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. “The Viper Elite dual kit is no exception. We want to enable our customers to have the latest and greatest technology at an affordable price and we’ve done that here; top speeds at an excellent market price.”

The new Patriot Viper Elite kits with 2400MHz to 3200MHz speeds will be available worldwide starting November 18 for an MSRP between $52.99 – $499.00.

Apacer Reveals Pricing on 3000MHz NOX DDR4 Laptop Memory

Apacer promised to release the final pricing for their new NOX DDR4 memory when we could report about it a little while ago and they’ve kept that promise. Apacer’s NOX DDR4 SO-DIMMs are quite impressive on several fronts and they could quite easily be described as the most advanced laptop memory to date.

With 64GB capacity and up to 3000MHz, we can imagine that these modules aren’t going to be cheap, but it is probably not as bad as you might have imagined. For $299, the 3000MHz version can be yours. The slower modules in the same series are a little cheaper and the 2800MHz SO-DIMMs can be yours for $239, 2666MHz for $219, and 2400MHz for $139. Availability for all four types is set for the end of November, so you might have to pack a little more patience before you can upgrade your mobile gaming station with these modules.

The label on the front isn’t just decoration, it is manufactured in detail by Z511 Lab team and it is able to stand 120°C heat with metalloid material. The well-developed front label helps the system stay within thermal limits during the regular use, and even during those marathon gaming sessions. This allows NOX to provide its highest performance possible under narrow and hot environment within the laptop. The low power consumption of just 1.2V is another thing that laptop users will benefit from, extending your battery time.

Super Talent Announces 64GB DDR4 LRDIMM Modules

Super Talent announced a double up on their DDR4 LRDIMM modules with the new 64GB capacity modules (F21LQ64GS), double the capacity of the previous 32GB modules. Super Talent’s quad rank 64GB DDR4 load reduced DIMM modules are targeted at server environments which allow more DIMMs per channel to be used in order to take advantage of an increased memory capacity. A buffer chip replaces the register on these modules, in order to help minimize the loading on a system and increase the speeds.

You’ll need a Haswell-EP platform to take advantage of these modules that run at a speed of 2133MHz and come with CL15 ratings. As these are PC4-17000 DDR4 modules, they’ll only consume 1.2V and are of course ECC modules. There’s no need for fancy heat spreaders with a lot of colours and hip design on such modules, and you won’t find that either. They’re plain as they should be.

LRDIMM can be a big advantage as the amount of DIMMs per channel increase. LRDIMMs offer lower latencies and are able to run at higher speeds. At three DIMMs per channel, the bandwidth speed gap is increased while latency tax from increasing the DPC has been reduced. All modules are quality tested in-house and are built to JEDEC standard specifications. The DRAM vendor can variate, but it can be determined by the last Character X of the Part number.

ASUS Confirms DDR3 1.5-1.65v Works With Skylake

Budget shoppers looking for the best bang per buck will soon have more options opened up to them. According to ASUS, Skylake CPUs and their accompanying Z170 and other 100 series motherboards can support DRR3 running at 1.5 or 1.65 volts. There has been some confusion as to whether or not DDR3 would work as Intel has only talked about DDR4 and DDR3L which use 1.2v and 1.35v respectively.

For those on a budget, it means they will be able to reuse their DDR3 with the new lineup. This means with the right motherboards, budget users can avoid shelling out an extra $80+ for new DDR4 ram. Given that DDR3 performs better with Skylake unless you have high-speed and low-latency DDR4, there isn’t much performance left on the table by not using the newer ram. DDR4 also still costs a bit more than DDR3 for similar speeds, capacity and latency.

For those that might consider upgrading to DDR4 though and want a motherboard to support that, there are some options. The most notable one is the Hi-Fi H170Z3 from Biostar which has 2 DDR4 and 2 DDR3 slots. Given that DDR4 supports 16GB DIMMs, it’s possible to put up to 16GB of DDR3 in now and later upgrade to a max of 32GB of high-speed low-latency DDR4 ram. Hopefully, there will be more boards from other firms for dual DDR3/DDR4 support.

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Kingston Released New HyperX FURY DDR4 Kits for Skylake

The next generation of Intel processors and new chipsets are almost here and I’m sure there are quite a few people anxious to upgrade to the 6th generation Intel Core processors. A CPU and a motherboard are only part of what you need, you’ll also need some new memory to go along with that as we’re switching from DDR3 to DDR4, at least for the large part. Kingston’s HyperX division is ready for that and just released two new dual-channel HyperX FURY kits for just this, one with 8GB and one with 16GB capacity.

The new HyperX FURY kits are available in low-latency 2133MHz, 2400MHz, and 2666MHz frequencies and are optimised for the new Intel Skylake platform. HyperX FURY DDR4 is also the first product line to offer automatic overclocking via plug-and-play functionality for the 6th generation Core processors.

HyperX FURY DDR4 memory is a cost-efficient way for a high-performance upgrade for Intel’s 2- and 4-core processors and helps to provide faster video editing, 3D rendering, gaming and AI processing. The new modules are more efficient than the older generation of DDR3 memory and only require 1.2V to achieve these high speeds. The design is a beautiful as it always is from HyperX and the FURY features and asymmetrical design with both a black low-profile heat spreader and a black PCB.

HyperX FURY DDR4 Features and Specifications:

  • Easy to install1: plug-and-play functionality
  • Automatic overclocking: reach faster speeds just by installing the memory, no adjustments in BIOS needed
  • Cost-efficient: the perfect combination of price and DDR4 performance
  • Unique: asymmetrical, signature FURY heat spreader
  • Design: low profile, black heat spreader color and matching PCB
  • Reliable: 100% factory tested at frequency
  • Compatible: tested with all popular brands of motherboards
  • Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
  • Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB & 64GB kits
  • Frequency: 2133MHz, 2400MHz, 2666MHz
  • CAS Latency: CL14-CL15
  • Voltage: 1.2V
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 85°C
  • Storage Temperature: -55°C to 100°C
  • Dimensions: 133.35mm x 34.24mm

DDR4 Industrial Grade Modules Announced by SMART Modular Technologies

SMART Modular Technologies has announced the availability of its highly reliable DDR4 industrial grade modules. The modules are said to join the company’s very successful DDR3 lineup and target the networking, telecom and industrial applications market, where operating areas consist of harsh environments.

As with all of SMART’s products, quality is extremely important and this is why each of the DDR4 industrial grade modules undertake extreme tests. The DDR4-2133 1.2V modules are tested with customized tensing programs, test flows and specialized equipment in order to eliminate weak bits and modules likely to fail under temperature tests.

It is said that SMART’s industrial grade modules are 100% system tested at high speeds, starting with a cold boot at -40°C and working upward to +85°C ambient operation. However, test duration may vary depending on each module’s density.

SMART’s DDR4 industrial grade modules are said to be ready to operate in a variety of harsh conditions, including base stations and telecom equipment exposed to the elements, single board computers used in industrial, defense, aerospace, kiosk, digital signage applications and densely configured computing applications with limited airflow.

The memory modules come in a variety of types, including SO-DIMMs up to 16GB, unbuffered and registered DIMMs up to 16GB and 32GB respectively, and Mini-DIMMs up to 16GB.

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Patriot Launches Viper 4 Memory Modules

Patriot extended their performance Viper series of memory with the new Viper 4 built for the latest Intel X99 DDR4 platform and Haswell-E processor. The new modules are offered in quad channel kits of 16GB and 32GB running at speeds ranging from 2400MHz to 3000MHz and voltages from 1.2 – 1.35v.

“We are really excited about this new addition to our Viper Line,” said Les Henry, Patriot’s VP of Engineering. “The new Viper 4 line benchmarks are crushing the older DDR3 scores from just about every hardware benchmark: memory bandwidth, SSD and USB just to name a few.”

Patriot also upgraded the heat shield to make sure the new and faster modules run just as cool and stable. They are XMP 2.0 compatible, hand-tested, and backed by a lifetime warranty.

The Patriot Viper 4 series will be available in the first quarter of 2015 at resellers around the world and with anMSRP between $250.00 and $700.00.

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Crucial Launches DDR4 SO-DIMMs

DDR4 memory isn’t just for normal desktop systems and Crucial has launched their new DDR4 SODIMM kits for compact systems and laptops, to also give them the added benefits that come along with this new technology.

“Although broad adoption of DDR4-enabled laptops won’t be available until later in 2015, we are committed to the early availability of new technology to better enable our development partners and customers and to continue to lead the industry with our DDR4 offerings,” said Jeremy Mortenson, product marketing manager, Crucial.

Power consumption is key, especially when we’re looking at laptops. Compared to DDR3 we get a reduction on the power consumption of up to 40% while the speed is increased by 30%. The increased bandwidth possible with DDR4 memory should also make multitasking a lot better as the system is able to handle more data at once.

The new SODIMMs come as 4GB and 8GB modules with two-piece kits up to 16GB. The availability should be very shortly through Crucial’s own store and resellers around the world.

Thanks to Crucial for providing us with this information

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Apacer Rolls Out Commando DDR4 Overclocking Memory Module

Apacer has recently launched their brand new generation of Commando DDR4 Overclocking Memory Modules with the newly designed weapon-styled assault rifle heat spreader to display the aggressive speeds. The new series is tailored for the latest Intel X99 chipset and Haswell-E processors and the whole series supports the latest Intel XMP 2.0 standards for maximum compatibility.

All but one model in the new series run with 16-16-16-36 timings while the frequency ranges from 2400MHz to 3200MHz. The 2400, 2666 and 2800′ modules consume the default 1.2 volt while the 3000 and 3200MHz models consume a little more: 1.35 volts. The series adopts Quad-Channel packaging and supports different capacity combination of 16GB (4GB x4) and 32GB (8GB x4)

Apacer’s design team pointed out that they adopts“maximized capacity and flexible tactics” as the design philosophy of Commando Series DDR4 Overclocking MemoryModule, and have balanced maximized heat dissipation effect and brilliant appearance. Hence, this series provides stable and excellent efficiency for long-standing e-sports battles as well as an amazing visual effect of e-sports equipment platform.

No word on pricing or availability yet.

Thanks to Apacer for providing us with this information

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Century Micro Launches First Low-Profile DDR4 DIMMs

It doesn’t help much to have an entire system designed for low-profile enclosures if the default 31.25mm sized RAM modules will stick out the top. As such, the Japanese company Century Micro has launched the world’s first half-height low-profile DDR4 DIMM modules (CK4GX4-D4RE2133VL81).

These new 4GB modules have a height of just 18.7 mm and use DRAM chips made by SKHynix. The JEDEC speed is set to 2133MHz and with 15-15-15 timings while the module consumes the normal 1.2V DDR4 draw.

The spotted modules are selling in 16 GB kits consisting of four 4GB modules and costs 51,980 JPY including taxes, which is about £275.35.

Thanks to TechPowerUp for providing us with this information

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Transcend Announces Latest Server-Grade DDR4 Memory

Transcend has announced the launch of three new DDR4 server-grade memory modules: 8GB and 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) and 16GB DDR4 Very Low Profile (VLP) RDIMMs. The new modules are fully compatible with the latest Xeon E5-2600 v3 server processors and are perfect for cloud computing, virtualization and other high-performance computing technologies.

The new server-grade DDR3 RDIMMs and VLP RDIMMs are using the latest in density technology allowing these capacities with high-speed transmission of 2133MHz and up to 17GB/ bandwidth while only consuming 1.2V. That is a 40% reduction over the default modules. The lower power consumption isn’t just great for the electricity bill but also have a higher reliability factor.

The very-low-profile (VLP) modules measure just 18mm in height, perfect for use in high-end space-constrained platforms such as blade servers. Additionally, these modules help lower cooling costs by significantly improving chassis airflow and memory heat dissipation thanks to their reduced vertical footprint.

Transcend’s new DDR4 server modules are fully compliant with JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standards and undergone 64 bit kernel, single-core and multi-core testing to ensure the best quality possible. All DDR4 models carry Transcend’s renowned Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Overclockers UK First to List the New ADATA DDR4 Memory

 

Some companies take new hardware releases very serious and want to offer their customers the entire range as soon as possible. Overclockers UK is one of them and they are now the first to list the new ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 modules.

The ADATA XPG Z1 comes in a variety of speeds and sizes. The available sets range from 16GB to 32GB and are all 4 module quad channel kits. So it’s either four times 4GB or four times 8GB modules. They come in three speed categories, 2133MHz, 2400MHz and 2800MHz and with a CAS Latency of  15-15-15-35, 16-16-16-35 and 17-17-17-39.

Overclockers UK offers a direct Lifetime Warranty on the modules, showing the faith they have in them. They operate between 1.2 and 1.35 volt and otherwise comply to the DDR4 standard of 288-pin UDIMM and Haswell-E compatible.

When grabbing your wallet to check, it will need to have between £199.99 and £666.66 in it to be able to get these modules and you can check them all out right here.

Thank you Overclockers UK for providing us with this information.

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ADATA Launching XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking Memory

Yesterday ADATA Technology launched their first DDR4 overclocking memory in the XPG series, the XPG Z1. The new modules support the latest Intel Haswell-E platform for the ultimate performance with all the benefits of DDR4.

DDR4 outperforms DDR3 with improved performance and lower power consumption, operating at a voltage of 1.2V instead of 1.5V. This is a 20% reduction of power that helps keep the system at a low temperature for stable operation.

With speeds of up to 2800MHz and timings of CL 17-17-17, the XPG Z1 can reach transfer bandwidth of 22GB/s. Archiving this speed at only 1.2V should give over-clockers a lot of headroom to play with. In addition, the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) of XPG Z1 allows direct application without changing settings in the BIOS.

It “Looks cool, Acts cool”. The XPG Z1 features a jet wing-inspired design with carbon texture symbolizing the pursuit of extreme performance. Or so it is advertised. Thanks to a unique Thermal Conductive Technology and a 10-layer PCBs with 2 oz copper, the chips in XPG Z1 make direct contact with the heat sinks. This in return ensures the IC and PCB to operate in an environment of equal temperature, as well as reduce electric resistance and consume less power; giving an enhanced quality of signal transfer.

As always, ADATA stand by the quality of their modules and give a lifetime of warranty (local laws my supersede this, example Germany).

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