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.

G.Skill Announces RIPJAWS KM780R Keyboard Models

G.Skill’s latest two RIPJAWS mechanical keyboards aren’t actually new ones, but rather the current ones with a reduced accessory package and thereby also a reduced price. There might be quite a few people out there that wouldn’t mind saving a few bucks on the hardware and not get the parts that they don’t need or want on the side.

The two new G.Skill keyboards are the RIPJAWS KM780R RGB and KM780R MX keyboards and they are just the same as the KM780 versions when it comes to the keyboard itself.

The KM780R models offer highly responsive and extremely durable Cherry MX key switches that are rated for 50 million keypresses without losing the same mechanical feel, a military-grade aluminum plate in a brushed black anodized finish, and the full suite of extra macro keys, onboard keyboard profiles, and media control keys with the digital LED volume display. These keyboards will also be available with the choice of Cherry MX red, brown, and blue flavors.

So what is the difference between the KM780R and KM780 series? As previously mentioned, it is the accessory pack. With these reduces version you don’t get the gaming keycaps, the puller tool, and the keycap box. All things that one can go without or already might have extra from a previous keyboard. Let’s face it, you only need on puller tool to remove your keycaps. It saves money, it saves resources, and it saves you the hassle of finding a place to put all the extras. In return, you get a keyboard that is $10.00 cheaper on the recommended retail price.

These new G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780R RGB and KM780R MX models are currently available on Amazon.com, but they will be sold via G.Skill authorized partners worldwide at a later unspecified date.

What do you think about these reduced package models? Is it a good or bad thing? Are the savings enough for you to let go of the extras or would you still get the full product version? Let us know in the comments.

G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB Laser Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction


When you think of the name G.Skill, I bet you think of memory products. That’s hardly surprising, as their Ripjaws memory are regarded as some of the best in the world and are loved by overclockers, system builders, modders and more around the world. All that is about to change, as G.Skill are taking the PC gaming world by storm, with a very exciting range of gaming peripherals that will change how you see the name G.Skill forever.

Check out the rather awesome product video from G.Skill below for a quick look at some of the cool features on offer.

The first of their new products in the Ripjaws MX780 Gaming Mouse. Equipped with all the high-end features you could hope for, it’s build for everyone from pro gamers to those who just want something cool to use in the office.

“Ambidextrous design, interchangeable side grips, height-adjustable palm rest, on-board profile storage, adjustable weights, Avago laser sensor, Omron micro-switch, 8 fully programmable buttons and customizable 4-zone RGB backlighting. The RIPJAWS MX780 laser gaming mouse is designed and built with durability and practicality in mind for the ultimate gaming experience in glorious RGB lighting.”

As you can see, the specifications are certainly attractive, with a high-end sensor, 4-zone RGB lighting, on-board memory, adjustable weight and more!

The packaging is nicely designed, with all the main specs on the front, as well as a few details about the RGB lighting.

Around the back, a more detailed run down of the features, but let’s get it out of the box and take a much closer look.

In the box, you’ll find the owner’s manual, a couple of attachments, as well as the hard-wired mouse.

First up, we have an Allen key adjustment tool, as well as two 4.5G weights for tuning the mouse.

You’ll find two additional side mounts for the mouse, allowing you to tweak the ergonomics and even convert it to a fully left-hand mouse.

The cable is treated with a glossy black braided, which adds to the overall style and durability. It is finished off with a custom shape USB header and gold plating.

G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM

G.Skill announces the newest addition to their DDR4 RipJaws lineup with the DDR4 SO-DIMM Ripjaw series. The new modules come with great speeds of up to 2800MHz and in kit sizes up to 64GB. As all RipJaw memory modules, the new SO-DIMM series is also built with specially screened components, hand-picked from G.SKILL’s rigorous and highly selective binning process and tested to guaranteed maximum performance and reliability.

SO-DIMM modules are generally used in portable and small form factor system where power consumption is an issue, and DDR4 is a great thing for these systems. With the lower power consumption over DDR3 modules where they only consume 1.2V make them optimal for this scenario. The modules also feature auto-overclocking where the modules will be automatically overclocked when the memory modules are installed on qualified systems.

There are four different speeds in the new G.Skill RipJaws series and each speed is available in five different capacity kit sizes. With the increase in the kit speeds from 2133 to 2800MHz, the timings also change slightly as we can see in the chart below. Whether you choose 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB capacity in these new modules, they should be a solid choice for your SO-DIMM capable system.

G.Skill didn’t announce any pricing or availability at this time, but we’ll keep you updated on that in the near future when the information becomes available.

G.Skill Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

G.Skill is set on conquering the peripheral market too and we’ve already seen some impressive looking products such as the recently announced keyboards. This time, G.Skill announces a new customizable gaming mouse, the RIPJAWS MX780 customizable RGB laser gaming mouse.

The RIPJAWS MX780 gaming mouse is built to fit as many people’s grip style and hand size as possible with its height adjustment features and interchangeable side grips. You can also customize the weight and alignment from both sides.

On the inside, the RIPJAWS MX780 feature Omron switches and an 8200 DPI gaming grade Avago laser sensor. The surface is made with anti-fingerprint materials which in return helps to keep the mouse clean and nice to grab.

The mouse features eight programmable buttons and also has RGB lighting as the name suggests. The lighting is divided into four zones that you can customize individually, including breathing effects.

The G.Skill Unified Driver System & Onboard Profile Storage allows you to customize everything to your liking and keep it inside the mouse itself. Designed for ultimate customizability, the G.SKILL Unified Driver System unlocks the limits to customization and grants you complete control over macros, key function programming, light settings, lighting patterns, and loads of other settings for full personalization. Built into the mouse is 512KB of onboard memory, capable of storing up to five complete sets of key and lighting configurations.

The new G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780 gaming mouse will be rolling out worldwide from late September 2015, and it is already available on Newegg.com for $59.99.

G.Skill Announces Two New Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

G.Skill is probably most known for their memory products, but they do make other things too. The newest products that just had their availability announced are the new RIPJAWS series KM780 RGB and KM780 MX mechanical gaming keyboards with Cherry key switches.

The difference between the two new keyboards is basically the lighting effects that you can have. As the names already suggest, one of them comes with full RGB back lighting.

The new RIPJAWS series keyboards are built with Cherry RGB or MX key switches and are available in the choice between brown, red, and blue switches. The switches themselves are mounted directly through a solid 2mm aluminium top plate, effectively locking down the keys for a solid typing experience.

You can switch out keys tops easy as you may already be used to from your current mechanical keyboard. Replace the important WASD keys as well as the surrounding ones with ones that easier to feel and spot in hectic gaming situations and helps to keep everything in your control.

As with most gaming keyboards, this one also comes with quite a few extra buttons and functions. You get six macro buttons that you program to your needs. There are also multiple modes to switch the layout and settings of the buttons. Media control buttons are also part of the deal and it comes with a nice integrated LED volume display too.

The cable holder on the back helps you keep your desk organized and you can use it for mouse, headset, or game controller cables of your choice. The keyboard also features an extra USB port and audio jacks for easy connectivity of your extra devices.

The new G.SKILL RIPJAWS series mechanical gaming keyboards will begin rolling out worldwide starting from late September 2015 via authorized distribution partners. Both RIPJAWS KM780 RGB and KM780 MX are already available on Newegg.com at $159.99 and $119.99, respectively. Cherry Red and Browns will be initially available, while Cherry Blue will be available at a later date.

 

G.Skill Release High Speed Trident Z and Ripjaws V DDR4 Memory Kits

Since the announcement of Skylake and Z170, we’ve heard nothing but good things and how we as consumers are going to benefit. One of these benefits is support for super-fast memory and G.Skill has stepped up to the plate and offering both the Trident (Trident Z) and Ripjaws (Ripjaws V) product lines. We know from experience that G.Skill memory is some of the best you can buy on the market; constantly exceeding speed world records and poised at a comparatively low price point.

The new lines are ready to work with the upcoming Z170 series at speeds of up to 4000MHz.

“The new Trident Z DDR4 memory is the successor to the high-end Trident memory series and making its debut on the latest DDR4 standard, designed and tested for the next generation Skylake-S platform! For the first time in the history of extreme memory kits, Trident Z is entering the arena with a 4000MHz memory kit, built with highest-end Samsung IC memory chips and validated on the ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard.”

With each heat spreader made from one thick piece of metal, dissipating the heat isn’t an issue. The stylish design will fit in with even the most premium of computer builds, as long as you have silver/red/black in there somewhere; which most current generation motherboards do. These will feature the excellent XMP 2.0 tuning which can take it from the stock DDR4-2800 all the way up to DDR4-4000. The reason behind this extreme performance is hand picked IC chips.

“With a new generation, comes a new heat spreader design concept. Game in style; work in style. Ripjaws V is the newest member of the classic performance Ripjaws family, featuring suave new looks in five illuminating colors: Blazing Red, Steel Blue, Radiant Silver, Gunmetal Gray, and Classic Black.”

The Ripjaws V memory kits are more consumer friendly, featuring 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB module capacities and performance from 2133MHz to 3733MHz at ultra low voltages. The 16GB modules feature cherry picked Samsung IC memory chips for the best possible performance. Each memory kit also features XMP 2.0 for simple BIOS tuning.

Something that hinders DDR4 is the timing. DDR3 had extremely tight timings, in some cases as low as 7-7-7. When DDR4 is involved, some of the lowest timings available are 15-15-15 at 2133MHz.

   

Pricing is still under wraps, likely until Z170 is officially launched. Are you looking to upgrade to Z170 upon launch? Let us know in the comments.

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 2666MHz 16GB DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Introduction


Memory, the most vital part of any computer that gets overlooked the most. There’s not a lot to say about RAM apart from its expensive and very confusing. DDR4, the newest iteration of RAM is currently the fastest version of the consumer RAM, with speeds exceeding 3333MHz. RAM kits now come in a variety of shapes with the basic bare modules, right up to the simply stunning Ripjaws series.

Today we will be looking at the G.Skill Ripjaws 4 2666MHz 16GB memory kit. This is one of the more conservative memory kits that G.Skill produce with a rather tame 2666MHz clock speed, but this does let the manufacturing team set an impressive 15-15-15-35 timing. G.Skill are renowned the world over with how well their memory kits perform and most of the world’s memory overclocking records are set with G.Skill memory.

“G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series performance DDR4 memory is designed for the ultimate experience on the latest Intel X99 platform! Whether you are processing large amounts of data or intense gaming, experience smooth system performance with the newest next-generation PC memory technology! All Ripjaws 4 memory kits are tested with G.SKILL’s extensive suite of testing software to ensure maximum performance and stability. Make Ripjaws 4 the ideal choice for your DDR4 system!”

That’s enough talking, let’s jump into testing.

Specifications

Packaging and Accessories

We won’t dwell on the packaging too much as it is very plain and simple. Four modules neatly packed into a small rectangular box. This kit is a quad-channel variety so each module is 4GB in size.

A Closer Look

The design of the Ripjaws series is very unique and very recognisable to most enthusiasts. I think the design could be taken to the next level if the ‘Ripjaws 4’ logo was laser etched on or cut out instead of a sticker.

G.Skill Branches out and Showcase Ripjaws Power Supply

It looks like G.Skill wasn’t happy with just manufacturing great memory modules as they’re branching out into new areas. One of them is the power supply area and their first play looks quite impressive.

The new PSUs are dubbed Ripjaws just as the memory modules and you can expect the same kind of quality here. It starts out with the PS750G and the PS850G that both come with 80 Plus Gold certification and an efficiency rating of 90%. The two PSUs come with 750W and 850W respective and are fully modular units.

The PS850P and PS1250P are even better and they got an even higher efficiency rating. These two power supply units come with 80 Plus Platinum rating and an efficiency rating of 92%. Just as the two Gold models, these are also fully modular.

All Ripjaws series PSUs are made from with high-quality materials, such as 100% Japanese-made capacitors that ensure a high reliability and longer lasting lifetime.

The units are cooled by the unique automated G.SKILL ECO Optimized (GEO) Thermal Fan Control that also provides zero fan noise during low load operations. The used 140mm fans also use durable double ball bearings. Built-in protections include OVP, UVP, OCP, OPP, SCP, and OTP.

G.Skill did not announce a time of availability nor a price yet, but we will keep you updated with this information as they become available.

G.SKILL Announces DDR3L 2133MHz CL11 1.35V 8GB(4GBx2) SO-DIMM Memory Kit

We love a good set of G.SKILL memory and now it looks like we’re going to get some as the company expands its Ripjaws SO-DIMM series DDR3L memory, but pushing it up to a staggering 2133MHz. Meticulously designed to operate at a low voltage of 1.35V, this 4GBx2 memory kit will give your system a much needed performance boost and it also looks pretty cool too.

The memory supports a nice and low 1.35V, DDR3L SO-DIMM memory is the required and recommended standard for most new Intel Haswell laptop systems. The G.SKILL DDR3L 2133MHz 1.35V kit is the perfect memory solution to boost your new laptop’s performance while extending battery life.

Besides notebook systems, G.SKILL Ripjaws high speed DDR3L SO-DIMM memory kits work perfectly with compatible SO-DIMM supported PCs. The systems will detect the rated memory speed automatically without extra BIOS tweaks, so you should be able to just plug and play.

The following screen shows the G.SKILL F3-2133C11D-8GRSL kit validated with Intel NUC D53427RKE Ivy Bridge Core i5 model.

Thank you G.SKILL for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of G.SKILL.