G.SKILL are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible with DDR4 overclocking, so it comes as no surprise that they've hit a massive milestone: 5.5GHz on DDR4.
The new 5.5GHz barrier was reached with Intel's fresh X299 chipset and their new Core i7-7740K processor, with G.SKILL's TridentZ DDR4 RAM, with the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard used by Taiwanese overclocker Toppc. The RAM in question used Samsung's impressive 8Gb ICs which were pushed to their limits, with Toppc hitting 5GHz on a Skylake-based Core i5-6600K last year.
G.SKILL Corporate Vice President Tequila Huang said: "DDR4 5.5GHz has been our next target after we achieved DDR4 5GHz last year. We are extremely excited to finally make it happen together with Samsung components, MSI X299 motherboard, and Intel Core X-series processor. We are seeing amazing overclocking potential for these newly released hardware and we believe that more overclocking benchmark records will be achieved very soon by professional overclockers worldwide".
Overclockers have now pushed G.SKILL's high-performance RAM to the 5.5GHz barrier, setting a new world record for highest DDR4 RAM frequency speeds.
G.SKILL today announced that renowned Taiwanese overclocker Toppc has pushed its premium DDR4 RAM to 5.5GHz with liquid nitrogen cooling. Toppc and G.SKILL now hold the world record for DDR4 RAM speeds and the milestone has been validated by HWBOT.
"DDR4 5.5GHz has been our next target after we achieved DDR4 5GHz last year. We are extremely excited to finally make it happen together with Samsung components, MSI X299 motherboard, and Intel Core X-series processor," says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President, G.SKILL International. "We are seeing amazing overclocking potential for these newly released hardware and we believe that more overclocking benchmark records will be achieved very soon by professional overclockers worldwide."
Computex 2017 - G.SKILL today announced a high-speed memory breakthrough at the showfloor in Taipei, Taiwan by hitting DDR4-4800 speeds with its 16GB TridentZ kits--and breaking the DDR4-4000 threshold with its RGB memory.
Armed with Intel's new high-end Core X series of processors and X299 chipset motherboards, G.SKILL was able to push its 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR4 kits to an amazing 4800MHz with CL19-19- 19-39 timings. This inches G.SKILL even closer to the DDR4-5000 mark without liquid nitrogen cooling. The demo leveraged an Intel Core X-Series processor and a ASRock X299 OC Formula motherboard.
G.SKILL also pushed its new RGB memory beyond DDR4-4000, too: the company pushed its ultra-high capacity 64GB (8GB x 8) Trident Z RGB DDR4 RAM kit to an impressive DDR4-4200MHz with CL19-21-21-41 timings, again using Intel's new Core X-Series processors and an ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe motherboard.
Computex 2017 - G.SKILL continues to push RAM boundaries all the time, and Computex 2017 is a show where they like to show off - and this year was no different.
The company displayed their Trident Z DDR4-4800MHz CL19 RAM in a 16GB kit (2 x 8GB) with timings of CL19-19-19-39, all running on Intel's balls-to-the-wall Core X-Series processors, with the CPU and RAM placed into an ASRock X299 OC Formula motherboard.
Computex 2017 - At the latest Computex showcase in Taipei, Taiwan, HyperX today announced the expansion of its Predator DDR4 RAM to 4,000MHz.
HyperX's new high-density Predator DDR4-4000 RAM is available in 16GB kits (2 x 8GB modules) with CL19 timings. The company also expanded its Predator DDR4 128GB kits (8 x 16GB modules) to include 3,000MHz frequencies with CL15 timings. For reference, single HyperX Predator DDR4 modules are available in 8GB and 16GB capacities, with kits of 2, 4 and 8 modules with capacities varying from 8GB to 1280GB.
Furthermore, HyperX has now divided its memory line into two simplified types: its FURY system memory line is aimed for PC users "looking for simplicity in overclocking", whereas its premium Predator XMP memory is aimed at "giving PC builders the best performance."
G.SKILL today announced the latest kit in its premium enthusiast-grade Trident Z memory, and also teases some blazing-fast DDR4-4500 RAM as well.
G.SKILL beats its competitors to the market with the first 16GB DDR4-4333 memory kit. The new Trident Z kit features two 8GB DDR4 modules clocked at 4333MHz frequency, with CL-19-19-39 timings and 1.40V of charge.
The memory-maker also teased performance of its upcoming 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR4-4500MHz kits with CL-19-19-39 timings, benching them on Intel's Z270 platform on an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard alongside an Intel Core i5-7600K CPU. "The tested bandwidth resulted in 55GB/s read speed, 65GB/s write speed, and 52GB/s copy speed under dual channel mode," G.SKILL revealed in its latest press release.
G.SKILL today announced a new ultra high-capacity 128GB kit of its extreme enthusiast-grade TridentZ RAM that's outfitted with RGB LEDs.
"Since the widely-acclaimed launch of Trident Z RGB memory series in December 2016, G.SKILL focused heavily on bringing high performance DDR4 16GB RGB modules to the Intel X99 platform. Now, the Trident Z RGB is available in full sets of 8 modules for a total of 64GB (8GBx8) or 128GB (16GBx8) capacity, along with lighting control software support for the Intel X99 platform from most major motherboard vendors," reads the press announcement.
G.SKILL's latest TridentZ RGB kits come with eight DDR4 16GB modules at 3333MHz frequency, with CL timings of 16-18-18-38 and 1.35V of power.
DDR5 is coming very soon, with memory standards firm JEDEC saying it will finalize the specs for DDR5 technology in 2018. DDR5 will succeed the current-gen DDR4 RAM, with twice the speed, more power efficiency, and double the density of DDR4.
DDR5 arriving with double the density will be great for the market, as it will offer larger DDR5 kits (say 32GB-128GB) compared to what we have now. DDR5 will most likely drop into servers and high-end workstation/gaming PCs at first, and then it'll filter down to other devices, and even appear in low-power form for laptops and mobile devices.
I still remember the days of DRAM price increases nearly a decade ago, where you would buy it like gold or silver because you could ride the waves of DRAM price fluctuation - and here we are again, but it's 2017.
DigiTimes is reporting that DDR4 modules will increase in price, according to Pei-Ing Lee, the president of Nanya Technology - a major DRAM maker. Lee said that DRAM prices will continue to increase through Q2 2017, and could stabilize - but not drop, in the second half of 2017.
Why would RAM prices increase? Major DRAM manufacturers are having troubles keeping up with demand, with Nanya upgrading its production lines to handle 20nm, with early production expected next month. In the last 6 months alone, DDR4 prices have nearly doubled. A normal 32GB kit would've cost $90 around 6 months ago, but it's now $170 or so.
CES 2017 - Corsair made good on its flavorful teases and showcased its new scintillating RAM at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
Hardware-makers today are quite interested in adding colorful flair to every gaming product; we have all the traditional peripherals like gaming mice, keyboards and fans outfitted with fluxing RGB color, but the trend has passed onto PSUs, motherboards, mousepads, and now RAM.
Corsair is the latest to add fluxing prismatic glow to its high-performance Vengeance DDR4 RAM modules which sport "virtually unlimited lighting configurations" across a huge 16.7 million-color RGB palette. The demoed Vengeance RGB Series DDR4 modules clocked in at a 2133MHz frequency, but it's possible that the series could feature the same capacities and frequencies of the Vengeance LED line; 8GB and 16GB modules with 2133MHz, 2666MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz and 3466MHz frequencies in single, dual-, and quad-channel kits.