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G.Skill Launches RipjawsZ Quad-Channel Memory Kits

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With the release of Intel's X79 platform, G.Skill has released fourteen DDR3 quad-channel memory kits designed specifically for the LGA 2011 socket.

The new G.Skill memory kits utilize the latest Intel XMP 1.3 standard developed for the X79 platform on its DDR3 1866Mhz and up kits. XMP 1.3 is designed to provide PC enthusiasts a "trouble free overclocking experience" to boost their X79 systems to "extreme" levels of performance, while maintaining system stability. G.Skill claims it has the fastest quad-channel memory kits with its 64 GB kit @ DDR3 2133 MHz 64 GB (8 GB x8) 1.50V XMP 1.3, 32 GB kit @ DDR3 2400 MHz 32 GB (8 GB x4) 1.65V XMP 1.3, and 16 GB kit @ DDR3 2500 MHz 16 GB(4 GB x4) 1.65V XMP 1.3.

The quad-channel kits are available in a wide range of frequencies, timings and capacities. Users can pick up kits from DDR3 1333 MHz to DDR3 2500 MHz, with timings ranging from CL 8-8-8-24 to CL 11-11-11-30. Capacities are available from 8 GB (2 GB x4), 16 GB (4 GB x4), 32 GB (4 GB x8 or 8 GB x4), or 64 GB (8 GB x8). All the kits come in G.Skill's standard black or red colors, with voltage requirements at 1.65V or below.

All G.Skill memory products come with a lifetime warranty.

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    jiyung , November 16, 2011 1:20 AM
    Why is the frequency of RAM measured in MHz instead of GHz?
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    asiansaurus , November 16, 2011 1:30 AM
    jiyungWhy is the frequency of RAM measured in MHz instead of GHz?


    Same reason CPUs used to be measured in MHz instead of GHz back in the old Pentium days. It wasn't until fairly recently that consumer RAM surpassed the 1GHz barrier.

    Or... maybe there's not much point in saying "2.133 GHz" as that actually takes up more space than "2133 MHz" as memory frequencies can be rather specific.


    and Gskill ftw!
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    burnley14 , November 16, 2011 1:33 AM
    jiyungWhy is the frequency of RAM measured in MHz instead of GHz?


    Not too long ago timings were 667MHz or even 533MHz. Most DDR2 kits still are below the 1000mHz mark I believe, and possibly even some slow DDR3 ones.
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    sublime2k , November 16, 2011 1:33 AM
    8x8 GB, wow. :D 

    Does this mean Ripjaws X prices will drop? If so, when can we expect it to happen?
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    everix , November 16, 2011 1:53 AM
    Want 64GB of RAM at 2133 Mhz.
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    nebun , November 16, 2011 2:20 AM
    jiyungWhy is the frequency of RAM measured in MHz instead of GHz?

    i think it's because more numbers make it more appealing to consumers
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    sublime2k , November 16, 2011 2:42 AM
    nebuni think it's because more numbers make it more appealing to consumers

    I hear you can overclock Core i5 2500k up to 5000000 kHz on air cooling!
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    Kaiser_25 , November 16, 2011 2:51 AM
    1300$ for 64 gb of ram...its a very samll market for this..
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    BillboGates , November 16, 2011 3:58 AM
    I'm confident theres articles on Tom's showing decreases in performance with excessive RAM. Sandy Bridge E is a new platform however and i would like to see those tests repeated on it with one of those 64GB RAM kits. Could get some interesting results.
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    resetrsx , November 16, 2011 4:08 AM
    sublime2kI hear you can overclock Core i5 2500k up to 5000000 kHz on air cooling!


    I got mine up to 5,300,000,000 Hz the other day.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 16, 2011 4:10 AM
    Quote:
    G.Skill claims it has the fastest quad-ccannel memory kits


    Typo in the article.

    I'd like to see a benchmark test on dual vs triple vs quad channel RAM, what's better, for which application and why.
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    soccerdocks , November 16, 2011 4:49 AM
    Why do 8 gb dimms cost so much? You can get 8 GB (2x4GB) for as low as $30 but its $230 for similar perfomance 16 GB(2x8GB).

    Why do they cost soo much more to manufacture? 4 GB dimms have been around available cheaply for a long time now so why is the adoption to 8 GB dimms so slow. It didn't take this long moving from 2GB dimms to 4 GB dimms.
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    descendency , November 16, 2011 5:15 AM
    soccerdocksWhy do 8 gb dimms cost so much? You can get 8 GB (2x4GB) for as low as $30 but its $230 for similar perfomance 16 GB(2x8GB). Why do they cost soo much more to manufacture? 4 GB dimms have been around available cheaply for a long time now so why is the adoption to 8 GB dimms so slow. It didn't take this long moving from 2GB dimms to 4 GB dimms.


    Because there is no way to get to 64 GB of ram on the kind of systems this will go in without buying 8 GB sticks.
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    icantw82makeadatum , November 16, 2011 5:41 AM
    My 2600K is at 3,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 aHz at stock

    Attohertz FTW
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    phyco126 , November 16, 2011 8:38 AM
    64 GB for only $1300 (8x8 kit) on newegg. Amazing. I remember when my friend spent around 3K for 4 gigs of RAM.
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    phyco126 , November 16, 2011 8:42 AM
    soccerdocksWhy do 8 gb dimms cost so much? You can get 8 GB (2x4GB) for as low as $30 but its $230 for similar perfomance 16 GB(2x8GB). Why do they cost soo much more to manufacture? 4 GB dimms have been around available cheaply for a long time now so why is the adoption to 8 GB dimms so slow. It didn't take this long moving from 2GB dimms to 4 GB dimms.


    There are MANY factors behind this. One, supply and demand. Two, its new, so that gets a premium as is. Three, more people are manufacturing greater amounts of 2Gb and 4Gb chips (used to make 2GB and 4GB sticks) than 8Gb (used to make 8GB sticks). Once production ramps up, prices will drop, as they already have. In the past month 4 x 8GB kits were selling for 600+ dollars. Now they can be had for only $450. In a few more months, it'll be down to the $200 range. In a year, it'll probably sit at $140 or below.
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    x Heavy , November 16, 2011 11:46 AM
    I purchased a quad kit 2133 oc for a Z68 board with a capacity of 16 gb total. (4x4 gb)

    That is plenty for 200+dollars. Regarding the X79 platform, I will take a wait and see because there is not much use to buying beyond 16 gb right now.
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    mrhappy50 , November 16, 2011 12:15 PM
    Right now my wallet is screaming from "lack of funds" syndrome.
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    tecmo34 , November 16, 2011 2:47 PM
    JOSHSKORNTypo in the article.

    Corrected... :) 
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    Anonymous , November 16, 2011 4:33 PM
    I also hear that g.skill is selling 64GB server RAM kits. Lol... is 64 GB necessary..... yet alone on a single processor to use for calculations?
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