Various DDR4 Kits Listed For Preorder At Overclockers UK

As the platform launch for the Haswell-E CPUs and related products nears, we're seeing more and more hardware show up for preorder on various sites. One of these sites where hardware always seems to appear unusually early is Overclockers UK. What we found there includes memory from Avexir, Adata, Crucial, Corsair, and G.Skill. Of those, we've already covered Adata's DDR4 memory and Corsair's products.

Avexir has two kits listed, both 2400 MHz with CL16 timings and with four DIMMs. The listed capacities are 16 GB and 32 GB, which cost £199.99 ($330 USD) and £389.99 ($650 USD), respectively.

Crucial's listed memory consists of two Ballistix Sports kits and four Ballistix Elite kits. The Ballistix Sport kits have low-profile heatsinks, 2400 MHz speeds, and CL16 timings. OCUK priced these at £179.99 ($300 USD) for the 16 GB kit and £359.99 ($600 USD) for the 32 GB kit. The Ballistix Elite kits come in 16 GB and 32 GB kits, with frequencies of either 2666 MHz or 3000 MHz, both of which have CL15 timings. Pricing for these ranges from £239.99 ($400 USD) through £666.66 ($1100 USD).

The G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR4 memory that OCUK listed will come in kits of four in capacities of 16 GB and 32 GB. Speeds will range from 2400 MHz to 3000 MHz, and OCUK listed red, blue, and black color options. Pricing ranges from £239.99 ($400 USD) through £499.99 ($830 USD).

All these prices are rather steep, although hopefully part of that is due to the direct conversion from GBP to USD. Note due to the direct conversion there is a degree of error present. That said, even the GBP prices are steep in the UK compared to DDR3 memory, but hopefully that will change in due time.

If you preorder the hardware, the expected dispatch date is set at August 29, which coincides with the expected retail launch for the platform.

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  • gear999
    Damn, that's some expensive memory. I hope the prices go down after a couple of months it comes out.
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  • ratchet256
    uuuggh, and RAM was actually pretty cheap not to long ago. I got lucky as fuck, I built my first system in holiday times 2012, I got G.Skill ripjaws 8GB 1600MHz RAM for 25$ with free shipping from newegg. Now the exact same kit is around $60-$70.....

    Edit: .....just kidding, it's $80 now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
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  • dovah-chan
    I don't see DDR4 being an exceptionally useful asset for the high end X99 platform, but instead on memory hungry platforms such as FM2+ where the APUs rely heavily on the RAM speed. This is where it will really shine. Hopefully we'll one day see another samsung green era.
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