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Various DDR4 Kits Listed For Preorder At Overclockers UK

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OCUK listed a lot of DDR4 memory that we haven't seen before.

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 , August 20, 2014 11:27 AM
    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 , August 20, 2014 11:28 AM
    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 , August 20, 2014 11:30 AM
    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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    mouse24 , August 20, 2014 11:44 AM
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    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.


    I suppose it will come down to if you need capacity or if you need a decent balance of cas latency to clock speeds.

    2400mhz is cool and all but at a CL16 its just...
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    TheBricktator , August 20, 2014 11:48 AM
    Hoping that this means that DDR3 Prices will finally drop from their super steep prices after a while.
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    ianj14 , August 20, 2014 11:53 AM
    The GBP likely contains VAT @ 20%. So the GBP price needs to be reduced first (x 0.8333) before doing the Dollar conversion. So GBP 239.99 = 199.99, then convert to Dollars @ today's rate of 1.66 = abt USD 120.00
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    ianj14 , August 20, 2014 11:55 AM
    Scratch! That should be 199.99 * 1.66 = USD 331.99
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    Amdlova , August 20, 2014 12:10 PM
    LOL Nice memory Rambus you have sir... 25 us per GB?
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    InvalidError , August 20, 2014 1:17 PM
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    LOL Nice memory Rambus you have sir... 25 us per GB?

    14 years ago, I paid $300 for 256MB of PC133 SDR-DRAM. Two years ago, I bought 32GB DDR3-1600 for $180 since I knew those prices were unsustainable and had to go back up before DRAM manufacturers went bankrupt... and up they went after Elpida's bankruptcy. This seems to be a recurring pattern with DRAM manufacturers: periods of decent profits separated by periods of losses, bankruptcies and mergers.

    There is a recurring pattern with new memory standards too:
    1- when a new standard is introduced in the consumer market, it starts at about twice the price of the current standard
    2- about a year later, the two standards reach price parity
    3- another year or two later, the old standard becomes roughly twice as expensive as the new one
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    dovah-chan , August 20, 2014 1:39 PM
    I always connected the RAM prices soaring with the fire at Hynix last year. I guess there were other factors as well. Maybe the SSD market will soon end up in a similar position when it comes to NAND.
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    canadianvice , August 20, 2014 1:43 PM
    I read some of the specs, and I really don't get it.... what's so compelling in this for the typical consumer?
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    Innocent_Bystander , August 20, 2014 1:50 PM
    I don't see the point just yet. I'm up for a new build but it'll be a Z97 with my current DDR3 - 1600 kit.
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    InvalidError , August 20, 2014 3:20 PM
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    what's so compelling in this for the typical consumer?

    It is not. Maybe next year.

    But two or three years from now, you simply won't have the choice anymore anyway.

    Transitions between DRAM standards always take 2-3 years.
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    dovah-chan , August 20, 2014 3:23 PM
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    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


    I thought tom's and other sites didn't allow vulgar language :o  there isn't a filter here?
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    eklipz330 , August 20, 2014 3:42 PM
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    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

    i built mine in 2012 too... got 16gb for 65...now it goes for ~150!
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    10tacle , August 20, 2014 4:30 PM
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    There is a recurring pattern with new memory standards too:
    1- when a new standard is introduced in the consumer market, it starts at about twice the price of the current standard
    2- about a year later, the two standards reach price parity
    3- another year or two later, the old standard becomes roughly twice as expensive as the new one


    And that is exactly why I jumped on low prices of DDR2 and DDR3 memory for both my desktops and laptops over the years. I've still got six memory kits of various types and speeds unopened. The others I either sold for a nice profit or finally upgraded older laptops and desktops with.
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    Steve Simons , August 20, 2014 7:06 PM
    Can't wait to try to win a system with system builder marathon at this point. That's the only way I'll get my hands on that kind of memory until prices drop dramatically.
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    f-14 , August 22, 2014 12:48 AM
    meh. DDR4 has been listed on newegg and microcenter for the past 2 months now. as far as "Speeds will range from 2400 MHz to 3000 MHz" there is already DDR3 memory of that speed out and my maximus Vl formula is handling it just fine so far. X99 is over a year late and alot of dollars short. the only reason worth going to the 2011 socket is for the 40 lanes of PCIe bandwidth.
    intels price penalty is not worth it until programs are made to run on 4 cores or more and fully saturate more than 16 lanes of PCIe to run SLI or Xfire at a full 36x.
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