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.
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!
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.
Does this mean Ripjaws X prices will drop? If so, when can we expect it to happen?
I got mine up to 5,300,000,000 Hz the other day.