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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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  • mouse24
    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
    Hoping that this means that DDR3 Prices will finally drop from their super steep prices after a while.
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  • ianj14
    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
    Scratch! That should be 199.99 * 1.66 = USD 331.99
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  • Amdlova
    LOL Nice memory Rambus you have sir... 25 us per GB?
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  • InvalidError
    14001368 said:
    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
    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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