G.Skill announced that new extreme performance SO-DIMM kits would be joining its Ripjaws series of memory.
These new relatively high-performance SO-DIMM kits are a product of strenuous testing and selective binning of the DDR4 memory modules, according to G.Skill. Currently, most SO-DIMM DDR4 memory kits are clocked at either 2133 MHz or 2400 MHz. This binning process allows G.Skill to create kits operating at up to 2800 MHz, while maintaining the standard 1.2 V of power consumption.
Unlike on desktop systems that often require the use of XMP profiles or similar technology to set the clock speed, these RAM kits feature an auto-overclocking feature that will automatically configure them to their marketed clock speed.
The RAM kits will also be available operating at frequencies of 2133 MHz, 2400 MHz and 2800 MHz. G.Skill plans to offer the memory in kits ranging from 4 GB to 64 GB. The 64 GB kits will use four SO-DIMM modules with a capacity of 16 GB each.
There is no word on pricing or availability at this time.
|G.Skill Ripjaws DDR SO-DIMMs|
|2133 MHz||15-15-15-36||1.2 V||4 GB/ 8 GB/ 16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB|
|2400 MHz||16-16-16-39||1.2 V||4 GB/ 8 GB/ 16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB|
|2666 MHz||18-18-18-43||1.2 V||4 GB/ 8 GB/ 16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB|
|2800 MHz||18-18-18-43||1.2 V||4 GB/ 8 GB/ 16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB|
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I think that's the cost of high frequencies. Check DDR2 timings and compare it to DDR3 and you'll see the same pattern. If you'll wait until DDR4 reaches DDR3-level timings, you might have to wait for a looooooong time
I'm not tempted to upgrade for more CPU performance at all, but a little bit for GPU performance, and I'm very tempted to do so for the net reduction in power consumption that comes from the combination of the 14nm CPU fabrication, more efficient Skylake architecture, lower power chipsets, lower-power consumption of the DDR4, and the increased efficiency of Nvidia's Maxwell GPUs. All of those things add together for a significant decrease in power consumption compared to a laptop that is only 3 years old.