We did say G.Skill was building the RipjawsZ set of high-end random access memory and, sure enough, just as we published the review of a certain processor, the RAM has made its official entrance.
The RipjawsZ memory kit is quite high on the performance and capacity scales, not that anyone expected any less.
After all, this was made more or less clear
back at the start of the month.
Now, just as we reviewed the Core i7-3960X, G.Skill has formally unleashed the quad-channel RipjawsZ “world First in Super-Sized & Super-Speed” as the press release calls it.
The memory line is made of several high-performance kits of up to 64 GB capacity.
The largest beast of the lot works at 2,133 MHz and is made of eight 8 GB modules that operate on 1.5V.
Meanwhile, the fastest kit is, as one would expect, the lowest-capacity one, though even 16 GB is massive by the reckoning of mainstream users and even some gamers.
It is made of four 4 GB modules, has a frequency of 2,500 MHz and a voltage of 1.65V.
The press release sees the middle kit as the most impressive, though, as the 32 GB are brought by four 8 GB modules, with a clock speed of 2,400 MHz. According to G.Skill, these are the fastest even 8 GB DIMMs.
The newcomers are all XMP 1.3-certified and will work best on X79 motherboards running an LGA 2011 CPU.
Overclocking is really the only instance where they will possible make the best of their assets, though, since games can do well enough nowadays with 8GB or even 4GB or less (since games are developed for consoles as well as PCs, and consoles don't have very high performance themselves).
All RipjawsZ quad-channel kits are hand-tested on multiple X79 motherboards before being shipped to retail. Expect to pay a small fortune for any one of them.