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G.Skill has announced the world's highest-speed 4GB memory modules. Designed for the latest Intel Core i-series "Sandy Bridge" microprocessors, the new RipjawsX memory sticks can operate at whopping 2.30GHz clock-speed.

There is always a trade-off between clock-speed and capacity of memory modules. Even about a year ago DDR3 modules with frequencies substantially exceeding 2GHz featured only 1GB capacity, which meant that personal computers with dual-channel memory sub-system could only accommodate up to 4GB of memory, which is not enough for modern applications.

But the technology development is moving forward and latest memory chips with high capacities can also operate at very high clock-speeds. G.Skill this week introduced its new RipjawsX-series 8GB dual-channel memory kit aimed at Intel P67-based platforms with 2.30GHz clock-speed, CL9 latency and 1.65V voltage. The company also offers DDR3 1900MHz 48GB and DDR3 2200MHz 16GB kits.

“The 2300MHz RipjawsX 8GB gives you extreme speed and you can also enjoy the big capacity simutanously. It not only delivers record breaking overclocking performance, but also broaden your choices for building up an extreme performance workstation and a gaming machine” said Michael Chao, senior research and development manager at G.Skill.

The pricing of the new kit remains unknown.

Tags: G.Skill, DDR3, DRAM


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Discussion started: 04/22/11 03:35:34 PM
Latest comment: 04/26/11 11:10:45 AM
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With current CPU architectures, memory speed hardly matters outside of the server environment unless you are chasing world records because CPUs are not memory bandwidth starved.

"...personal computers with dual-channel memory sub-system could only accommodate up to 4GB of memory, which is not enough for modern applications."

Since when? Maybe if you are running Photoshop or other video editing applications. Again, there is no need for more than 4GB of RAM for majority of users, at least yet.

0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 04/22/11 03:35:34 PM]
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o yeah really? with the trend of big screen LCD/LED monitor getting cheaper nowadays and the invention of TAB browsing, users tend to even use up to more than 3gb of ram just for web the flash based game in FB which majority of users is memory hogging you know..
0 0 [Posted by: awg1031  | Date: 04/22/11 07:09:32 PM]
Exactly as awg said, tabbed browsing destroys memory. I use 3gb just in internet windows i leave open constantly (email, facebook,...). So i consider 4-6gb the proper amount for most systems.

Besides the point of the article was enthusiast RAM, and enthusiasts rarely accept the bare minimum amount of RAM, that is enough for most of the time.
0 0 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 04/26/11 11:09:48 AM]

2300MHz is not that impressive. There are already out there 2500Mhz RAMs from Corsair, Elpida, Patriot Viper II, even G-Skill has 4GB kits.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 04/23/11 03:10:18 AM]
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The article is about 4GB modules, not 4GB kits (2x 2GB modules).
0 0 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 04/26/11 11:10:45 AM]


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