by Anton Shilov
04/13/2010 | 03:41 PM
G.Skill International has been among leading suppliers of high-end memory solutions designed for enthusiasts for many years now, but in the recent history the company was not exactly offering certain exclusive products. Nevertheless, this week G.Skill introduced what can be considered as the world’s highest-performance memory modules.
The new Trident-series DDR3 memory modules from G.Skill can work at 2.50GHz with CL9 11-9-28 timings and 1.65V voltage. The new 2GB memory modules are shipped in 4GB kits and are specifically designed for Intel Core-i7 860 and 870 processors as well as P7P55D-E Deluxe and P7P55D-E Evo motherboards from Asustek Computer. Competing offerings from other manufacturers can work on broader set of platforms, however, they can “only” hit 2.40GHz clock-speed with 1.65V voltage.
“G.Skill is dedicated to continuously developing the best performance memory modules on the market, to satisfy the demands of extreme overclockers and gamers. We are proud of the continual milestones we are still setting in the memory industry, and we believe the collaboration with Asus brings the best technology synergy for future product development.” commented Tony Chou, senior research and development manager at G.Skill.
Pricing of the dual-channel 2.50GHz memory kit is unlikely to be low or affordable. Moreover, there is a general trend towards maximization of amount of memory per PC, which is why many enthusiasts would prefer to install 8GB of not-so-extreme memory rather than 4GB of 2500MHz DDR3. As a result, although the new modules are the fastest in the industry, their success may not be inevitable.