As we all know Intel has released their new Haswell-E HEDT processors, which support DDR4 memory. A new platform launch by Intel is always the perfect occasion for memory makers to bring new products to market. Today we're having a look at G.SKILL's new Ripjaws4 DDR4 memory.
The specifications below are provided by G.Skill and provide detailed information on the kit at hand. You’ll notice the timings are set identical to the DDR4-3000 MHz kit we spoke of earlier, but the operating voltage is much lower at a mere 1.2 V. Full support for Intel’s XMP 2.0 standard, a lifetime warranty, and a very respectable memory height round out the highlights here.
Being a RAID 0 setup, one question immediately comes to mind – does it support TRIM? Thankfully, the answer is yes, as well as SCSI UNMAP/IOCTL , so performance won’t degrade over time due to an accumulation of ‘dirty’ blocks.
Not that long ago, adding the Blade to their product stack would have been an impossibility for G.Skill. After being the first to offer a relatively affordable SSD and following up with several strong product ranges, they made the decision to temporarily pull out of the SSD market.
Just stop a moment and look at the headline grabbing numbers proclaimed in the specifications. 2GBs read and write. Something that would require a 4 or 5 drive RAID 0 setup with all the associated setup/cable annoyance and costs involved in that. If that's even remotely backed up by our testing then there is no question about the new king. Let's find out then...
A significant role in expanding the range of memory modules DDR4 memory plays company G.Skill. At the time of announcement of Intel's platform Socket LGA2011-v3 and processors Intel Haswell-E the warehouses of G.Skill was a considerable number of RAM kits of standard DDR4.