G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4-2400 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit
Oct 03,2014 0 Comments
We’ve been a little quiet on the X99 front the last week or two and really it’s for good reason. The new Maxwell line of video cards from NVIDIA are nothing short of stellar. Not only have they got the attention of us, but they’ve also got the attention of PC enthusiasts the world over. Today, we’re moving back to our X99 machine, with a DDR4 kit that arrived recently.
As weird as it is to say, the kit we’re looking at from G.Skill is one of the more value orientated ones that we’ve seen so far. We’ve taken a look at a number of DDR4 kits since the launch of the Intel X99 platform, but we must say the first Ripjaws4 kit we looked at from G.Skill, which carried a 3000MHz DDR clock speed, really impressed us. Bringing with it some strong performance at quite an aggressive price point, we saw a kit from G.Skill that really stood out from the large amount of DDR4 that launched at the same time.
Today, taking a look at the kit below, you can see the overall design is pretty much identical to the 3000MHz DDR kit we looked at recently from G.Skill. You can see we’ve got the same red heat sink design and against the black PCB, we end up with a kit of RAM that really looks great.
While both sides have the G.Skill Ripjaws4 sticker on it, you can see that one side of the kit has a sticker covering the Ripjaws4 logo that gives us a rundown on some of the main information. The Ripjaws series from G.Skill has been a great looking kit since inception. Not only that, though, the performance on the kit has been fantastic. Let’s move in a bit closer, though, and see just what exactly we’re dealing with here today.
Specification wise, the kit is very similar to the 3000MHz DDR kit we looked at with the 15-15-15-35-2T timing setup. Both kits also come in a 4x 4GB setup offering us a total of 16GB of DDR4 that can be ran in quad-channel memory mode.
The big difference between the two kits is this one comes with a stock clock speed of 2400MHz DDR. The lower clock speed also means that the memory doesn’t require the same 1.35v, instead it comes in at 1.2v. This also impacts the price a fair bit – we’ll take a closer look at that towards the end, though.
When it came to installing the kit, we knew that we wouldn’t run into any problems. Installing the kit into our ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME, we headed straight into the BIOS and set the XMP profile to 1. As we expected, our system booted without a single problem and got into Windows.
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