Adata begins to officially sell DDR4 memory modules, unveils prices

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Adata, one of the world’s largest independent makers of memory modules, this week introduced its first commercial DDR4 memory modules designed for high-end desktop (HEDT) PCs based on Intel Corp.’s Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” microprocessors. The company even revealed recommended prices of its DDR4 products for the U.K. market.

At present Adata offers 8GB and 16GB Premier-series DDR4 un-buffered DIMMs rated to run at 2133MHz (2.133GHz) with 1.2V voltage setting. The modules come without heat-spreaders and are not designed for overclocking, which is quite strange, given the positioning of Intel’s HEDT platform in general as well as the Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” microprocessors in particular. It is likely that enthusiast-class DDR4 memory from Adata will be released sometimes in September, when the new chips from Intel emerge on the market.

adata ddr4 memory dram module Adata begins to officially sell DDR4 memory modules, unveils prices

Adata Premier DDR4-2133 memory module. Image by TechPowerUp.

The DDR4 2133 U-DIMM is available through selected retailers and distributors for the MSRP of £55.99 for 8GB and £111.99 for 16GB, reports Hexus citing Adata’s press-release.

It is noteworthy that the 2133MHz DDR4 memory modules from Adata are actually more affordable than enthusiast-class 2133MHz DDR3 DIMMs, which is clearly a good news. If other makers follow Adata, then DDR4-based systems will not be significantly more expensive than DDR3-based PCs.

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KitGuru Says: While it is clear that all memory module manufacturers will offer 2.13GHz DDR4 DIMMs this year, it will be interesting to see how high leading makers will push their enthusiast-class offerings. We do know that Crucial is working on 3GHz Ballistix DDR4 products, but what about even higher frequencies? Will the “Haswell-E” chips be good DDR4 overclockers? At present there are more questions than answers.

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  • SpycyMitaball

    That’s nice to know. DDR3 was actually cheap some time around Sandy Bridge’s release until ‘they’ decided to bump prices because of a sudden “undersupply” that they magically didn’t even see coming.

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  • n.l

    the undersupply was one of the THREE ONLY FACTORIES manufacturing the chips BURNT DOWN, stop being so conspiracy,

    and this price is extremely cheap as its the same price as ddr3 atm

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  • Frankie

    Yes. I remember when I could purchase G.skill 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 4GB) for $46. If DDR4 is really going to to cost about the same as DDR3, I will be tempted to upgrade my mobo soon.

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  • SpycyMitaball

    It was a magical fire that suddenly caused a huge undersupply that went on until now :P

    You really think there’s only 3 factories in the world that manufactures DDR3? Get your facts straight. It was a minimal hit that Hynix ensured its production output would return to normal in less than a year. It probably didn’t for Hynix, but that doesn’t justify prices of DDR3 doubling. A word in business is – its all about the money. Fixed and variable costs, with all else being the same, doesn’t actually increase, if you put in a higher selling price this would definitely increase contribution margins making profits bigger.

    And, please, ‘conspiracy’ isn’t even an adjective.

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