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 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.