Memory manufacturer G.Skill has shown off its DDR4 modules for the first time at the Intel Developer Forum, alongside a real-life demo of its latest DDR3 kits too, made up of eight separate 4GB modules.
While DDR4 has been talked about as the next-step in memory production for quite some time, it's not really been necessary as a development, but now finally, companies are beginning to push it, with G.Skill joining the fray here. Speeds of the current engineering sample, with its minimalist looking PCBs, were PC4-17000 per 4GB module.
While DDR4 is stil under development, it's been shown working with Haswell-E chips and could be available sooner than we expect. However, most sources believe it will remain much more expensive than we've come to expect RAM to be, at least until sometime in 2015.
Also at the show, G.Skill performed a more real world test, with 32GB of 3000MHz running DDR3, with timings at an impressive 12-14-14-35. You can watch a video of the demo here:[yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7BY8xthdHY']
G.Skill is also hosting a giveaway at the moment, should you want to win some fantastic prizes. All you need do to be in with a chance of winning graphics cards, memory, cases and peripherals, is head to the competition page here and follow the on screen instructions. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, third, fourth and fifth place winners.
Here's the instructions straight from the horse's mouth:
1. Simply show your support to all participating vendors by becoming a fan to their facebook fan page, G.SKILL / MSI / Lian Li / GX Gaming
2. Share the post on your personal facebook wall
3. Event duration: Wednesday, 18th Sept to Friday, 4th Oct 2013
4. This is a global giveaway event with no restrictions! Anyone can enter!
5. Sit back and wait for the announcement!
The competition ends 4th October, so get your entries in soon to be in with a chance to win.
KitGuru Says: Impressive stuff. Must say I've only just taken the jump up to 8GB myself. What about the rest of you? How much memory is your gaming rig sporting?