G.Skill Does It Again, Claims Fastest DDR4 Memory At 3666 MHz

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Sabishii Hito

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Wow, once again we raise clock and slow down the timing to compensate! Yay marketing!
Raise the voltage to DDR3 levels (1.65v) and I'm positive you can tighten the timings by several clocks. Samsung DDR4 loves volts.
 

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This really only benefits APU's and other integrated graphics. This is a GHz race of the most useless kind. With such high timings, it hurts CPU RAM usage more than the higher frequency brings in benefits
 

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This really only benefits APU's and other integrated graphics. This is a GHz race of the most useless kind. With such high timings, it hurts CPU RAM usage more than the higher frequency brings in benefits
 

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You are ignoring that the clock is usually increased at a greater increment than the timing is increased. It still results in a lesser amount of a fraction of a second to access/append memory.
 

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Wow, once again we raise clock and slow down the timing to compensate! Yay marketing!
This is actually decent latency at this speed. Equivalent timings on DDR3 1600 RAM would be 7.8-7.8-7.8-16.6, and I see a lot of kits on newegg with 9-9-9-24 timings at 1600. Sure, 7-8-7-24 exists, and edges out this 3666 RAM in latency in a could of important categories, but with more than double the data throughput, that speed can make a big deal on memory constrained applications.

That in mind, very few users have the correct CPU and Usage case that they would even notice a difference.
 

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What is this??? 128GB bla-bla-bla and then "This allows you to install up to 32 GB of this speedy memory into most X99 motherboards." Where are the rest of memory until 128GB???
 

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What is this??? 128GB bla-bla-bla and then "This allows you to install up to 32 GB of this speedy memory into most X99 motherboards." Where are the rest of memory until 128GB???
Might want to reread that article the only 128 discussed was kingston's fastest 128gb kit, this is just about ddr4.

Yesterday, Kingston's HyperX division took the crown for the fastest 128 GB DDR4 memory kit, and today G.Skill set another record of its own: the fastest DDR4 memory.
 

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So what!? It has been proven time and again that there are very minimal gains in performance above 1866Mhz. Who really wants to pay double or triple the amount of money on extremely fast memory that doesn't improve the gaming OR multimedia experience?
 

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The timings on these modules are around twice as slow as cheap DDR3. I think we're seeing a new MHz e-peen war, with little regard for real world performance.
 

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The timings on these modules are around twice as slow as cheap DDR3. I think we're seeing a new MHz e-peen war, with little regard for real world performance.
No they are not. 18 clock cycles at 3666 MT/s (1833 MHz) is 9.82 nanoseconds, while the typical 9 clock cycles of latency for DDR3-1600 (800 MHz) is 11.25 nanoseconds.
 

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In some cases, you have a point. However this actual kit is roughly equivalent to CAS 9 1833, which is faster than typical CAS 9 1600 many people use. Sakkura has already done the math for the actual time latency here.

A benefit of faster RAM frequencies is that it gives you more granular control over the timings. You usually can't specify fractional latency timings. Suppose your RAM is stable at CAS 8 1600, but hitting CAS 7 is too much for it. Normally you can't set CAS 7.5, but you could get CAS 15 3200, which would be the same. Since few mboards will work that high, most of us in this situation would go for CAS 9 1866 or CAS 10 2133.
 


Computer technology advances faster than anything you know. Games can take years to produce, so you will never find a game that can fully take advantage of the latest hardware. The timeline is much different. RAM has a greater purpose, and once the bandwidth can be applied in more ways, you will know why it is necessary. If DDR3-1866 is the fastest we will ever need, a lot of time and research has been wasted of DDR4. But there is a reason the limits of DRAM frequency will continue to be pushed and you will continue to read more about improvements; though that reason may be ahead of its time for some. Years past many believed a Core 2 Duo with DDR2-1066 was all we needed for gaming, now people think an i5 with DDR3-1600 is all we need for gaming, notice how this changes in the next couple years.. :)

It has always been a MHz war, it has always been about pushing limits, this is what drives technology and advancement.
 

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Link proving faster RAM that cost over $1000 has many benefits in the real world?
 

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Most of what you are saying is true. And until that day comes that proves the PC can actually take advantage of the full capabilities of higher bandwidth memory (whether it be gaming or multimedia content), I'll stick to using the cheaper memory that provides nearly identical performance for less than half the price :D
 
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