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.
Might want to reread that article the only 128 discussed was kingston's fastest 128gb kit, this is just about ddr4.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???
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.
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.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.