G.Skill has quite the collection of world records to boast, the latest being the first quad-channel DDR3 memory kit to race past 4GHz. Intel's Ivy Bridge-E platform has only been on the market a week and G.Skill wasted no time testing the limits of the new silicon, along with its own brand memory kits. This time around it was again a G.Skill TridentX memory kit that achieved the record breaking frequency, which now sits at DDR3-4072MHz.
Super Talent over the weekend unveiled its new Quadra series of overclocked quad-channel DDR3 memory kits aimed at the "extreme enthusiast market." The new kits are validated using Intel's X79 chipset and come in sets of four at 1600MHz or 1866MHz, or you can buy individual sticks to plop in whatever DDR3 platform you happen to be running.
Assuming you decide to build a new PC around Intel's Sandy Bridge-E platform or upgrade your existing rig to X79, one thing you won't have to worry about is finding quad-channel memory kits. Plenty of memory makers have stepped to the plate with four and eight DIMM kits, including Kingston, which launched a range of quad-channel HyperX Genesis DDR3 kits in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities.
G.Skill didn't just make a splash in the memory market by announcing its new RipjawsZ! Extreme Performance quad-channel memory line, it emptied the entire pool by rolling a 64GB cannon ball into X79 waters. The RipjawsZ! are specifically intended for Sandy Bridge-E systems, and if you're stepping up to the 64GB kit, you'll need a motherboard that's able to handle eight 8GB memory sticks.
German memory and storage maker Exceleram unveiled a massive 32GB quad-channel DDR3 memory designed for Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E platform. For most users, 32GB goes well beyond the point of diminishing returns, but if you live and breathe excessive hardware, well, here you go.