G.Skill Ripjaws 4 3200MHz DDR4 memory Review
We're currently in the midst of a transformation. Anyone who was around during the switch from DDR2 as the mainstay in our systems to DDR3 will know how long it took for DDR3 to be affordable and a requirement for the majority of system builds.
When Intel added DDR4 support to their latest motherboards the old cycle is repeating itself. 90% of people have DDR3 in their rigs, and DDR4 is prohibitively expensive for all but the most well-heeled and demanding user. However, like any step change in hardware it's fun for those of us who haven't got a DDR4 capable system to marvel at what is possible, and get used to it because in a couple of years time it will form a part of our own rigs as it moves down the food chain.
Welcome, therefore, to the G.Skill Ripjaws 4 review. A monster memory kit with 16GB capacity running at a whopping 3200MHz. Very nearly £400s worth of memory at the time of writing. A figure which, in years to come, will seem ridiculous. But then DDR3 was eye-wateringly expensive when it first appeared too. So let's forget the cost, fire up our LGA2011 test bed and get to grips with the Ripjaws 4.