G.Skill and Corsair do not create dynamic memory chips (or any other chip, in fact) themselves, but this does not prevent them from sticking to an impressive competition that drains every drop of potential from the hardware-DDR4 Available in the field and gives us new records of performance and speed every few months.
Some time ago, these new duplicate kits were similar to the two competing 16 gigabytes (one 8 gigabyte stick set) and an effective speed of not less than 4,600MT / s, designed for the X299 platform The new Intel, With an acceptable bandwidth of almost 60 GB per second, or close to 120 GB per second when populating all four channels available on the way to the processor - and at recommended prices of over $ 500.
Now, the supply becomes even more impressive with the announcement of Corsair On 32 GB square kits (four 8 GB sticks each), tested and adapted to operate at an effective speed of 4,333MT / s, at a relatively standard voltage of 1.35 volts (compared to a voltage of 1.5 volts in kits) The doubles from the previous paragraph) - which was devoured almost immediately by the declaration of G.Skill On its own square kit of the same volume that manages to reach an effective speed of 4,400MT / s, at a voltage of 1.5 volts, and with improved timings of CL19-19-19-39. The prices have not been announced publicly, but they will most likely be four digits - in dollars, of course.
Did you think that was all? Now the fierce competition between the two companies is shifting to the mobile SO-DIMM memory market, it seems, with the announcement of the Corsair 32 4,000 Gigabit with 1.35MT / s 51T / s, with a total bandwidth of about XNUMX / GB per second for computers Mobile From the upper edge (or to tiny motherboards that use this configuration) and will cost those interested in 600 dollars. This poster was accompanied by a counter-launch of G.Skill, Again with its own square set of identical volume and speed, but at even more impressive CL18-18-18-38 times under the same 1.35 volt voltage.
What is even more promising than the existing offerings is the fact that Samsung has just announced its new generation chips, with even higher base speeds of 3,600MT / s, so if you consider that all existing products are based on chips DDR4 In a 20-nm production process with a base speed of 2,666MT / s or a 10-nm production process with a base speed of no more than 3,200 MT / s - it seems that you can already start fantasizing about new bandwidth records for the new year, with speeds Which may cross the 5,000 MT / s threshold in the high market. All this without even talking about the standard of theDDR5 Emerging somewhere in sight.