G.Skill memory has a great reputation, especially with PC enthusiasts, gamers, overclockers and extreme overclockers. They have made DIMM’s using various IC’s from PSC on their DDR3 Pi series, Hynix IC’s on the Ripjaws line and with Samsung on their DDR3 TridentX line up. Today, we have G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4 3000CL15 16GB kit on the Bench with the product code F4-3000C15Q-16GRR.
This particular kit uses Hynix MFR IC’s and are single sided DIMM’s. The new DDR4 range of RAM is the 4th generation in DDR (double data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic random-access memory). Currently, the only platform to support DDR4 is Intel’s Haswell-E platform which will be integrated on Intel’s next generation Skylake platform in the mainstream Intel line up. We can only speculate that AMD platforms will start supporting DDR4 sometime in 2016.
PACKAGING AND FIRST LOOK
The RAM is packaged in a double-sided plastic clam shell case with two DIMM’s on each side. This gives us a total of 4 x 4GB DIMM’s for a total of 16GB in RAM. Your also get a nice little G.Skill case badge! The packaging is well sealed though easy to open due to molded clips on the top side of the package. This is also due to G.Skill not using a heat sealer to seal the two sides together.
The module height is 40mm, the same as previous Ripjaws RAM thus allowing you to be able to fit large air coolers without a problem.
G.Skill states will be compatible with most CPU heatsinks, though we personally don’t see this as an issue. The sleek style of the heatspreader not only looks good but keeps the IC’s nice and cool. G.Skill love to push the limitations and continue to do so even with DDR4.