Products on Review:
G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB 3200MHz
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2400MHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz
£125 GBP - $140 USD
£82 GBP - $120 USD
£210 GBP - $280 USD
DDR4 made its debut with the Intel X99 chipset and it’s taken some time for this new memory standard to filter through beyond the enthusiast platform. In August 2015, Intel released their new Skylake driven 6th Generation Core processors and the Z170 chipset – paving the way for mainstream users to transition from DDR3 to DDR4.
Initially, purchase prices were incredibly high – as with any new technology. But after some six months have elapsed the prices have steadily dropped and there is a broader selection of kits to choose from.
Today we’ll be observing the performance from three of the most popular DDR4 kits currently gracing the market. Each kit bears a different frequency, capacity and CAS timings; which should present us with an interesting investigation. In our hands is the G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB 3200MHz kit – recently released specifically for the Z170 chipset, we also have Crucial’s Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2400MHz, the lowest frequency kit being tested – but the most affordable solution out of the pack. And finally we have Corsair’s renowned Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz kit, which will help us to discover whether a combination of large capacity and frequency is of significant advantage.
First up, let’s take a look at the modules themselves over the page…