Haswell-E Debuts: Intel Core i7-5960X Processor Review

G.SKILL and Corsair DDR4 RAM

Alongside the release of Haswell-E and the X99 chipset, a number of Intel’s memory partners are at the ready with quad-channel DDR4-based memory kits optimized for the new platform. We got our hands on a couple of kits from G.SKILL and Corsair and have them pictured for you below.


G.SKILL RipJaws 4 F4-2666C15Q-16GRR Quad-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Kit

We should also mention that Intel’s new platform offers full support for the Extreme Memory Profile (XMP 1.3) specification, for easy memory optimization and overclocking. The G.SKILL RipJaws 4 memory kit you see here consists of four, 4GB, DDR4-2666 sticks of memory (total capacity 16GB), model number F4-2666C15Q-16GRR. The sticks run at only 1.2v with CL15-15-15 timings, they feature red-anodized aluminum heat-spreaders, and are XMP 1.3 compatible.


Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2666C15R Quad-Channel Memory Kit

Corsair will also be offering a number of Haswell-E / X99 optimized memory kits, one of which is pictured above. The kit you see here is a 16GB, quad-channel offering, consisting of four, DDR4 4GB DIMMs (total capacity 16GB). This particular kit is model number CMK16GX4M4A2666C15R. As the model number implies, the kit is rated for operation at 2666MHz with a CAS latency of 15. Corsair's Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2666C15R kit also operates at only 1.2v, supports XMP for easy configuration, and features red-anodized aluminum heat-spreaders.

This is the memory kit we used for all of our Haswell-E testing, on four different motherboards, and it ran perfectly throughout.

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