Though DDR4 compatible laptops are slow to trickle into the market, that hasn't stopped manufacturers from releasing SO-DIMM kits for you to upgrade your brand new laptop on day one. One such manufacturer is G.SKILL, and they kinda buried the needle on the upgrade gauge with their most recently announced DDR4 SO-DIMM kit.
The latest G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4 kit weighs in at a whopping 64GB, split across 4x16GB SO-DIMM modules. These kits also max out at a clock speed of 2800MHz, but due to some nifty features, they don't necessarily need to run at those speeds. You see, the G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM series features auto-overclocking.
Overclocking isn't something you typically think of when it comes to laptops. The form factor tends to be too restrictive, and not able to handle the extra heat. However the auto-overclocking feature on the Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM will automatically detect and set the rated overclock speed when the memory is installed on qualified systems. You don't have to tweak the BIOS. Heat also isn't a problem, as the Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM requires only 1.2V to run.
The 64GB kit isn't the only one available, and the specs for all the kits are in the press release below. The memory kits are available now.
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G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM
Up to 2800MHz 64GB (4x16GB) Ultra Speed
Taipei, Taiwan (30 October 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces the new addition of DDR4 SO-DIMM to the Ripjaws series, with extreme performance kits at up to 2800MHz 64GB (4x16GB).
Designed for Ultra Performance and Reliability
Built only with specially screened components, hand-picked from G.SKILL’s rigorous and highly selective binning process, every Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM memory kit is prudently tested to guaranteed maximum performance and reliability.
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM series features auto-overclocking, which will automatically detect and set the rated overclock speed when the memory is installed on qualified systems, so you can instantly enjoy the performance boost without having to deal with manual BIOS settings. It’s that easy.
Ultra Power Efficiency at 1.2V
Requiring only 1.2V, the Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM reduces power consumption and at the same time, lowers heat output that helps your systems run cooler, more stable, and more efficiently.
Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products and gaming peripherals, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.