It’s become such a hard-and-fast rule that 8GB and 16GB kits of RAM are enough to satisfy the requirements of PC-devouring games, especially ones which push the limits of memory, games like Project CARS and The Witcher 3 for example.
There are, of course, 32GB as well as 64GB to cater to your needs, and now 128GB of RAM is becoming a thing. In fact, 128GB kits will be in our hands very soon, and it will be damn expensive.
Both Kingston and Corsair are set to make such RAM commercially available. Kingston recently revealed that they’re ready and set to roll out this high performing DDR4 RAM soon, and will be labelled as part of their HyperX lineup.
Said lineup will include a DDR4 126GB RAM kit running at 3000MHz, with 8x 16GB modules and 16-16-16-36 timings.
The RAM will be featured in a high-end system during Computex Taipei. To power that beast, Kingston’s test system will make use of an Intel Core i7-5820K.
Kingston hasn’t revealed any hints to the availability and pricing of their 128GB RAM kits. But you can see the performance in these screenshots below:
Similarly, Corsair has also released 128GB DDR4 memory kits. The company has three 128 GB kits, which are now available for purchase overseas and are designed for Intel X99 series motherboards.
The first available kits run at 2400MHz and come with a lifetime warranty. Have a look at the specifications and prices for the kits below:
Corsair DDR4 Kits
|Model Name||Modules||Frequency||Timings & voltage||Price|
|Vengeance LPX 128 GB||8 x 16 GB modules||2400 MHz||14-16-16-31, 1.2 V||$1,754.99 (R20,983.8o)|
|Dominator Platinum 128 GB||8 x 16 GB modules||2400 MHz||14-16-16-31, 1.2 V||$1,979.99 (R23,674.05)|
|Dominator Platinum 128 GB||8 x 16 GB modules||2666 MHz||15-17-17-35, 1.2 V||$2,119.99 (R25,347.98)|
Keep in mind that the above prices are before shipping and tax in South Africa, so we expect the prices of these Corsair DDR4 kits to be quite a lot higher than the indicated prices above.
Just as a frame of reference, 64GB of DDR4-2666 Corsair Vengeance RAM will set you back R15,426 at Rebeltech and 64GB of 2800MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 4 RAM at Wootware is a scary R10,782. Now consider the price of twice as much RAM at a higher speed.
Do you think it’s worth purchasing kits of this size? What dastardly deeds would you see 128GB DDR4 memory kits used for?