Intel recently launched their Haswell-E HEDT (high-end desktop) processors and accompanying X99 chipset. With that came the introduction of DDR4 memory to the consumer market. DDR4 memory has been used in server implementations, but the X99 chipset is the first consumer platform to support DDR4 memory. DDR4 brings with it faster data rates (2133 MHz standard), higher capacity levels and improved efficiency over DD3. Today we will be taking a look at our first DDR4 memory kit and it comes from Crucial. We are taking a look at their 32 GB (4x8GB) DDR4-2133 Kit (CT4K8G4DFD8213). This is Crucial’s JEDEC kit so it is not fancy at all and does not come with a XMP profile. The kit runs at 2133 MHz with timings of 15-15-15-36 at 1.2V.
Special thanks to Crucial for providing us with their DDR4-2133 32GB memory kit (CT4K8G4DFD8213) to review.
Part number: CT4K8G4DFD8213
Form Factor: UDIMM
Module Size: 32GB kit (8GBx4)
Speed: DDR4 PC4-17000
Timings: CL=15 (15-15-15-36)
Crucial uses some pretty plain packaging with their normal memory modules. The front of the package is open so you can get a look at the modules before you buy them.
Flipping the package over we can see some information on where to find the install guide and warranty information. These modules carry with them a limited lifetime warranty.