The acclaimed RAM manufacturer, G.Skill has announced new top-end high frequency DDR4 RAM kits for Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake processors and Z270 chipset. The new high-speed entries in the TridentZ series are the company's fastest ever memories. The 16GB kits are running at 4266MHz, while the 32GB kits are running just a bit slower at 4166MHz. Although higher frequencies have negligible impact on real-world performance, it is always good to see new hardware coming out.
These are the announced RAM kits:
*.3600MHz: 17-19-19-39, 1.35V, available in 16GBx2 and 16GBx4
*.3866MHz: 18-19-19-39, 1.35V, available in 8GBx2 and 8GBx4
*.3866MHz: 18-18-18-38, 1.35V, available in 16GBx2
*.4000MHz: 18-19-19-19, 1.35V, available in 8GBx2 and 8GBx4
*.4133MHz: 19-19-19-39, 1.35V, available in 8GBx2
*.4133MHz: 19-21-21-41, 1.35V, available in 8GBx4
*.4266MHz: 19-19-19-39, 1.40V, available in 8GBx2
G.Skill claimed that it has achieved the high frequencies without sacrificing CL timings. They said, "extremely high frequency memory kits often are achieved at the sacrifice of unsightly CL timings. Not anymore! With a more streamlined and efficient CL19-19-19-39 timing memory kit at 4266MHz, the limits have been increased under the latest 7th Generation Intel Core processors".
Despite being newly announced, the G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-4266MHz RAM kits are already selling at Newegg, for $230.