Forget about DDR5 this Black Friday. But, there are deals to be had on DDR4 memory. DDR4 remains a perfectly viable high-performance option. Whether you’re looking to make the jump from 2x8GB or even upgrade to a 12th Gen Intel system with a DDR4 motherboard, this solid deal for 2x16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3600 memory is worth checking out. A $20 discount off of its normal price means it's just $100 over at Newegg, with free shipping on top.
Two 16GB sticks at DDR4-3600 is bang on the performance sweet spot for current high-end DDR4 systems. You’ll be able to run them at full speed on a wide variety of platforms. Just set XMP, reboot and you’re away. And for $100, you’re not just getting a solid level of performance, but super value to go with it. Just a year or two ago, 32GB of DDR4 for $100 was a pipe dream.
The G.Skill Ripjaws V kit comes with a simple black heatspreader. It’s fairly plain looking and there's no RGB but that will make it blend easily into any system. A DDR4-3600 kit with 18-22-22-38 timings isn’t earth-shattering, but unless you’re looking at specific memory benchmarks, you’d never know the difference. 32GB allows you to multitask, alt-tab and have a browser with 999 tabs open all at the same time.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3600 | Desktop DDR4 memory |
$119.99 $99.99 at Newegg (Save $20)
2x 16GB of DDR4-3600 is right on the sweet spot that’s perfect for a high-performance gaming system. And at $100, it’s light years cheaper than a DDR5 kit, while losing very little when it comes to real-world performance.
If you’re looking to upgrade to a 12th Gen system, don’t forget that using memory like this G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 is still a perfectly viable option. There are rumors that 13th Gen processors will continue to support DDR4, so if you’re upgrading, or buying a whole new system, a 32GB kit of DDR4 for $100 will get you a lot of performance that will last for another upgrade or two.