Intel ‘Skylake’ performs best with DDR4 memory

Intel ‘Skylake’ performs best with DDR4 memory

Media confirms:
Choose DDR4 memory for Intel ‘Skylake’

Although regular DDR3 memory may work on Intel’s 6th Generation Processors, media confirms DDR4 is the best memory to pair with Intel® ‘Skylake’ Processors. An article recently released by tech media website Tom’s Hardware Guide confirms Intel’s 6th Generation processors only support DDR4 and DDR3L with a maximum of 1.35v and using memory with higher voltage spec could damage the CPU and system. “Although it would be nice to use any DDR3 from 1.35V – 1.65V, running at these higher voltages could burn out the IMC and kill the processor over time.” And “So if you don’t have DDR3L on hand, you are probably better off to go ahead and spring for the more expensive DDR4.”
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Unique DDR4 Boost technology is designed with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This unique design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability. Top memory vendors acknowledge the benefit of DDR4 Boost and work closely with MSI to deliver the best memory performance, optimal stability and great compatibility.


                   ATX                                                                 MicroATX                                   Mini-ITX
Z170A GAMING M9 ACK  GAMING                       B150M NIGHT ELF  GAMING       Z170I GAMNG PRO AC  GAMING
Z170A GAMING M7  GAMING                              B150M MORTAR  GAMING          H110I PRO  PRO
Z170A GAMING M5  GAMING                              B150M BAZOOKA  GAMING      
Z170A-G45 GAMING  GAMING                            H170M-A PRO  PRO      
Z170A GAMING M3  GAMING                              H170M PRO-VDH  PRO      
H170 GAMING M3  GAMING                                H170M PRO-DH  PRO      
B150 GAMING M3  GAMING                                H170M ECO  ECO      
Z170A GAMING PRO  GAMING                            B150M PRO-VDH  PRO      
Z170A KRAIT GAMNG  GAMING                          B150M PRO-DH  PRO      
Z170 KRAIT GAMNG  GAMING                            B150M PRO-VD  PRO      
H170A GAMING PRO  GAMING                            B150M PRO-VH  PRO      
B150A GAMING PRO  GAMING                            B150M ECO  ECO      
Z170A TOMAHAWK AC  GAMING                        B150M PRO-VHL  PRO      
Z170A TOMAHAWK  GAMING                             H110M PRO-VD  PRO      
Z170A SLI PLUS  PRO                                          H110M PRO-VH  PRO      
Z170A-G43 PLUS  PRO                                       H110M PRO-VHL  PRO      
Z170A PC MATE  PRO                                         H110M PRO-D  PRO      
Z170-A PRO  PRO                                              H110M-A PRO  PRO      
H170A PC MATE  PRO                                        H110M ECO  ECO      
B150 PC MATE  PRO          
H110 PC MATE  PRO      


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