Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has started to sell their first Radeon DDR4 memory modules. The new DIMMs are not compatible with existing AMD platforms, but they can work with Intel CPUs, as well as the upcoming AMD chips that will be released around 2016.
The AMD Radeon R7 DDR4 memory modules are available in 8GB capacity kits in a dual-channel setting (2 x 4GB) qualified to operate at a frequency of 2133 MHz or 2400 MHz with CL15 latencies. It is unclear whether the modules feature the Intel XMP [Extreme Memory Profiles] technology, but definitely support AMD’s own memory profiles.
Currently, only Intel desktop processors Skylake (LGA1151) and Haswell-E (LGA2011 / LGA2011-3) support DDR4 memory. In the future, AMD intends to release its CPUs codenamed Bristol Ridge and Summit Ridge, with Excavator and Zen nuclei that will take advantage of DDR4 memory and will be supported by the new AM4 socket. The current generation of AMD chips only supports DDR3 memory.
The AMD Radeon R7 DDR4 memory modules is not exactly that they are the best modules in terms of performance, but are an added value for company fans or those modders who choose modules by visual aesthetic, rather than valuing the performance.