Subject: Memory | June 14, 2011 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: G.Skill, sniper, ddr3-1866
G.Skill's Sniper 1866Mhz @ 9-10-9-28 bear a rather unique heatsink, keeping in line with the odd military theme many hardware companies have chosen to go with in 2011. The rifle motif might not add to the cooling but for those who build a system to be pretty the looks might be more important. Benchmark Reviews didn't get into overclocking this DIMM kit but they certainly had no problems running them at their advertised speeds. At just $100, this kit is not a bad choice for a system using dual channel memory.
"RAM is one of the basic building blocks of a computer system, and although the technology has changed over the years the same basic idea of quick temporary storage has been RAM's main purpose since its inception. Gamers have always wanted the fastest speeds possible but unfortunately that meant that many of the fastest kits were very expensive. Since the introduction of DDR3 prices have plummeted and speeds have skyrocketed and a good set of 2 x 4GB RAM can be had for under $150. G.Skill understands this and has SKU's designed for every price range. G.Skill's most recent addition is its Sniper series of which we will be looking at the 1866 MHz F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR kit which is well priced $104.99 providing users above average speeds with relatively tight 9-10-9-28 timings. Benchmark Reviews will determine if this RAM is worth its price or if users are better off getting slower, less expensive SKU's."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Patriot Memory VIPER Xtreme PC3-12800 CL8 6GB Kit Review @ Real World Labs
- TwinMOS TwiSTER 4GB DDR3-2133 Memory Kit Review @ t-break
- G.Skill Ripjaws-X Series PC3-14900 8GB Kit @ Tweaktown
- Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix
- GSkill SNIPER PC3-12800 CL7 12GB Kit Review @ Real World Labs
G.Skill Breaks World Overclocking Record and Achieves Fastest Super Pi 32M Record For 1155 Intel Platform
Subject: Memory | June 4, 2011 - 05:26 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: record, ram, G.Skill, computex, benchmark
G.Skill brought their “A game” to this year’s Computex 2011 show by shattering the current super Pi 32M record on the first day of the show. With the help of famous overclockers Shamino, Fredyama, and Young Pro, the team was able to achieve a time of 5min 33.172 seconds. Using the company’s DDR3 2400MHz CL8 4 (2x2GB) memory kit, the team achieved the record overclock using an Intel 2600K processor at 6.34Ghz and memory clocked at 2340MHz with a CAS Latency of 6-9-6-25 1T. This was all run on an Asus ROG maximum IV Extreme motherboard.
Considering that the memory still had some headroom before reaching even stock clocks, G.Skill is confident that they will break even their record, saying that “this is just the beginning, we aim to achieve more records before the close of Computex 2011.”
The super Pi 32M program is often used as both a benchmarking and stress test application as it heavily stresses both the CPU, memory controller, and RAM by calculating Pi out to 32 million digits. As a single threaded program, it is heavily dependent on CPU clock speed-which is why the G.Skill team focused on low RAM timings as well as getting the CPU clocks up as high as possible in order to grab the world record.
G.Skill Guarantees Compatibility of Dual Channel RipjawsX and Sniper Series DDR3 RAM Kits With Z68 Motherboards
G.Skill recently announced that it has finished testing its RipjawsX and Sniper series DDR3 memory kits on Intel’s latest Z68 motherboards. The RAM manufacturer stated that it has “worked closely with all the major motherboard manufacturers to ensure the best compatibility between all Z68 motherboards available in the market and G.Skill’s current memory product line.”
The testing in question included memory kits from 1333 MHz CL9 DIMMS to their highest clocked 2200 Mhz 16GB set using Hyper PI 0.98b and MemTest.
It’s nice to see that G.Skill is willing to support their current product lineup as new motherboard tech is released. You can read more about warranty and product information here.
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