Subject: Memory | June 14, 2011 - 05:45 PM | 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