G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB Kit Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB Kit Review

Introduction

For a long while Memory was one of those things that you needed a certain amount, but once you passed 4GB there really wasn't a lot to be gained apart from a huge hole in your wallet.

Now as the latest smartphones can provide nearly everybody with HD video capabilities and we're all multi-tasking with a media-player running, a few tabs up in our browser, maybe a casual game, virus killer, the ever increasing amount of drivers running, the need for larger and larger capacity memory has become almost vital.

If you want to convert your smartphone video into a Youtube friendly format you'll definitely need as much as possible, and with this in mind we're taking a look at a whopping 16GB kit from G.Skill. The switch from 2GB density sticks to 4GB has meant that such a mammoth number is now a realistic proposition.

Coming in at about £130 it's surprisingly good value too. I remember paying £70 for a 512KB expansion. Tempora mutantur.

Technical Specifications

There are a few versions of the RipjawsX 16GB kit around at different speeds. With the 4GB density still being fairly new to the market you have to make a decision between blazing speed at slack timings, or slower MHz but with better timings. Today we're looking at the 1600MHz CAS9 version which is good value and so worthy of attention.

SystemDesktop
System TypeDDR3
M/B Chipset 

 

Intel Z68
Intel P67
Intel H67

Intel H61

CAS Latency9-9-9-24-2N
Capacity

16GB (4GB x4)

SpeedDDR3-1600 (PC3  12800)
Test Voltage1.5 Volts
Height40 mm / 1.58 inch  
Registered/UnbufferedUnbuffered
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Type240-pin DIMM
WarrantyLifetime

 

As always it's time to take a gander at the sticks themselves.

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Most Recent Comments

15-08-2011, 05:29:54

tinytomlogan
With the ever increasing demand for memory we take a look at a 16GB kit from G.Skill, for the SandyBridge platform.



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15-08-2011, 05:50:30

Natashaful
Nice Amount of memory, Guess this would be handy for running a OC3D TF2 server

*First* for tom reply

15-08-2011, 06:12:51

dugdiamond
nice kit nice price too

15-08-2011, 06:25:15

AxJaWz
Brilliant kit.

15-08-2011, 06:46:31

V1Viper
Nice kit mate!

15-08-2011, 06:59:47

Anusha
exactly where i am at with my Vengeance 1600CL9 sticks. Cannot hit 1866 not CL8 with 1.65V, but does 9/9/9/24/1T at 1.5V.

15-08-2011, 07:21:39

GrahamC
Liked the review, like the way you point to solid gear for a proper price and that not being bleeding edge as some sort of failure.

15-08-2011, 09:05:28

badtaylorx
man.....its kinda hard to believe how cheap ram has got over the past cppl years.......12gigs in 2008??? what was it???? 4-5 hundred???

15-08-2011, 13:23:43

steve30x
Why would anybody need this much ram unless your running a server or some ram heavy programs. I think anything over 8GB ram is overkill.

15-08-2011, 13:56:12

SG12004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Natashaful View Post

Nice Amount of memory, Guess this would be handy for running a OC3D TF2 server

*First* for tom reply
how do you setup a TF2 server i am playing the game but would like to host it for all my frends not sure how

15-08-2011, 14:05:59

Lollipop
Quote:
Originally Posted by SG12004 View Post

how do you setup a TF2 server i am playing the game but would like to host it for all my frends not sure how
Use the provided software

15-08-2011, 17:03:17

UkGouki
very nice kit...

15-08-2011, 18:43:04

Natashaful
Quote:
Originally Posted by SG12004 View Post

how do you setup a TF2 server i am playing the game but would like to host it for all my frends not sure how
Yeah it's in the folder, You just have to look, Best to download a Pre setup pack or people will lag

15-08-2011, 18:55:51

SG12004
where do you get the Pre setup pack from

i have no idea where steam has installd this game cant find it
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