G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB Kit Review
The G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB kit is designed for the LGA1155 format and has a very reasonable 1.5v operating voltage.
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB @ 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
Intel Core i5-2500K
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 1000W
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64
It's a pleasure to go to the Windows information screen and see such a copious amount of memory awaiting us. Anyone who uses RAW format digital camera media will know how large those can get, and now they can all be handled in your workflow without needing to dip into your pagefile.
Although running at 1.5v allows us a little voltage headroom for overclocking, the timings are fairly tight already and the SandyBridge weakness is the huge steps between each memory speed. Even running at 1.65v we couldn't get the timings down to CAS8, nor the memory speed up to 1866MHz.
However the Ripjaws X could go from the XMP of 2N down to 1 without needing either a voltage tweak nor slackening other timings. So this is the setup we'll use for our tests.