G.Skill Sniper SR2 8GB Kit Review
G.Skill Sniper SR2 8GB Kit
Intel Core i5-2500K
Muskin Joule 1200w
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Normally at this point we'd slide into our overclocking results, but one of the major downsides to Sandybridge is that all the Memory overclocks have to be in steps, so from 1600MHz the next is 1866MHz which is a major leap in anyone's book and despite giving the kit the full 1.65v it just wasn't playing ball. So our results will just be at the stock.
Starting off with SiSoft Sandra and the pure memory benchmark we can see the Sniper isn't too bad at all. Although it's the smallest result in our graph the other three kits were all 2000MHz+ which shows how well the Sniper performs especially given its 1.25v running speed.
This is backed up by the combined CPU and Memory bandwidth test that shows the 8GB Sniper just edges ahead of the faster 4GB Kingston Genesis.