G.Skill Trident Extreme Performance F3-16000CL9 DDR3 Kit

Memory Benchmarks

SiSoftware Sandra
(the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.

Focusing mainly on software and hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem. Each of these benchmarks were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average calculated from the remaining 3.
Super PI
SuperPI is the benchmark of choice for many overclockers. It's lightweight to download and can give a quick indication on how good a system is at number crunching. Once again, testing was performed a total of 5 times, with an average being calculated from the middle three results.
Results Observations
The G.Skill Trident kit performed exactly as expected falling just short of the OCZ Blade but thanks to the increased bandwidth, beat the Corsair kit in all of the synthetic memory benchmarks. Interestingly, Everest and Sandra were at odds when running the latency tests with Everest showing the Corsair kit faster than the GSkill (CAS 8 vs CAS 9) whereas Sandra had them equal.
Let's move on to the 3D benchmarks...
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Most Recent Comments

03-08-2009, 15:22:01

"2000MHz kits are becoming more and more popular now that memory prices are dropping. Does the G.Skill Trident kit have what it takes to find it's way onto your i7 setup? Find out inside..." - by w3bbo


G.Skill Trident Extreme Performance F3-16000CL9 DDR3 KitQuote

03-08-2009, 15:25:16

Hmm not much of an overclocker, but green PCB aside they look lush. Great price too Quote

03-08-2009, 15:29:21

Quick reaction, but this seems a pretty damn good 2nd to the OCZ Blades and I'd have to check the prices but it's a load cheaper aint it ?Quote

03-08-2009, 15:49:21

Nice review, Id consider them tbh.Quote

03-08-2009, 16:08:50

Amazing performance for the price. Word I'm not allowed to use ridiculously good.Quote

03-08-2009, 16:39:25

To be fair to the OCZ, the Blade have dropped too although nowhere near the level of the GSKill. Price is very much based on latency these days and the OCZ is CAS7 vs the CAS9 of the GSkill so the chips used on the OCZ are alot more expensive.

Hard to justify the cost though when the benchmarks don't show such a big difference in performance.

Thanks for the kind comments as always guys.Quote

06-08-2009, 18:04:46

Very good value that there... I just wish manufacturers would make some black memory with electric blue or something rather than the red that seems to turning up all over the place.

Nice review Rich... With all this Asus hunting going on, I realised you've been writing reviews for a little over a year now! How time flies!Quote

09-08-2009, 15:51:36

Cheers m8. Jim got me a nice bottle of Glenmorangie which wasn't expected but very welcome! Whatta guyQuote

10-08-2009, 17:31:21

Well ya deserve it... To regularly keep churning out reviews of a high standard and keep them interesting is quality. Also to keep motivated yourself is quite impressive... So yeah anyway... well done that man! Quote

11-08-2009, 08:16:10

well done and a nice tipple to supp on the long nights of hammering out over clock's and testing equipment .


11-08-2009, 12:46:19

Sadly the Glen was been drunk dry some time ago. Got a nice 12yr old malt here though so here's to another year!

Edit: Dammit - now everyone knows where the spelling mistakes come from - Pished while writing reviews!Quote

11-08-2009, 13:51:36

Lol ...Quote

16-09-2009, 04:24:17

Quick reaction, but this seems a pretty damn good 2nd to the OCZ Blades...


16-09-2009, 07:43:10

...and so they are. If the latencies were tightened then the kit could well be better if priced lower than the Blades.Quote

17-09-2009, 10:14:02

From the testing that you have done you think that the larger heatsinks dont yield much of an improvement on overclocking, compared to those that are smaller?Quote

17-09-2009, 12:24:21

I wouldn't say they gave much gain at all tbh. They perhaps prevent errors through overheating when pushed to the limit. What the sinks most likely do is lengthen the lifespan of modules.Quote

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