We recently reviewed a triple channel kit from GSkill which scored very high thanks to it's great value for money/extreme performance. So then it should come as no surprise that GSkill have now released a very similar kit for Intels latest chipset, the P55. Because we were so impressed by the last kit, GSkill appear to have done little to change the kit rather they have simply taken one module away from the 6GB kit to make a 4GB kit. Why change what isn't broken they say, let's hope the kit performs as well as it did on the X58 chipset.
The memory kit has the same specifications as the previous triple channel memory kit in that it is clocked to 2000MHz and has latencies of CAS9-9-9-27. A lot of folk were worried that the P55 chipset would not be able to achieve these kind of speeds but rest assured, I can confirm that these modules and indeed the chipset are fully capable of this blisteringly fast speed. How much further the kit can be pushed remains to be seen and this is something I will be eagerly attempting to do later in the review.
Here's what GSkill had to say about their latest memory kit for the P55:
We are here to provide superior memory products, with satisfactory services in order to keep pace with our customers' growing needs, and help them by adding value to their purchases. We pledge we will continue to do so and enable both sides to obtain significant competitive advantages in the market segments.
Investing in human resources is just one of the reasons why G. SKILL is able to provide such high levels of efficient and cost effective services.
G. SKILL is managed as a family, providing a dynamic, challenging and harmonious working environment for all employees. With the open-minded management, each individual with potential talent can be fully developed.
With this clear goal of providing satisfactory services for customers, our R&D department is constantly developing the fastest and best performing products; our marketing and sales departments ensure all the information needed is available and presented in a clear and understandable format.
The following specification was taken directly from the G.Skill
| Product name ||GSkill [TRIDENT] F3-16000CL9T-3GBTD |
|Main Board || |
|System || |
|Type || |
|M/B Chipset || |
|CAS Latency ||9-9-9-27 |
|Speed ||DDR3-2000 (PC3 16000) |
|Test Voltage || |
|Registered/Unbufferd || |
|Error Checking ||None - ECC |
|Type ||240-pin DIMM |
|Warranty ||Lifetime |
Perhaps the only difference apart from the obvious missing module is the slight slackening of the timing from 9-9-9-24 to 9-9-9-27. Apart from that the specification of the modules is identical to that of the larger kit.
Let's take a look at the modules themselves...