G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz 8GB Review
Published: 29th June 2012 | Source: G.Skill | Price: |
8GB G.Skill Trident 2400 @ 10-12-12-31
Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper 3
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4GHz
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Corsair F80 SSD
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64
Sure enough, as we feared in our intro, these are the chips that are incapable of running at 2600MHz. No amount of tweaking or prodding, even slackening timings to ridiculous levels, would get the Trident X to run faster than its rated 2400MHz speed. We could lower the timings from CAS10 to CAS9, but this would only pass half of our benchmark tests, so the default speeds will be the ones we're running at.
As the new test setup has moved from Spinpoint F1's to SSDs, a couple of the PC Mark Memory tests are no longer comparable, so until we've tested a range on the current system the graph is slightly smaller. However, despite having a hyperthreaded CPU behind it, and the faster speed, the Trident X is only in second place behind the G.Skill Ripjaws X. It's close, but in PC Mark at least the extra bandwidth doesn't give a performance boost.