G.Skill Ares 16GB 2133MHz Kit Review
Back when 4GB density sticks first appeared on the scene it was clear that you had the choice between running a very fast setup, or having a lot of RAM. Since then, as is always the case with technology, things have improved to the point that 4GB sticks with high speeds aren't unheard of.
G.Skill have long been one of the providers of the very fastest memory, indeed some of the highest performing DIMMs we have tested come from Taiwanese company.
Always seeking to further their grip upon the memory market we are looking at a new brand from G.Skill, the Ares. Coming in at a whopping 16GB with 2133MHz speed it is compatible with both Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E motherboards. Can this high-capacity, low-profile memory deliver the goods?
Although it's capable of 2133MHz the timings are a little slack, being 11-11-11-29-2N. We also find the kit needing a pretty hefty 1.6v so overclocking should be very limited, if any capacity exists at all.
|M/B Chipset||X79 / P67 / Z68|
|Multi-Channel Kit||Quad Channel kit|
|Tested Speed||DDR3-2133 MHz (PC3-17000)|
|Tested Latency||11-11-11 2N|
|SPD Speed||1600 MHz|
|Features||Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile)Ready|
Time to take a look at the Ares.