G.Skill Ares 16GB 2133MHz Kit Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

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?

Technical Specifications

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.

Model Number F3-2133C11Q-16GAO
Series ARES
System Type DDR3
Main Board INTEL
M/B Chipset X79 / P67 / Z68
Capacity 16GB (4GBx4)
Multi-Channel Kit Quad Channel kit
Tested Speed DDR3-2133 MHz (PC3-17000)
Tested Latency 11-11-11 2N
Tested Voltage 1.6V
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Error Checking Non-ECC
Type 240-pin DIMM
SPD Speed 1600 MHz
SPD Voltage 1.5V
Warranty Lifetime
Features Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile)Ready

Time to take a look at the Ares.

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Most Recent Comments

29-02-2012, 13:30:16

damn....i almost picked these up the other day....didnt and got some ridgeback blacklines thoQuote

29-02-2012, 14:58:56


29-02-2012, 15:19:23

now... they would look very nice in VB's Bengal rigQuote

29-02-2012, 16:18:15

Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
now... they would look very nice in VB's Bengal rig
Agreed, they'd look incredible.Quote

03-03-2012, 02:57:22

Awesome looking kit.Quote

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