G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory Review
Packaging & Initial Impressions
G.Skill waste no time or resources on fancy box styling; this is exactly how we like it. Solid, protective and simple. After all the only important aspect of the item is the internal product itself!
Upon opening the box, the first thing you'll find is the G.Skill flame's cooling system. This is a dual 60mm fan set thats mounted on a metal frame. The mount itself is self explanatory as it uses a hook shape to fix itself to the memory area.
Finally on either side of the box you'll find the star of the show :- the memory modules.
Like a lot of performance RAM today, the G.Skill Flame series feature particularly large heatsink modules. As always you will need to take appropriate caution with memory compatibility with certain processor coolers, which may clash with the RAM.
For those who are interested in aesthetics, we would say these modules are very well styled, although it would have been great to to have followed the theme with a black PCB; sadly they are green.
Right, time for a bit of background information about the testbed and then some testing!