G,Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 8GB Kit Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

G,Skill Ripjaws X 8GB Kit Review

Introduction

Whilst 4GB was once considered a phenomenal amount of RAM, and to a large extent is still not a small amount, nonetheless the combination of Windows, and a virus killer/firewall/messenger etc can quickly take up a lot of precious Memory.

As games and applications become equally more complex, they too need ever larger amounts of this finite resource, and so it is a good time to look at increasing the base amount of RAM in your system.

Enter G.Skill. A company who've provided a huge array of Memory solutions for every format under the sun. Today we have to hand an 8GB kit, the G.Skill Ripjaws X. However don't think that the increase in base capacity from 4GB to 8GB has led to a reduction in quality or speed. No Sir. This is a 2133MHz CAS9 kit, so you can be quick, and capable.

Technical Specifications

A quick trip to the always useful G.Skill website reveals the specifications for this particular kit. 9-11-9-28-2T @ 2133MHz, 1.65v. Although the qualified vendors list appears small, it's been a long time since any manufacturer has released a board that is very picky about its RAM. Any one from the major companies will be just fine.

System Desktop
System Type DDR3
M/B Chipset

Intel Z68

Intel P67

CAS Latency 9-11-9-28-2N
Capacity

8GB (4GB x2)

Speed DDR3-2133 (PC3 17000)
Test Voltage 1.5 Volts
PCB  
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Error Checking Non-ECC
Type 240-pin DIMM

Qualified Vendors

Manufacturer

Model
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE
ASUS P8P67 EVO
ASUS P8P67 PRO
ASUS P8P67-M PRO
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5
ASRock P67 Extreme 6
MSI P67-GD65 (Bios Ver 1.B)
MSI P67-GD55 (Bios Ver 1.B)
MSI P67-GD53 (Bios Ver 1.B)
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Most Recent Comments

19-05-2011, 05:46:15

SieB
Nice performance and price

I don't like the new style of the Ripjaws I think the original style looked better, still good RAM though.Quote

19-05-2011, 06:54:46

Judderman
Damn I do like the colour, I can imagine it in a Iron Man themed case, good timings as well, good honest thorogh review as always, many thanks Quote

19-05-2011, 07:23:12

B0GiE
I can't find them anywhere to buy. How much are they gonna cost?Quote

19-05-2011, 07:38:51

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by B0GiE View Post

I can't find them anywhere to buy. How much are they gonna cost?
It says £150 in the conclusion, they probably aren't out yet but Ebuyer and Overclockers usually stock the Ripjaw RAM so keep an eye on those.Quote

19-05-2011, 08:04:40

B0GiE
Cheers i missed that.

I just bought the 4 Gb Kingston Hyper-X 2133Mhz Genesis off the back of OC3D review. Benchies seem pretty similar to these. No need to send them back!Quote
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