G,Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 8GB Kit Review
Published: 19th May 2011 | Source: G.Skill | Price: |
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.
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.
8GB (4GB x2)
|Speed||DDR3-2133 (PC3 17000)|
|Test Voltage||1.5 Volts|
|ASUS||Maximus IV Extreme|
|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)|