G.Skill Sniper SR2 8GB Kit Review

G.Skill Sniper SR2 8GB 1.25v Sandybridge Kit Review


When we reviewed the Gigabyte Assassin recently we loved how the name was more than just something cool to stick on the box, but had made it through to the design too. If you were tempted by that, or even lucky enough to get hold of one, then today’s review, the G.Skill Sniper, will be right up your alley.

G.Skill are quite a powerhouse in the Memory market providing everything from blazing fast kits down to good value for those of us on a tight budget.

The Sniper SR2 we’re reviewing today is a nice middle-range kit, being both big on capacity, 8GB, and sensibly nippy, 1600MHz @ CAS9.

However the big thing is the heat-sink, but before we grab a shuftie at that let’s look at the specs.

Technical Specifications

As you can see it’s a dual-channel kit boasting a buxom 8GB of capacity. Running at 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 is neither the fastest nor slowest kit around, but the SR2 variant runs those timings at an ultra-low 1.25v! Which is pretty staggering by any measure.

Main Board intel
System Desktop
System Type DDR3
M/B Chipset

Intel P67
Intel P55

CAS Latency 9-9-9-24-2N

8GB (4GB x2)

Speed DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test Voltage 1.25 Volts
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Error Checking Non-ECC
Type 240-pin DIMM
Warranty Lifetime


The heat-sink is what gives this kit the Sniper name, so let us get up close and personal.