G.Skill Sniper SR2 8GB Kit Review

Test Setup and SiSoft Sandra

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

Test Setup

G.Skill Sniper SR2 8GB Kit
Intel Core i5-2500K
Gigabyte P67A-UD4
Muskin Joule 1200w
Noctua NH-D14
nVidia GTX570
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Normally at this point we'd slide into our overclocking results, but one of the major downsides to Sandybridge is that all the Memory overclocks have to be in steps, so from 1600MHz the next is 1866MHz which is a major leap in anyone's book and despite giving the kit the full 1.65v it just wasn't playing ball. So our results will just be at the stock.

Sandra Memory

Starting off with SiSoft Sandra and the pure memory benchmark we can see the Sniper isn't too bad at all. Although it's the smallest result in our graph the other three kits were all 2000MHz+ which shows how well the Sniper performs especially given its 1.25v running speed.

Sandra Bandwidth

This is backed up by the combined CPU and Memory bandwidth test that shows the 8GB Sniper just edges ahead of the faster 4GB Kingston Genesis.

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Most Recent Comments

01-04-2011, 09:23:38

I Hunta x
Seems a great kit, would probably work well in a little SB file/media server for the eco people out there were it needs the performance when prompted for it but cuts back on leccy usage even that little bit over 1.5v kits.Quote

01-04-2011, 09:35:21


Not how I'd describe memory, where's your mind Tom.

Good review. Low volts.Quote

01-04-2011, 16:04:56

nice ram exelint priceQuote

01-04-2011, 16:06:36

Wow 1.25Volts that is crazy stuff. Nice review Quote

01-04-2011, 16:50:44

Oooooo! niceQuote

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