G.Skill Trident DDR3-2500 4GB Review

G.Skill Trident DDR3-2500 4GB Review


PC Hardware is akin to the arms race that happened during the Cold War. Just when you thought that the available performance was more than enough, suddenly something new appears and moves the goal-posts. Whilst America and the USSR might have been increase megaton yields, on the silicon battlefield it’s all about megahertz.

When it came to dual-channel DDR3 the recent king of the hill was the Kingston HyperX T1 but G.Skill have come screaming back with a kit rated at a blistering 2500MHz CAS9.

Sporting an upgrade of the excellent Trident heatsink and with such ridiculous speeds available, does it retake the crown or is it starting to out-perform the motherboards into which it’s placed?

There is, of course, only one way to find out and so OC3D return to the P55 test rig one last time to see if we can crown a winner.

Technical Specifications

With the main improvement being in pure speed, so much so that we finally see something rated at PC3-20000, the rest of the kit is pretty standard. Despite the incredible speed on offer the timings aren’t too bad rated at 9-11-9-28.

Main Board Intel
System Desktop
System Type DDR3
M/B Chipset Intel P55
CAS Latency 9-11-9-28-2N
Capacity 4GB (2GBx2)
Speed DDR3-2500 (PC3 20000)
Test Voltage 1.65 Volts
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Error Checking Non-ECC
Type 240-pin DIMM
Warranty Lifetime

Let’s take a look at the G.Skill offering before we put it under the microscope.