“We test some very fine G.Skill DDR3 memory today. They recently introduced a 2000 MHz | PC3 16000 DDR3 triple channel memory kit for Core i7. Very impressive, nice timings and a good price. G.Skills 3GB DDR3 2000MHz DDR3 Triple Channel memory kit comes with timings of CL9 (9-9-9-24) at 1.65V, and next to that they pimped it up with a PI Series Black memory heatsink. All in all we can already share, a very competitive and interesting set of memory.
But is high frequency memory realy worth the buzz and premium price ?”
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- OCZ PC3-16000 Reaper 6GB memory kit @ Neoseeker
- Patriot Memory Viper Series DDR3-1333 @ AnandTech
- Kingston HyperX T1 1866 (KHX14900D3T1K3/6GX) @ Bjorn3D
- Patriot Viper Series DDR3-1600 6Gb Kit @ CPU3D
- OCZ 6GB PC3-12800 Platinum DDR3 Triple Channel Memory Kit Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Intel Core i7: Dual-Channel vs. Triple-Channel Memory Mode @ InsideHW
Something seems a little out of proportion
Source: Guru of 3D
If you want the fastest DDR3 around you have to go for 2000MHz and be willing to pay. For instance, GSkill’s 6GB 2000 MHZ C9 DDR3 will run you $300, whereas their 1600 MHz kit is only $100 after MIB. In the synthetic test, the Guru of 3D could see bigger changes in performance than with their real world testing. However, you should probably take a look at a comparison of the performance change and the price change bfore you run out an buy the kit.