G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 CL9 8GB ReviewRJR -
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Not too long ago, 128 MB sticks of RAM were a big deal and a costly product at that. OK, yeah, maybe it was a few years ago now. Today, the norm is 2 GB sticks and as evidenced by today's review, 4 GB sticks are slowly gaining ground. This review is on the G.Skill Ripjaws, DDR3-1600 CL9 8 GB (4GB X 2) set of memory rated to run at 9-9-9-24 timings at 1.50v. We will run this memory through the normal suite of OCC benchmarks to see how it performs. I don't have any other 4 GB sticks available so we will see how they do against the 2 GB sticks I do have.
The packaging is just your standard plastic sealed blister pack. The accompanying cardboard face just states "G.Skill Ripjaws, gaming series, designed for Intel i5 & i7 CPUs and AMD AM3 CPUs". The back states that the memory has a lifetime warranty and gives G.Skill contact information along with the product model number and specs.
This memory, part number F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL, is rated to run at 1600 MHz with a timing of 9-9-9-24 @ 1.50v, so, not bad for today's DDR3 memory offerings. The memory has a medium profile heat spreader that should be capable of removing excess heat to keep this RAM running cool.
Let's take a look at how this memory performs.