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G.Skill RipjawsX PC3-14900 Cas 9 Review

ajmatson    -   August 21, 2011
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Conclusion:

The G.Skill RipjawsX F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL DDR3-1866MHz memory is a decent set for anyone needing to upgrade their speed and capacity. Offering a large 8GB memory capacity at faster 1866MHz speeds, it gives the edge you need to get the most out of your system. One thing that really helps it stand out is the lower latencies of 9-10-9-28 – we normally see this for memory in the 1600MHz range. They also come equipped with aggressively-designed, all-aluminum heat spreaders that are designed to pull heat away from the modules and efficiently transfer it to the case airflow.

When it came to overclocking, I was able to push a little more juice past the stock speed, though not as much as I would have liked. The ceiling I hit was 2000MHz – while decent, it was not as high as my efforts with the G.Skill Flare. I tried loosening the timings to increase the frequency, but the resulting performance was negatively impacted when compared its capabilities with timings at 9-10-9-28. In the end, I was able to reach a stable 2000MHz at stock latencies. It is a small bump – considering it is only an extra 134MHz – but it did help overall performance, as the scores show.

Overall, this set is a killer deal. At an average price of $69.99 for 8GB of this high-speed memory, it means you can finally have enough RAM for all of your needs. For the price, however, why stop at 8GB when you can install a whopping 16GB of the G.Skill RipjawsX memory for just a bit over $100? In any case, you will really put some speed into your system with these modules.

 

Pros:

  • RipjawsX heat spreaders keep the memory cool
  • Low latencies
  • 1866MHz stock speed
  • 8GB total capacity

 

Cons:

  • Moderate overclocking performance


 

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