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G.Skill Flare F3-16000CL7D-4GBFLS Memory Review



The G.Skill Flare series memory really gives your Phenom II X6 processor an edge when it comes to raw numbers. With the higher clock speeds and tight timings, your memory bandwidth increases, which in turn boosts your overall system performance. The full aluminum heatspreaders offer a large amount of surface space for the heat to travel and with the added cooling fans you can keep your blistering modules from overheating. There is little overclocking headroom with the already high clocked Flare set. I tried everything I could to push them further, but they were just not having it, no matter what I threw at them. This set is designed for the six core Phenom II X6 series and is only certified for use with certain 8-series AMD motherboards, such as the Crosshair IV and the M4A890GTD Pro.

While you get what you pay for, this set is going to put you back $179.99 for the modules and cooling fan. It is a price to pay to have the fastest hardware and worth it if you want to squeeze every bit you can get out of your rig. If you have the supporting hardware and want to push those scores as high as you can, then pick up a set of the G.Skill Flare and see what you can do.



  • 2000MHz stock clock speed
  • Low timings
  • Includes active cooling fans
  • Full heatspreaders for lower temperatures



  • Low overclocking headroom
  • Expensive
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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup and Overclocking
  4. Testing: PCMark Vantage, Si Soft Sandra 2010
  5. Testing: Geekbench 2.1, Super PI 1.5
  6. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  7. Conclusion
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