Page 1:Does Faster RAM Improve The Performance Of AMD FX CPUs?
Page 2:Does AMD-Optimized Memory Still Exist?
Page 3:G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
Page 4:Kingston HyperX KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX
Page 5:Super Talent Quadra Series WQ213UB4G
Page 6:Team Xtreem LV TXD38192M2800HC11RDC-L
Page 7:Test Setup And Benchmarks
Page 8:Overclocking And Under-Latency Results
Page 9:DDR3-1600 Performance
Page 10:DDR3-1866 Performance
Page 11:DDR3-2133 Performance
Page 12:DDR3-2400 Performance
Page 13:Making A Case For High-Speed RAM
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
An artifact of the war between DDR SDRAM and RDRAM, G.Skill still uses bandwidth (rather than data rate) in its memory model designations. The rest of the part number for these CL9, dual-channel, 8 GB Ripjaws X kits is almost self-explanatory.
CPU-Z often has trouble reading the SPD information from XMP-equipped modules on non-XMP-compatible motherboards, so we looked to the motherboard itself to see how all of today’s modules are programmed. Officially rated for up to DDR3-2133, these modules sport an aggressive (for the data rate) CAS 9 timing paired with far more moderate 11-cycle RAS-to-CAS delay. Users unable to reach DDR3-2133 with their platforms will also find handy DDR3-2000 CAS 8 settings.
Anyone not willing to manually configure their RAM ends up stuck with super-slow DDR3-1600 CAS 11 performance, since the rated specifications for all non-standard RAM requires overclocking tricks. We would have preferred to see the kit default to DDR3-1600 CAS 9, though G.Skill may have experienced support issues on previous models that included tighter timings.
Available for as little as $70, this pair of 4 GB modules comes with G.Skill’s limited lifetime warranty.
- Does Faster RAM Improve The Performance Of AMD FX CPUs?
- Does AMD-Optimized Memory Still Exist?
- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
- Kingston HyperX KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX
- Super Talent Quadra Series WQ213UB4G
- Team Xtreem LV TXD38192M2800HC11RDC-L
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Overclocking And Under-Latency Results
- DDR3-1600 Performance
- DDR3-1866 Performance
- DDR3-2133 Performance
- DDR3-2400 Performance
- Making A Case For High-Speed RAM