G.Skill And Geil
G.Skill DDR3-1600 CAS 8
G.Skill has a reputation for producing high-end modules at a better-value price than some of its better-known competitors. Its part number F3-12800CL8T-6GBHK contains three 2.0 GB modules with latency ratings of 8-8-8-21 at 1.65 V.
A highest SPD value of 741 MHz (DDR3-1482) at 1.50 V comes up a little shy of its DDR3-1600 rated speed, but an XMP extension allows users to select a DDR3-1600 CAS 8-8-8-21 profile from BIOS in two to three easy clicks. The XMP voltage of 1.60 V is somewhat encouraging, as it indicates the kit has better-than-advertised stability.
G.Skill memory products carry a full lifetime warranty.
Geil Value DDR3-1600 CAS 8
Don’t let the name fool you–Geil’s Value series DDR3-1600 CAS 8 triple-channel kit was submitted for our high-end memory roundup because the company knew these were high-end parts. In fact, the price is only a few dollars cheaper than the market average and the company that stands behind it is already known as a "better-value" high-end competitor.
Rated at 8-8-8-28 timings at DDR3-1600 speed and 1.65 V, the 6 GB part number GV36GB1600C8TC triple-channel kit can be automatically configured to DDR3-1524 via SPD at a standard 1.50 V. A single XMP value at the kit’s rated voltage, speed, and timings makes setting these up in an XMP-capable motherboard a quick-and-easy process.
Geil memory carries a limited lifetime warranty.
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What was always bothering me about ram reviews is how much memory speed/timing will really impact on system performance. I it is a lot of work I know, but it was never covered.
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Heheh, looks like it's been edited.
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Kingston HyperX T1 Series Kits:
What does the UL signify?... would it benchmark the same as the former (which was tested in this article)?
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I loled at that.. maybe it's too early in the morning for me :D
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