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G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 CAS 9

High-Density DDR3: Five Dual-Module 8GB Kits Compared

Also available as single- and four-module 16GB devices, G.Skill’s Ripjaw 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL dual-channel kit joins an entire series of 4GB DDR3 modules available from the company at various speeds and timings.

The first manufacturer we saw to make the high-volume push for 4GB DDR3 DIMMs, G.Skill is also the only manufacturer to recommend the standard 1.50V for its 8GB DDR3-1600 kit. However, that doesn’t mean these are standard parts, since their rated speed and 9-9-9-24 timings are not among the listed SPD values.

An automatic-overclocking XMP-1600 value is included that allows manual configuration using fewer BIOS settings. We’re not certain why XMP was used rather than SPD, although a 2T command rate appears to be the most likely reason.

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