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G.Skill Unveils 2,000 MHz Tri-Channel DDR3 Kits

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G.Skill has announced new enthusiast DDR3 triple-channel memory kits rated at speeds of up to 2,000 MHz.

Broadening its Pi Black Series of memory, G.Skill has announced new 2,000 MHz Pi Black DDR3 triple-channel memory kits for the Intel Core i7 platform. These new memory kits come in capacities of both 3 GB and 6 GB, feature memory timings of 9-9-9-24 and have a voltage rating of 1.65 V.

G.Skill also offers 1,600 MHz Pi Black DDR3 triple-channel kits, which have tighter 8-8-8-21 memory timings and a slightly lower 1.6-16.5 V voltage rating. Pricing for the new Pi Black 2,000 MHz DDR3 triple-channel memory is still unknown, but the Pi Black 1,600 MHz DDR3 triple-channel kits can be found listed online for $155.52 (1 GB x 3) and $299.08 (2 GB x 3). G.Skill’s memory modules all carry a lifetime warranty and are guaranteed to operate as specified.

Dual-channel G.Skill Pi Black 2,000 MHz DDR3 memory kits are also available, but these memory modules have a voltage rating of 1.9 V. For use with the Intel Core i7 platform, a memory voltage setting above 1.65 V is not recommended, as it can possibly damage the CPU. The standard supply voltage for DDR3 memory is 1.5 V, compared to the 1.8 V used by standard DDR2 memory.

It would seem G.Skill also has in the works Pi (non-Black) DDR3 triple-channel memory kits, which will clock in at a speed of 1866 MHz and be offered in capacities of 3 GB and 6 GB. These memory modules will come in the color silver, have memory timings of 9-9-9-24 and have a voltage rating of 1.6-1.65 V. According to the G.Skill website, these kits are "coming soon", with prices yet to be announced.

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