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

G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 CAS 9

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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  • psiboy
    Lets not forget 64 bit too eh Rab1d-BDGR ?
  • staalkoppie
    what are the timings they refer to... Can someone please explain what the are and how to interpret them?
  • waxdart
    I've got 2gb 4-4-4-12 DDR2 800 (PC2 6400).
    Say I've got a mother board that holds ddr2/3 - Would I see much of a change in frame rate if all the other parts stayed the same?
  • Anonymous
    There is no real difference in speed with memory. This just increases performance for larger applications. You will see maybe a change of 1 or 2 fps in games. Is it really worth it? You must remember that the speed of the memory means that it accesses faster. But if the memory isn't always accessed, then it will make little real difference.
  • staalkoppie

    Thank you so much....really appreciated
  • gemmakaru
    Rab1d-BDGRA little footnote to anyone with triple-channel DDR mobos - if you are thinking of putting three of these kits into your machine for a whopping 24GB of RAM then make sure you are using Windows 7 pro/ent/ult - "Home premium" is limited to 16GB of RAM....If you're rich and/or crazy enough to spend that much on RAM then I'm sure the more expensive OS is small change. :-/

    Or Linux.
  • trooth
    Look at this loser company Patriot trying to attain credibility and status by charging more for their crappy produce.
  • mi1ez
    reported. for all the good it seems to be doing!