G.Skill DDR3 2200 MHz C7 PI memory review -
Specifications and Features
Specifications and Features
So you are an overclocker or extreme computer enthusiasts? known and reputed to go and take the extra mile in an attempt to break new benchmark records? Well for you GSkill offers its latest DRAM modules, the new series DDR3-2200 (low voltage) dual channel memory kit.
G.Skill recently introduced this DDR3-2200 module that is the highest speed of DDR3 DRAM module in the industry. G.Skills new DDR3-2200 DRAM module offers a 2,200MHz clock speed and the kicker is, it does so at CL7-10-10-28 1T timings at a voltage of 1.65V. It is available in 2GBx2 and a kickass 2GBx4 dual channel kits. The memory ICs used are Elpida's Hyper series.
Mind you though, this memory series is intended for usage with Lynnfield Core i7 870 and 860 processors, as we will explain later.
|M/B Chipset||Intel P55*|
|Capacity||4GB (2GB x2) / 8GB (2GB x4)|
|Speed||DDR3-2200 (PC3 17600)|
|Test Voltage||1.65 Volts|
The kit will be sold with G.Skills Turbulence memory fan to decrease the system temperatures and provide further overclocking headroom during tweaking -- we'll show that one in the photoshoot, but it's a pretty nice looking memory cooler.
Pricing then -- extreme memory comes at a highly cloced price as well, expect roughly 75 USD per 1GB. G.Skill likely produced a limited number of these kits, to show off at demonstration purposes and for the lucky few who can find them in the stores. But head on over to the next page where we'll startup a product photo-shoot after which this article will transform into one big overclocking session. Hey, we know you like it !
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