So here's where we end up at the doorsteps of G.Skill. Recently they introduced a pretty high-end triple channel DDR3 memory kit.
The kit is available under SKU code F3-16000CL9T-3GBPI-B, and is short for a CAS 9 PC3 16000 Low-Voltage Triple Channel kit. We will be testing the 3GB kit with 3 x 1GB modules. G.Skill was among the first memory manufacturer to release the new Triple Channel DDR3 memory kits in the 2000MHz PC3-16000 speed rating.
Triple Channel kit (3x1GB)
6-layer PCB, designed for Intel Core i7 based systems
240-pin DDR3 SDRAM memory modules
Three single-sided 1GB DDR3 memory modules
The trick as explained for G.Skill is simple: bring reliable and fast memory to the market, yet make it cost-effective memory. This is a 3GB DDR3 2000MHz DDR3 Triple Channel memory kit. PC3-16000 rating, timings of CL9 (9-9-9-24) at 1.65V.
It's EPP enhanced memory, meaning that the mainboards that support it (EPP/XMS/XMP), can read the pre-set configuration from the memory for optimal timings. You might want to do it like I do though, set it manually, please. In fact we recommend the 2000 MHz frequency timings and voltage to be set manually in the BIOS.
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