So the memory kit tested today come from that G.Skill Trident series armed with PSC ICs all packed nicely under the heat spreader design of the DIMM module.
Model Number F3-2133C9Q-32GXH
System Type DDR3
Main Board INTEL
M/B Chipset P67 / Z68
Capacity 32GB (8GBx4)
Multi-Channel Kit Dual Channel kit
Tested Speed DDR3-2133 MHz (PC3-17000)
Tested Latency 9-11-11 2N
Tested Voltage 1.6V
Error Checking Non-ECC
Type 240-pin DIMM
SPD Speed 1333 MHz
SPD Voltage 1.5V
Fan lncluded No
Features Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Ready
The P67/Z68 motherboards recommendation is there because this is dual-channel kit optimized for these chipsets versus Sandy bridge processors.
The memory itself is maximize the utmost stability and a user friendly experience. That doesn't mean that this memory won't work at other motherboards, contrary, we gave it a try and if you manually tweak the BIOS settings yourself you can achieve advertised frequency and performance quite easily.
Once installed in the BIOS if supported, select the XMP profile for the memory and after a reboot you are good to go -- really it's that simple. You get two XMP profiles offered, one at 1866 and one at 2133 MHz.
If you do not have an XMP profile option in your BIOS, set the 9-11-11 2N timing manually and make sure you set DIMM voltage to 1.60 ... this literally is 10 seconds work.
This 4x eight gigabyte DDR3 kit is available for roughly 375 EUR. US prices seem to be much higher though touching the 400 EUD marker.
But head on over to the next page where we'll startup a product photo-shoot after which this article will dive into a benchmark session. Hey, we know you like it !
GSkill RipjawsX 32GB 2133MHz DDR3 review We review the GSkill RipjawsX 32GB 2133MHz DDR3 memory kit. That's right, a 32GB kit. This 4x 8GB kit can be set at 2133 MHz CAS9 with just the flick of an XMP switch in the BIOS.