Discussion in 'Reviews' started by cadaveca, Aug 26, 2013.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/GSkill/F3-2133C9Q-16GXL/
Great review as all way's!
It shows that just pure MHz++++ doesn't mean everything.
cheaper is better...5555+
These use Samsung ICs, you can always tell which G.Skill uses by the serial number: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?283666-Figuring-out-G.Skill-s-SNs
What's the big deal here? I've been running 2133-9-11-10-28-T1 for ~ 2 years now.
Is there really much different between this (G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9Q-16GXL) and the last G.Skill 2133 set you review a couple years ago (G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9-32GXH) with the exception of the memory size and slightly looser timings? I guess I don't see the purpose of these DIMMs if they don't use less voltage or have tighter timings.
Also, I asked G.Skill specifically for single-sided DIMMs to investigate 2 DIMMs vs 4 DIMMs... and 4 DIMMs proves faster than 2 with single-sided sticks like these.
But otherwise, yeah they are probably very similar, with these sticks being the single-sided version of that older kit(which I reviewed nearly 18 months ago).
Nice review. I have always read reviews and articles here but I finally decided to join.
BTT: I think this is a good kit for those who want to brag but the sensible lot will get a 1866 and OC it. For me, I think 1866 MHz kit, which I own one, is a way to go as it doesn't break the bank and performs just as good!
My post above is 1866 OC'd to 2133 and at them timings.
I'll never recommend any user buy memory looking to OC it to a specific speed. IF you want a specific speed, buy that speed you want, as OC is never guaranteed, and as many brands have higher-spec'd models out, memory that might make the cut into a higher speed is usually sold for that speed.
In OC, nothing is guaranteed. You got a small OC, nothing special, 1866 to 2133 MHz, really. What so special with these sticks? Well, what's so special about yours? I got 1600 MHz stick that hit 2800 MHz, makes your 1866-to-2133 MHz OC look rather...well, unimpressive. The gains from 1866 to 2133 are so small...it's rather useless.
Good review dave, I was quite interested by the extra 17 FPS OCcing that ram appeared to free up in in Metro: Last Light, is that an anamoly or normal to gain so much by only adding 120 MHz to the RAM frequency?
I only ask because I use the bench in that game to tweak my system and try squeeze as much as I can out of it..i have the two stick version of the ram you reviewed also but as i'm running a sandy bridge cpu I think I'm unable to run up the FSB that much to do these tests on my own system.
It's both the ram and the added CPU speed. Metro: Last Light seems very sensitive to memory performance changes with the settings I use, but do keep in mind that because I am focusing on CPU/memory performance, I use the lowest settings possible with a resolution of 1280x800 selected.
Absolutely nothing is special; you misinterpret my comments to be what you want to think they are.. bragging of something special. It is not; my comments are more towards the memory being discussed nothing more.
I've just re run the bench and dropped cas to 10 to be able to boot and stably run the bench at 5038mhz(105.5x48(2250-10-11-10-32 1T)) from 5000 (100x50(2133-9-11-9-30 1T)), i'll go deeper into fettling now as i'm intrigued..i did wonder if the IGPU was starved at 2133 and that's why it seemed to perform better with a neglible increase.
Either way it's given food for thought and now a real interest in memory timings.
You used your memory as a comparison.
There is no big deal, simply this is a new 4x 4 GB Haswell-approved single-sided kit. This kit has not reviewed anywhere else yet, either; G.Skill gave me the "exclusive". Performance is pretty good, considering (if you have 2666 MHZ memory like I do, you'd understand how good this memory actually is, just write performance is a bit lower than 2666 MHz), and for C9 stuff, it's decently priced compared to other options on Newegg.
I'd rather review stuff you guys would buy, rather than high-end stuff. I just test, put up the numbers and my thoughts, the rest is up to you to decide on whether you agree...or not, or simply don't care. Next review is a 3100 MHz Avexir kit, then a 1600 MHz LP/LV Crucial kit.
Corsair sent me an extra 2666 C10 kit, I am considering redoing the review on that kit, too, adding in some dual-sided 4 GB stick numbers into the current results I have in this review. If there are specific items you'd like to see me review, let me know, and I'll do my best to get 'em. I asked for this kit, well, a kit kinda like this, specifically based on user requests to look at 4 sticks VS two, and with single-sided sticks. When I approached G.Skill for options they had that fit what I was looking for, this is the kit that was suggested.
Honestly, I really really like this kit. Almost more than my 2666 MHz kits.
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