Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Apr 28, 2009.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/GSkill/Trident_16000_6GB_Kit/
Wow that didn't scale worth a crap! 2.0V and no increase!
Why did the lower speeds have such crappy timings? Like 667 was 9-9-9-24 when 1000 was the same? Shouldn't 667 be able to handle 7-7-7 or tighter?
Not too much goin on there I guess.
Well it is not such a big deal that these do not scale well above 1.65V There is really no reason for manufacturers to offer memory that does well over 1.65V for i7. 99% of users will not push the memory above that in fear of frying their system. We are just crazy that way ^^.
As for the 667 MHz, you may have misread the graph? It can handle 6-6-6 at that speed.
interesting they aren't scaling early modules had elpida hyper ics but maybe the swapped to newer micron ics binned for 2000mhz 9-9-9-24 ? Then again i'm testing new micron 2000 c9 binned ics on another brand memory they do DDR3-1600mhz 7-7-7-24 at 1.65v and so far DDR3-1710mhz 7-7-7-24 at 1.71v.
btw, what version of everest you using as latency at mid to high 20ns for triple channel suggests everest 4.6.x branch ? might need to update to 5.0.2 everest for more accurate triple channel bandwidth results.
Thanks for the info on Everest..will move to that branch for the next review (OCZ Reapers). Will be interesting to see how the OCZ kit will handle high voltages...
The Gskills manage 1600 MHz easy at CL7. remember to double the speeds on the graphs...
They go up to 1672 MHz at CL7 with 1.65V
Thanks I did misread the graphs. I read the CPU-Z screenshot and saw how it was auto set, not what your testing included.
Thanks for the awesome memory review!
This is not the problem that it has been made out to be in the early days. Basically so long as there is less than 0.5V difference between the QPI/FSB voltage and the DRAM voltage the CPU will not be damaged. If you go over 0.5V difference the CPU draws too much current and may fry the memory controller.
Hell its topped out at its max it almost seems and I mean 2.0ghz for memory is awesome.
Thanks for the excellent review DarkSabre.
I'm building a 3d render workstation for a friend. Currently I'm focusing on using a i7 920 and a Asus p6t mobo. I want to only push the CPU to 4ghz as I want it to keep it stable etc. for Maya rendering.
I'm tossing up between the G.Skill Trident 2000 MHz CL9 6GB Tri-Channel Kit and the Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB KIT DDR3 RAM. Which do you think I could get the better timings from?
I found this link which compares the two http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1559 but I could not get a clear impression as to which was really the best- probably due to my naivety. I think it was suggesting the G.Skill was the best, still, I'd welcome your or anyone's opinion.
Sorry to dig up this topic...
Well, I'm have a P5E3 Deluxe WIFI AP @ N, and Corsair XMS3 1600MHz CAS 9.
But, I will could get a 6GB KIT of these G.Skill "cheap"... It´s will be nice, when I up date, to Core i5 or Core i7.
Question, these modules can run (2x 2GB at least) in my 775 system?
- Corsair HX 620W
- Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi AP@N
- Quad Q8200
- 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz Corsair DHX XMS3
- XFX GTS250 1GB Core Edition
- 1x Seagate 1TB 32MB
- DVD-RW Samsung 22x SH-S223
My system: http://adrenaline.com.br/forum/gabinetes-case-mod/267064-gmc-r3-corona-watercooled.html
Thanks in advance for any help.
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