Reviews

9.0
Date: May 19th 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill ARES F3-2400C11D-8GAB 2x 4GB DDR3

I called out for some help in fighting the never-ending stream of motherboards that come my way, and G.Skill sent none other than the god of war kit, ARES F3-2400C11D-8GAB, to fight beside me. Can these G.Skil ARES F3-2400C11D-8GAB sticks turn the tide in the battle for top-level memory performance for a good price?

9.7
Date: Mar 3rd 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill TridentX 32 GB CAS7 F3-1600C7Q-32GTX

G.Skill sent me a fancy new memory kit with huge capabilities, both in size and for overclocking! Clocking in at a normal 1600 MHz, but with CAS 7, the G.Skill F3-1600C7Q-32GTX's sticks aren't average, and their red and black tridents are nearly the perfect match for any watercooled and overclocked build.

8.8
Date: Dec 4th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 2x 8 GB 1600 MHz C9

We take another look at Crucial's memory products, this time a set of tiny Very Low Profile, Low Voltage DIMMs at a rather standard 1600 MHz. Screened for operation at CAS 9, the Crucial Ballstix Sport VLP kit is for those looking to save a bit on power consumption, or those that have a confined case to build their system in.

9.6
Date: Sep 2nd 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Avexir Core Series 3100 MHz 2x 4 GB DDR3

I've got AVEXIR's latest high-performance Core Series 3100 MHz C12 DIMMs in for testing, and they definitely show what Avexir is capable of. Not for everyone, this blazingly fast kit will probably also make your wallet crumble to dust.

9.3
Date: Aug 26th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9Q-16GXL 2133 MHz 4x 4 GB DDR3

T-Topology on nearly every Z78 motherboard makes filling all four of your motherboard's memory slots an interesting option. G.Skill's new G.Skill F3-2133C9Q-16GXL kit uses four sticks, comes in red, and has great heatsink compatibility, but does using single-sided sticks hurt performance?

9.0
Date: Jul 17th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.SKILL TridentX 2933 MHz C12 2x 4 GB kit

G.Skill's F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG kit is a weapon for the seasoned overclocker and Haswell-based systems. Clad in black and red, it is a complex kit that, once quenched and hardened, proves to be valuable to any serious overclocker.

8.6
Date: Jul 11th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 1866 MHz C10 2x 8 GB

Crucial expanded their line-up a short while ago at Computex by introducing the Ballistix Sport XT product for mainstream users and those who know how to tweak their memory. We take a look at the high-end 1866 MHz C10 model, which carry a few surprises.

9.5
Date: Jun 19th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Kingston HyperX Beast Black 16 GB 2133 C11 (2x8 GB)

I have another Kingston HyperX kit here to play with, this time one fully clad in Black. The Kingston HyperX Beast Black 2133 MHz 16 GB kit out of a pair of high-performance, high-density DIMMs is ready to rip the heart out of your PC. They sure left me beat up and confused.

8.8
Date: May 27th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Kingston HyperX Predator 2400 MHz C11 2x 4 GB

Prowling the depths of extreme environments, the Kingston HyperX Predator DIMMs come out from Kingston's lab to settle within the hot jungle of your PC case. Today, we take a look at the 2400 MHz C11 2x4 GB kit, one of the few affordable higher-end kits on the market.

9.6
Date: Apr 11th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Kingston HyperX Beast 2400 MHz CL 11 2x 4 GB

A rabid animal hungry for food, the Kingston HyperX Beast stampedes into the overclocking scene, ripping through our benchmarks like no other. Clocked in at 2400 MHz out of the box, these beasts are ready to take on whatever you want to feed them.

9.4
Date: Mar 8th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Kingston HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary Special Edition 2400 MHz C11 4x 4 GB Kit

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the HyperX brand, Kinston has released a limited edition line up called the HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary Special Edition. We take a look at the top-end 16 GB 2400 MHz CL11 kit, a blazing fast kit with performance to match.

9.8
Date: Feb 26th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill TridentX F3-2666C11Q-16GTXD 4x 4GB 2666 MHz C11

Forged deep in the depths of Poseidon's armory, G.Skill's F3-2666C11Q-16GTXD kit is a weapon for the seasoned and new overclocker. The G.Skill F3-2666C11Q-16GTXD, clad in black and red, pushes the limits of performance at a decent cost, making it a valuable weapon to any enthusiast.

Date: Sep 11th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Corsair Dominator Platinum CL10 2666 MHz 4x 4GB DDR3

Once again Corsair refreshes their Dominator line-up, and this time, they've got some big changes! Today I've got the Dominator Platinum modules for testing, and none other than the high-end 2666 MHz CL10 kit. Made for overclocking, while having a sleek and very sophisiticated look, the Dominator Platinum brings a lot to the table.

Date: Sep 4th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill TridentX F3-2400C10D-8GTX 2400 MHz DDR3

Looking to get a new high-end motherboard, and don't know what memory to pick? Does that board happen to be red and black? G.Skill takes an older brand and makes it new, this time Trident becomes TridentX, changing from black and blue to black and red, and adds something else, too.

8.8
Date: Apr 5th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Exceleram Rippler ERB300A 4 GB PC3-12800 CAS 6 1.65 V DDR3

Today we take a look at another classic memory kit on the Intel X79 Express platform, this time from Exceleram. The Rippler ERB300A is built for overclocking with its fast CL6 speeds, but will that still work with the overclocks of today?

9.5
Date: Mar 21st 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9-32GXH 32 GB PC3-17000 1.6 V DDR3

G.Skill sent us a little surprise, in a 32 GB package. The G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9Q-32GXH kit not only offers huge capacity and speed, but also a little something extra. Intended for P67/Z68, the GSkill F3-2133C9Q-32GXH maxes out the speed, but also the size those platforms offer.

9.5
Date: Mar 13th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Patriot Viper Extreme PC3-16000 CL9 1.65 V DDR3

Today we take a trip back through time, and visit an older product, that just might have more relevance in today's market than first meets the eye. The Patriot Viper Xtreme PX523G2000ELK kit may appear familiar and for good reason, as they were launched nearly 18 months ago, back on October 19th, 2010. Does this Viper from Patriot still have some bite on the modern X79 platform?

9.8
Date: Mar 8th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Samsung 30 nm Green PC3-12800 Low Profile 1.35 V DDR3

Several tech forums are buzzing about Samsung's lastest "Green" 30 nm DDR3, that sips the voltage, and sits on a tiny low-profile PCB. We snagged a pair to see what all the fuss is about, and boy, were we surprised!

9.6
Date: Jan 13th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws Z 2133 MHz DDR3 CL9 16 GB Kit

G.Skill sent us their Ripjaws Z F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH kit, now that Intel's latest platform has been launched, and new memory kits are needed, due to the new quad-channel configuration that the Intel X79 Express platforms offers. We put the 16 GB G.Skill 2133 MHz kit through the paces, and push it to the max.

8.9
Date: Apr 9th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Crucial Ballistix Finned DDR3 1866 MHz CL9 4 GB

The Crucial Ballistix Finned memory does not only look cool, but they also pack an on-board sensor so that you can actually make sure they stay cool during use and extreme overclocking. We take the 1866 MHz kit for a spin to check if it manages to make an impression or barely ding our armor.

9.4
Date: Feb 16th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 MHz DDR3 CL9 8 GB

The G.Skill Ripjaws come in various flavors and capacities, but focus more on the mainstream overclocker. With many different versions and color variants of the kit out there, one could wonder if G.Skill is not simply trying to create models to cover every memory chip they get their hands on. But, we take a look at the 1600 MHz kit and are surprised to find headroom, lots and lots of headroom.

8.9
Date: Jan 28th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz CL9 12 GB DDR3

Corsair has introduced their new line of memory called Vengeance. Available in high capacity kits up to 16 GB we got a hold of the triple-channel one with 4x 3 GB modules. That said we push the trio to the max and see if it comes back with a vengeance or fizzles into thin air quietly.

9.2
Date: Sep 29th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
G.Skill Trident 2000 MHz DDR3 CL9 8GB Kit

The G.Skill 8 GB 2000 MHz kit manages to offer high capacity, nicely packaged within tall and solid heatspreaders. The active cooling bracket lights up blue and we push the memory & test bench to the limit to see what this kit is capable of.

8.0
Date: Aug 27th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Mach Xtreme Armor 1600 MHz CL8 4GB Kit

Mach Xtreme is a new player, but their complete line-up of memory, SSDs and their USB 3.0 flash drive made some real waves. We are taking a look at the Armor 1600 MHz CL8 dual channel kit, which comes equipped with Xigmatek heat spreaders. Will its shell withstand our barrage of benchmarks or are we able to chip its armor?

8.9
Date: Jun 9th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Team Group Xtreem Dark 1600 MHz CL8-8-8-24

The Xtreem Dark series of modules are aimed at the enthusiast and casual overclocker. With compact black heat spreaders and maximum specs of 1600 MHz, they should be an attractive choice for most i3 or i5 users out there. We slap the Xtreem Dark into our testing rig and turn up the heat to see what kind of power hides below the dark hard shell of these modules.