I would like to thank G.Skill for providing the review sample.
Most of you probably know G.Skill and their memory. The company is one of the few still focusing on memory products in form of RAM or SSD instead of diversifying into numerous directions. G.Skill was founded in 1989 and their mission statement sums their intend up quite nicely:
We are here to provide superior memory products and satisfactory services in order to keep pace with our customers' growing needs, and help our customers in adding value to their products. And we pledge we will continue to do so and enable both sides to obtain significant competitive advantages in the market segments.G.Skill was kind enough to send us one of their high-speed Trident series kits. This dual channel pack runs at an amazing 2000 MHz and is rated for CL9-9-9-27. While this does not really seem like something extordinary, remember that this is an 8 GB dual channel kit - not one with only 4 GB capacity.
- Speed: DDR3-2000 (PC3 16000)
- CAS Latency: 9-9-9-22
- Capacity: 8GB (4GB x 2)
- Voltage: 1.65 Volts
- PCB: 6 Layers
- Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
- Error Checking: Non-ECC
- Type: 240-pin DIMM
- Warranty: Lifetime
G.Skill ships the entire unit and the included fan in a somewhat boring brown cardboard box. Considering the fact, that you will most likely aquire the memory through an online retailer, this shortcoming is by no means as bad as it may seem. A sticker with the memory model number as well as duplicates of the sticker on the modules themselves can be found on the side of the package. The fan is held in place by a cardboard contraption, while both DIMMs have been sandwiched on the sides of the cooling unit.