Wednesday, March 28th 2018

G.Skill Readies a Sniper X Memory Variant Targeted at AMD "Pinnacle Ridge"

G.Skill is giving final touches to a Sniper X memory kit that could be the company's go-to product for AMD Ryzen 2000-series "Pinnacle Ridge" processors, in the same way as the company's Flare X DDR4-3200 memory kits gained popularity among AMD Ryzen-based gaming PC builders. Flare X will still very much be compatible with "Pinnacle Ridge," but the Sniper X kit G.Skill has in store for the new processor, pushes up the memory speeds, taking advantage of increased memory clock limits of the new chips.

The new "Pinnacle Ridge" friendly G.Skill Sniper X kit will bear the model number F4-3400C16D-16GSXW. As you might tell from its model number, it is a DDR4-3400 MHz memory kit, which comes in 16 GB (2x 8 GB) capacity, and has a CAS latency of 16T. It ticks at 3400 MHz with 16-16-16-36 timings, and a DRAM voltage of 1.35V. The rest of the Sniper X series, announced in January, will come in speeds of up to 3600 MHz. AMD Ryzen 2000-series "Pinnacle Ridge" processors are expected to feature higher maximum memory clock speeds.
Source: G.Skill
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3 Comments on G.Skill Readies a Sniper X Memory Variant Targeted at AMD "Pinnacle Ridge"

#1
xorbe
Are we going to get a comparo of Flare X 3200 vs Sniper X 3400?
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#2
W1zzard
Isn't 3200 CL14, roughly the same effective speed, maybe even faster than 3400 CL16 ?
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TheGuruStud
W1zzard said:
Isn't 3200 CL14, roughly the same effective speed, maybe even faster than 3400 CL16 ?
I believe it's case dependent trading blows with 3600 cas 16. So, yep, faster.
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