Just a short time ago, Intel released their latest platform, Sandy Bridge-E also known as "SB-E" in enthusiast circles. Featuring a Quad-Channel memory architecture and Intel's XMP v1.3 memory profiling, the platform also needs supporting memory, tested and approved to work properly with the Intel X79 Express chipset and Socket 2011 processors. Our first look at this new take on memory comes from G.SKILL, a well-established brand that has become one of the most globally recognized names when it comes to memory. Here's what they have to say about themselves on their website:
"G. SKILL", established in 1989 by enthusiasts, is a leading memory module Manufacturer based in Taipei, Taiwan.
With traditional strengths, we have built an excellent reputation by meeting market demand and fostering business competitiveness both locally and internationally with our dedications to provide competitive prices, On-Time Delivery, Assured Quality, Customer-Oriented Services and Diversity of Products.
We are here to provide superior memory products, with satisfactory services in order to keep pace with our customers' growing needs, and help them by adding value to their purchases. We pledge we will continue to do so and enable both sides to obtain significant competitive advantages in the market segments.
G.Skill has released several different products for the X79 platform, all of which have been featured in our News section quite recently. The first product from G.Skill we will be taking a look at is the "Ripjaws Z" F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH, a quad-channel kit boasting the high speed of 2133 MHz when XMP v1.3 is enabled, with 9-11-10-28 timings and requiring 1.65V.
|SPEED RATING:||DDR3-2133 (PC3 17000) |
|RATED TIMINGS:||9-11-10-28 |
|CAPACITY:||16GB (4 GB x4) |
| TESTED VOLTAGE:||1.65 V|
|PCB TYPE:||6 Layers|
|ERROR CHECKING:||Non-ECC |
|FORM FACTOR:||240-pin DIMM |