G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 MHz DDR3 CL9 8 GB Review 20

G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 MHz DDR3 CL9 8 GB Review

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I would like to thank G.Skill for providing the review sample.

About G.Skill
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 new Ripjaws series kits. This time around we get to take a look this dual channel kit, running at 1600 MHz CL9. 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. This kit is intended for LGA 1156 and LGA 1155 systems, requiring only 1.5V to achieve the rated speed.

  • Speed: DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
  • CAS Latency: 9-9-9-24
  • Capacity: 8GB (4GB x 2)
  • Voltage: 1.5 Volts
  • PCB: 6 Layers
  • Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
  • Error Checking: Non-ECC
  • Type: 240-pin DIMM
  • Warranty: Lifetime


The memory ships in a simple blister pack. You can clearly see the memory along with the Ripjaw logo on the very top of the package. Turning things over we have a fairly simple backside with some marketing text on there. Overall not the craziest presentation, but luckily the inner values are what count anyways.

A large sticker in the back lets the user know what memory is sealed within the plastic shell. In our case, it is the F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL.
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