DDR4 has shot up the capacity of system memory in a huge way. 8 GB sticks are now pretty standard-fare, and I recently covered a 2400 MHz set that doubles that amount with 16 GB on a single stick for 32 GB of system RAM in two slots. Gone are the days where 8 GB of RAM in two sticks was enough. What if you want more speed? G.Skill is here to answer that question yet again.
G.Skill has definitely made their presence known in the memory and SSD market. When it comes to highly clocked DDR4 sticks, they are the brand I turn to. They have proven themselves time and again with every platform launch, with successive updates to those top speeds as soon as they are able, new platform or not. Bought an overclocking motherboard capable of higher memory speeds than any other? Chances are that highly clocked memory to go with that board is provided by G.Skill.
When it comes to Intel's Skylake platform, every "K" CPU is roughly capable of 3200 MHz, its optimal overclocked memory speed, but what about 16 GB sticks? Is the same still true? What better way to investigate that than to have some 3200 MHz 16 GB DIMMs to answer the challenge. That's exactly what I've got here today with G.Skill's Ripjaws V F4-3200C16D-32GVK kit. G.Skill's Ripjaws line-up has never been their top dog for performance (that's reserved for the Trident line-up), so what we've got here is a standard OC kit with a lot of capacity. Can my CPU handle it? Can yours?
|SPEED RATING:||DDR4-3200 (PC4-25600)|
|CAPACITY:||32 GB (16 GB x2)|
|TESTED VOLTAGE:||1.35 V|
|FORM FACTOR:||288-pin UDIMM|