Established in 1989, G. Skill is synonymous with memory modules that deliver great performance and have very impressive overclocking capabilities. What stands out with G.Skill memory is that for modules that can overclock the way they can, the price of their memory is often lower then similar modules offered by their competitors which don’t nearly have as good overclocking potential. G.Skill’s latest memory entries – the RipJaws and Ripjaws X series – have been praised by many memory enthusiasts.
Today we are fortunate enough to bring to you a review of the Ripjaws X series’ latest DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) kit. Let’s take a closer look.
The packaging is the normal hard plastic packaging used by most RAM manufacturers. The default speed of 1866MHz, timings 9-10-9-28, command rate of T2, and recommended DRAM voltage of 1.5v are all shown on the sticks themselves.
The Ripjaws X kit we received is a 2 x 4GB kit with red and black aluminum heat spreaders, which protect the black PCBs. The look of the RAM as a whole is something we feel would look especially great in a board like the Asus Rampage IV.
As with many high end memory modules, the heat spreaders themselves can be removed and replaced with third party heat spreaders of your liking.