Author: Adam Wilson
G.Skill has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of memory. Creating some fantastic products over the years, G.Skill are decorated with awards from many hardware review sites. Based out of Taipei, G.Skill was established in 1989. From that time they’ve created many memorable product lines including the Ripjaws, Sniper and ARES, which we actually reviewed quite recently.
This time around we’re taking a look at G.Skill’s TridentX series. Starting at 2133Mhz and going all the way up to 2800Mhz, the TridentX Series is brutally fast. A black and red theme well suited to ASUS’ ROG series or ASRock’s Fatal1ty series, it looks awesome if you’re the kind of person who likes oversized or extreme styling.
The kit G.Skill have sent us is the middle of the spectrum; 2400Mhz, yet it’s only CAS 10 – speeds, with high speeds with such low latency this kit promises to be a strong performer. Lets check it out!
|CPU||3rd Generation Intel Core Processors*|
|Multi-Channel Kit||Dual Channel kit|
|Tested Speed||DDR3-2400 MHz (PC3-19200)|
|Tested Latency||10-12-12-31 2N|
|SPD Speed||1333 MHz|
|Height||54 mm / 2.13 inch|
|Features||Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Ready|
Traditionally RAM comes in very simple packaging and the G.Skill kit is no exception. The packaging itself is clear plastic with a hook at the top for retail shelving. All detail comes from a cardboard sleeve inserted behind the DIMMS.
Looking from the front of the packaging, clearly visible through the plastic protective housing are the modules themselves. Behind the product, the cardboard insert details the product name, company logo, and also mentions the fact that these modules were designed with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors in mind – that’s Ivy Bridge, if you were wondering. There isn’t any speed or timing information on the front of the packaging, but it is on the sticker present on the DIMMS themselves.
The rear of the packaging has, again, the G.Skill company logo as well as product name. Beneath this has a paragraph on the product at hand, and another paragraph detailing G.Skills lifetime warranty. Further down the packaging has company contact information, complied standards, copyright information, and a sticker detailing product specification. Inside the package you’re provided with modules themselves, as well as a silver case badge.