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Written by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 08 March 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
G.Skill Triple-Channel 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit
Closer Look: G.Skill DDR3
DDR3 Series Results
RAM Testing Methodology
Performance Test Results
Triple-Channel DDR3 Final Thoughts
G.Skill DDR3 Memory Kit Conclusion

G.Skill 3GB 1600MHz CL8 DDR3 Kit

System memory is one of the most over-looked hardware components in computer systems. When it comes to 32-bit Operating Systems like Windows XP and Vista, only 4GB of memory can be mapped and utilized. However with 64-bit version of the Windows Operating System becoming gaining popularity, only the physical limitations of the motherboard can restrict the user-mode virtual address space. So with applications demanding greater memory overhead, once again it has better to use as much memory as can be installed into the system.

When most shoppers compare system memory kits, they often look for the highest speeds for the best price. Everyone is different, but overclockers and performance enthusiasts generally aim for the best combination of low-latency high-speed RAM they can get find. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the performance of a top-speed triple-channel product for the Intel Core i7 platform. The G.Skill 3GB 1600MHz CL8 DDR3 memory kit F3-12800CL8T-3GBHK will be compared against several other products and benchmarked for bandwidth and gaming performance. Are the higher speeds worth the money or can this memory kit overclock to their level? By the end of this article, you'll have your answer.


But not all memory is made the same; and even memory of the same speed can have different consumer targets. G.Skill offers something for everyone, and there isn't a desktop computer made that they don't offer an upgrade for. Casual users can take advantage of their warranty and support, as well as getting tips from their support forum for better performance. Enthusiasts and overclockers can match the memory kit that best suits their needs. Even gamers are given special attention, even though system memory has very little impact on a games performance.

F3-12800CL8T-3GBHK Specifications

Main Board Intel
System Desktop
System Type DDR3
M/B Chipset Intel X58
CAS_Latency 8-8-8-21
Capacity 3GB(1GBx3), 6GB(2GBx3)
Speed DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test_Voltage 1.6v-1.65v
PCB 6 Layers
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Error_Checking Non-ECC
Type 240-pin DIMM
Warranty Lifetime

Part Numbers:

  • 3GB (3x1024MB) SKU F3-12800CL8T-3GBHK
  • 6GB (3x2048MB) SKU F3-12800CL8T-6GBHK

About G.Skill International Enterpriseg.skill_logo_red_300px.jpg

Established in 1989 by enthusiasts, is a leading memory manufacturer based in Taipei, Taiwan. The company's top priority is Quality and all of our products go through a series of the most rigorous tests and strict quality control processes. In addition to a committed, qualified IC testing house to examine its products, all G.Skill products are 100% tested to ensure the highest yield, reliability and quality.

Mission Statement
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.

For more information, please visit the G.Skill website.


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