|G.SKILL Ripjaws-Z 16GB DDR3-1600 Memory|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Wednesday, 11 January 2012|
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Testing & Results
For comparison against the G.SKILL DDR3-1600MHz memory kit, I rounded up several other new quad-channel memory kits. All kits comprised four 4GB DIMMs for a total of 16GB of memory. There was one DDR3-1333 kit, a high-performance Corsair DDR3-1600 memory kit with tighter 8-8-8-24 timings, a (very expensive) Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-2133 kit, and the Ripjaws 1600MHz kit that's the subject of this review. I ran all the memory kits at their XMP profile speeds on an Intel X79 Express system using an ASUS X79 Sabertooth motherboard and an Intel Core i7 3960X processor running at its stock clock speeds.
For this test I used three synthetic benchmarks to measure memory performance, and three application-based benchmarks to assess real-world performance.
Let's start with the synthetic testing...