As memory demands continue to increase, it makes sense to shortlist 8GB memory kits for an AMD or Core i3/i5 system. Unfortunately until fairly recently, the performance of a 4GB DDR3 memory stick was sadly lacking. The G.SKill Ripjaws F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH 8GB Kit goes a long way to improving this situation, especially as we were able to increase the clocks to 1920mhz at 8-9-9-24 1T timings. Exceptional results.
At default 1600mhz ‘out of the box’ settings, the performance is excellent – however if you have the ability (or inclination) to increase voltage to 1.65 and spend some time fine tuning bios settings, 1900mhz is easily achievable … even at reasonably tight timings. This significantly improves the overall performance of the system and is definitely worth the time and effort.
We had a little difficulty finding this specific CL7 8GB kit in the United Kingdom at time of publication, however online store search interface Skinflint listed them across Europe, which seems to translate to a UK price of around £150-£180 inc vat. Please note before purchasing that G.Skill do sell a version of this kit in a lower specification CL9 pack.
If you are in the market for performance memory and want the added benefit of future proofing your system, then the G.Skill Ripjaws F3 8GB kit deserves some serious consideration.
Kitguru says: Quality memory at a very reasonable price point.