G.SKILL ARES 2133MHz 16GB DDR3 Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅07-06-12
Conclusion

The G.SKILL ARES is a great kit that impressed us from start to finish. It looks extremely good with it's Royal Blue heatsinks which might I add also come in a very fetching bronze colour at the same frequency but with slacker timings. The blue kit is the premium choice however and boy can it move! It took apart the competition in the majority of benchmarks at stock speed so I have little to add about just how fast they were when overclocked (easily) to an amazing 2400MHz.



The price of this 2133MHz kit matches some other premium branded 1866MHz kits so it really should be a 'no brainer' which kit to go for. G.SKILL RMA support is excellent. They also offer a lifetime warranty. The ARES kit is low profile too which is so important for anyone air cooling with a large heatsink on an X79 platform due to the DRAM layout.

In short, G.SKILL offer some of the fastest memory kits available for both X79 and Z77 foundations and while this kit resides in the middle of the pack, it offers copious amounts of bandwidth and tight enough timings for most enthusiasts and at a very competitive price point. The only negative about this kit is the packaging which is not bad, it's just not as good as the competition. Also, you may not like this kit if you have an aversion to blue. Other than that it is pretty much a perfect product with no major faults found.

What are you waiting for? Go buy some!

Pros:
+ Good looking, well vented heatsink
+ 2133MHz stock speed
+ Great overclocking potential
+ Tight timings
+ Black PCB

Cons:
- Blue may not suit everyone's tastes
- Basic Packaging




Click here for an explanation of our awards at Vortez.net. Thanks to G.SKILL for providing today’s review sample.

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