G.SKILL ARES 2133MHz 16GB DDR3 Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅07-06-12
Test Setup & Overclocking

Test System

Memory kits on test:

G.SKILL ARES 16GB 9-11-10-28 2133MHz

Patriot Division 4 Viper Extreme 16GB 9-11-9-27 1866MHz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 9-10-9-27 1866MHz
G.SKILL RipjawsZ 16GB 9-10-9-28 1866MHz


Above are the SPD settings of the memory kit in today's review.

Enabling XMP saw the timings and frequency correctly set to 9-11-10-28 at 1.65v.

Overclocking the ram was as easy as raising the multiplier a notch. This gave us a blistering 2400MHz. We did try lowering the timings at this frequency somewhat but sadly without any notable success. 1T was also unachievable but putting the kit back to 1600MHz we managed to lower the timings a little to a respectable 8-8-8-20 so whatever your preference, be it latency or bandwidth, the ARES kit can cater for both tastes. For our run of benchmarks we ran the kit at the maximum overclock of 2400MHz.

Let's see how these results translate to performance...

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