G.SKILL Flare X DDR4 Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅27-08-17

Product on Review: G.SKILL Flare X, 3200MHz, CL14, 2 x 8GB DDR4
Manufacturer: G.SKILL
Street Price: This kit; UK: 199 / US: $219

G.SKILL are renowned for their performance memory and are regularly the go-to brand for performance enthusiasts. This is highlighted by the recent record breaking 5500MHz by TOPPC using the Trident Z memory. Back in the day of DDR3 memory G.SKILL brought forth a high-performance memory solution specifically for the AMD platform, titled 'Flare'. It had ridiculously tall heatsinks, and was a dual tone of black/red that had sandwiched a green PCB; thankfully times have changed.

The release of Ryzen quickly prompted G.SKILL to revive the Flare branding (as Flare X) to give consumers out the box high-performance and stability for their new AMD system. Available in 2133MHz/2400MHz/3200MHz in various dual or quad channel kits in up to 64GB capacities (quad channel support for the AMD ThreadRipper CPUs. G.SKILL have dressed up the Flare X modules in a stylish heatspreader similar to those found on the Ripjaws 4 memory modules, that are available in either black or red. The dual channel kit we are looking at today would represent the high-performance model that has cherry picked ICs and features a default XMP setting of 3200MHz at CL14.

Overview by G.SKILL
Designed for the latest AMD Ryzen processor, the Flare X series DDR4 memory kit marks the return of the legendary G.SKILL Flare series that provided awesome performance in the previous generation of DDR3 memory. Built with carefully selected IC chips specifically tested and validated on the AM4 platform, the Flare X series will provide the best compatibility and stability for systems with the AMD Ryzen CPU.

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