G.Skill SNIPER Series 1600MHz CL9 8GB Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅31-03-11

Product on Review: G.Skill SNIPER F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
Manufacturer and Sponsor: G.Skill
Street Price: 85 inc. VAT (At time of review

It was just a few weeks ago that G. Skill announced their new Sniper DDR3 series, this new series is designed for a range of platforms and chipsets. G. Skill have already had overwhelming success with their Ripjaws product line, which expanded this year to include RipjawsX. Whilst the RipjawsX might be considered more of an enthusiast series, this latest release from G. Skill will entertain the gamer.

Although the Sniper series is designed for Intel platforms, it is also compatible with AMD platforms too. G. Skill have done extensive testing to ensure full compatibility for both parties covering a wide range of chipsets from AM3 right through to X58. The Sniper series is available in 2 colour options, pitch-black and metallic arm green.

The kit we are looking at today is designed specifically for the P55 and P67 chipsets from Intel. We will be continuing our journey through 1600MHz DDR3 memory kits on the Sandy Bridge platform with the Sniper series. Being dual channel, G. Skill have sent across an 8GB kit (2x4GB) rated at 1600MHz CL9 with an incredibly low voltage of 1.25v. It's time to lock n' load.

G.Skill's take on Sniper:
The New Sniper series is designed in ultra low voltage, especially 1.25V. This kit can save up to 10% electric power which will simultaneously allow gamers to enjoy smooth gaming without any overheat problems and meet energy efficiency requirements. Gaming takes a lot of memory consuming processes, therefore, the big capacity memory kit is necessary. G.Skill Sniper series not only fulfil your needs, but also maximize your gaming experience with the range from 4GBx2 to 4GBx6.

CAS Latency
- 9-9-9-24
- 8GB (4GB x2)
- DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test Voltage
- 1.25 Volts
Error Checking
- Non-ECC
- 240-pin DIMM
- Lifetime

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