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G.Skill joins the high-speed DDR3 game with The Perfect Storm

by Tarinder Sandhu on 2 March 2009, 17:28

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Having covered our fair share of high-speed DDR3 memory of late, G.Skill was on hand at CeBIT to show its wares.

The Perfect Storm series is designed for Intel's Core i7 chips, meaning three modules for tri-channel operation.

Operating at a lofty 2GHz with 7-8-7-20 timings, settings which are also shared by at least OCZ and Corsair, G.Skill admitted to using Elpida ICs for these super-fast sticks.

The pack will also ship with a RAM cooler that uses a couple of 50mm fans, although operation at 2GHz doesn't require it.

DDR3 pricing continues to drop a-pace, to the extent that a 6GB DDR3-1,333MHz kit is available for around £80. Shelling out around £300, which is expected to be the asking price for a 6GB kit, seems wonderfully steep in comparison.

Would you shell out £300 on a 6GB kit? We'd love to find out.

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“Would you shell out £300 on a 6GB kit? We'd love to find out.”

Not when £165 gets me 6GB of CAS8 Corsair Dominator 1600mhz RAM or £132 for some G.Skill 6GB CAS8 1600mhz RAM and other 6GB 1600mhz kits at a similar price point. Also considering the performance gain from various online tests of 2000mhz RAM over 1600mhz, or even 1333mhz RAM for that matter, the performance gain is negliable.

Seems the consensus of opinion is just to get any 6GB into your core i7 system over 3GB and Vista 64bit runs much smoother.

Money saved buying 1600mhz RAM over 2000mhz RAM is then better spent on processor or graphics card which will give you a far better ‘bang for buck’ in real time performance.