With the introduction of Intel's Socket 2011 processors for enthusiasts and professionals not too long ago, it spawned a market for good XMP 1.3 DDR3 compliant kits to maximize the quad channel bandwidth and take advantage extra memory dividers north of 2400+MHz that the new platform brings. We have previously published a review of the G.Skill ARES 2133MHz 8GB kit and today we have the 16GB quad channel version for your consideration.


Model Number F3-2133C9Q-16GAB
Series ARES
System Type DDR3
Main Board INTEL
M/B Chipset X79 / P67 / Z68
Capacity 16GB (4GBx4)
Multi-Channel Kit Quad Channel kit
Tested Speed DDR3-2133 MHz (PC3-17000)
Tested Latency 9-11-10 2N
Tested Voltage 1.65V
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Error Checking Non-ECC
Type 240-pin DIMM
SPD Speed 1600 MHz
SPD Voltage 1.5V
Height 33 mm / 1.30 inch
Warranty Lifetime
Fan lncluded No
Features Intel XMP (Extreme Momery Profile)Ready

G.Skill's ARES memory modules differ from their popular RipjawsZ series only by the use of a low profile blue heatspreader to avoid height clearance issues with tall heatsink towers. Both share the same 6-layer PCB and Hynix H9C DDR3 memory chips which are generally well received by the overclocking community.

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