P1050253 G.Skill ARES 16GB 2133MHz CL9 Kit (F3 2133C9Q 16GAB) Review

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.

P1050253 G.Skill ARES 16GB 2133MHz CL9 Kit (F3 2133C9Q 16GAB) Review

Specifications

Model Number F3-2133C9Q-16GAB
Series ARES
System DESKTOP
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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