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.
|M/B Chipset||X79 / P67 / Z68|
|Multi-Channel Kit||Quad Channel kit|
|Tested Speed||DDR3-2133 MHz (PC3-17000)|
|Tested Latency||9-11-10 2N|
|SPD Speed||1600 MHz|
|Height||33 mm / 1.30 inch|
|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.