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GSkill Pi Black Triple Channel PC3 12800 6GB Memory Review
Author: Jim Manis
The Ram comes in a simple Clamshell packaging, clearly showing the 3 memory modules and nicely finished heatspreaders. These modules are constructed on six layer PCB's and are rated for timings of 8-8-8-21 @ 1.6 - 1.65volts. The CAS8 rating is extremely good for DDR3 where the majority of modules at this speed are rated at 9 or higher.
Ram is one of the few consumer items that comes from the factory with different performance levels already programmed in. These profiles are stored on the SPD chip which stands for Serial Presence detect. The SPD helps to ensure that the standards set forth by JEDEC are enforced and will be compatible on a variety for products. In addition to the SPD profiles some memory mfgs include E.P.P. or Enhanced Performance Profiles for even greater performance.
The CAS8 rating on these modules is defined by internal testing at G.Skill and is sometimes not completely accurate; in fact we feel that CAS8 is rather conservative.
System Type: DDR3
M/B Chipset: Intel X58
CAS Latency: 8-8-8-21
Capacity: 3GB(1GBx3), 6GB(2GBx3)
Speed: DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test Voltage: 1.6v-1.65v
PCB: 6 Layers
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Type: 240-pin DIMM
For a complete list of current specs please consult the G.Skill website.