G.Skill RipJaws-Z 16GB review

Intel X79-compatible memory kit boasting a whopping 16GB of RAM

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As good as the G.Skill RipJawsZ modules genuinely are the concerns about the need for such huge amounts of RAM, or the quad-channel design, are more telling.

You really aren't getting a huge boost in performance, if any, with such a vast amount of quad-channel DDR3 memory.

Video encoding performance

G Skill ripjaws z benchmarks

Memory bandwidth performance

G Skill ripjaws z benchmarks

Gaming performance

G Skill ripjaws z benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyRipjawsX
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
CAS LatencyCL9
Memory Size16 GB
Brand NameG.SKILL
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Width40.1 mm
Product SeriesRipjawsX
  • ECS P67H2-A Motherboard

ASUS Motherboards:

  • P8Z68 DELUXE
  • P8Z68-V PRO
  • P8Z68-V
  • Maximus IV Extreme
  • P8P67 DELUXE
  • P8P67 EVO
  • P8P67 PRO
  • P8P67-M PRO
  • P8P67-M
  • P8P67 LE
  • P8P67

Gigabyte Motherboards:

  • GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
  • GA-Z68X-UD5-B3
  • GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
  • GA-Z68X-UD3-B3
  • GA-P67A-UD7
  • GA-P67A-UD5
  • GA-P67A-UD4
  • GA-P67A-UD3P
  • GA-P67A-UD3R
  • GA-P67A-UD3

ASRock Motherboards:

  • Fatal1ty Z68 Professional
  • Z68 Extreme4
  • Z68 Pro3
  • Z68 Pro3-M
  • Fatal1ty P67 Professional
  • P67 Extreme 6
  • P67 Extreme 4

MSI Motherboards:

  • Z68A-GD80
  • Z68MA-ED55
  • P67A-GD80
  • P67A-GD65
  • P67A-GD55
  • P67A-GD53

Biostar Motherboards:

  • TP67XE
  • TZ68A+
ManufacturerGSkill International Enterprise
Product ModelF312800CL9Q-16GBXL
Product NameRipjawsX 16GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Package TypeRetail
Manufacturer Part NumberF312800CL9Q-16GBXL
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.gskill.com
Number of Modules4 x 4 GB
Limited WarrantyLifetime