GSkill Tri-Channel 1600MHz review

Will high clockspeeds triumph over low bandwidth for this RAM?

TODO alt text

We liked

For overclocking enthusiasts, every little helps. The fact that the GSkill Tri-Channel 1600MHz clocks up to 1,866MHz will therefore be very attractive. Real-world application performance at that frequency is also distinctly speedy. The highlight is probably a 10 per cent boost in our game benchmark compared to memory DIMMs running at 1,333MHz.

We disliked

We don't want to fuss too much over performance anomalies that show up in synthetic benchmarks rather than actual applications. However, the fall off in measured bandwidth this kit suffers from when running at higher frequencies is undeniably something of a worry.

Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter:

Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size6 GB
Brand NameG.SKILL
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered

Asus Motherboard:

  • Rampage II Extreme
  • Rampage II GENE
  • P6T7 WS SuperComputer
  • P6T6 WS Revolution
  • P6T WS Professional
  • P6TD Deluxe
  • P6T Deluxe V2
  • P6T Deluxe
  • P6T SE
  • P6T

DFI Motherboard:

  • UT X58-T3eH8
  • DK X58-T3eH6
  • JR X58-T3H6

EVGA Motherboard:

  • X58 SLI Classified
  • X58 Classified 4-Way SLI
  • X58 SLI
  • X58 SLI LE
  • X58 SLI Micro

Gigabyte Motherboard:

  • GA-EX58-UD5
  • GA-EX58-UD4P
  • GA-EX58-UD4
  • GA-EX58-DS4
  • GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI
  • GA-EX58-UD3R

MSI Motherboard:

  • Eclipse Plus
  • Eclipse SLI
  • X58 Platinum
  • X58 Platinum SLI
  • X58 Pro-E
  • X58 Pro
  • X58M
ManufacturerGSkill International Enterprise
Product ModelF3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
Product Name6GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Manufacturer Part NumberF3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
Manufacturer Website Address
Number of Modules3 x 2 GB
Limited WarrantyLifetime