G.Skill Flare X 3200Mhz DDR4 (2x8GB) 16GB Memory Review: Page 7 of 7

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Posted by Heath Coop on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:00am

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Everything we’ve liked about the other G.Skill DDR4 kits is here with the Flare X 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz kit. The black heatspreaders look good and decals applied add a touch of class. They would great installed in any motherboard with black accents. At 42mm tall, the modules should clear most aftermarket air coolers. Additional red colored kits that should allow color matching to most Ryzen based builds.

The combination of tight 14-14-14-34-1T timings and 3200 MHz complimented our Ryzen 7 1700 nicely. In every application we some at least some improvement over the slower kits we tested it against. We had absolutely no compatibility issues like we’ve have with many of kits. Unfortunately, overclocking was just out of the question, but with a small bump in voltage we were able to tighten the timings. Given that Ryzen has such a high latency to begin with tightening the timings would more than likely offer more performance in most applications anyway.

At the time of testing, this particular kit is available at Newegg for $173.99, a very competitive price for a memory kit at this speed and with thse tight of timings. Like all of G.SKILL's memory, they feature a lifetime warranty. The Flare X has a great combination of price, performance, and cosmetics.

Likes

  • Tight Timings
  • Full Ryzen Compatibility
  • Sharp Aggressive Looks
  • Low Profile
  • Lifetime Warranty

Dislikes

  • None

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