G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Memory Review
Posted by Heath Coop on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 8:00am
G.SKILL is one of the move respected names in the computer industry. Established in 1989 by enthusiasts, they have become one the leading memory module manufacturers. They also have one the most extensive range of computer memory products available. They have 13 different series of desktop memory alone.
G.SKILL’s first entry into DDR4 market was the Ripjaws 4 series, which now offers speeds from 2133MHz all the way up to an impressive 3600Mhz. The Ripjaws V offers even more performance over the Ripjaws V line and a more subdued look. They feature 42mm high medium profile black, blue, sliver, gunmetal or red aluminum heat spreaders. There are 4GB x 2 (8GB total) through 16GB x 4 (64GB total) configurations are available.
The 16GB 3200MHz dual channel kit we are reviewing today is in the upper middle of the memory speed scale for the Ripjaws V line. They feature red heat spreaders and a G.SKILL decal on each side of the modules. The Ripjaws V certainly look sharp and promise big performance. We reviewed the 3000MHz version of this same kit some time ago and came away impressed. The faster kit promises even better performance and with DDR4 memory prices having gone down quite a bit, even better value.
G.SKILL's take on the Ripjaws V
Feel the Rush of Ripjaws V
As the latest addition to the classic Ripjaws family, Ripjaws V series is the newest dual-channel DDR4 memory designed for maximum compatibility and cutting-edge performance with the 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor on the Z170 series chipset. Built with the finest components, tested under the most rigorous conditions, and offered in five color options, Ripjaws V is the perfect choice for building a new performance system or for a simple memory upgrade.
Blazing Fast Transfer Speed
Available in a wide range of frequency options from standard DDR4-2133MHz to a blistering DDR4-3733MHz in dual channels, Ripjaws V lets you enjoy a faster computing experience for gaming, video & image editing, rendering, and data processing.
Rigorously Tested for Compatibility and Reliability
Each and every Ripjaws V DDR4 memory kit is tested with G.SKILL’s rigorous validation process on all major performance motherboard brands to ensure the best-in-class reliability and compatibility across the widest selection of motherboards.
Color It Up
Not only is the Ripjaws V designed with a sleek new look, but also available in five different colors: Blazing Red, Steel Blue, Radiant Silver, Gunmetal Gray, and Classic Black. Whether you’re a modder seeking matching hues or looking to build a stunning new system, Ripjaws V is a superb selection.
42mm Module Height
Continuing the tradition of aftermarket CPU cooler compatibility, Ripjaws V is designed with a 42mm module height suitable for most oversized CPU heatsinks.
Up to 64GB Ultra High Capacity
Ripjaws V offers various capacity configurations, not only with modules of 4GB and 8GB, but also in ultra-high 16GB capacities for up to 64GB (16GBx4). The possibilities are endless!
Designed with a low voltage of 1.2V~1.35V at DDR4 standard, this lowers the memory voltage requirement by 20% from DDR3 memory kits! Now your system can perform even faster without becoming an expensive appliance heater.
XMP 2.0 Support
Just set and go. Programmed with the latest Intel XMP 2.0 profiles, the only thing between you and extreme performance is a simple setting.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
All G.SKILL memory products come with a limited lifetime warranty and the G.SKILL technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forum, Facebook, telephone, and email.
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