G.SKILL’s first entry into DDR4 market was the Ripjaws 4 series and it proved to be immensely popular. Since then, G.Skill has greatly expanded their DDR4 offerings. With the release of AMD’s new Ryzen processors, G.Skill released to new lines of memory just for it, Fortis and Flare X. It’s the latter that we’ll be reviewing today.
Specifically designed for Ryzen, Flare X offers speeds from 2133MHz, 2400MHz, and 3200Mhz. There are 8GB x 2 (16GB total) through 16GB x 4 (64GB total) configurations are available as well. They feature black heat spreaders that are shared with the Ripjaws 4 memory line and a G.SKILL decal on each side of the modules. The 42mm tall aluminum heat spreaders come in black or red and should clear most coolers.
The 16GB 3200MHz dual channel kit we are reviewing today is the fastest kit offered the Flare X line. The timings are remarkably tight for a memory kit at this speed at 14-14-14-34. The Flare X has sharp cosmetics and promise big performance with Ryzen. We’re quite eager to find out.
G.SKILL's take on the Flare X
Rebirth of the Legendary AMD Performance Series
Designed for the latest AMD Ryzen™ processor, the Flare X series DDR4 memory kit marks the return of the legendary Flare memory that provided awesome performance in the previous generation of DDR memory. Upgrade your next AMD system into the ultimate gaming rig or a powerful workstation with the Flare X series DDR4 memory!
Designed for AMD Platforms
Returning from the ashes, the new AMD architecture features a completely different set of memory enhancements, requiring a new approach. The Flare X memory series is designed with a distinct characteristic to optimize compatibility with the latest AMD platform.
Faster Transfer Speed
Available in memory speeds starting from DDR4-2133MHz, the Flare X series delivers high speed memory performance to efficiently transfer data for each of the cores on the AMD Ryzen processor.
Each and every single Flare X memory kit is tested under G.SKILL’s rigorous testing process to ensure the best performance, compatibility, and stability on your AMD system.
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.
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, telephone, and email.