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 12 different series of desktop memory alone. The Ripjaws X series offers speeds from 1333MHz all the way up to an impressive 2400Mhz. They feature medium profile blue, black, or red aluminum heat spreaders with a total memory module height of 40 mm. Not all heat spreader colors are available in all speeds and latency configurations. Their 40mm height should clear most aftermarket air cooler, but it is best to check first, before you purchase either. They are available in single, dual, or quad channel kits and capacity configurations from 2GB to 32GB. The 8GB 2400MHz dual channel kit I am reviewing today is at the high end of the memory speed scale for the Ripjaws X line. They feature blue heat spreaders and a typical for G.SKILL full length decal on each side of the modules. The Ripjaws X certainly look and sound the part, but will they "rip" through competition? There is only one way to find out, so here we go.
G.SKILL's take on the Ripjaws X
The Ripjaws classic has returned! This time, the G.SKILL RipjawsX Series is raising the bar for computing experience and performance expectations across the board. Equipped with XMP profiles and dual-channel capable, your Intel and AMD systems will easily tear through all your games and programs
Chosen By Overclockers
Enthusiasts’ choice can’t be wrong. Building on the world-class performance and overclockability, G.SKILL RipjawsX series memory has been voted as the Best Memory Series by the community of the overclockers in 2011! If you need a high performance and high quality kit to complete your enthusiast PC, look no further.
The “Customer Choice Award” Winner
Built for the best quality, G.SKILL RipjawsX series memory has been the most frequent winner of Newegg’s “Customer Choice Award”, against all Desktop Memory products at Newegg.com. Backed up by thousands of the highest rating of customer reviews, RipjawsX series memory is absolutely the best quality product you can trust.
Optimal Compatibility and Superior Quality
Unparalleled DDR3 memory solution, the RipjawsX Series is the memory of choice. Specifically designed to complement dual-channel capable systems and optimized for the widest compatibility with Intel and AMD platforms, each RipjawsX memory kit is put through numerous compatibility and stress tests. As a result of our strict quality control, RipjawsX offers the highest quality, fastest speed, lowest timing, and firmest stability.
Stylish Heat Spreader Design, Keep It Cool
Sporting a sleek and stylish heat spreader, heat dissipation is maximized by increasing surface area for cool air to pass over while your system is gaming or computing. The hollow teeth-like heat spreader fins is made from aluminum and designed to allow maximize air flow for maximum cooling efficiency.
Intel XMP Support
All G.SKILL DDR3 memory come with the latest Intel XMP standard developed for Intel platform. It provides PC enthusiasts an entirely trouble free overclocking experience to boost their Intel systems for extreme levels of performance, while retaining system stability.