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G.Skill DDR2 and DDR3 Memory Kits

We've got two G.Skill kits on the table today, a 1000MHz DDR2 and 1600MHz DDR3 kit. Read on to see how they stack up.

| DDR-2 Memory in RAM | Posted: Nov 23, 2007 5:00 am

 

Introduction

 

PC system memory is always getting faster and faster, especially with the introduction of the DDR3 memory standard. JEDEC has ratified it, Intel P35 and X38 chipsets are supporting it and we are now seeing it come from all the major players. We have seen Mushkin, OCZ, Corsair and Kingston all producing memory based on DDR3 technology, but we haven't seen the last of DDR2 just yet.

 

DDR2 is still the mainstream memory of choice, only the Intel X38 and P35 chipsets so far support DDR3. AMD is planning on moving to DDR3 when AM3 socket finally makes its debut, but let's hope that AM2 stays for a while yet. AMD stuck to their guns with DDR on the Socket 939 platform, but when AM2 was released AMD wanted nothing more to do with DDR.

 

Today we have two new kits from memory maker G.Skill, one of the slightly more unknown brands to us. While we have tested them in the past, their name isn't as well known to us as the likes of OCZ or Corsair. However, what we have tested from them in the past has impressed us. Today we are going to test Both DDR2 and DDR3 from G.Skill, a 1000 MHz DDR2 4GB kit and 1600 MHz DDR3 2GB kit. How will they fair? We will pit the DDR3 against our just recently tested OCZ memory and the DDR2 against our Geil memory which has broken over 1200MHz.

 

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