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G.Skill PI Black PC3-12800 (1600MHz) CL8 6GB Memory Kit

G.Skill has expanded its Pi range to include new i7 compatible triple channel kits. We check out a 1600MHz 6GB kit today.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Dec 30, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: G.Skill

G.Skill PI Black PC3-12800 (1600MHz) CL8 6GB Memory Kit

 

Introduction

 

You really have to love the way that memory has moved over the past few years. I remember when I did a massive round-up on memory a few years ago. It was so exciting to get a pair of 256MB memory modules that offered speeds in excess of 100MHz.

 

Jump forward only a few years and here we are with kits that offer in excess of 10 times those speeds and capacities, while also selling at a cheaper price as well. And while expanding memory doesn't really give you the same kind of FPS boost that a new graphics card will give you, it does make your whole computing experience a lot more pleasurable, be it in a gaming environment where loading is faster or a working environment where photos are being rendered quicker under Photoshop.

 

Today we're looking at a 6GB kit from G.Skill that comes in at 1600MHz by default. But before we see exactly what we can do with it, let's just have a quick look at the package and modules.

 

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