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G.Skill Trident PC3-16000 6GB DDR3 Memory Kit - Test System Setup and wPrime

Today we have a look at the PC-16000 Trident kit from G.Skill and find out if it can stand out from the pack at the top-end.

By: | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 22, 2009 8:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: G.Skill

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 4GHz (200MHz x 20)


Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Graphics Card(s): ASUS GTX 285 (Supplied by ASUS)


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)


Operating System: Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit


Drivers: ForceWare 185.65


Today we'll be seeing how the G.Skill kit goes against a number of other kits at different speeds. The main comparison we'll be looking at is the G.Skill kit against the Corsair one. The difference between the two kits is the timings; the G.Skill one uses a more relaxed 9-9-9-24 setup while the Corsair one uses a more aggressive 8-8-8-24 setup.


We'll find out what kind of edge these timings give the Corsair kit. The other thing we have to remember is that the Corsair comes in at $329 versus $149.99 which is what the G.Skill kit comes in at over at Newegg.


With that all said and done, let's get stuck into the benchmarks and find out what exactly we have going on with the memory we have today.




Version and / or Patch Used: 1.62


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wPrime uses a recursive call of Newton's method for estimating functions, with f(x)=x2-k, where k is the number we're sqrting, until Sgn(f(x)/f'(x)) does not equal that of the previous iteration, starting with an estimation of k/2. It then uses an iterative calling of the estimation method a set amount of times to increase the accuracy of the results. It then confirms that n(k)2=k to ensure the calculation was correct. It repeats this for all numbers from 1 to the requested maximum.


G.Skill Trident PC3-16000 6GB DDR3 Memory Kit


Across the board we can see that all memory kits sit quite close together with no major difference being seen.


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