G.Skill DDR4 3733MHz Cas 17 4GBx2 Kit
G.Skills kit is a high speed kit, but one at a more affordable price. At only $134.99 I would consider it almost mainstream, since speeds at and right above 3600MHz are attainable by most Z170 motherboards.
I think that this G.Skill kit is based on Samsung's die as well, but I haven't confirmed it. I didn't push more than 1.4v when testing memory on this platform, but with this G.Skill kit I was able to tighten timings a bit even at 1.4v at 3733MHz. This kit also worked with all the motherboards in this guide without issue, and all I had to do was enable XMP.
This G.Skill kit was able to do 4212MHz, which is a pretty good overclock considering the stock speeds of the kit. Most benchers find the optimal spot at around 3600-3900MHz with CAS latencies around 11-13, which is outside the purview of this guide since I am not going to push 1.9v through the kit - it's not the type of crazy example I want to set in this guide.
The Effect of Memory Timings
Here I took a quick look at the effects of changing some important timing parameters and their impact on memory bandwidth and memory latency. Latency is not strictly equivalent to memory timings, and this article by Crucial explains the truth about memory latency. Overall, changing from command rate of 2 to command rate 1 has a minimal performance impact. Decreasing the tRFC and CAS latency has a more noticeable impact.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction to Skylake Overclocking]
- Page 2 [Disclaimer and Before You Begin Overclocking]
- Page 3 [Overclocking Flow Chart, Non-K SKUs, BCLK, and Multipliers]
- Page 4 [BCLK, Core, Cache, Memory, and FCLK Scaling]
- Page 5 [Skylake Overclocking Voltages]
- Page 6 [Power Savings and Voltage/Power Analysis]
- Page 7 [The Durability of Intel's 14nm Node]
- Page 8 [Skylake Memory Overclocking: Corsair and Frequency Scaling]
- Page 9 [Skylake Memory Overclocking: G.Skill and Memory Timings]
- Page 10 [ASRock Z170 Overclocking: Z170 OC Formula]
- Page 11 [ASUS Z170 Overclocking: Maximus VIII Extreme]
- Page 12 [EVGA Z170 Overclocking: Z170 Classified 4-Way]
- Page 13 [GIGABYTE Z170 Overclocking: Z170X-SOC Force]
- Page 14 [MSI Z170 Overclocking: Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION]
- Page 15 [Stability Testing, Delidding, Crashing, and Throttling]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Because science: sperm used to deliver cancer drug to tumors
- Battlegrounds replay function tested ahead of v1.0 release
- Samsung's mid-range 2018 phones might feature 18:9 displays
- Far Cry 5's new trailer drops, shows off 'The Resistance'
- Bad Company 3 could be joined by new Battlefield set in WWII
- Patriot Viper V570 Blackout Gaming Mouse Review
- Cougar Puri TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- OWC Mercury Helios 3 Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure Review
- Mionix Wei Ice Cream Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- Unable to use all 3 M.2's for RAID 0
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit
- Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top
- Gainward Announces its GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series