Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
In the conclusion of my Kingston HyperX Fury HX426C15FBK4/32 4x8GB review, I have alluded to the fact only one in four kits in our series of DDR4 RAM review here at APH Networks was overclockable. After much speculation on our forums, the cat is finally out of the bag: The G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3000C15D-16GVR 2x8GB is the chosen one. Interestingly, other than the Kingston kit, all of them feature identical Samsung K4A4G085WD ICs, which means they are already binned, overclocked, and tuned very close to the limit from the factory. As such, do not be surprised if you pick up the same kit as what we are reviewing today, and not manage to squeeze any extra megahertz out of it. With that in mind, as you can see in our screenshot above, I managed to take the Ripjaws V F4-3000C15D-16GVR from DDR4-3000 to DDR4-3100 by loosening the timings to 16-16-16-36 from 15-15-15-35, or 3.3% overclock over factory specifications. DDR4-3200 was not possible even at 17-17-17-38. For about $140 at press time, the G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3000C15D-16GVR 2x8GB is about $15 cheaper than the APH Recommended F4-3200C16D-16GTZ 2x8GB from G.Skill's flagship Trident Z series. Both of them comes with the company's lifetime guarantee. If you were to buy RAM today for your new build today, in my personal opinion, it all boils down to one rather trivial question: Which heatspreader do you like more? If you like a more traditional and visually complex design, the Ripjaws V is for you. If you want a cleaner, more modern design, the Trident Z is where the money is. You cannot go wrong with any one of these high bandwidth, big capacity, and low latency memory kits either way -- so evaluate at your priorities, no matter how trivial, and choose accordingly.
G.Skill provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3000C15D-16GVR 2x8GB is a high performance, high capacity kit with sharp medium profile heatspreaders at a competitive price.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 8
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
10. Overclocking and Conclusion