G.Skill Sniper Series PC3-12800 8GB Kit ReviewPosted on 2011-05-09 20:02:54 by Thomas De Maesschalck
I love a new series of anything; video card, motherboard or RAM to name just a few; but when I saw that G.Skill was shooting over a PC-12800 or 1600MHz DDR kit of the new Sniper Series, I thought, *sigh*, a kit aimed at a cheap price point with relaxed timings. When I received the kit and actually checked what exactly we had on our hands, though, the excitement began to take over.
While out of the box the G.Skill Sniper Series kit we're looking at today comes with only a 1600MHz DDR clock, it does carry with it a 7-8-7-24-1T @ 1.6v setup. These are some tight timings which are made only better by the fact 1.6v is required and not the typical 1.65v. Being a new series also means we've got a new heatsink design. The Sniper Series carries with it a heatsink that resembles, well, a sniper rifle. It's not a bad looking heatsink and the crosshair like bits on each end add a nice touch.