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Old August 12, 2009, 03:18 AM
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Default G.Skill Trident 6GB PC3-16000 CL9 Tri Channel Memory Kit Review

Although many of you have already made the jump to Core i7/X58, some of you early adopters may have had to settle on some less than stellar RAM since there was such a huge price gap between your average triple-channel memory kits and the drool-worthy enthusiast kits.

Well we have just reviewed a memory kit that brings that high-end performance down to a mainstream price point. The G.Skill Trident F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD is a 3x2GB PC3-16000 9-9-9-24 1.65V memory kit that looks like a high-end kit, acts like a high-end kit, but can be purchased for as little as $160CDN. There is really nothing comparable on the market right now.

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Old August 12, 2009, 03:19 AM
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It was recently brought to my attention that although this memory kit does struggle a bit with 6-7-6 timings, it excels at 6-8-6. Therefore, I will see what the Trident can truly do at those timings and the results will be posted here.
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Old August 12, 2009, 04:45 AM
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ACK! Those things are hideous! But, it's one's opinion that matters. I think either G.Skill is a little late in the game for making high frequency, low latency RAM, or they decided to market these at high latencies to contribute to the overclocking crowd and make it look like these chips can go really low. Oh well.

It is a nice kit of RAM you got there MAC. Very good review. Keep up the good work :).
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ACK! Those things are hideous! But, it's one's opinion that matters. I think either G.Skill is a little late in the game for making high frequency, low latency RAM, or they decided to market these at high latencies to contribute to the overclocking crowd and make it look like these chips can go really low. Oh well.

It is a nice kit of RAM you got there MAC. Very good review. Keep up the good work :).
Hideous? They look like clones of the Dominators to me!

I feel kind of bad buying Dominators 2 days ago for $180, with these kits for $20 more.

Hope my Doms OC to 2ghz like these G.Skills did, too!
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Haha Sagath, they just look like someone stuck a lot of glue in their eyebrows and pushed them up to harden there, just to make them stand out from the crowd. Honestly.
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Nice review, so these are the same IC's used in the last Mushkins that were reviewed?
I ordered the Mushkins but these are alot cheaper and ...umm less attractive looking, but at least you can use all the slots.
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nice review
i'm just waitin paciently for the i5 kits
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Nice and timely review - had just ordered a kit of these myself for my i7 build. For $160 i think it's a pretty good deal.
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MY firts pots, and with doubts:

I have a 775 DDR3 system, but in few months will up grade to Core i7 or i5. I need know if this modules, can run in my acctual system:

- Corsair HX 620W
- Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi AP@N
- Quad Q8200
- 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz Corsair DHX XMS3
- XFX GTS250 1GB Core Edition
- 1x Seagate 1TB 7200.12


So, when I move to I7/I5, don't need to buy another memorys...

Thanks and forgive my poor, very poor english...





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I don't see an issue at all with them running in your current system.
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