Hardware

G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Features and Specifications

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS Now that we have taken a closer look at the modules, lets dive into the internal specifications: Even though the official specifications are designed for Intels Sandy Bridge platform, they are also backwards-compatible with first-generation Core processors, as well as the AM3+ chipset, as illustrated by the proceeding CPU-Z and test results. NEXT: Testing Methodology and Overclocking INDEX Page 1: Introduction …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Testing Methodology and Overclocking

TESTING METHODOLOGY AND OVERCLOCKING I decided to use only two clock-speeds to test the modules, as the stock speed is already at a relatively high 1866MHz: In order to present an unbiased review, I decided to test the G.SKILL RipjawsX Series kit on both an AMD and Intel platform. The memory benchmarks and overclocking results are recorded from both architectures, …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Memory Benchmarks

MEMORY BENCHMARKS Finalwire AIDA64 Extreme Engineer Edition AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software suite. AIDA64 Extreme provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. SiSoftware Sandra Professional Business Edition …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Computation and Productivity Benchmarks

COMPUTATION AND PRODUCTIVITY BENCHMARKS *ONLY THE INTEL TEST-SYSTEM WAS USED FOR THESE TESTS 7-Zip 64-Bit Edition 7-Zip is an open source file archiver designed originally for Microsoft Windows. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, and can read and write several other archive formats. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or Windows shell integration. Sorenson Squeeze 7.0 Sorenson Squeeze …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Gaming Benchmarks

GAMING BENCHMARKS *ONLY THE INTEL TEST-SYSTEM WAS USED FOR THESE TESTS Battlefield: Bad Company 2 In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Z68 Chipset-Specific Benchmarks

Z68 CHIPSET-SPECIFIC BENCHMARKS *ONLY THE INTEL TEST-SYSTEM WAS USED FOR THESE TESTS LucidLogix Virtu In a nutshell, Virtu is software developed by LucidLogix that allows the use of a dedicated GPU and the CPU’s integrated GPU (as present on Sandy Bridge processors) simultaneously (much like AMD’s APU architecture). Seeing as how I do not have an AMD APU to work with …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Overall System Benchmarks

OVERALL SYSTEM BENCHMARKS *ONLY ONLINE RESULTS ARE POSTED IN ORDER TO REDUCE CLUTTER Futuremark 3DMark 11 Professional Edition 3DMark 11 is the latest version of the worlds most popular benchmark for measuring the graphics performance of gaming PCs. Designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista the benchmark includes six all new benchmark tests that …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Final Words And Conclusion

FINAL WORDS AND CONCLUSION When I first started building computers two years ago, I asked my friends and colleagues their opinions on who was the best memory manufacturer. The overwhelming response I got<,and still get to this day, is G.SKILL, so I decided to take the dive. I never looked back. As an enthusiast who has G.SKILL sticks in every desktop set-up, …

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ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Series Motherboard Review – Storage Benchmarks

STORAGE AND PERIPHERAL BENCHMARKS CrystalDiskMark CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for hard drives (as well as flash drives) that enables rapid measurements of sequential and random read/write speeds. The USB 2.0 test was performed using the 64GB Patriot SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive: The USB 3.0 test was performed using the 64GB Patriot SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive: XFast …

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ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Series Motherboard Review – Computational Benchmarks

COMPUTATION AND PRODUCTIVITY BENCHMARKS 7-Zip 64-Bit Edition 7-Zip is an open source file archiver designed originally for Microsoft Windows. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, and can read and write several other archive formats. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or Windows shell integration. Sorenson Squeeze 7.0 Sorenson Squeeze is a compression suite for video. It encodes to multiple …

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