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Crucial 6GB DDR3-1333 Tri-Channel

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Posted January 7, 2009 by Jake in RAM

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Introduction

Since Intel made the big move of putting the memory controller on-die in the CPU with the Core i7 architecture, there have been a few other significant resulting effects to the PC core components as well. Gone is the the Front Side Bus (FSB) from previous architectures and this means a huge increase in bandwidth since it’s not married to the FSB anymore.

Bandwidth, bandwidth……a kingdom for bandwidth. This is where triple-channel memory comes in. Currently limited to X58 motherboards and Core i7 setups, tri-channel memory sets the bar for new speed standards, shedding the FSB constraints we’ve known for so long. Now the floodgates of tri-channel products are opened, and Crucial is one of the companies at the forefront of this surge. Today we’re looking at a set of 6GB tri-channel DDR3-1333 modules, and though they are very conservatively timed at CL9, we’ll soon see that these sticks are capable of far better, both in timings and speed, and can overclock like a champ.

Our thanks go to our friends at Crucial for supplying the review sample.

Our Crucial brand reflects our status as the only consumer memory upgrade supplier that’s part of a major DRAM manufacturer. We sell high-quality memory that has been qualified and approved by most major OEMs. The Crucial.com website features innovative online tools and an intuitive design that makes it easy to find compatible memory and recommended upgrades.

Now let’s jump and take a look at these tri-channel sticks!

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