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G.Skill TridentX 8GB DDR3-2400

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Posted July 3, 2012 by James Baranski (Drdeath) in RAM

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by James Baranski (Drdeath)
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Introduction

Intel is humming along with their latest introduction, Ivy Bridge. Prior to Ivy’s introduction, we saw an abundance of Z77 motherboards hit the streets and we will say all the Z77 motherboards we tested have more innovative features than ever seen before. The introduction of PCIe 3.0 and USB would be at the top of the list where bandwidth has been increased with more lanes on the boards. Performance seekers are at an all-time high; PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0 and we also see Solid State Drives hitting breathtaking read/write/copy speeds.

That said, many look for higher frequency memory to support all these major changes we have seen in the last year. Pampering the new technology with better RAM maximizes the overall performance. And so it’s no surprise that we’ve also seen an onslaught of memory that coincided with the release of the Z77 motherboards. Memory manufacturers are looking to capitalize and we have seen some real kick ass memory modules pushing well over 2400MHz, and G.Skill has made quite a strong reputation with their Ripjaw series memory modules in the past few years.

Well today, we have a serious can of whoop ass ready. G.Skill has released their newest edition called the TridentX memory modules, and we have an 8GB kit at 2400MHz made for the Z77 platform. They look amazing, and promise high speeds and performance. Can they deliver? Let’s find out.

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