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G.Skill Eco DDR3 review

Should the Eco branding lure you into parting with your green?

Modern CPUs with integrated memory controllers are increasingly insensitive to memory performance. Put simply, when you have bandwidth to burn, a gigabyte here or there isn't going to hurt. Nevertheless, fast memory can help you get the most out of your CPU when overclocking. Moreover, stable memory makes for a happier system when performing all manner of tweaks.

Bandwidth
SiSoft Sandra: Gigabytes per second, bigger is better
G.Skill Eco 1.35V 1,600MHz 4GB @ 1,333MHz 16.76GB/s
OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz @ 1,333MHz 17.65GB/s
AData Extreme 2,000MHz @ 1,333MHz 17.23GB/s

Latency
SiSoft Sandra: Nanoseconds, lower is better
G.Skill Eco 1.35V 1,600MHz 4GB @ 1,333MHz 78ns
OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz @ 1,333MHz 69ns
AData Extreme 2,000MHz @ 1,333MHz 59ns

3D rendering
Cinebench R10: Time in seconds, lower is better
G.Skill Eco 1.35V 1,600MHz 4GB @ 1,333MHz 50s
OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz @ 1,333MHz 50s
AData Extreme 2,000MHz @ 1,333MHz 49s

Gaming
World in Conflict: Frames per second, lower is better
G.Skill Eco 1.35V 1,600MHz 4GB @ 1,333MHz 58fps
OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz @ 1,333MHz 61fps
AData Extreme 2,000MHz @ 1,333MHz 59fps

Peak power consumption
Total system power: Watts, lower is better
G.Skill Eco 1.35V 1,600MHz 4GB @ 1,333MHz 200W
OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz @ 1,333MHz 200W
AData Extreme 2,000MHz @ 1,333MHz 200W

Overclocking
Maximum overclock: MHz, higher is better
G.Skill Eco 1.35V 1,600MHz 4GB @ 1,333MHz 2,000MHz
OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz @ 1,333MHz 2,000MHz
AData Extreme 2,000MHz @ 1,333MHz 2,133MHz

Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
CAS LatencyCL7
Memory Size4 GB
Brand NameG.SKILL
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Width32 mm
Compatibility

ASUS Motherboards:

  • Maximus III Formula
  • Maximus III Gene
  • SABERTOOTH 55i
  • P7P55D-E Premium
  • P7P55D-E Deluxe
  • P7P55D-E EVO
  • P7P55D-E Pro
  • P7P55D-E
  • P7P55D Premium
  • P7P55D Deluxe
  • P7P55D EVO
  • P7P55D Pro
  • P7P55D

Gigabyte Motherboards:

  • GA-P55A UD3
  • GA-P55A UD3P
  • GA-P55A UD3R
  • GA-P55A UD4
  • GA-P55A UD4P
  • GA-P55A UD5
  • GA-P55A UD6
  • GA-P55 UD3
  • GA-P55 UD3P
  • GA-P55 UD3R
  • GA-P55 UD4
  • GA-P55 UD4P
  • GA-P55 UD5
  • GA-P55 UD6

EVGA Motherboards:

  • P55 Classified 200
  • P55 FTW 200
  • P55 FTW
  • P55
  • P55 Micro
  • P55 LE

MSI Motherboards:

  • P55M-GD45
  • P55-GD65
  • P55-GD80
  • Big Bang-Trinergy
ManufacturerGSkill International Enterprise
Product Name4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Manufacturer Part NumberF312800CL7D4GBECO
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.gskill.com
Number of Modules2 x 2 GB
Limited WarrantyLifetime