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Test: G.Skill Ripjaws SO DIMM 1.866 MHz and 16 GB

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gskill ripjaws sodimm ddr31866 c10 test-teaserMore and more manufacturers are presenting powerful mini-PCs and increasingly mini-ITX motherboards on the market, which means that SO-DIMM memory is gaining in importance. Memory specialist G.Skill recognized the trend and presented matching memory kits with high clock speeds and low access times. We got us a Ripjaws kit with a speed of 1866MHz and timings of CL10-10.10.32 at 1.35 volts. In this review, we will test the G.Skill F3-1866C10D-16GRSL with 16 GB.

A few days after the official launch we received the G.Skill F3-1866C10D-16GRSL kit of the Ripjaws Series. The kit consists of two modules, each with 8 GB of memory, which operate at a speed of 1,866 MHz and are addressed with timings of CL10-10-10-32. The voltage necessary for this performance amounts to 1.35 volts and thus will mainly be used in high-performance gaming notebooks, but also in fast HTPCs with mini-ITX motherboards and SO-DIMM memory banks. The kit does not include a heatspreader, only the Ripjaws sticker adorns the memory modules.

The technical data at a glance:

Specifications
 G.Skill
Product F3-1866C10D-16GRSL
Memory configuration 2 modules with 8 gigabytes
Frequency / timing 1866MHz @ CL 10-10-10-32
Voltage 1.35 volts
Price (as of 13.10) available starting from 140 euros
Manufacturer Link G.Skill Ripjaws SO-DIMM

The 16 GB kit is priced at around 140 euros, placing it the pricing midfield.

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CPU-Z screenshot of the Ripjaws G.Skill SO-Dimm.

Our test system correctly set the appropriate clock speeds and memory timings, as can be seen in the above CPU-Z screenshot.

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CPU-Z screenshot of the Ripjaws G.Skill SO-Dimm.

The SPD features further speeds and latency settings for better compatibility. With timings of 7-7-7-23 kit and a voltage of 1.35 volts, the modules should be able to operate according to DDR3-1333 standard.