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Old 06-11-2006, 02:11 AM   #1
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G.Skill 2GBHZ PC6400 review

I don't understand this review of the G.Skill 6400HZ http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2867&p=1 there basically saying in the final words its average but good value for money,how can they say that when in most of the game tests the G.Skill keeps up with the expensive 1066 brands and even beats them a couple times,to me they should of said the G.Skill 2GBHZ PC6400 is as good as the hi end 1066+ stuff

There doesn't really seem to be much gains by having 1066 ram compared to the 800mhz G.Skill,going by those game tests anyway.
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:27 AM   #2
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Re: G.Skill 2GBHZ PC6400 review

Anandtech enuff said... tards.
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:11 PM   #3
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Re: G.Skill 2GBHZ PC6400 review

i think they're classifying them mid-range based on

1. price range
2. binning process

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Old 06-11-2006, 12:29 PM   #4
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i think they're classifying them mid-range based on

1. price range
2. binning process

Yeah, this is in the final words.

We asked in the beginning if the G.Skill mid-priced DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 delivered value. Since you can reach all the same timings up to DDR2-800 if you have the voltage to supply, then it certainly can perform just as well as top-line to DDR2-800. The F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ can also reach to DDR2-1067, with the performance improvements that can bring, although it does require slower timings than the best DDR2 tested at AnandTech. Finally, for those budget buyers who are using motherboards that can not supply voltages above 2.0V to 2.1V, the G.Skill will run at DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 at a very modest 1.9V. Overall, the G.Skill DDR2-800 gives excellent value, matching or coming close to the best we have tested to DDR2-800 with excellent overclocking beyond. There are certainly better performing DDR2 kits available, including some from G.Skill themselves, but for the money you will pay you definitely receive excellent value with this G.Skill 2GB DDR2-800 kit.

They must be using pretty tough stability criteria though. I'm surprised they need 5-5-5-15 timings to get to DDR1067
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:57 PM   #5
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Re: G.Skill 2GBHZ PC6400 review

Could be later batches of HZ not as good or didn't really look at fine tuning their settings via memset etc ?

My 3x sets of Gskill PC6400PHU2 HZ 0629 batch



On P5W DH 1101 bios, 2 sets do 533mhz 4-4-4-12 at 2.4v and 1 set does 540mhz 4-4-4-12 at 2.4v. 563mhz 4-4-4-8 at 2.54v vdimm
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:05 PM   #6
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1 set does 540mhz 4-4-4-12 at 2.4v. 563mhz 4-4-4-8 at 2.54v vdimm
Better than my OCZs which Anandtech has at 4th on their performance list.

Damn that pisses me off eva


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Old 07-11-2006, 12:17 AM   #7
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Re: G.Skill 2GBHZ PC6400 review

yeah its a strange review,i would of thought Anandtech would of added the Gskill PC6400PHU2 HZ with the other top class ram they have in the hi end ram section,anyway i just ordered some Gskill PC6400PHU2 HZ and im looking forward to giving it a go,i just hope i can get a good overclock like eva2000 got like 540mhz 4-4-4-12 at 2.4v

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:22 AM   #8
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Re: G.Skill 2GBHZ PC6400 review

Good luck craigrw, be sure to come back and post your results and experiences too

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Better than my OCZs which Anandtech has at 4th on their performance list.

Damn that pisses me off eva


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