Seeing Hynix 2Gbit CFR memory ICs on such a high rated memory kit is quite surprising. From our previous experience with a set of Patriot Viper
, not every set of CFR is capable of 2133 9-11-10 at 1.65V. So it means that only the better samples make it on to the Ares or other G.Skill memory of similar rating.
Our previous experience with Hynix 2Gbit CFR based memory has also learned us to pick the optimal timing sets, four of which we are going to confine ourselves to while performing this quick test.
Not only do our Ares clear their rated frequency, but they also do it with 40MHz headroom to spare and keep scaling all the way up to 1130MHz if you nudge up the voltage. These results combined with 1200+ 10-12-11 stability are way higher than we thought the CFR are capable of, so it either means that newer batches clock as good as average-grade BFR or there is a lot of serious binning going on behind the scenes at G.Skill.
Either way, the potential customer is not going to be disapointed because, regardless of whatever type of Hynix G.Skill decide to use for this kit, DDR3-2400 operation with CL10 is pretty much a derivative from memory’s original specification.
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