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Test: G.Skill Ares 4x4GB 2133 MHz CL9 revisited on Ivy Bridge

Published by Sam on 11.07.12 (11113 reads)
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When we first looked at the 4x4GB G.Skill Ares DDR3-2133 CL9 kit, we tested it on the Intel X79 platform it was orinally intended for. Since then, Ivy Bridge has taken the crown in the enthusiast market so, while we still have the memory, we decided to pay it a second visit. Consider this mini-article an addition to the original review.


As you have probably guessed it, our main testing platform will be based on an Ivy Bridge processor.

Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H (BIOS F9)
CPU Intel Core i7-3770K (ES, E0)
Graphic card XFX 8600 GT
Memory G.Skill Ares F3-2133C9Q-16GAB
HDD Samsung 40 GB
PSU Silverstone OP1000
OS Windows 7, 64 bit SP1


As our method of stability testing, we will use 150% pass of eight 750MB instances of HCI MemTest as it’s a very tough, convenient and familiar for us way of testing things.
To make sure we got frequency range fully covered and our scaling chart made perfect sense, we employed a secondary platform to verify things we were not fully sure about.


Motherboard ASUS M5A99X (BIOS 0902)
CPU AMD FX-8150
Graphic card XFX 8600 GT
Memory G.Skill Ares F3-2133C9Q-16GAB
HDD Samsung 40 GB
PSU Silverstone OP1000
OS Windows 7, 64 bit SP1


Sadly, both of our testing rigs have memory controller limitations around 1250MHz (DDR3-2500)which regular users are also likely to encounter, therefore no testing above mark that will be attempted.

Memory kit used:

Manufacturer G.Skill
Series ARES
Part Number F3-2133C9Q-16GAB
Type DDR3
Capacity 16 GB (4 x 4GB)
Frequency 2'133 MHz
Timings 9-11-10-27
VDIMM 1.65 Volt
Cooling Passive Heatspreader
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  • Page 1 - Introduction / Test Setup
  • Page 2 - Results
  • Page 3 - Gallery






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