G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB DDR4 3200MHz AMD Memory Kit Review

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Test Platform

AMD Ryzen Test System

The AMD AM4 platform that we used to test the Ryzen 5 1600X was run on the MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium motherboard with UEFI 1.50.

You can see the HWiNFO64 details for each platform below:

G.Skill Flare X HWiNFO

The processor was run at stock settings. The Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory kits were run at 14-14-14-28 memory timings at all clock speeds. We used an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition with GeForce 378.78 WHQL drivers. We also used the Corsair AX860i digital power supply, Corsair Hydro Series H110i water cooler and Corsair Force MP500 480GB PCIe SSD on the system.

AMD AM4 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Motherboard

MSI X370 XPower Titanium Click Here

Memory

16GB Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 Click Here

Video Card

GeForce GTX 1080 FE Click Here

Hard Drive

Corsair MP500 480GB Click Here

Cooling

Corsair H110i Click Here

Keyboard

Corsair K70 RGB Click Here

Mouse

Corsair M65 Pro Click Here

Power Supply

Corsair AX860i Click Here

Monitor

ASUS PB287Q 4K Click Here

Operating System

Windows 10 64-Bit Click Here

It should also be noted that we used AIDA64 Engineer 5.90 Build 4229  Beta for the memory benchmarking application.

 

Let’s take a look at the benchmarks!

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  • Prime Weaker

    Cash grab

  • phinn

    TL;DR: complete and total waste of money. Not even 1fps gained. Just get DDR4 2400.

    • RedRaider

      Getting the bare minimum and not allowing for more headroom is asking for a bottleneck.

      • Betty Black

        ur an idiot

        • RedRaider

          You are sophomoric. That’s all you got? Childish name-calling?

        • Betty Black

          Yet you resort to name calling? epitome of “irony”

        • RedRaider

          No, it isn’t name-calling, it’s not name-calling if you are sophomoric, which you are as evidenced by your being unable to type “your” and other words, such as “wrecked”, which means my claim has an objective reason, yours is purely subjective. But, based on your sophomoric mental maturity, I don’t necessarily expect you to understand that.

        • Betty Black

          U used “sophomoric” 12 times, could u be anymore moronic?

  • Calvin Summerlin

    I’ve read that these sticks are using Samsung B-die which up until now were reserved for the 3600MHz+ kits with 8GB DIMMs. Hopefully G.Skill isn’t binning the ICs *too* tightly.

  • L…

    I can endorse what GSkill support said, my R7 1700 was totally stable at 3.7GHz with RAM at 2133MHz, increasing the RAM even to 2933MHz make it unstable no matter the RAM voltages, after a small increment on CPU Vcore I got it stable at 3.7GHz and RAM at 3200MHz (14-14-14-34).

  • Greg Bryett

    Ryzen has been a challenge to get up and running. I am an early adopter, having ordered a vanilla Ryzen 1700 and MSI Carbon Pro. I worked through 4 bios updates and 3 sets of memory before getting a stable setup. I am using the latest 1.4 bios which incorporates the latest AGESA 1.0.0.4a code, and FlareX memory.
    A-XMP profiles 1 and 2 worked flawlessly for me, but I increased the SOC voltage to 1.1v and memory voltages to 1.36v. My cpu is running at 4.00ghz 24/7 at 1.3875vcore and the memory is running at 3200mhz Cas 14. Finally all is well, although I am using Windows high power profile and not the AMD Ryzen profile as I noticed some hitching and pauses in Windows with the AMD profile selected!