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

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AIDA 64 and Sandra Memory Bandwidth Tests

AIDA64 Extreme Edition 5.90 Beta:

AIDA64 Extreme Edition 5.90 software (websiteis an excellent benchmarking tool for looking at memory performance on any desktop PC. This version of AIDA64 implements full support for the upcoming Intel Skylake processors, adds advanced support for Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems, and supports the latest graphics and GPGPU computing technologies by both AMD and nVIDIA. AIDA64 Extreme 5.90 software is free to try with limited features or $39.95 to buy with 1-year of free updates. 

Benchmark Results: At DDR4-2400 dual channel with CL15 timings we were getting right around 37,000 MB/s of read/write memory bandwidth and by the time we got up to DDR4-3200 with CL14 timings we were running over 48,000 MB/s! This is a nice performance increase in memory bandwidth!

Benchmark Results: The latency of the memory decreased as the DDR4 DRAM clock speed increased as we expected. At DDR4-2400 we averaged 87.5 ns and then improved that as the clock speeds went faster until we reached 72.7 ns at DDR4-3200. Our lowest latency of the numbers that we averaged was 71.8ns on this 3200MHz memory kit.

SiSoftware Sandra 2016 SP3:

SiSoftware Sandra Lite was designed to be a Windows system analyzer that includes benchmarking, testing and listing modules. All benchmarks are optimised for both SMP & SMT (Hyper-Threading), up to 32/64 CPUs depending on the platform.

Benchmark Results: Using Sandra 2016 SP3 we again checked the memory bandwidth performance and managed to go from 30.24 GB/s with our 2400 MHz DDR4 memory kit with CL15 timings all the way up to nearly 39 GB/s with the 3200 MHz DDR4 CL14 memory kit. In fact, on on our best run with the G.Skill Flare X 16GB 3200MHz CL14 memory kit we got 39.1 GB/s with the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor at stock speeds on the MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium motherboard.

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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 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!