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I'am a corsair "fanboy" never purched any other type of memory before, but i just bought 16gb of G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series ram. just curious what their lineup is from value ram to top of the line? is thier Ripjaws Z Series budget ram or top of the line?
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It's in the upper mid-range area. I'm sure I'm missing some lines, but a rough hierarchy would be:

Trident X > Ripjaws Z > Ripjaws X = Sniper > Ares > Value
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Dang that was a quick response, and exactly what i was looking for thanks.
post #4 of 7
I would say differently though.

Trident X > Ripjaws Z = Ripjaws X = Sniper = Ares > Value

The only thing separating the middle ones are the heatspreaders on them
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I'm pretty sure that the designation is not to distinguish performance lines...it is about what platform they were designed to work with. Within each of the Ripjaws line the last letter of the product is either an "L", an "M", or an "H". Low, medium and high on the performance chart. The Ares and the Sniper lines are heatsink variations and are usually comparable to a Ripjaws product. Only the Trident X line is specifically designed for Ivy Bridge/Z77 (all of these are high MHz and relaxed timings). The Ripjaws Z are the only ones specifically designed for LGA2011 and X79 systems, however that doesn't mean that the others won't work on these newer systems...as proof just ask anyone running old Ripjaws series ram with BBSE or PSC chips if they work OK with Ivy Bridge. smile.gif

Trident X:
Designed for 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors and Z77 platform.
Intel XMP 1.3 Ready for 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors.

Recommended Intel Core i7-3770K processors & Core i5-3570K processors for best performance.

Ripjaws Z:
Quad channel memory designed for Intel LGA2011 and X79 systems
Compatible with Intel LGA1155 and AMD Llano/AM3+ platforms
Intel XMP support for 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors

Ripjaws X:
Compatible with Intel LGA1155/LGA1156 and AMD AM3/Llano/AM3+ platforms
Intel XMP support for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors

Ares:
Compatible with Intel LGA1155 and AMD Llano/AM3+ platforms
Intel XMP support for 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors

Sniper Series:
Compatible with Intel LGA1155 and AMD Llano/AM3+ platforms
Intel XMP support for 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors

Ripjaws:
Compatible with Intel LGA1155/LGA1156 and AMD AM3/Llano/AM3+ platforms
Edited by Reefa_Madness - 3/8/13 at 8:23pm
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OP - I think both responders are correct, but you can use Trident X ram on Sandy Bridge (2nd gen core i), but need to carefully check your mobo against the ram speed (if you want to use the XMP setting). I know my P67 mobo (according to Asus) doesn't have XMP profiles for ram over 1866 Mhz. Lots of people run faster, but have to set the timings themselves.

Ihave used a lot of Gskill over the years (as well as Patriot and Kingston and one set of OCZ ram) and never had a bad stick from any of them. I think you will be happy you bought them. thumb.gif
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Ripjaws Z is also a newer model line than the others (excluding Trident X), so it's possible that you will have better luck gettingsstrong overclocking IC's, I know Idid. In ffact, the Ripjaws Z kits use the same ICs as many of the Trident X kits (ie 2400 10-12-12 is same as Ripjaws Z 2133 9-11-10).
   
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