Press Release – G.Skill Launches Ares Low Profile Memory


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G.Skill’s RipjawsX / RipjawsZ kits were already pretty low profile, but these are even more diminutive. We don’t usually regurgitate press releases, but there are so many people with large CPU coolers that want stronger memory it seemed this one was pretty relevant. Now you can have your high-performance cake and eat it too!


G.Skill Launches Its New Ares! Low Profile Extreme Performance DDR3 Memory Kits

– Trouble free with super large CPU coolers –

Taipei-Taiwan – February 8th 2012. G.Skill, the worldwide leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, has announced the brand new Ares series low profile performance DDR3 memory.

G.Skill Ares Memory
G.Skill Ares Memory - Blue
G.Skill Ares - Orange
G.Skill Ares - Orange

Stylish Low Profile Heat Spreader

Featured with low profile heat spreader design (3.2cm in height), G.Skill Ares series DDR3 memory modules are the perfect choices for building high performance PCs with large CPU coolers, small form factor desktop computers or any other systems with more restricted space.

The Best Compatibility and Reliability 

Every Ares memory kit is hand-tested with G.Skill rigorous internal validation process to ensure the maximum stability and compatibility with both Intel and AMD platforms.

XMP Ready

Compliant with the latest Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) function, G.Skill Ares series DDR3 memory provides PC enthusiasts and extreme gamers a trouble free overclocking experience on Intel platforms, while enjoying the enhanced memory bandwidth.

G.Skill Ares specifications are listed as below. Specifications are subject to change without notice. For further details please check the G.Skill website at www.gskill.com

FrequencyTimingAvailable CapacityVoltageColorModel
1333MHzCL 9-9-9-248GB(4Gx2)/16GB(4GBx4)(8GBx2)/32GB(8GBx4)1.5VOrangeAO
1600MHzCL10-10-10-3016GB(8GBx2)/32GB(8GBx4)1.5VOrangeAO
1600MHzCL 9-9-9-248GB(4GBx2)/16GB(4GBx4)1.5VOrange/BlueAO/AB
1600MHzCL 8-8-8-248GB(4GBx2)/16GB(4GBx4)1.5VBlueAB
1866MHzCL 9-10-9-288GB(4GBx2)/16GB(4GBx4)1.5VBlueAB
1866MHzCL10-11-10-3016GB(8GBx2)/32GB(8GBx4)1.5VBlueAB
2133MHzCL11-11-11-318GB(4GBx2)/16GB(4GBx4)1.6VOrangeAO
2133MHzCL9-11-10-288GB(4GBx2)/16GB(4GBx4)1.65VBlueAB

All G.Skill memory products come with a lifetime warranty and the G.Skill technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forums, telephone and email.


No word on pricing yet.

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bmwbaxter

4,133 messages 3 likes

If those specs are final retail, then I am not impressed. My current set of 2133 G.Skill runs at 8-9-8-24. What is with memory kits having such sloppy timings?

EDIT: they do look nice though. :)

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hokiealumnus

Water Cooled Moderator

16,545 messages 7 likes

Days of tight timings are (probably) over. The manufacturers just don't make the ICs any more. G.Skill has some of the highest/tightest memory out there, but sadly it's not like it used to be.

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Bobnova

Senior Member

20,964 messages 1 likes

Sloppy timings are cheap, high MHz is easy to sell.

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Nebulous

Señor Senior, Senior

11,907 messages 197 likes

Looks like it's all for dual channel only too. Triple channel sets dead?

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hokiealumnus

Water Cooled Moderator

16,545 messages 7 likes

Dual & Quad. Tri-chan is (as of X79) apparently in the past. They still have existing tri-chan kits but doesn't look like they're looking back with this release. :)

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johan851

Insatiably Malcontent, Senior Member

8,417 messages 0 likes

I like that "low profile" modules now are as exactly as high as normal modules used to be before these dumb spiky heatspreaders.

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Theocnoob

Member

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I like that "low profile" modules now are as exactly as high as normal modules used to be before these dumb spiky heatspreaders.

Agreed!

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BugFreak

2,198 messages 351 likes

It's funny to see a "new" release of the same old heatspreaders that have been around for years. G-Skill is the only one doing it too. So far the only true low profile I have seen were those Samsung posted here not too long ago. Those things were tiny!

EDIT: Just realized you basically said that johan but still true.

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bmwbaxter

4,133 messages 3 likes

It's funny to see a "new" release of the same old heatspreaders that have been around for years. G-Skill is the only one doing it too. So far the only true low profile I have seen were those Samsung posted here not too long ago. Those things were tiny!

EDIT: Just realized you basically said that johan but still true.

I reviewed those sticks and they didn't even stick above the holding clips.

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Woomack

Benching Team Leader

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Black PCB looks like that from RipjawsX 4GB sticks 1600-1866 that I saw on Hynix IC. Hard to say what is inside but I can't see there anything special. If they had to use 1.65V for best clocking set then I wouldn't count on anything much above average. ( Latest Samsung IC can prove that I can be wrong but Samsung is on lower voltage ). I'm just waiting for some good review.

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