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G Skill Flare X F4-3200C16D-16GFX Review

G Skill Flare X, now with twice the flair as our competitors.


G Skills Flare X F4-3200C16D 16gFX designed for the Ryzen platform, so if you are building a new Ryzen PC, is this kit worth your hard-earned?

Overview


G Skill is toting this as the rebirth of the legendary Flare performance series of memory. I had never used this line up of memory until I was having issues with my first Ryzen build and was looking for something compatible with Ryzen. I was pulling my hair out at the time, trying to get the memory I had purchased to play nice with first-gen Ryzen.

Designed for the latest AMD Ryzen platforms, the Flare X series DDR4 memory kit marks the return of the legendary Flare memory that provided awesome performance in the previous generation of DDR memory. Upgrade your next AMD system into the ultimate gaming rig or a powerful workstation with the Flare X series DDR4 memory!

G Skill Flare X F4-3200C16D-16GFX

Specifications


  • Memory Type- DDR4
  • Capacity- 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Multi-Channel Kit- Dual Channel Kit
  • Tested Speed- 3200MHz
  • Tested Latency- 16-18-18-38-2N
  • Tested Voltage- 1.35V
  • Registered/Unbuffered- Unbuffered
  • Error Checking- Non-ECC
  • SPD Speed- 2133MHz
  • SPD Voltage- 1.20V
  • Warranty- Limited Lifetime
  • Features- Intel XMP 2.0 (Extreme Memory Profile) Ready

Testing


This ram worked as intended out of the box, and thank god for that, as it saved my hairline from certain destruction. The first kit of memory I had bought was pretty much all I could get at the time as it was during that crazy time where mining was at its peak, and everything was x2 as expensive as necessary. Oh, the joys of early adoption. I am sure it’s a good memory kit for an Intel system, but it just would not play nice at all with Ryzen. At the time, though, even New egg was having trouble keeping memory in stock.

Anyways, destroyed hair lines aside. This memory required no tweaks to work at its rated speed. Go into your motherboards bios and choose the correct XMP profile, and you are off to the races.

Flare X Memory Timings

I have not taken the time to try any overclocking on this memory, but I plan to at some point when I have some free time.

Final Thoughts


If you are looking for Ryzen compatible ram that is fast and budget-friendly, this ram is worth considering. My experience has been good, and I would recommend it to anyone who asked for Ryzen compatible memory.

Charles Leverehttps://www.riverbankwebdesign.ca/
Charles Levere is the editor-in-chief (dork-in-chief) of Urban Dork. When he is not writing or tinkering with hardware, he is most likely playing one of his favorite video games. He also loves being near the water, kayaking, water skiing, or anything that gets him on the water and in the sun.

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